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John Lombardo

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

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NBA D-League President Dan Reed Leaving At End Of The Month To Join Facebook

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 21 / 14

NBA D-League President DAN REED is leaving the organization to join Facebook as Head of Global Sports Partnerships. Reed has been President of the league since '07. He joined the NBA in '04 and worked as Senior Dir of Team Marketing & Business Operations before his D-League stint. Hi...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, NBDL, Facebook

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12/13/99
SportsBusiness Journal: AFL leans on SFX to score $6M

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12/06/99
SportsBusiness Journal: Snyder spears an AFL franchise

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Tags: ABC, AFL, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Ford Motor Co., Golden State Warriors, Jacksonville Jaguars, MCI Group, NBA, New Orleans Saints, NFL, NHL, Palace Sports and Entertainment, Philadelphia Eagles, US Airways, Washington Capitals, Washington Redskins, Washington Wizards

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SportsBusiness Journal: Tagliabue pay issue won’t go away

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Vulcan Ventures

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Ericsson Inc., Florida Panthers, IMG, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, PSINet Inc., Tennessee Titans

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