Monday, January 22, 2018
Tilman Fertitta brings it all together in his vision for the Houston Rockets
"Ask me anything about my business,” Tilman Fertitta says at the start of “Billion Dollar Buyer,” his reality show on CNBC. “I know it all.” It’s a bold statement. Because when Fertitta, who bought the Houston Rockets for $2.2 billion in October, references his business, he doesn’t mean a corner store, or even a hedge fund. He oversees more than 60,000 employees, spread across hospitality, gaming and around 600 restaurants.
JMI to sell ’Cats, Rupp jointly
The University of Kentucky and Rupp Arena to join their sales and marketing efforts for the first time with new agreement.
Pepsi adds five years to NHL sponsorship
PepsiCo’s extension of their North American partnership continues a relationship dating back more than a decade.
Bucks get down to details at new arena
The Milwaukee Bucks’ new arena is about 80 percent completed, and workers are moving from heavy construction to finishing work, including the completion of premium areas.
#MeToo is shaking up the sports industry
As policies are getting a fresh look, some top executives worry that sexual harassment issues are a ticking time bomb in the sports world.
Toyota's Olympic quest
How the automaker is using Pyeongchang and its global sponsorship deal to rebrand as a mobility company.
Olympic partners hail Korean detente
With risk of war evaporating on Korean peninsula, NBC and Winter Games sponsors are breathing a sigh of relief.
Thinking Back, Looking Ahead
Former University of Virginia AD Craig Littlepage says future of athletics in good hands.
First Look podcast
SBJ’s Abe Madkour, Bill King, Ben Fischer and correspondent Bruce Schoenfeld discuss the Winter Games and our feature on Tilman Fertitta.