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John Lombardo

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

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Golf Channel To Debut New Original Series "Altered Course"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 02 / 15

Golf Channel in June will debut a new series called “Altered Course,” as the net adds more original content to its programming. Golf Channel recently completed shooting in Jamaica for eight one-hour episodes of the reality competition series with eight two-person teams competing on score...

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11/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Pacers hire marketing firm

The Indiana Pacers have hired Shamrock Sports & Entertainment to help the team attract national sponsors outside the Indianapolis market. Portland, Maine-based Shamrock will work with the Pacers’ corporate sales staff to target national brands in nine open categories, including foreign ...

Tags: Franchises

11/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Turner bullish on D-League’s growth

Turner becomes D-League’s third president on Nov. 12. Photo by: WASSERMAN MEDIA GROUP For new D-League President Malcolm Turner, the expectation is clear: lead the developmental ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Turner Named New NBA D-League President

The NBA has hired WMG Golf Division Managing Dir MALCOLM TURNER as President of the D-League. Turner will report to NBA Deputy Commissioner MARK TATUM and begin the new job Nov. 12. The 18-team D-League, which begins its '14-15 season on Nov. 14, has direct affiliations with 17 NBA teams an ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, NBDL

10/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Suns Renew With Verizon, Annexus

The Suns last night at their home opener debuted a wrap that transformed the center court scoreboard into a Verizon branded tablet. The branded scoreboard is part of the team’s renewal deal with Verizon. The telecom provider has two other team deals with the Lakers and Jazz, but this ...

10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NBA media deals could bring changes

The NBA’s massive new $24 billion media deals with Turner and ESPN could affect the amount of revenue that’s shared between the league’s teams, but how exactly that sharing might change is still to be determined. “It is something we have to consider,” said Minnesota ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NBA to set record in sales

The NBA will set another record in total full-season-ticket sales when the 2014-15 season tips off on Tuesday night. Amy Brooks , executive vice president of the NBA’s team marketing and business operations division, said the league this ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/22/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Draft Lottery To Get Further Study

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  today said that owners have sent back the issue of draft lottery reform to the league's competition committee for additional study with a need to find the right balance between creating appropriate incentives and allowing a draft to work as it should. He also addr ...

10/22/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Holds Session On Diversity

The NBA last night held a session titled “Diversity & Respect: Business Values for the 21st Century” as part of BOG meetings in N.Y. The evening session featured a one-on-one with AmEx Chair & CEO Ken Chenault  conducted by CNN’s John King . Another panel on the issu ...

10/21/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA BOG Meeting In N.Y.

The NBA BOG meets today and tomorrow at the St. Regis in N.Y. The agenda includes a revenue sharing update, a report by the league’s labor relations committee on collective bargaining matters and a discussion of the league’s new media-rights deal. Owners also will be briefed on the sale ...

10/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Pete D’Alessandro

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Tags: In-Depth, NBA Season Preview

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