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NBPA sets up separate unit to handle commercial ventures

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 18 / 17

As it establishes itself as a marketing property fully independent of the NBA, the league’s players’ association has established a separate business unit for commercial activities, including merchandising, sponsorship, events and content. The new unit, National Basketball Players Inc....

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