People and Pop Culture

Rick Welts leaving options open for life post-Warriors

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
Warriors President & COO RICK WELTS   will leave his post at the end of this month , and he said, "Everybody knows exactly what I should do next, except me," according to John Lombardo of SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL. Welts said, "My plan was...

Join us Wednesday: '21 Sports Business Awards

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
This Wednesday evening, SBJ hosts a star-studded Sports Business Awards with Master of Ceremonies JOE TESSITORE and special guest appearances by PHIL MICKELSON , ELI MANNING , TIM FINCHEM , GREG NORMAN and others! To sign up for the complimentary ceremony,...

Names in the News

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
Former N.Y. sports journalist KAT O'BRIEN in a N.Y. TIMES guest essay revealed that she was "raped by a Major League Baseball player" when she was "22 years old and working as a sports reporter." O'Brien writes, "I choose not to name him because it would only...

Executive Transactions

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
Delaware North named NYCFC VP/Finance & Administration FREDERICK BUNKER VP/Finance for the Bruins and TD Garden. Delaware North also promoted VP/Operations  ANDREW MACFADYEN to GM/TD Garden and named Levy Restaurants Dir of Operations for the Univ. of Alabama  CHARLES ADAMS GM/Sportservice. All three will report...

Elevate Sports Ventures establishing HQ in Charlotte

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
Elevate Sports Ventures "plans to establish its headquarters in Charlotte later this year," according to Erik Spanberg of the CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL. Last week, roughly half of Elevate’s 140-employee staff "came to Charlotte for a three-day company retreat." Elevate CEO AL GUIDO (also 49ers President)...

Sports marketing vet John Cordova leaving Coca-Cola after 27 years

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
Coca-Cola Group Dir, Sports Management JOHN CORDOVA is "in his last days" with the company, according to Terry Lefton of SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL. Cordova arrived at Coke in '94 as Dir of Business Affairs, after stops at MLB’s exec training program, four years with Miller...

On the Move

Weekly / Monday, June 21, 2021
BASKETBALL The Detroit Pistons named EDDIE NICASTRO director of corporate partnerships . Nicastro was senior manager of basketball partnerships at Roc Nation Sports. Spurs Sports and Entertainment hired ...

Closing Shot: Bo Knows

Weekly / Monday, June 21, 2021
When the Kansas City Royals signed Bo Jackson 35 years ago, the first indication that he was a little different — other than his sculpted physique — was the sound emanating from the batting cage. Before that week, Buck O’Neil, the then-75-year-old former Negro Leagues star, had witnessed only...

Tessitore to serve as host of Sports Business Awards

Daily / Friday, June 18, 2021
ESPN play-by-play man JOE TESSITORE will serve as the Master of Ceremony at the Sports Business Awards on June 23. It is sure to be a memorable evening. Join us for this complimentary show to see who will take home this year’s awards. To learn...