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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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10/10/11
Suns Hire Brad Casper As Team President

The Suns are turning to a consumer brand exec to run their business operations by hiring former Henkel Consumer Goods CEO Brad Casper as team President. Casper, who has never worked in professional sports, replaces Rick Welts . Welts resigned from the Suns in early September and recently was hire ...

08/18/11
NBA, Adidas Partner For Manhattan Store

The NBA this fall is set to open a new 6,000-square-foot temporary store at 590 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan, between 47th and 48th streets. The store is located four blocks from the previous NBA Store on Fifth Ave., which was shuttered in February after operating since '98. The new temporary store ...

07/26/11
NBA Postpones Rookie Transition Program

The NBA’s rookie transition program is the latest casualty of the league’s labor strife. The NBA announced today that the program, set for Aug. 9-11 and run jointly by the league and the NBPA, has been postponed. “Without a new collective bargaining agreement between the league and ...

07/25/11
NBA Reports Increase In Salaries, BRI

The NBA late Friday released results of its '10-11 season audit of basketball-related income that showed a 4.8% increase in BRI this past season to $3.817B, compared to $3.643B in the '09-10 season. The league also announced that total player compensation also grew by 4.8% to $2.176B from $2.076B du ...

07/15/11
NBA Confirms It Has Cut 114 Jobs

The NBA has confirmed that it has cut 114 jobs, or about 11% of its workforce, at its league office. NBA Senior VP/Marketing Communications Mike Bass said the layoffs are part of a $50M cost-cutting effort by the league. “The layoffs are not a direct result of the lockout but rather a respon ...

07/14/11
NBA cuts 114 jobs at league office

The NBA has confirmed that it has cut 114 jobs, or about 11 percent of its workforce, at its league office. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the layoffs are part of a $50 million cost-cutting effort by the league. "The layoffs are not a direct result of the lockout but rather a response to the same ...

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06/29/11
NBA, NBPA To Hold Eleventh-Hour Meeting

The NBA and the NBPA are scheduled to meet tomorrow in N.Y., just hours before the league’s CBA is set to expire at the end of the day Thursday. NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter opened the door on the possibility that the two sides could negotiate after the deal is set to expire, saying, "If both ...

06/28/11
Stern To Update NBA BOG On CBA Talks

The NBA BOG will convene today in Dallas, where NBA Commissioner David Stern  will update owners on collective bargaining talks as a lockout looms. The BOG meeting comes just two days before the current CBA between the league and the NBPA is set to expire at the end of the day Thursday. Labo ...

06/23/11
NBA Labor Talks To Resume Tomorrow

The NBPA wrapped up its meeting today in N.Y. with team player representatives to discuss labor issues. The union and the NBA are set to gather tomorrow in N.Y. for another day of bargaining as the clock winds toward the June 30 expiration of the league’s CBA. Tomorrow’s labor talks come ...

06/22/11
New Round Of NBA Labor Proposals

With the June 30 NBA CBA deadline looming, labor talks failed to yield an agreement yesterday, with the league offering the players no less than $2B in annual salary along with what league officials called a “flex cap” of $62M per team. NBA Commissioner David Stern said the $2B is wh ...

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