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• Under Armour said this morning that Patrik Frisk, the company’s president and COO, would become its new CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He will also remain president. Company founder, chairman and CEO Kevin Plank, will become executive chairman and brand chief. According to Friske via Under Armour, "The opportunity that lies ahead of us is incredible as our entire global team continues to lean hard into our transformation."

• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• Octagon and the National Women’s Soccer League have signed a multi-tier consulting partnership, in which Octagon’s Global Media Rights Consulting and Marketing divisions will "advise the NWSL on its league media rights, sponsorship, and marketing." “The growth of the NWSL over the past six years has been tremendous, and the league, its teams and players show absolutely no sign of slowing down,” Christine Franklin, SVP, Marketing, Octagon, said via the firm.

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
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9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
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2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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5. Gemini Man $8.5M
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NBA Sending Bucks, Hornets, Jordan To First Regular-Season Game In Paris

NYSJ Sports-Entertainment Business News Service

March 28, 2019:
The NBA continues to expand its global footprint, unveiling details for its first regular-season game to be played in Paris.

The NBA Paris Game 2020 Presented by beIN Sports — about which NBA commissioner Adam Silver "broke the news" during last month's All-Star Game in Charlotte — will see the Charlotte Hornets with majority owner Michael Jordan face the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 24, 2020, in the AccorHotels Arena.

According to Jordan, “The Charlotte Hornets are proud to have the opportunity to participate in the first NBA regular-season game in Paris.

“Having played in the pre-season in France during my career, I witnessed first-hand the passion the French fans have for NBA basketball. We are excited to bring our team to Paris for this history-making event.”

The game will be supported by a full roster of marketing partners, including presenting partner beIN Sports — also the  official broadcast partner of the NBA in France —  Beats, Nike, and Tissot.

Additional partners will be named.

Players from France currently in the NBA include Tony Parker of the Hornets, Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier and Nicolas Batum.

“Our NBA Paris Game will showcase the continued global growth of basketball in one of the world’s greatest cities,” Silver said via the league.

“With France leading a record number of players from Europe in the (NBA), we look forward to bringing together basketball fans from across the continent for the NBA’s first regular-season game in Paris.”

The city will also be the site of the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Marketing support for the Paris game will include on-air, digital, social media, banners adorning the Hotel de Ville, branded buses and bespoke content across NBA and beIN Sports digital channels.

In addition to the on-court action, the NBA Paris Game 2020 Presented by beIN Sports will feature a variety of interactive fan activities, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives and Jr. NBA basketball programming "that will bring the NBA experience to fans in Paris," according to the league.
 
The NBA’s presence in France spans more than 35 years, with NBA games and programming on-the-air in France since the 1984-85 season.

However, the league has not played in Paris for a number of years because what used to be Bercy Arena was being renovated and upgraded, now known as AccorHotels Arena.

The NBA’s previous Paris appearance was a pre-season game in 2010 between the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves.

The NBA Paris Game 2020 Presented by beIN Sports will be the Hornets’ second game in Paris, having played a pre-season game there in 1994 against the Golden State Warriors.

“Our NBA Paris Game will showcase the continued global growth of basketball in one of the world’s greatest cities."

The Bucks, led by MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo, will be playing their first game in France, but the team previously played a regular-season game in London in 2015.

“On behalf of my teammates, we’re very excited for the chance to represent Milwaukee and the Bucks on the world stage,” said Antetokounmpo via the team.

“The opportunity to play in the first-ever regular season game in Paris is truly an honor, and as an international player, I’m grateful to the NBA for continuing to grow the game of basketball across the globe.”

Added Bucks co-owner Wes Edens, “We are honored to be selected to play in the NBA’s first-ever regular season game in Paris.

“Playing in one of the great cities in Europe continues our goal to extend the global brand of the Bucks. We will be proud to represent Milwaukee and Wisconsin in Paris and we thank the NBA for this exciting opportunity.”

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