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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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