SBD/Closing Bell

Quick Hits....

"You sell based off of expectations, and you've got a lot of expectations for this team next year. That will improve their ability to sell advertising" – LHB Sports, Entertainment & Media President Lee Berke, on the Nets' trade for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce allowing YES Network to raise its ad rates for the team's broadcasts (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 6/28).

"BMX is huge in North Carolina. If you add up all the X Games medals as far as the BMX discipline is concerned, most of them came home to North Carolina" – N.C.-based BMX event organizer Keith King, on Charlotte being one of the finalists to host several Summer X Games (BIZJOURNALS.com, 6/28).

“I wasn’t looking to leave for another school. I was very happy with the two great opportunities that I had in Atlanta and would have never left for another school or any other situation” – Former Georgia Tech broadcaster Wes Durham, on his decision to leave the school for an unannounced TV opportunity (STING DAILY, 6/27).
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