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NBA's Silver Reiterates Call For Daily Fantasy Sports Regulation, Calls It A "Positive"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 27 / 15

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver this morning reiterated his calls for regulation for daily fantasy sites, saying such measures would be "positive for the industry because I think it would give people who play those games that much more confidence.” Appearing on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" to m...

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NBA Offering Pelicans-Warriors In Virtual Reality

The NBA, in collaboration with NBA Digital partner Turner Sports and virtual reality outfit NextVR, tonight will produce its first live game stream in the enhanced format during the Pelicans-Warriors season opener. The broadcast, including the Warriors’ championship ring ceremony before the ga ...

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Vivint Gets Naming Rights For Jazz Arena

EnergySolutions Arena "has a new name," as Jazz parent company Miller Sports Properties yesterday announced local home security company Vivint "as the venue's next naming-rights sponsor," according to a front-page piece by Aaron Falk of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. The 10-year deal begins immediate ...

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T'Wolves To Wear Patch Honoring Saunders

The T'Wolves "intend to wear a patch on their uniforms and/or warmups this season to honor" late President of Basketball Operations and coach Flip Saunders, who passed away Sunday at the age of 60 after battling cancer, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. T'Wolves Owner Glen Ta ...

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Magic Business Ops Thriving

The Magic's "constant losing has eroded attendance and local TV ratings from the team's first two seasons at Amway Center," but the "diminished quality of the team on the court has spurred the franchise's business staff to find new, creative ways to stem the tide," according to Josh Robbins of the O ...

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Cavaliers, Pacers Providing Mobile Charging Stations

The Cavaliers and Pacers beginning this season will provide their fans with charging stations for mobile devices at Quicken Loans Arena and Bankers Life Fieldhouse, respectively. The Cavs dispersed 22 high-top tables with four sets of three cords apiece (iPhone 4; iPhone 5/6; MicroUSB) throughout Th ...

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Stephen Curry Renews With Muscle Milk

Muscle Milk announced it has renewed its partnership with Warriors G Stephen Curry through '18. Terms of the deal are undisclosed, but Curry appear in a national TV campaign in early '16. He also will take part in retail programs, point-of-sale materials, media opportunities and integ ...

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D-Wade Takes More Active Role In Sneaker Design

In West Palm Beach, Jason Lieser noted Heat G Dwyane Wade "will debut his 'Lucky 13' red and gray Way of Wade 4" sneaker against the Hornets in tomorrow's season opener. Wade described this model as the shoe he “always wanted to get to" after signing a 10-year deal with Li Ning in '12 worth ...

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Hornets' Ready Discusses Her Milestone Job

Stephanie Ready is no stranger to firsts in basketball. She was the first full-time female recruiting assistant on any D-I men’s team, and later the first female head coach in a men’s pro sport, leading the former NBA D-League Greenville Groove. As the ’15-16 NBA season gets set to ...

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Craig Sager Ready For Sideline Return

SI.com's Richard Deitsch noted TNT's Craig Sager returns to the sidelines tonight for Pelicans-Warriors after a bout with leukemia, and the "sartorially famous Sager said his TNT opening night outfit is already picked out." Sager "wanted something special so he called up A. Taghi in Houston, on ...

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Social Studies: The Hawks' Jaryd Wilson

Hawks Digital Content Manager Jaryd Wilson manages the team's social media accounts, most notably on Twitter ( @ATLHawks ), where the posts can be far from ordinary. Wilson said, "It's kind of our social media, which is to be the voice of the fan. As we work toward that mission statement and toward ...

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