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John Lombardo

John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Silver’s column an effort to clarify NBA stance

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s jolting opinion piece in The New York Times pushing for more legalized sports betting was the result of the league being asked to clarify its views related to the continuing New Jersey sports gambling lawsuit. According to an industry source, Silver wrote the ...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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11/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Column an effort to clarify NBA stance

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s jolting opinion piece in The New York Times pushing for more legalized sports betting was the result of the league being asked to clarify its views related to the continuing New Jersey sports gambling lawsuit. According to an industry source, Silver wrote the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

11/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Feigin working to raise bar for Bucks

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11/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Warriors take new sponsor at face value

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11/12/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Signs Four-Year Deal With FanDuel

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NBA

11/11/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Lustgarten Leaving NBA To Join MSG Co.

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Madison Square Garden

11/06/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Legends Sign Deal With State Of Chihuahua

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11/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Suns, Verizon team for ‘wonderland’

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11/03/14
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11/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Turner bullish on D-League’s growth

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10/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Turner Named New NBA D-League President

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