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John Lombardo

Staff writer John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League.

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Brendan Donohue To Serve As Managing Director Of New NBA 2K Esports League

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 25 / 17

Veteran NBA exec BRENDAN DONOHUE has been hired as Managing Dir of the newly formed NBA 2K esports league expected to launch next year. Donahue joined the NBA in '09 and was Senior VP/Team Marketing & Business Operations prior to his new job, which he begins effective immediately. Before joini...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Donohue To Oversee NBA 2K Esports League

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04/24/17
SportsBusiness Journal: NBA regular season sees ratings drop

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04/24/17
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04/18/17
SportsBusiness Daily: PGA Tour Elevating Web.com’s Stop In '18

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04/17/17
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SportsBusiness Journal: LPGA pitches event with retired NFL players

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/17/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Custom cans part of A-B’s PGA Tour renewal

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04/17/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Basketball: Testing change

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04/17/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Golf: Format adjustment

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04/11/17
SportsBusiness Daily: BIG3 Hoops League Adds Amy Trask As CEO

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