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Dick Ebersol To Be Honored With SBJ/SBD Lifetime Achievement Award

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 23 / 15

In '09, two years before he would step away from the business, NBCUniversal’s DICK EBERSOL went on stage to accept an honor at the Sports Emmy Awards in N.Y. Waiting for him on stage were six commissioners representing the biggest sports leagues in the country: the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, N...

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