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Terry Lefton

Staff writer Terry Lefton covers marketing, including sponsorships, licensing and merchandising.

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How the next NBA apparel deal went from stall to fast break

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 30 / 15

D uring the recent NBA All-Star festivities in New York City, we asked both the league and licensee side about the NBA apparel deal and were told it was too early to give much consideration to a deal that doesn’t expire until 2017. A month o...

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