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ESPN SVP finally takes his shot at producing

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 16 / 17

Yes, that was Mark Gross sitting in ESPN’s producer’s chair last Wednesday night during a Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder game. Gross has been with ESPN since 1988, but he had never produced a game — any game — for the network. Now ESPN’s senior vice presiden...

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