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Sports Business Radio focuses on the issues and people directly impacting the world of sports business. Guests on the show offering an insider's perspective include pro sports league executives, agents, college athletics administrators, sports apparel company reps, ad agency executives, media executives and athletes.

Sports Business Radio focuses on the issues and people directly impacting the world of sports business. Guests on the show offering an insider's perspective include pro sports league executives, agents, college athletics administrators, sports apparel company reps, ad agency executives, media executives and athletes.
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Portland, OR

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Sports Business Radio focuses on the issues and people directly impacting the world of sports business. Guests on the show offering an insider's perspective include pro sports league executives, agents, college athletics administrators, sports apparel company reps, ad agency executives, media executives and athletes.

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@sbradio

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English


Episodes

Thanksgiving Edition of Sports Business Radio

11/19/2018
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Karen Osborn (@KarenOsborn22), Founder of the non-profit organization Kusewera (@Kusewera) joins us for a special Thanksgiving edition of Sports Business Radio. Kusewera’s mission is to empower and educate children in Malawi, Africa through active and creative PLAY. Osborn, a life-long athlete, started this non-profit organization after a trip to Malawi in 2008 changed her life. Now her organization is impacting thousands of children in Africa. Learn more about Kusewera during this inspiring...

Duration:00:25:07

The Problems that MLB is Facing Going Forward

11/13/2018
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Sports Business Radio Host Brian Berger and Executive Producer Bryan Griggs discuss the Sports Business Radio podcast winning a Cynopsis Media Award for Best Podcast at the recent Cynopsis Media Awards in New York City. Berger outlines the problems that Major League Baseball is facing moving forward and the warning signs that are already surfacing. Berger and Griggs also discuss the recent mishandling of crisis situations at the University of Maryland, Ohio State, Michigan State, Penn State,...

Duration:00:49:09

Jordi Bertomeu - President, Chairman and CEO of Euroleague Basketball

11/6/2018
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Jordi Bertomeu - President, Chairman and CEO of Euroleague Basketball (@Euroleague) joins us for a wide-ranging conversation on the growth of the league, the league's partnership with IMG, having NBA legend Tony Parker on board as an owner of their club in Lyon, France, the transition from Euroleague to the NBA by Luka Doncic, when Euroleague may have a team in the UK, the world-class atmosphere at Euroleague Final Four and the challenge of managing a pro sports league that has clubs across...

Duration:00:21:11

Erik Spoelstra - Miami Heat Head Coach

10/30/2018
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Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat Head Coach joins Brian Berger for a candid, wide-ranging conversation. Spoelstra discusses being a new father, coping with the stresses that come with being an NBA coach, dealing with the 24/7 news cycle, the responsibility he feels he has to Heat owner Micky Arison and Heat President Pat Riley, the difference between coaching superstars versus developing young players, his special relationships with New York Knicks Head Coach David Fizdale and Miami Heat superstar...

Duration:00:41:49

Tom Garfinkel - President, Miami Dolphins at Sports Business Radio Road Show presented by Boingo

10/22/2018
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The Sports Business Radio Road Show presented by Boingo features an in-depth conversation with Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium President and CEO Tom Garfinkel (@TomGarfinkel) live before a studio audience from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Berger and Garfinkel discuss the business of the Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium (which will host the 2020 Super Bowl and 2021 College Football Playoff Championship game). Garfinkel also discusses his path from college student to pro sports executive and...

Duration:01:08:09

Paul Allen (late owner of Portland Trail Blazers & Seattle Seahawks) & Marshall Glickman (Former Trail Blazers President)

10/16/2018
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We look back on the life and legacy of the late Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen), billionaire owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks who died this week at age 65. Paul Allen joined Sports Business Radio for a rare interview and we bring that to you from our archives. In the interview Allen discussed the legacy he hoped to leave with his sports teams and diverse portfolio of companies. Former Portland Trail Blazers President and G2 Strategic Founder Marshall Glickman also joins us...

