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NBA TV Rights and Deals

Monday, April 28th, 2014

The NBA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world right now. Since basketball is played all around the world, it has grown a huge fan base and the commissioner knows that the fans want to watch as many games as possible. One of the TV rights deal the NBA made was in 2000, which was a six year contract with ESPN, ABC and TNT, which ended in the 2006-2007 season. The NBA makes a majority of its money through their TV rights, with the past deal making $767 million, which include the traditional TV rights without the Digital media that is becoming more popular. The recent TV rights deal was made in 2007, which last until the 2015-2016 season, with ESPN, ABC, and TNT, which will have a 20 percent increase in revenue to $930 million, and $7.5 Billion by the time it ends. This new deal also includes Digital media rights showing live games online and any new ESPN outlets they create from now until the contract is up. The value of TV rights has continue to escalate because sports are at a high demand by people all over the world, and though many cannot go to the actual games and watch them, television and broadcasting of these games help those who cannot attend the actual games. They also look at television ratings of team by the amount of people who watch the teams that are being played and goes into consideration on what games they will show on TV, so that they know what people want to watch. ABC will continue to air 15 regular-season games and the entire NBA Finals and will televise an increased number of games earlier in the playoffs. The maximum number of times a certain team can appear on the network during the regular season has also been increased. ESPN and ESPN2 will continue to show up to 75 regular-season games as well as one of the conference finals. ESPN will increase the number of early round playoff games it airs. TNT will continue to air 52 regular-season games, the All-Star Game and one of the conference finals.

Adam Silver, the new commissioner of the NBA, is currently putting together a panel to help him in negotiations for future TV right deals. Another deal that the NBA has made is with two former ABA owners, who earned money form the TV rights from 1976-present, also known as the “Greatest Sports Deal of All Time.” This deal was finally ended with the NBA putting an upfront payment of $500 million two the two owners to the end their rights of receiving money from the NBA for their TV rights.

Coaching “Student-Athletes”

Monday, April 7th, 2014

In the present day, athletics have become a huge part in our society. With this, coaches of big successful teams have forgotten what it means to be a student athlete. Most coaches are more concerned with recruiting the best, biggest players, rather than making sure their current athletes are doing academically well. Basketball coaches are faced with the “one and done” athletes, which makes it difficult to emphasis the importance of being a “student athlete.” Where as football you must to stay in school for three years before leaving the school and going to the pro’s.

When putting together coaches contracts certain incentives will be implemented to make sure the staff helps in success of the student athlete in all areas, not just their sport. This needs to be a top priority for coaches and their players. Yes, winning national championships and holding records is what every coach wants. Yet, they need to remember that they need to teach them and help them succeed being a student before anything else.

In the coaches contract it needs to state clearly, that all student athletes must maintain a GPA of 3.0, that there are mandatory study hall the athletes goes too, and they must attend every class unless excused. To give the coaches incentives to make sure they are really requiring their athletes to fulfill these requirements, they will receive a pay increase/ bonus if all their athletes fulfill what the contract says.

Winning is a great feeling in sports, but winning in life is the greatest achievement. Student athletes need to be over all successful and not just on the court/field.

Real Madrid vs. Denver Nuggets

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The Real Madrid website offers history on the sports and the news that is happening within the club. Not only do they have a football(Soccer), they also have a rich history with their basketball team. Their site includes events, foundations, pictures and even and area for members.This site is targeted towards all who love Real Madrid and want to see when next games are or what is happening during and post season, as well as, areas on the site that are for the fans and clubs to post pictures and enjoy celebrating their team from all parts of the world. Members of the club receive special discounts for games, purchasing either soccer or basketball games. They can buy tickets and even watch live games from this site. The Nuggets love their fans, which is why they have a Fan Zone where you can learn about the mascot Rocky, Hero of the Game; which brings active or non-active military personal down to the court at halftime to honor their services, Fans can also enter contest for halftime shows. This compares to the Denver Nuggets in similar ways as Real Madrid: the Nuggets site also offers fans ticket sales, schedules, history of the Nuggets, a place to meet the Nugget dancers and the types of foundations and youth programs they put on for the community. Both also have types of two way communication with the use of Facebook, twitter, Google +. The Nuggets offer more social media connections with their Dancers and also a YouTube page.