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John Lombardo

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

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Brendan Donohue To Serve As Managing Director Of New NBA 2K Esports League

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 25 / 17

Veteran NBA exec BRENDAN DONOHUE has been hired as Managing Dir of the newly formed NBA 2K esports league expected to launch next year. Donahue joined the NBA in '09 and was Senior VP/Team Marketing & Business Operations prior to his new job, which he begins effective immediately. Before joini...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, NBA

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03/13/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Cahilly Stepping Down As NBA CFO In June

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, NBA

03/13/17
SportsBusiness Journal: TeeOff.com waives booking fees

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/13/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Cavaliers launch social media channel

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Tags: Franchises

03/06/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Warriors give PSLs hard look

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Tags: Franchises

03/01/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Ribbon Cutting Today For United Center Add-on

The Bulls and Blackhawks this afternoon will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of United Center’s new east side addition that includes a 20,000-square-foot atrium and new offices for both teams. The atrium is a new public space where fans can gather before and after games/even ...

02/27/17
SportsBusiness Journal: For the high-flying NBA, it’s all good

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

02/27/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Hornets wondering what might have been

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Tags: Events and Attractions

02/27/17
SportsBusiness Journal: More NBA teams sign jersey sponsors

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

02/27/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Lakers making bold changes

The Los Angeles Lakers spent the NBA All-Star break making bold changes to their basketball operations. Jeanie Buss hired Magic Johnson to run basketball operations after firing her brother Jim. She hired agent Rob Pelinka to replace longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak. Longtime PR executive John ...

Tags: Franchises

02/20/17
SportsBusiness Journal: NBA’s RSN ratings down 15 percent

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Tags: Media

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