The Globe Shakes Up its NBA Coverage

1210345073With all the turnover at Morrisey Blvd., it’s tempting to forget about the talent that’s actually sticking around. Marc J. Spears took over the Celtics beat this year and brought a refreshing national perspective to the job. With longtime NBA scribe Peter May electing to take the buyout, Spears is now slated to take over the NBA beat.

His first Sunday Notes column for the Globe will appear this weekend.

It should be an easy transition for Spears, who is sourced up all over the NBA, and has a national presence through his work on Spears will pull double-duty throughout the playoff run, staying on the Celtics beat and doing the Sunday Notes.

“He’ll still be intimately involved with (the Celtics),” Globe sports editor Joe Sullivan says. “But this is a natural step for him.”

There’s still an unanswered question for next season: Who gets the Celtics gig?

Sullivan says he hasn’t made a decision yet, but he notes that he’s looking internally. One name who would make a ton of sense is Chris Gasper, who distinguished himself working the Patriots beat with Mike Reiss, and has been pulling Celtics duty during the playoff run.