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John Lombardo

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

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Bucks Vote Not On Agenda For First NBA BOG Meeting Under Silver

04 / 17 / 14

The NBA BOG meets today and tomorrow at the St. Regis Hotel in N.Y., the first owners meeting under new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver . The BOG will not vote on the proposed $550M Bucks sale announced yesterday , but prospective co-Owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry will attend the meeting. The...

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NBA Unveils New Executive Structure

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01/13/14
NBA Marketing Meetings Start Today

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12/16/13
NBA, Foot Locker Ink Marketing Deal

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12/10/13
Whitfield Out Of Running For NBPA Exec Dir

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12/10/13
Bobcats To Unveil Hornets Brand Dec. 21

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11/26/13
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10/23/13
NBA BOG Approves New Finals Format

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10/22/13
Stern Heads To His Last NBA BOG Meeting

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09/26/13
Cavaliers To Put Fans' Names On Court

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