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David Morehouse: Power Player

04 / 14 / 14

For Pittsburgh Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse, this week’s start of the NHL playoffs creates emotion beyond what others in sports might describe as a roller-coaster ride — one that could last anywhere from a disappointing 10 days to a victorious two months. “The play...

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01/24/11
Pistons price hovers at $350M

The bidding price for the Detroit Pistons is expected to range around the $350 million mark, below the previously estimated $400 million-plus price floated when the team began looking for buyers this past summer. According to sources, the latest bids for the franchise are in the mid-$300 million ra ...

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01/17/11
Red Bulls hire communications exec

Jurgen Mainka, former director of marketing and communications for the 2022 U.S. World Cup bid committee, has joined the New York Red Bulls as vice president of communications. Mainka will start with the club in mid-February. Mainka will report directly to Red Bulls Managing Director Erik Stover an ...

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01/10/11
Economou hired as EVP at MSG Sports

Madison Square Garden Sports has hired industry veteran Greg Economou as executive vice president of revenue performance. In what is a newly created job at MSG, Economou will be responsible for revenue generation and performance across all MSG Sports properties, which include the New York Knicks, N ...

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12/13/10
Conjuring a turnaround in D.C.

For Leonsis, Wizards’ big picture is in the details

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12/13/10
Nationals roll out new microsite as quick pitch for season ticket ...

The Washington Nationals last week launched a microsite designed to spur season-ticket sales for next season. The site, nationals.com/2011, was created with the aid of MLB Advanced Media and the team’s advertising and branding agency of record, Forty Forty. The intent is to create a more s ...

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12/13/10
Shinn lending $70M to NBA in Hornets sale

Outgoing New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn is lending the NBA about $70 million, sources said, as part of the league’s purchase of his team, a deal that is expected to close this week. Tired of shouldering extensive losses, Shinn will forgo the money as part of the NBA’s acquisition, ...

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10/18/10
Celtics, Raptors offer dynamic pricing via StratBridge

Massachusetts-based technology firm StratBridge Inc. has signed deals with the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors to implement dynamic ticket pricing models, boosting the company’s profile in the quickly emerging space to about a dozen teams. The Celtics and Raptors will each deploy dynamic pricing ...

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10/18/10
Quakes leader wants to build a perfect storm

In 2002, eight years before being named president of the San Jose Earthquakes, David Kaval — then an MBA student at Stanford — used a class project to write a business plan for an independent baseball league. The project grew into the professional Golden Baseball League, which is now composed o ...

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09/20/10
BRIEF: Cubs restructure staff

The Chicago Cubs have restructured their marketing department, leading to the dismissal of four employees, including Matt Wszolek, director of sales and promotions. — From SportsBusiness Daily

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09/20/10
Cavs stick with plan to double arena store

The Cleveland Cavaliers are continuing with plans to double the size of their team store inside Quicken Loans Arena despite the loss of LeBron James, who ranked second in the NBA in jersey sales last season. The Cavs began building their new two-story, 5,700-square-foot team store months before Jam ...

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