I’m proud to not only call Jon Spoelstra my co-author of The Ultimate Toolkit but also a friend and mentor. He has been a mentor to hundreds of sports executives throughout the industry and been a master innovator throughout his career. Being chosen as a Sports Business Journal Champion of 2020 is well deserved. We look forward to the big story in the coming weeks.
The article below ran in the Sports Business Journal on January 6 in Abe Madkour’s column.
Forum: Remembering Stern; and announcing our Champions of 2020
JON SPOELSTRA: David Stern effectively advocated for Spoelstra, whose innovative style delivered at every stop, whether it was leading the Portland Trail Blazers to more than a decade of consecutive sellouts or transforming the former New Jersey Nets from a moribund franchise into one of the NBA’s sales leaders. He also flourished for more than a decade at Mandalay Baseball Properties. Over his career, he served as a mentor to a number of sports executives who sit in leadership positions today.
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