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Daniel Kaplan

Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Hawks’ price fails to match lofty predictions

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 27 / 15

The Atlanta Hawks are selling for what sources say is in the neighborhood of $850 million. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES When all is said and done, the equity paid for the Atlanta Hawks in t...

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08/13/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Supovitz To Advise NFL On Events

The NFL has tapped as a consultant its former Senior VP/Events  Frank Supovitz  to advise on events over the next year, including the Super Bowl. Supovitz, who resigned his yet-to-be-filled position in June, launched his new agency Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment last week wit ...

08/11/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Head of NFL international leaves league

Chris Parsons, the NFL’s senior vice president in charge of international, resigned on Friday to take a job running a consumer products company.  The development comes as the NFL is on the verge of playing three regular-season games in London this fall for the first time. League offici ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/11/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Supovitz’s firm launches with 4 clients

Frank Supovitz’s new company, Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment, formally launched last week with four clients.  The firm will consult with sports groups and other entities on event planning and strategy. Supovitz counts as his firm’s initial clients two sports leagues al ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/11/14
SportsBusiness Journal: New focus coming to NFL events post

The NFL this month plans to fill its vacant events position, a job that has been open since Frank Supovitz announced in April that he was leaving the league. But the position Supovitz left and the one a new executive will fill may not be quite the same. That is because the NFL, according to numer ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Pro Football HOF eyes holograms

Want to ask Johnny Unitas about his top plays? Query Vince Lombardi about his coaching wizardry? Have Walter Payton tell you about the origin of his nickname, Sweetness? It may not be far-fetched. The Pro Football Hall of Fame wants to use holograms to depict deceased players and coaches in inter ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Wimbledon faces plagiarism controversy

Sports teams, leagues and events often aggressively protect their intellectual property, whether it’s targeting unauthorized use of their logos, footage or names. Far less common is when the shoe is on the other foot, as is the case with Wimbledon, which has been selling annual coffee table ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

07/31/14
SportsBusiness Daily: 16W TO Sell Pro Football HOF Sponsorships

The Pro Football HOF tabbed 16W Marketing to sell sponsorships for the Canton, Ohio, institution. 16W is charged with selling the Hall and its travelling shows to corporate partners. Allstate and Ford are current HOF sponsors. In addition to the Hall itself, 16W can sell against several ye ...

07/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Rules Against Former NFLers

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07/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: IMG Signs Tsonga For Representation

IMG, a division of William Morris Endeavor, has signed tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga , who is currently ranked 15th on the ATP Tour. He had been managed by Morgan Menahem , who also runs the nascent Int'l Premier Tennis League, which launches this fall. Tsonga has deals with adidas and Ba ...

07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Hall: No plans to address concussions

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has no plans to highlight in its displays the issue of concussions, one of the dominant themes in football the past five years. Hall President David Baker, whose son, Sam, plays for the Atlanta Falcons, rules out the feature, and he strongly suggested in an interview ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

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