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Brian Davison

Basketball Sports Marketing , Nike

Brian Davison works for Nike, Inc. and is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Business Lead and Sports Marketing Manager. Brian is responsible for Giannis’s global strategy, the creation of cross-functional seasonal plans, the direction and implementation of global and geo strategies, brand management, developing team collaboration, and cross-functional excellence to Giannis’s business. In addition to running Giannis’s Nike-related business, Brian manages and executes NBA athlete endorsement deals within his North/Central territory. These teams include the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors, and Detroit Pistons. Additionally, Brian executes NBA Team sponsorship and NBA athlete business management/service/business development deals.

Brian joined Nike in 2008 and over the last 11 years has worked in 5 different roles ranging from retail and product creation to sales and marketing all across the United States. Brian has also been an integral part to numerous marketing campaigns in North America, China, and Europe such as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 'Freak 1' Global Launch, NBA All Star Weekends (2014 – 2019), Basketball Never Stops Campaign, 2012 London Olympics, and World Basketball Festival. Prior to Nike, Brian was an assistant men’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Brevard College, where he assisted with recruiting, devising team strategies and scouting reports on opponents, and managing the team budget.

Brian received a B.A. in Sports Management and Marketing from Brevard College while playing on the Men’s Basketball team. He also received an M.B.A. in Sports Business from Saint Leo University. Originally from Annapolis, MD, Brian and his wife, Ellen, currently live in Chicago, IL.