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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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HOK-360 connection strong even before the deal closes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 19 / 15

H OK had been so busy working with 360 Architecture on sports projects that it hadn’t had time to close the deal to buy the firm. That ended last week, when the purchase became official. The deal was first announced in August, and at th...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Shining Star

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11/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: High schoolers get place next to pros

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SportsBusiness Daily: Avaya To Sponsor Earthquakes Venue

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