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Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Role With Liberty, Insists He Is "Activist For Equality"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 22 / 15

WNBA Liberty President and co-Owner Isiah Thomas said that he expected his hiring to be "met with furor because of the sexual harassment trial" in which MSG was ordered to pay more than $11M in damages, according to Marc Berman of the N.Y. POST. But Thomas has told friends for years that he "never f...

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Silver Apologizes For Not Consulting Heat

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Franchise Notes

Phillies VP/Sales & Ticket Operations John Weber said that season-ticket sales "are at 12,500, which is down 15,000 from the height of the club's attendance explosion of a few years ago." But he believes that "sellout crowds will return." Weber: "Our fans understand what we're trying t ...

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Leafs Optimistic Fans Will Buy Rebuild

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Sharks Owner Backs Execs In Letter

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Ticket Sales Up Minnesota United FC

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Hawks Sold For Second Highest Price In NBA History

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Orlando City Sells 14,000 Season Tickets

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