EA hires Mark Trumell, squelches rumors over NBA Jam revamp

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 8 January 2010 21:38 GMT

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EA has hired NBA Jam creator Mark Turmell as senior creative director for EA Tiburon in Maitland, Florida, where the Madden and NCAA Football properties are located.

Per a Q&A posted by EA Sports, Turmell will be in charge of Tiburon’s Central Gameplay Group, with Turmell saying that it “doesn’t get much better than working on EA football titles.”

When ESPN broke the news of the hiring, it was rumored that Turmell was brought on board as a consultant for a Wii port of NBA Jam, but when reached for comment, EA told Kotkau that it does not “comment on rumors and speculation”.

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