Sports Business Radio Podcast

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 & athletes. Follow us on: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

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SBR 21 Jun 2008
We go inside the courtroom of the Sonics trial versus the city of Seattle with Seattle Times writer Jim Brunner. The trial could determine the future of pro basketball in the Emerald City. We also recap the U.S. Open and discuss the impact of Tiger Woo...
46 min
SBR 14 Jun 2008
Oscar De La Hoya, world champion boxer and founder of Golden Boy Promotions joins us to discuss his business ventures and his new book "American Son". De La Hoya also discusses his ownership of MLS' Houston Dynamo as well as the overall state of the sp...
45 min
SBR 07 Jun 2008
Jack Nicklaus, Golf icon and CEO of the Nicklaus Companies joins us for a rare one-on-one interview. Nicklaus discusses Tiger Woods and Woods' pursuit of Nicklaus' all-time record for major championship victories, Nicklaus' growing golf course design c...
46 min
SBR 31 May 2008
Erik Spoelstra, new Miami Heat head coach joins us to discuss his promotion from assistant coach to the top spot in Miami. Spoelstra is the youngest head coach in the NBA and first Asian-American to be named Head Coach of a U.S. major league sports tea...
46 min
SBR 24 May 2008
Ric Bucher, ESPN NBA Insider joins us to discuss the NBA Playoffs, the NBA Draft lottery and possibilities for the current NBA coaching vacancies. Paul Swangard, Managing Director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon stops ...
51 min
SBR 17 May 2008
Michael Kalt, Tampa Bay Rays SVP of Development and Business Affairs joins us to discuss the surprising start by the Rays and the team's plans for a new ballpark. Scott Wolf, USC beat writer for the LA Daily News joins us to discuss the scandal surroun...
46 min
SBR 10 May 2008's Henry Abbott joins us to discuss the NBA Playoffs, Kobe Bryant's MVP and the fate of the Sonics. Marshall Glickman, G2 Strategic CEO joins us for our regular "Glickman Global" segment where we discuss international sports business topics...
44 min
SBR 03 May 2008
NBA Commissioner David Stern joins us for an in-depth interview. We also recap the NFL Draft and preview the Kentucky Derby.
46 min
SBR 26 Apr 2008
The Best of SBR - in honor of the NBA Playoffs, we look back on interviews with Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey and Zambezi Ink executive Chris Raih, who handles the marketing efforts for Los Angeles Lakers superstar Ko...
46 min
SBR 19 Apr 2008
Charles Robinson, Yahoo! Sports' NFL Reporter joins us to discuss the economics surrounding the 2008 NFL Draft. Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times joins us to discuss the potential relocation of the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City. We recap t...
46 min
SBR 12 Apr 2008
Pete Vlastelica, Co-Founder and CEO of joins us to discuss one of the fastest growing online social sports networks. With star athletes such as Donovan McNabb, Baron Davis and Greg Oden authoring blogs on Yardbarker, the company has had ...
46 min
SBR 05 Apr 2008
Stan Kasten, Washington Nationals President joins us to discuss the opening of Nationals Park. We give you an inside look at the MLB home in DC. We also examine the highest and lowest team payrolls and player salaries in MLB. And we discuss the NCAA Fi...
46 min
SBR 29 Mar 2008
Frank McCourt, Los Angeles Dodgers owner joins us to discuss the iconic MLB franchise. Amongst the topics we cover with McCourt: the Dodgers vs Red Sox fundraiser game at the LA Coliseum, the Dodgers recent trip to China, the team's move from Dodgertow...
46 min
SBR 22 Mar 2008
Greg Shaheen, NCAA Sr. VP of Basketball and Business Strategies joins us to discuss the big business of March Madness. Shaheen oversees the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and the NCAA's 11-year, $6B contract with CBS. Jason Kint, Sr. VP...
46 min
SBR 15 Mar 2008
Daryl Morey, Houston Rockets GM joins us to discuss his team's incredible win streak, the 2nd longest in NBA history. The 35-year old MIT graduate is part of the new breed of GM's who rely heavily on quantitive analysis when evaluating talent. Tyler Ep...
