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Hangin' With ... New Balance Football General Manager Richard Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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NBA Aims To Increase League's Footprint

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Asian Cup CEO Brown Remaining Confident

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Singapore Picks Up Hunt For Events

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Panel Discusses Third-Party Ownership

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NRL Grand Final To Remain Night Event

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Bettman Talks World Cup, Olympics

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PCB Confirms England 2015 Series

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