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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Plugged In: Juan Rodriguez, Sacramento Kings

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 24 / 16

Juan Rodriguez joined the Sacramento Kings in September 2014 to run Sleep Train Arena and lead the transition to Golden 1 Center, the team’s new $557 million arena. He is general manager and senior vice president of arena operations. Over the course of his 23 years as a facility operator, Rod...

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