How Franz Lidz Landed The Jason Collins Scoop For His Former Magazine

Superagent Arn Tellem had a proposition for his longtime friend, magazine writer Franz Lidz. If an active NBA player wanted to come out of the closet, would Lidz be interested in the story? » 4/30/13 9:27am 4/30/13 9:27am

How Sports Illustrated Broke The Jason Collins Story

A little over four weeks ago, Sports Illustrated senior writer Franz Lidz heard from a player rep that his client was ready to come out of the closet. Lidz didn't know who, but he let SI's editor, Chris Stone, know early on March 31, a Sunday, that something was afoot. » 4/29/13 1:10pm 4/29/13 1:10pm