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John Lombardo

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

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The player’s been traded, so now what happens?

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

As Major League Baseball’s annual nonwaiver trade deadline nears this week, a front-office executive’s routine trip through his team’s clubhouse can become anything but routine. “Starting around the last two weeks of July, it gets quieter when I come through the clubhouse,...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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11/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: D-League, CBSSN to renew

The NBA Development League is expected to renew its TV deal with the CBS Sports Network in time for the start of the 2013-14 season, which tips off Friday. The one-year deal will mirror last year’s agreement, which provided for 12 regular-season games along with postseason coverage for a to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

11/11/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Twitter TV Ratings to track Suns traffic

The Phoenix Suns have become the first major pro sports team to sign a deal with SocialGuide’s Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings service that tracks Twitter activity during games. Financial terms of the one-year deal were not disclosed. The agreement was finalized late last month, ahead of the sta ...

Tags: Franchises

11/07/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA D-League Renews YouTube Deal

The NBA D-League has renewed its deal with YouTube for the live streaming of more than 350 games this season. Viewers will access the streams on the NBA D-League YouTube Channel, which will also include additional content, including nightly highlights and player features. D-League games on the leagu ...

Tags: Media, NBA, YouTube

11/04/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Disney Institute, NBA align

The NBA is partnering with the Disney Institute to create a leaguewide customer service program to improve the fan experience at NBA arenas. A steering committee of about nine NBA teams and key concessionaires Levy Restaurants and Aramark met recently with Disney Institute executives in Orlando t ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/28/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Momentum drives NBA’s projections

The NBA expects to eclipse last year’s record of $1 billion in total gate revenue this season. NBA Commissioner David Stern, speaking at last week’s board of governors meeting in New York, said that strong season-ticket sales are helping drive the league’s business. “Ever ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/23/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA BOG Approves New Finals Format

Following his final BOG meeting, NBA Commissioner David Stern  today said owners voted unanimously to approve changing the Finals format to 2-2-1-1-1, and said that the arena project in Sacramento is on track to open for the '16-17 season. Stern also said come next season, the league is projec ...

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

The NBA BOG meets today and tomorrow at the St. Regis Hotel in N.Y., the last such scheduled owners meeting during NBA Commissioner David Stern ’s 30-year tenure. Stern will step down on Feb. 1. The meeting’s agenda includes reports on league and team business heading into the seas ...

10/21/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Silver ready for NBA's starring role

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. After 20 years toiling at the elbow of NBA Commissioner David Stern, Adam Silver needed only minutes last spring to show that he’s ready to run the league. Silver listened as debate raged between NBA owners, a phalanx of la ...

Tags: In-Depth, NBA Season Preview

10/21/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Adam Silver's to-do list

Adam Silver will take over as NBA commissioner on Feb. 1, when he replaces David Stern during one of the league’s most prosperous eras. With the NBA’s collective-bargaining deal and a revamped revenue-sharing plan in place since 2011, teams are more financially competitive than ever. Fr ...

Tags: In-Depth, NBA Season Preview

10/21/13
SportsBusiness Journal: What to watch this NBA season

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