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Highlights From Day Two Of IMG World Congress Of Sports
Published March 14, 2008
The IMG World Congress of Sports concluded Thursday at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, California. The following are some of the highlights from Thursday’s sessions.
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TWO-WAY HIGHWAY: During a panel discussion on the changing media landscape, NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver defended Commissioner David Stern’s recent comments about an ESPN The Magazine article on his league's reputation titled "Perception is Not Reality” that ran the week of the All-Star Game. Silver: "I don't know why there's the connotation that the broadcasters and commentators can be critical of the league, and we can't give them the same type of feedback.” ESPN Exec VP/Content John Skipper offered ESPN's side and dismissed any notion that this was the first time the two entities have butted heads. Skipper: "David has given me his thoughts before."
FOR MORE: For a complete wrap-up of the sights and sounds from the conference, including streaming video interviews with several attendees including EA Sports President Peter Moore and MLS Commissioner Don Garber, please visit www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/wcos.