Power Players: Patrick Crumb, AT&T Sports Networks
AT&T Sports Networks
Crumb, who oversees four high-performing RSNs, led a charge to rebrand three of them from Root Sports to AT&T SportsNet earlier this year. Under his leadership, AT&T has proved to be a good operator with good teams — its Houston RSN has a deal with the World Series-winning Astros. Crumb, who has a legal background, came to AT&T from DirecTV, where he was the head of DirecTV Sports Networks and negotiated rights deals with teams such as the Pirates, Penguins, Rockies and Jazz.