Doug Garland faces a formidable opponent. As the general manager of stadium experience and technology for the San Francisco 49ers, he competes with the comforts of the living room, where most football fans prefer to park themselves on Sunday. Fast Wi-Fi, affordable snacks, no lines when nature calls.
National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern said Chinese investors inquiring about stakes in teams is a “very good thing” for the league as it seeks to boost sales in the world’s second-biggest economy.
Joe Lacob and Peter Guber bought the Golden State Warriors for $450 million, spending a record amount for a team that had the second-worst record in the National Basketball Association during the current owner’s tenure.
National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern and a group of suitors assembled by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will try to persuade the Maloof family to complete a sale of the Kings within the next few days.
By the time former Phoenix Suns executive Rick Welts’s I-am-gay announcement appeared on the front page of the May 15, 2011, New York Times, he already had revealed his secret to friends, co-workers and business associates.
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.