About the Blog
Steve Weinman launched D-League Digest on November 27, 2009 as part of the ESPN TrueHoop Network. D-League Digest focuses primarily on coverage of the NBA Development League, although it branches out occasionally to touch on related issues in the NBA, including the NBA Draft and Summer League, NCAA, and basketball in general. After more than seven months as the lead writer, Weinman stepped down from his position at D-League Digest on July 2, 2010, to take a job with the NBA. Before departing, Weinman named Matt Hubert, who began contributing to D-League Digest in February of 2010, as his successor as lead writer and maintainer of the site.
About the Bloggers
Matt Hubert, Lead Writer
Despite having lived his entire life in Erie, Pa., Matt’s sports allegiances have a definite West Coast tilt. He’s a diehard fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, Oakland Raiders, and Michigan Wolverines (football and basketball) as well as a casual fan of the Oakland Athletics and UCLA Bruins basketball. There’s a story dating back to childhood explaining why Matt chose each team. The Cliff Notes version: Dad (Lakers), Bo Jackson (Raiders), Fab Five (Michigan), uniforms (A’s), and Lew Alcindor/John Wooden plus a little bit of Tyus Edney (UCLA).
Matt became interested in the D-League when his hometown Erie BayHawks joined the league in 2008-09, and he covered the team extensively during the 2009-10 season at Blog Talk BayHawk. It was his writing at BTB that caught the eye of D-League Digest founder Steve Weinman, who asked Matt to come aboard as a weekly contributor starting in February of 2010. With Steve’s blessing, Matt took over full-time at D-League Digest in July 2010 after Steve accepted a full-time position with the NBA. In addition to serving as the lead writer, Matt is in charge of the site’s design, advertising inquiries, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and whatever else it needs to remain alive on the Internet.
Matt graduated summa cum laude from Mercyhurst University in 2007 with a degree in English and a duel concentration in writing and creative writing. He has interned in the newspaper industry and worked in corporate communications and advertising. His writing has been published by the Erie Times-News, Erie Insurance’s Eriesense magazine, and ErieBlogs, among others. Additionally, he earned a a master’s degree in secondary education from Mercyhurst in 2011.
Currently, Matt is chair of the English department at Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie. He teaches 10th and 11th grade English and oversees the student’s school newspaper, The Rambler.
About the Logo
The D-League Digest logo is composed of the acronym D-L-D and features letters modified to look like arrows. The arrows represent the player movement to and from the NBA (via call-ups and assignments) as well as the flow of information to and from D-League Digest (via comments and emails, blog posts and tweets).
The color scheme of (from left to right) blue, white, and red duplicates the color scheme used in the official logo of the NBA Development League. The official web-ready RGB hexadecimal color palette of the D-League Digest logo and dleaguedigest.com consists of the following colors:
Gray 1 (light): #ababab
Gray 2 (dark): #333333