Day two at the PrimeTime Sports Management Conference brought another great bushel of smart/funny/interesting quotes from smart/funny/interesting people, and since not everyone could be there, I’ve sifted through the panels to grab a selection of what I thought were the best.
The panels I took in were: Issues affecting the operation of sports leagues, associations, and federations, Building your branding and selling out your events, Legal issues affecting players, teams, leagues and facilities, Utilizing new media to generate a return on your investment, and Developments in television, broadcasting and sports properties. You can see who spoke at those here.
There was also a “fireside chat” of sorts with Donald Fehr, head of the NHLPA. Again, if things are Brian Burke-centric, it’s because this was a sports conference, not hockey, so he’s the most relevant to us here.
Let’s dive in!