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John Lombardo

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

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Meet the GMs: Pete D’Alessandro

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

PETE D’ALESSANDRO Title: General manager, Sacramento Kings Career path: Student video coordinator at St. John’s University; earned law degree and worked as political campaign manager; entered sports industry in 1997 working for Professional Management Associates; hired by Golde...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Rolling Out New Ad Campaign

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10/06/14
SportsBusiness Daily: TNT, ESPN Lock Up New NBA Deals

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