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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 Committee Recommends Kings Stay Put

The NBA yesterday moved a significant step closer in deciding the fate of the Kings when the league’s relocation committee unanimously recommended that the NBA BOG deny the application of the team to relocate to Seattle. The full BOG will vote on the recommendation during the week of May 13. ...

04/24/13
Odgers Berndtson Hires Andy Dolich

Veteran sports marketing exec Andy Dolich has been hired by the global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson to help grow the company’s sports business practice. Dolich, who has held senior management positions in the NFL, NBA, and MLB, begins his new job as partner immediately. He reports ...

04/19/13
As Expected, NBA Vote On Kings

As expected, the NBA today did not vote on the proposed sale of the Kings. Commissioner David Stern said that the league’s combined finance and relocation committee is still studying both bids and is expected to have a decision by the end of next week. The full BOG will then have seven busin ...

04/16/13
Sacramento Group Negotiating Kings Deal

The Maloof family and a group seeking to keep the NBA Kings in Sacramento have been negotiating a purchase agreement since the weekend, sources said. The Maloofs already have an agreement in place to sell to a group that would take the team to Seattle, but that is contingent on NBA approval. The sig ...

04/10/13
NBA To Tip Off Postseason Ad Campaign

The NBA tomorrow will kick off its postseason advertising campaign with the tag line “Now is BIG” for the playoffs and “Forever is BIG” for the Finals. The spots have an int'l focus with the game action in the playoff ads called in multiple languages. “We continue to ev ...

03/22/13
'13 AFL Season Has New TV Deal, Fewer Teams

The AFL kicks off its ‘13 season on Saturday with the first of CBS Sports Network’s 19 regular-season broadcasts as part of a two-year deal. The net begins its schedule with Arizona Rattlers-Philadelphia Soul at 8:00pm ET. The league's ArenaBowl championship game will air on CBS on Aug. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, AFL

03/22/13
AFL Kicks Off Season With TV Deal

The AFL kicks off its ‘13 season on Saturday with the first of CBS Sports Network’s 19 regular-season broadcasts as part of a two-year deal. The league's ArenaBowl championship game will air on CBS on Aug. 17. NFL Network had AFL rights since ‘10 through a series of one-year d ...

03/05/13
NBA Releases Overseas Slate Of Games

The NBA has released its slate of games to be held overseas prior to next season, with the schedule to include eight games in six countries in October. The Thunder will tip off the league’s international preseason schedule on Oct. 5 in Istanbul when they play Fenerbahce Ulker. The 76ers on Oct ...

02/27/13
Short Sleeves Coming To March Madness

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02/18/13
Colaco Named NBA India Managing Dir

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