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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 11.12.12 – 11.19.12

SN-Top-News-In-#Sportsbiz-BannerThe Top News In #Sportsbiz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Lead Writer – Mark Burns

Sports Business

NBA Commissioner Stern Estimates NBA Revenue Up To $5 Billion

David-SternNBA Commissioner David Stern estimates revenue will be a record $5 billion in the current season, an increase of about 20 percent from the league’s last full season in 2010-11.

Speaking Tuesday at Beyond Sport United, a gathering of global team, league and industry executives at Yankee Stadium that focuses on social responsibility. Stern said NBA expansion to Europe is probably at least a decade away and that it likely would make sense to add several clubs there at once.

“I think for us the thing that would make the most sense would be a division in Europe at the time that it comes,” he said. “I don’t see that for another decade at least. Not one team.

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Sports Networking

Resume Tips To Advance Your Sports Career

Sports NetworkingDon’t even think about trying to apply for a sports internship or job without a resume. By resume, I mean a typewritten document that tells a potential employer about your educational background, work experience, technical skills, and outside interests. While a strong reference might be what lands you an interview, your resume is what an employer will look at to judge how qualified you are for a position.

Before trying to master interview skills, you must polish your resume and make it stand out from the pile. You can start by following the tips I have outlined below.

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Sports Marketing

Jets’ Tim Tebow Announces Partnership with TiVo

Tim TebowAside from the linguistic synergy, there’s little apparent reason why TiVo has chosen Tim Tebow to be its new spokesman.

In a grainy black-and-white ad, the New York Jets star makes the case that TiVo helps him make sense of a fractured digital media universe. “It seems like life gets more complicated every single day, exactly like TV,” says Tebow. “It’s cable, satellite, the web, tablets and phones. The choice is great, but it’s chaotic. That’s why I like TiVo.” Tebow goes on to call TiVo a “magic box.”

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Sports Sponsorship

Beckham New Face Of Luxury Watchmaker, Breitling

David Beckham-BreitlingDavid Beckham might have lost a step on the soccer pitch, but not with his endorsements. Luxury watch maker, Breitling, has signed the soccer stud to endorse the Swiss company’s Transocean Chronograph Unitime worldtimer watch and be an ambassador of the Breitling brand.

Although financial terms were not disclosed, one has to believe it’s in the millions as he has a litany of other high profile endorsements like Armani, H&M, Adidas, Samsung and Burger King among others.

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Sports Sales

Kansas Football HC, Charlie Weis, Paid For Student Tickets For Senior Day

Charlie WeisLast week, Charlie Weis continually emphasized his hope to have a packed stadium for Senior Night when the Jayhawks hosted Iowa State on Saturday.

Now, Weis was doing his part to make sure that happens, tweeting last Thursday night that he’d pay for all student tickets at the game.

Kansas is 1-9 on the year, with the lone win coming in the opener against South Dakota State.

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Sports Social Media

NASCAR Driver, Brad Keselowski, Fined $25,000 For Tweeting During Race

NascarIt seems NASCAR thinks driver Brad Keselowski’s Twitter addiction has a gone too far. Nine months after he became a social media darling for tweeting from his car during an extended delay at February’s Daytona 500, Keselowski was fined $25,000 by NASCAR for doing the same thing during a race that took place on Sunday.

After Keselowski’s Daytona 500 tweeting spree, drivers had been notified that smartphones would not be allowed in cars, NASCAR spokesman Kelly Tharp told the Associated Press.

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Sports Media

2012-13 NBA Social Media & Media Index

Sports Media-TwitterGuess what’s back, back again?

It’s your 2012-13 ‘nearly’ comprehensive index of NBA writers, players, executives, teams and league-wide social media accounts.

If you find an error or omission, please send an email to We’ll do our best to add, edit or delete any new or outdated links and accounts ASAP. We apologize in advance if we missed you, but we’ll be updating the Index daily.

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Sports Jobs

Jobs In Sports Administration: How To Land Your Dream Job In Sports

Sports AdministrationThe sports industry is a $400 billion industry that is one of the most sought after fields to work around. There’s the constant struggle of business professionals looking to move from another industry to sports along with thousands of students graduating every year that want to work in sports.

But that’s where you come in: the student, the young professional, or the individual with a handful of years of experience that’s looking to make a name for yourself in the industry.

Because the sports world is becoming more complicated and more commercial, there’s a need for educated individuals with real-world experience to fill jobs in sports administration.

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Sports Technology

Court Grip Increases NBA Players’ Traction

Court GripIf you play basketball indoors, you know how inconvenient it is to spit on your hands and then rub it on the dirty soles of your sneakers to try to gain grip on the court. You also know that sticky pads haven’t been an answer for sustainable traction either.

Enter Court Grip, a new product endorsed by NBA stars that purports to keep your kicks from slipping on the hardwood.

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