Duration:01:07:49

Ian O'Connor (@Ian_OConnor) - Author of the Book "Belichick"

10/9/2018
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Ian O'Connor (@Ian_OConnor), Author of the new book "Belichick" joins us to discuss his book, that takes a comprehensive look at one of the most polarizing and successful head coaches in U.S. sports history. O'Connor spoke with over 350 people to compile the book that uncovers several never before known stories about the New England Patriots head coach. We also discuss the 2018 MLB playoffs and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees breaking the all-time passing yards record and what that means to...

Duration:00:40:19

Rick Mirer (@RickMirer) - Owner, Mirror Wine Company, Former NFL and Notre Dame QB

10/2/2018
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Rick Mirer (@RickMirer) - Owner of Mirror Wine Company in Napa Valley (@MirrorWine) and former NFL and Notre Dame QB joins us to discuss his football career at Notre Dame and the NFL, his successful wine company, his transition from being an athlete to a businessman and being the parent to 3 sons who play sports. Mirer was the 2nd overall selection by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1993 NFL Draft and led Notre Dame to three bowl appearances while starring as the QB for the Fighting Irish.

Duration:00:45:56

C.J. O'Donnell (@CJAODonnell), IndyCar Series - Chief Marketing Officer

9/26/2018
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C.J. O'Donnell (@CJAODonnell), IndyCar Series, Chief Marketing Officer joins us to discuss IndyCar Series racing. A great look inside the business of IndyCar racing. IndyCar recently signed a deal with NBC/NBCSN as the series' exclusive broadcast partner and interest in the sport continues to increase at the race track, on TV and on social media. IndyCar is looking for a new series title sponsor as Verizon drops off at the end of this year and they are looking for new ways to engage fans...

Duration:00:39:05

Jill McBride Baxter - Sports Agent representing coaches, athletes & media

9/18/2018
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Jill McBride Baxter (@J_McBrideBaxter), sports agent to coaches, athletes and media, joins us to discuss the overall landscape of the sports agent industry & what skills are needed to be a successful sports agent; her dealings with her coach and athlete clients; what responsibility college coaches have to report activity like domestic violence or abuse; what promises should and shouldn't be made to athlete clients when recruting them; and growing up around sports with her father being a...

Duration:01:00:07

9/11 anniversary, Start to NFL Season, Berger's IndyCar experience, Jeff Rubin CEO of SportsMe app

9/11/2018
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Brian Berger and Sports Business Radio Executive Producer Bryan Griggs discuss the 17th anniversary of 9/11, the start of the NFL regular season and the contenders and pretenders, the Khalil Mack trade from the Oakland Raiders to the Chicago Bears, Serena Williams vs chair umpire Carlos Ramos at the U.S. Open and Berger's IndyCar experience riding in an IndyCar at 140 mph. Jeff Rubin, CEO and Co-Founder of the app SportsMe (@TheSportsMe) joins the show to discuss the fast rising app that is...

Duration:00:46:18

Kerri Walsh Jennings (@KerriLeeWalsh) - Olympic Volleyball star & Founder of p1440

8/31/2018
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Kerri Walsh Jennings (@KerriLeeWalsh), 5-time Olympic Volleyball star, 3-time gold medalist, 1-time bronze medalist and Founder of the new p1440 event series joins us on Sports Business Radio. Kerri discusses p1440 (@platform1440) and how the new event series will blend beach volleyball with health & wellness, music and youth athlete development to better serve the growing volleyball community. Kerri also outlines the differences in pay between p1440 and the AVP Tour that has left many...

Duration:00:30:48

Rudy Cline-Thomas, Mastry Inc., Andre Iguodala Business Partner

8/21/2018
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Rudy Cline-Thomas, business partner of Golden State Warriors star Andre Iguodala and one of the Founding Partners of the Bloomberg Players' Tech Summit, joins Brian Berger to discuss #investing, #startups, #sportstech, #SiliconValley, his partnership with Iguodala, what the duo looks for in companies they are investing in and how the approach to business is changing for pro athletes.

