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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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09/23/13
Pelicans VP Harold Kaufman Steps Down

Pelicans VP/Communications Harold Kaufman has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Kaufman began his career with the expansion Hornets in '88, moved with the team to New Orleans in '02 and stayed with franchise after Saints Owner Tom Benson bought the Hornets in '12 and renamed the team earli ...

07/19/13
Mercury Rolling Out Mobile Ticket App

The WNBA Mercury today are introducing a new mobile ticketing application that will allow fans to buy tickets via their mobile phones beginning with this Sunday’s game against the Lynx at U.S. Airways Center. The app was developed in a partnership with Ticketmaster. The Mercury are the fi ...

06/25/13
MLSE Inks Marketing Deal With BlackBerry

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment has signed a marketing partnership deal with BlackBerry making the company the official mobile computing partner of the Maple Leafs, Raptors and AHL Marlies. Financial terms of the multiyear deal were not disclosed. BlackBerry will work with MLSE to create new p ...

06/25/13
NBA To Play Two Regular-Season Int'l Games

The NBA for the first time will play two regular-season games outside the U.S. and Canada next season. The T'Wolves and Spurs are set to play at the Mexico City Arena on Dec. 4, while the Hawks will play the Nets at The O2 in London on Jan. 16. The NBA has previously played a total of three regular- ...

06/21/13
Bobcats Name Mike Cristaldi VP/Communications

The Bobcats have named Mike Cristaldi as VP/Communications. Prior to joining the Bobcats, Cristaldi worked for 13 years at the T'Wolves, where for the past six years he was Dir of PR. He replaces B.J. Evans , who left the team earlier this year. Cristaldi begins his new job on June 24 ...

06/11/13
James Signs Deal With China's Tencent

China-based Internet service provider Tencent has signed a deal with Heat F LeBron James , who will become spokesperson for “NBA 2K” Online in China. Terms of the agreement were not released, but James will appear in advertising campaigns and other promotions to support the game, which ...

05/31/13
IAS: Coke Reaches Worldwide Youth

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05/23/13
QuintEvents To Sell NBA Draft Hospitality

QuintEvents has signed a deal with the NBA to sell hospitality packages around the upcoming NBA Draft set for June 27 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Financial terms of the one-year deal were not disclosed, but QuintEvents will sell hospitality packages at the NBA Draft for $299 for upper-bowl seats ...

05/20/13
Bobcats To Announce Hornets Re-Brand

The Bobcats will hold a press conference tomorrow at 6:00pm ET at Time Warner Cable Arena, a source said. It is expected that Bobcats Owner Michael Jordan will announce that the team will change its name to the Hornets, likely for the '14-15 season. Bobcats officials declined to comment. The Bobca ...

05/10/13
Bobcats Hire New VP/Marketing Partnerships

The Bobcats named Dave Beck as the team’s VP/Marketing Partnerships. Beck previously worked for the MLS Fire, where he was VP/Corporate Partnerships. He begins his new job on Monday and replaces most of the duties previously held by Michael Wandell , who left the Bobcats earlier this year ...

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