SBJ/Oct. 14-20, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Bob Basche, principal, Connect Sports & Entertainment

Bob Basche

Principal, Connect Sports & Entertainment

All photos by: Patrick E. McCarthy

In 35 years in the industry, Bob Basche has proved to be an “inveterate collector of memorabilia.” In fact, former Millsport Chairman Basche has more interesting artifacts than one office can hold.

His work space in Stamford, Conn., highlights America’s Cup and Wimbledon history, fitting for the man who coined the phrase “Breakfast at Wimbledon” during his years at NBC Sports. Fifteen minutes away in Norwalk, his home office prominently features items from Basche’s time in the U.S. Navy.

The sea also touches one of Basche’s current projects: He’s a consultant for Sail Newport, as Newport, R.I., prepares to be a stopover port for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2015.


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