46 min
SBR 08 Mar 2008
Jeff Ma, the focus of the new movie "21" starring Kevin Spacey, Lawrence Fishburne and Kate Bosworth joins us to discuss the film that opens in theaters nationwide on March 28th. Ma was an MIT student during the week but attained rock-star-like status ...
46 min
SBR 01 Mar 2008
Maury Brown from joins us to preview the upcoming Major League Baseball season. From the best and worst offseason player acquisitions to the latest with the sale of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, we break down the top MLB stor...
46 min
SBR 23 Feb 2008
The Best of Sports Business Radio featuring interviews with USC Football Coach Pete Carroll, Arizona Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes and IMG Golf VP Mark Steinberg, who serves as the agent for golfers Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam.
46 min
SBR 16 Feb 2008
Robert Sarver, Phoenix Suns owner joins us to discuss the overall business of the Suns as well as walk us through conversations that led to the Suns acquiring center Shaquille O'Neal. Paul Swangard, Managing Director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Cent...
46 min
SBR 09 Feb 2008
Ric Bucher, ESPN's NBA Insider joins us to discuss the economics behind the blockbuster trade that sent Shaquille O'Neal to the Phoenix Suns this week. We catch up with Maury Brown from to discuss the top off-season baseb...
46 min
SBR 02 Feb 2008
Denny Galati, VP of Creative Development for Anheuser-Busch joins us to discuss the company's creative efforts for this year's Budweiser and Bud Light commercials within the Super Bowl XLII telecast on FOX. Anheuser-Busch has purchased ad time for 7 sp...
46 min
SBR 26 Jan 2008
Darren Rovell of CNBC joins us to discuss the big business behind Super Bowl XLII featuring the New England Patriots and New York Giants. G2 Strategic CEO Marshall Glickman stops by for our monthly "Glickman Global" segment where we examine global spor...
46 min
SBR 19 Jan 2008
Mark Steinberg, the agent for icons Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam, joins us to discuss the most lucrative male and female golfers of all-time and their businesses and endorsement deals off the golf course. We take an inside look at this week's MLB...
46 min
SBR 12 Jan 2008
Greg Oden, Portland Trail Blazers rookie and the top pick in the 2007 NBA Draft joins us to discuss his rehab from knee surgery, his endorsement deals and his off the court interests. Jeff Ma, Co-Founder of stops by to chat about the NFL p...
46 min
SBR 05 Jan 2008
Bill Polian, Indianapolis Colts President and 5-time winner of the NFL's Executive of the Year award, joins us to discuss the decade-long run of success the team has enjoyed as well as the new stadium the Colts will move into this fall - Lucas Oil Stad...
46 min
SBR 29 Dec 2007
SBR Counts Down the Top 10 Sports Business Stories of 2007. Happy New Year from Sports Business Radio
46 min
SBR 22 Dec 2007
SBR Counts Down the Top 20 Sports Business Stories of 2007. This week we unveil stories 20-11. Merry Christmas from Sports Business Radio
46 min
SBR 15 Dec 2007
Michael Slive, BCS Coordinator and SEC Commissioner joins us to discuss college football's future post-season plans. Gary Planos, Tournament Director for the Mercedes Benz Championship at Kapalua, stops by to preview the PGA's first event of 2008. Lind...
46 min
SBR 08 Dec 2007
SBR hands out its year-end "Best" and "Worst" sports business awards. We also discuss the BCS bowl match-ups as well as the economics behind the big MLB trade between the Detroit Tigers and Florida Marlins. G2 Strategic CEO Marshall Glickman joins us f...
46 min
SBR 01 Dec 2007
We discuss the Sean Taylor tragedy and how athletes may be forced to rethink their personal security measures with Charles Robinson, Yahoo! Sports NFL reporter. Michael Hiestand, USA Today's Sports TV columnist joins us to discuss the NFL Network's bat...
46 min
SBR 24 Nov 2007
The Best of SBR looks back on conversations with 2-time NBA MVP Steve Nash (Sept 2007), USC Head Football Coach Pete Carroll (Oct. 2007) and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt (Aug. 2007). Happy Thanksgiving 2007.
