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NBA Hires Bobcats' Michael Wandell As VP/Marketing Partnerships

The NBA has hired MICHAEL WANDELL as VP/Marketing Partnerships. Wandell will be based out of NBA China’s Beijing office and will report to NBA China Senior VP/Business Development & Marketing Partnerships DAVID YANG. Wandell currently is Bobcats Senior VP/Corporate Partnerships and will leave the position on Nov. 30. He will join the NBA on Jan. 10. Wandell has worked for the Bobcats since August '09. Prior to the Bobcats, he worked for the Suns. “I am incredibly excited about the opportunity ahead,” Wandell said. “China is the center of the global economy and one of the most important markets for the NBA.” Also on the league’s global business front, the NBA announced today that it renewed its longtime partnership with CCTV with a multiyear deal that includes live and tape-delayed NBA games as well as a weekly NBA show.