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Shot Callers: Oris Stuart, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, NBA

The NBA believes that diversity and inclusion can be a driving force behind innovation and can greatly help in improving the business of basketball. FOS Senior Writer Michael McCarthy chats with Oris Stuart of the NBA about his unique role within the organization and how the league works to bring the game of basketball to all people. Edited highlights appear below: On what his job entails (0:23) Stuart: “We support all of the activities across the league that are targeted […]

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Shot Callers: Scott Shirley, CEO and Co-Founder, Pledge It

(Pledge It is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) Since its inception, Pledge It has supported campaigns for over 500 professional athletes. Moreover, their platform features thousands of everyday competitors, from runners to workout warriors, launching campaigns centered on metrics such as miles run or reps completed.  FOS CEO Adam White sat down with Scott Shirley of Pledge It to discuss the company’s unique approach to fundraising and how it is being embraced in the United States. Edited highlights appear […]

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Shot Callers: Dennis Page, CEO, SLAM Media

Since 1994, SLAM has combined coverage of the worlds of basketball and hip hop with steadily increasing success. Now a multimedia company, SLAM continues to cover this intersection of sports and culture in new and inventive ways. FOS Editor Ian Thomas sits down with Dennis Page of SLAM to discuss the origins of the magazine, the brand’s resurgence in the last two to three years, and what’s on the horizon. Edited highlights appear below: On the early days of SLAM […]

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Shot Callers: Marcus Spears, Show Host, ESPN

After nearly a decade in the NFL, not to mention winning a national championship with the LSU Tigers, Marcus Spears has transitioned into a television career as an analyst on the ESPN family of networks. Currently, he hosts SEC Nation and Thinking Out Loud on the SEC Network. In today’s episode of Shot Callers, FOS Senior Writer Michael McCarthy chatted with Spears about his journey to the world of television and his promising future in the field. Edited highlights appear […]

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Shot Callers: Keith Wachtel, Chief Business Officer, NHL

The National Hockey League, like many of America’s professional sports leagues, is adapting to the growing legalization of sports betting in the United States. With teams in Las Vegas and New Jersey, the league is in a unique position to be on the forefront of this phenomenon. In the latest episode of Shot Callers, FOS Editor Ian Thomas chats with the NHL’s Keith Wachtel about the league’s approach to the sports betting space and the new opportunities it presents in […]

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Shot Callers: Scott Warfield, Managing Director of Gaming, NASCAR

With the legalization of sports betting across the United States continually growing, many professional leagues and teams are taking matters into their own hands. Auto racing giant NASCAR is no exception. FOS Editor Ian Thomas spoke with Scott Warfield of NASCAR about the company’s approach to the sports betting space, which has been several years in the making. Edited highlights appear below: On how NASCAR set up their current system and protocols to let fans bet on races (0:58) Warfield: […]

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Shot Callers: Jim Cavale, Founder & CEO, INFLCR

(Citrin Cooperman is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) In recent years, college and professional athletes have become empowered to tell their stories and build their personal brands on social media thanks content sharing tools. One such tool that many organizations with are having success with is INFLCR, which is now close to 100 partners. In the latest episode of Shot Callers, FOS Editor Ian Thomas chat with INFLCR CEO Jim Cavale about storytelling in athletics and how his […]

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Shot Callers: TJ Adeshola, Head of U.S Sports, Twitter

Twitter continues to be the platform where live sports discussion lives. As a result, the platform remains a very important place for the company’s partners to reach sports fans as well as listen in on what the important subjects of discussion are amongst sports fans. FOS Editor Ian Thomas chats with Twitter’s TJ Adeshola about the brand’s sports partnerships strategy and the platform’s continual importance in the sports space. Edited highlights appear below: On Twitter embracing the conversation surrounding women’s […]

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Shot Callers: Ben Reynolds, Co-Founder & CEO, Spalk

(Citrin Cooperman is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) The space of sports broadcasting has grown leaps and bounds in the last ten to fifteen years. With the help of automated and remote production technology, events can now be broadcast with relatively little budget and with less effort than in years past. FOS Editor Ian Thomas chats with Ben Reynolds of Spalk about how his company’s virtual commentary tools are changing the way sporting events are broadcast as well […]

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Shot Callers: Kristin Bernert, SVP of Business Operations, Madison Square Garden

With two incoming stars in R.J. Barrett of the Knicks and Kaapo Kakko of the Rangers, New York sports fans will have plenty of reasons to find their way to Madison Square Garden this fall and winter. FOS Editor Ian Thomas chats with Kristin Bernert of Madison Square Garden about the exciting coming seasons for New York sports and what it’s like to serve the fan bases of those teams. Edited highlights appear below: On the excitement surrounding the 2019-2020 […]

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