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John Lombardo

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

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NBA D-League President Dan Reed Leaving At End Of The Month To Join Facebook

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 21 / 14

NBA D-League President DAN REED is leaving the organization to join Facebook as Head of Global Sports Partnerships. Reed has been President of the league since '07. He joined the NBA in '04 and worked as Senior Dir of Team Marketing & Business Operations before his D-League stint. Hi...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, NBDL, Facebook

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