NBA Summer League Shines on and off the court

The 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas was bigger and better than ever. Taking place July 12th-22nd at The Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Las Vegas. The 9th annual NBA Summer League in Las Vegas featured 61 games of NBA action in 11 days, culminating with the first-ever Summer League Championship that crowned the Golden State Warriors as champions. All NBA Summer League games were once again available online, on NBA TV and through the mobile app. New [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:17-04:00August 29th, 2013|All News, Event Management|

Ueberroth’s exit may reshape NBA global biz

By John Lombardo, Staff Writer via www.sportsbusinessdaily.com The departure of NBA International President Heidi Ueberroth could set in motion a significant shift in how the league structures its growing global business division. NBA Commissioner David Stern last week said the league will re-examine its international operations in the wake of Ueberroth’s decision to leave at the end of the year after nearly two decades of work. “This is a wonderful time to take a step back and do an evaluation, with Heidi’s input,” Stern said. That process could [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:17-04:00August 28th, 2013|What We're Reading|

Business, and luck, drive NBA jersey color choices

via www.sportsbusinessdaily.com By Tripp Mickle, Staff Writer In the NBA, marketing drives everything from ticket prices to the songs that play in an arena. It even determines what jerseys players wear. The league allows teams to have a white home uniform, a dark road uniform, as many as three alternate uniforms, a cultural uniform and an event uniform, which is developed by the league. Every year in mid-August, teams are required to submit what they plan to wear for each game. That allows the league’s apparel, sporting goods [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:17-04:00August 19th, 2013|What We're Reading|

Lott IMPACT Trophy set for college kickoff

The 2013 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List consists of 42 student-athletes from 37 different colleges around the country who have made the biggest IMPACT on their teams both on and off the field. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. Voting for the award is held throughout the season by a National Voter Panel of former college coaches and players, select members of the media, past winners of the award and the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the sponsors of the [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:17-04:00August 16th, 2013|All News, Brand Consulting|

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott named Lott Trophy Keynote Speaker

PAC-12 COMMISSIONER LARRY SCOTT TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT LOTT IMPACT TROPHY TENTH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET via www.lottimpacttrophy.org NEWPORT BEACH, Aug. 14 – Larry Scott, the innovative and highly acclaimed commissioner of the Pac-12. will be the keynote speaker at the Tenth Annual Lott IMPACT Trophy banquet Dec. 8. The announcement was made today by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the annual award. The Lott IMPACT Trophy goes to the college defensive player who has the biggest IMPACT on his team both on and off the field. IMPACT [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:17-04:00August 14th, 2013|What We're Reading|

USA 2014 Blue Captures adidas Nations Championship, Africa shines

HallPass Media wrapped up a summer full of events with the 7th annual adidas Nations Global Experience, the top global grassroots basketball event of the year. HallPass Media has been involved with adidas Nations for the past five years managing all on-site camp operations and developing digital content to cover the event. adidas Nations alumni include Serge Ibaka, Damian Lillard, Iman Shumpert, Cody Zeller, Steven Adams and many more professional and Division I basketball players. The 2013 adidas Nations Global Experience brought together 130 of the world's top [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:18-04:00August 14th, 2013|All News, Event Management|

Golden State wins inaugural Summer League title

via www.nba.com/warriors The Warriors accomplished a basketball first on Monday evening, winning the inaugural NBA Summer League Championship. The 91-77 win over the Suns capped a perfect 7-0 summer slate for the Warriors, who extended their Summer League winning streak, which dates back to 2010, to 14 games. As cliché as it is to say the Warriors wanted it more than their opponents this summer, it might just be true. Time after time in Las Vegas, the Warriors would dig in and take control of the game when [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:18-04:00August 13th, 2013|All News, Event Management|

HallPass’ Albert Hall acknowledged as a leader in basketball business

via Las Vegas Review Journal By ALAN SNEL LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Shortly after hyperactive Albert Hall arrived at the Thomas & Mack Center and began checking poster placements, vendor spots and the new wood basketball floor, he gave arena director Mike Newcomb a bear hug. Hall was off the plane and in the arena for just an hour Tuesday morning, yet the animated California sports marketer was already stoked to launch the NBA Summer League’s 11-day run in Las Vegas starting Friday. “What’s up dude? I like it,” Hall [...]