Sam Amick Biography
Sam Amick is a senior NBA writer for The Athletic. He joined The Athletic in September 2018. Previously, he was an NBA reporter for USA Today.
Sam Amick Age
How old is Sam Amick? Sam is 44 years old. He was born on October 9, 1978, in the United States.
Sam Amick Height
He is 5 feet 9 inches tall (approximately 1.75m or 175cm).
Sam Amick Nationality
Born and raised in the United States of America, Sam is American by nationality.
Sam Amick Education
Amick grew up in Pleasanton, California where he attended Harvest Park Middle School. In 1990, during the seventh grade, Amick played on the school’s basketball team. In ninth grade, Amick moved on to Amador Valley High School. Following graduation in 1996, he moved north to California’s Capitol and enrolled at Sacramento State.
“When I went to Sac State, I was a little lost life-wise,” Amick said. “I wasn’t thrilled with the way high school ended, I messed around with some of my grades. Going in, it was something where I had to get my shit together.”
During his freshman year, Amick joined The State Hornet, completed one news assignment, and decided it wasn’t for him and left. However, he would eventually return. By his junior year in the fall of 1998, Amick began enjoying himself as he returned to The State Hornet and started covering sports. He went on to become an assistant sports editor in the fall of 1999 and the sports editor in the spring of 2000.
Before graduating from Sac State with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2000, Amick got an internship as a sports clerk at The Sacramento Bee. It was “tricky” to secure a job at The Bee straight out of college, which led him to start a new internship at The Stockton Record in the summer of 2000 covering sports.
Sam Amick Parents
Amick was born and raised in Pleasanton, California, about 90 minutes south of Sacramento. His father, Bob Amick, a sweet-talking salesman, always found a way to get his sports-loving son exposure to the pros.
“My dad was in sales and he was a pretty charming dude,” Amick said. “He had a knack for going to these games and smooth-talking the security guard. We wouldn’t just go to the games, nine times out of 10 we’d meet the players. That left a mark on me.”
However, there is no information about his mother. He hasn’t also disclosed whether he has siblings or not.
Sam Amick Wife
Is Sam Amick married? Sam has managed to keep his marital status away from the limelight. Therefore, it is not known whether he is married, single, or in a relationship.
Sam Amick The Athletic
Amick is a senior NBA writer for The Athletic. He has covered the Association for the better part of two decades while at USA Today, Sports Illustrated, AOL FanHouse, and the Sacramento Bee.
Before graduating from Sac State in 2000, Amick got an internship as a sports clerk at The Sacramento Bee. It was “tricky” to secure a job at The Bee straight out of college, which led him to start a new internship at The Stockton Record in the summer of 2000 covering sports. Amick returned to The Bee in October 2000, writing for “Neighbors,” the weekly regional section of the newspaper. He served as a general assignment sports reporter until 2005 when he became the publication’s Sacramento Kings beat writer.
“It was miserable in the beginning,” Amick recalled. “Marty McNeal was beloved in those circles, the former beat writer. People were not happy that there was a new person on the beat. I didn’t have a lot of friends and had to learn that you can’t really care too much about being liked.”
In February 2010, Amick departed The Bee for AOL Fanhouse, where he served as a national NBA writer for one year until March 2011. Amick’s next stop was Sports Illustrated, covering the NBA from April 2011 until October 2012. As a tenured NBA writer in late 2012, Amick made the move to a national newspaper, becoming an NBA insider for USA Today Sports. He held that position until September 2018 when a new startup sports website emerged, The Athletic.
News broke of Amick’s move to The Athletic before he made it official himself, as Portland Trail Blazers point guard and Weber State alumnus Damian Lillard made the announcement on Twitter.
While at The Athletic, Amick has collaborated on multiple stories with Jones, who made his move at the same time.
Sam Amick Salary
He receives an average annual salary of $64,200 as of 2023.
Sam Amick Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2023.
Sam Amick Social Media Accounts
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