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Terry Lefton

Terry Lefton covers marketing, including sponsorships, licensing and merchandising, for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Silver’s column an effort to clarify NBA stance

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s jolting opinion piece in The New York Times pushing for more legalized sports betting was the result of the league being asked to clarify its views related to the continuing New Jersey sports gambling lawsuit. According to an industry source, Silver wrote the ...

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11/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Vera Bradley To Sponsor Ice Dancing Show

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11/12/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Signs Lease For New Flagship Retail Store

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11/12/14
SportsBusiness Daily: New Space For NBA's Flagship Store

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11/11/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Bills Signs Deal With Watch Brand Benrus

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Buffalo Bills

11/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Eagles Game To Have Military Theme

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11/07/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Chase Gets Assets With D-League Knicks

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11/04/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Sony To Sponsor NBA's "Hoops For Troops"

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