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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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Tags: People and Pop Culture, NBA

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SportsBusiness Daily: PGA Tour Opens New Office In Tokyo

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