46 min
SBR 17 Nov 2007
In-depth analysis on Barry Bonds' indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice as well as A-Rod's new 10-year contract with the Yankees. Brian Windhorst, Akron Beacon-Journal beat writer for the Cleveland Cavaliers and author of the new LeBron J...
46 min
SBR 10 Nov 2007
Charles Coplin, NFL Network VP of Programming joins us to discuss the network's upcoming schedule of live NFL games that kick-off on Thanksgiving night, as well as the network's ongoing distribution negotiations with cable companies. Steve Pyeatt from ...
46 min
SBR 03 Nov 2007
Larry Miller, Portland Trail Blazers President and former President of the JORDAN brand joins us to discuss his vision for the Trail Blazers organization as well as his history over the past decade at Nike. Jeff Ma from stops by for his mo...
46 min
SBR 27 October 2007
Ric Bucher, ESPN's NBA Insider joins us to discuss the biggest sports business storylines for the league for the upcoming season. We also break down the big business of the 2007 MLB World Series and the NFL's foray into London this weekend with the NY ...
46 min
SBR 20 October 2007
Pete Carroll, USC's Head Football Coach, joins us for a rare one-on-one conversation and an in-depth look at the Trojans' football team. We also examine the inner workings of USC's athletic department and discuss everything from the Trojans' athletic f...
46 min
SBR 13 October 2007
Josh Byrnes, Arizona Diamondbacks GM joins us to discuss how he built an NLCS team with a $52M team payroll - one of the lowest in all of MLB. Marcus Kam from adidas China educates us about the differences between the Chinese consumer and the American ...
47 min
SBR 06 October 2007
Jeff Moorad, managing partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks joins us to discuss the teams playoff run and his transition from Sports Agent to team management. Marshall Glickman stops by for our monthly Glickman Global segement. We also examine scandals w...
46 min
SBR 29 September 2007
Mike Conley Sr., agent for NBA rookies Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr. stops by to chat about how he became an agent, his relationship with Oden and being a part of Chicago's efforts to land the 2016 Summer Olympics. Jon Wertheim from Sports Illustrated ...
46 min
SBR 22 September 2007
Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns joins us for a rare interview to discuss his recent charity basketball game in China as well as the upcoming NBA season. Jeff Ma from stops by for his monthly segment and unique perspective o...
46 min
SBR 15 September 2007
NBA Commissioner David Stern, Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen and San Diego Chargers Executive VP and GM AJ. Smith join us on "The Best of Sports Business Radio".
46 min
SBR 08 September 2007
SBR host Brian Berger and Warsaw Sports Marketing Center Managing Director Paul Swangard preview the 2008 Summer Olympics from Beijing China, where they are touring the Olympic facilities and meeting with Olympic organizers and key sponsors.
46 min
SBR 01 September 2007
NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand joins us to discuss the increased spending in college athletics as well as the BCS and the Men's Basketball Final Four. We also examine the Michael Vick apology in our "Caught in the Crosslights" segment. The U.S. Open ge...
46 min
SBR 25 August 2007
Lee Corso, of ESPN College Gameday stops by to chat with us about the popular college football road show as well as his involvement with Team Baby Entertainment. Charles Robinson, Yahoo! Sports NFL reporter helps us dissect the Michael Vick guilty plea...
46 min
SBR 18 August 2007
A.J. Smith, San Diego Chargers Executive VP and GM joins us to discuss a busy offseason for his team and the business of being a GM in the NFL. Jeff Ma from stops by to give us his sleepers and busts for the upcoming NFL season. Legal woes...
46 min
SBR 11 August 2007
Kel Devlin, Global Sports Marketing Director for Nike Golf, joins us from the PGA Championship to discuss the tremendous growth of the company over the past decade as well as the company's future plans for marquee endorsers Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie...
45 min
SBR 04 August 2007
Los Angeles Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt joins us to discuss the team's new Think Cure charitable initiative as well as the business philosophies for one of the most iconic franchises in sports. We mark the 12-month countdown until the 2008 Summer Olymp...
46 min
SBR 28 July 2007
Ric Bucher, ESPN's NBA reporter joins us to discuss the Tim Donaghy gambling scandal and its impact on the NBA. Charles Robinson, Yahoo! Sports NFL reporter joins us from Atlanta to break down the Mike Vick federal dogfighting probe. We also take a loo...
