Former National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter sued the union, its president and his publicist, alleging that they engaged in secret negotiations with team owners to end the 2011 lockout.
Former National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter sued the union and its president in California state court alleging the union’s head, Derek Fisher, engaged in secret negotiations with team owners to end the 2011 lockout, according to court papers.
Phil Jackson, who guided the Los Angeles Lakers to five National Basketball Association championships and the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls to six, will advise the Detroit Pistons on their coaching search.
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.
Forstmann Little & Co. is working with Morgan Stanley and Evercore Partners Inc. to find a buyer for IMG Worldwide Inc., the talent agency that represents sports stars such as Peyton and Eli Manning, said people with knowledge of the matter.
Joseph Lombardo, founder of Prim Capital Corp., which advises the National Basketball Players Association, faces U.S. criminal charges that he obstructed a federal grand jury probe of a $3 million fraud scheme.
Tim Leiweke has been hired as president and chief executive officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., the sports and real estate group that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League and the Raptors professional basketball club.
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.