If anyone can relate to Jason Collins, it’s Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts, a former National Basketball Association chief marketing officer who says the first openly gay male athlete in a major U.S. team sport can cash in by coming out.
National Basketball Association players, who three days ago fired the leader of their union, need to pinpoint what they want from the next executive director before selecting that person, agent Arn Tellem said.
Billionaire hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen is bidding for the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a person familiar with the effort, his second try this year to buy at least a piece of a Major League Baseball team.
Billy Hunter was fired as the National Basketball Association players union’s executive director, a move he called “preordained” following a probe that concluded he put his own interests ahead of the group.
Billy Hunter must be fired as head of the National Basketball Association players’ union after he made personal interest his top priority, according to Arn Tellem, one of the most influential agents in sports.
Billy Hunter has been placed on indefinite leave by the executive committee of the National Basketball Players Association in what might be the first step in removing him as executive director, according to a statement from the organization’s executive committee.