46 min
SBR 21 July 2007
Christine Brennan, USA Today columnist joins us from Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland, site of the 2007 British Open. Jeff Ma, VP of Research for stops by to chat with us about the online sports stock market and his new movie - 21 - base...
47 min
SBR 14 July 2007
Gavin Maloof, Co-Owner of the Sacramento Kings and the Palms hotel and casino in Las Vegas stops by and updates us on the latest developments regarding funding a new arena in Sacramento. G2 Strategic CEO Marshall Glickman joins us for our monthly Glic...
55 min
SBR 07 July 2007
Maury Brown with the stops by to discuss the best and worst returns on investment for the first half of the MLB season. Tim Canfield, Managing Partner of Downstream enters the Technology Lab to chat with us about his company's design...
46 min
SBR 30 June 2007
Kevin Pritchard, the GM of the Portland Trail Blazers joins us to discuss the team's selection of Greg Oden with the number one pick in this week's NBA Draft. Seattle Supersonics star Kevin Durant discusses his desire for an affordable signature shoe....
57 min
SBR 23 June 2007
Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and the Chairman of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and NFL's Seattle Seahawks joins us for a rare interview. Ric Bucher, ESPN's NBA Insider stops by to discuss the ongoing Kobe Bryant - Los Angeles Lakers saga...
46 min
SBR 16 June 2007
Bill Sanders, the VP of Marketing for BDA Sports stops by to discuss the marketing potential for Greg Oden, a BDA client and the likely #1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. We also discuss the marketing efforts for Sanders' other NBA clients including S...
46 min
SBR 09 June 2007
Dan Gilbert, Majority Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Founder of Quicken Loans stops by as his NBA team plays in its first-ever NBA Finals. Marshall Glickman, CEO of G2 Strategic joins us for this month's installment of "Glickman Global" and we e...
47 min
SBR 26 May 2007
Kevin Pritchard, Portland Trail Blazers GM and owner of the number one pick in the June NBA Draft, joins us after winning the NBA Draft lottery earlier this week. Tanith Belbin, figure skater, TV correspondent and ESPN's 2006 Hottest Female Athlete st...
62 min
SBR 19 May 2007
ESPN NBA Reporter Ric Bucher joins us to discuss the NBA Playoffs and the controversial decision by the NBA league office to suspend two Phoenix Suns players. We also chat with Mike Kogan from the Fighting Entertainment Group about the business of Mixe...
46 min
SBR 12 May 2007
Robert Rowell, the President of the NBA's Golden State Warriors joins us to discuss the team's stunning playoff success and what the organization is doing to capitalize on the exciting run. In headlines we discuss Dale Earnhardt Jr's departure from DEI...
49 min
SBR 28 April 2007
Chris Raih, Managing Director of Zamabezi Ink, the Marketing Agency for Kobe Bryant joins us to discuss the branding efforts for the LA Lakers superstar. Chris Robinson, Yahoo! Sports NFL Reporter joins us to discuss the economics of the NFL Draft, ran...
46 min
SBR 21 April 2007
Tonya Antonucci with the Women's Soccer Initiative joins us to discuss the rebirth of women's pro soccer in the U.S. Dan Masonson, NFL Director of Marketing Communications stops by to help us preview the 2007 NFL Draft. We examine the many different wa...
45 min
SBR 14 April 2007
NBA Commissioner David Stern joins us to discuss the league's growth in China as well as update us on the business situations for several teams around the league including the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Hornets, Seattle Supersonics and Portland Trai...
45 min
SBR 07 April 2007
Larry Baer, SF Giants General Partner and Executive VP joins us to discuss the business of the MLB team - including Barry Bonds' historic home run chase, the signing of free agent pitcher Barry Zito and AT and T Park playing host to the 2007 MLB All-St...
45 min
SBR 31 March 2007
The Best of SBR with NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand, Sacramento Kings Co-Owner Gavin Maloof and tennis star Maria Sharapova's agent Max Eisenbud from IMG. Enjoy three of the most insightful SBR guest conversations from the past 6 months.
45 min