Duration:00:41:32

Bloomberg Players' Tech Summit Recap

8/17/2018
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Sports Business Radio host Brian Berger recaps his experience after attending the exclusive Players' Tech Summit at Bloomberg in San Francisco. Athletes who attended the event included Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Jaylen Brown, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Joe Montana and Baron Davis. We also discuss Tiger Woods' big impact on the TV ratings for the 2018 PGA Championship and the University of Maryland's admission of guilt with the death of football player Jordan McNair. This week's edition of...

Duration:00:44:25

Stacy Lewis, LPGA Golfer & Former Player of the Year

8/7/2018
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Stacy Lewis (@Stacy_Lewis), LPGA Golfer and former LPGA Player of the Year discusses golf, women's sports, her sponsor KPMG's groundbreaking decision to pay her during her current maternity leave and donating her prize money from winning last year's Cambia Portland Classic to her hometown of Houston for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Jim Kozimor, Chief Strategy Officer for Sports ETF’s joins us to discuss his company's ProSports Sponsors Fund, which tracks the ProSports Sponsors Index - an...

Duration:00:32:06

Declan Bolger (@DecBolger), SVP & CMO of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

7/31/2018
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Declan Bolger (@DecBolger), SVP & CMO of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment joins us to discuss his role overseeing the sports marketing for the Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Pepsi Center and Altitude Sports & Entertainment (RSN). Bolger is the rare sports executive who has worked in several U.S. pro sports leagues including the NBA (Nuggets and Trail Blazers), NHL (Avalanche and Florida Panthers), MLS (League Office and Rapids),...

Duration:00:37:12

Athlete Interviews from the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards

7/24/2018
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Sophia Berger interviews Olympian Lindsey Vonn, New York Knicks Rookie Kevin Knox and MMA star Rose Namajunas on the Orange Carpet at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards in Los Angeles. We also recap the British Open with Tiger Woods' big impact on the TV ratings and discuss Kevin Love's extension with the Cavs amongst other topics in our sports business headlines of the week segment. This week's podcast is presented Boingo Wireless (@Boingo).

Duration:00:42:13

Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN), ESPN NBA Reporter

7/17/2018
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Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN), ESPN NBA reporter, joins us to discuss LeBron James' move to the Los Angeles Lakers, whether or not this is the last season the current NBA champion Golden State Warriors team will stay intact and how an "integrity fee" from legalized sports gambling in the U.S. could impact player signings in the NBA in the future. Sandra Greer, Insight Director for @MKTG, joins us from London to share insightful findings from the company's 2018 "Frontier Report" with us,...

Duration:00:45:44

Andre Iguodala (@Andre) - Golden State Warriors 3-Time Champion & NBA Finals MVP

7/9/2018
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Andre Iguodala (@Andre), Golden State Warriors 3-Time NBA Champion & NBA Finals MVP and also a partner in the venture capital firm F9 Strategies, joins Brian Berger for a wide-ranging conversation. Iguodala discusses his investment strategies and what he looks for when he's investing in a company, his partnership on F9 Strategies with Rudy Cline-Thomas, his involvement in the Bloomberg Players' Tech Summit and the importance of building relationships. Iguodala also shares insight on the...

Duration:00:47:19

Ralph Greene, Former Nike Football & Basketball Sports Marketing Director

7/3/2018
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Ralph Greene, who spent 21 years at Nike overseeing sports marketing, discusses working on deals for the company with Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Vick. Greene also discusses how endorsement deals for athletes have changed over the past 2 decades, Brand Jordan vs LeBron James’ business lines, the current amateur basketball and football culture and suggestions for how it needs to change, safety around football and how Tiger Woods grew Nike...

Duration:00:53:22