SBJ/January 28-February 3, 2013/Opinion
Six-week series to tell Champions’ stories
Published January 28, 2013, Page 24
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We will start next week when Bill King takes you into the home of Shapiro, a longtime agent and business leader, as King was able to spend time with Ron and his wife, Cathi, at their farm in Butler, Md., followed by a day in Baltimore talking to those who know him best. The following week, John Lombardo will chronicle the career of NBA team pioneer Pat Williams, as Lombardo spent time with Williams inside the Chairman’s Club at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando. True to his promotional nature, Williams did not come empty-handed, as the prolific executive-turned-author brought a stack of his latest books to the interview.
The reason we started this program was to provide long-overdue recognition of the trailblazers of the sports industry, because without their ideas, the chances they took, and the entrepreneurial spirit they displayed, there may not even be a need for publications like SportsBusiness Journal/Daily. By profiling each of these Champions individually, we hope all of our readers will benefit from being able to spend more time learning about these people and realizing their full influence and impact.
Abraham D. Madkour can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.