ROSTER MOVES (September 2019)

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Hymie Elhai Credit: New York Jets
Mali Friedman Credit: XFL
Kelly Lewis Credit: Turnkey Search
Stein Metzger Credit: p1440
Rajesh Sethi Credit: NBA



Ethan Brown named SVP, Marketing & Community Relations, New York Islanders, from VP, Marketing & Brand, Indiana Pacers

Hymie Elhai elevated to President, New York Jets, from SVP & General Counsel (link)

Brian Friedman promoted to EVP & COO, New York Jets, from SVP & CFO (link)

Mali Friedman named VP, Legal & Business Affairs at the XFL, from Assistant General Counsel, Golden State Warriors (link)

Neil Glat stepped down as President, New York Jets, and will continue with the team as Senior Advisor (link)

Kelly Lewis named Director, Diversity & Inclusion, at Turnkey Search from Research & Recruiting Associate at Storbeck/Pimentel & Assoc. (link)

Stein Metzger joins p1440 as Director, Player & Business Development, from Head Coach, UCLA Beach Volleyball (link)

Brandon Plack named SVP, Public Policy & Government Affairs, at NFL, from Chief of Staff, Senate Majority Whip (link)

Rajesh Sethi joins NBA as Managing Director, NBA India, from Chief Business Transformation Officer, SITI Networks (link)



On Sept. 3, 2019, the National Football League and TikTok announced a multi-year partnership to bring NFL content to the TikTok platform globally.

On Sept. 4, 2019, Empower Retirement and the Denver Broncos announced a 21-year stadium naming rights deal, renaming their field Empower Field at Mile High, pending final approval from Denver’s Metropolitan Football Stadium District. Endeavor represented the Broncos, Catalyst Marketing represented Empower.

On Sept. 5, 2019, Twitch and the National Women’s Hockey League announced a three-year exclusive live-streaming partnership starting with the 2019-20 season that begins Oct. 5. Twitch will stream all regular season, Isobel Cup Playoff and special event games live. It marks the first time the NWHL will receive a broadcast rights fee.

On Sept. 9, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced the retirement of CEO/Secretary General Dan Flynn, effective Sept. 16, 2019, with the search for his replacement ongoing. In the interim, current Chief Stakeholders Officer Brian Remedi will add the title of Chief Administrative Officer and handle most of Flynn’s duties until the replacement is hired.

On Sept. 13, 2019, the Chicago Fire announced that Andrew Hauptman has sold his controlling interest in the team to minority investor Joe Mansueto. In addition, the team confirmed plans to break their lease at SeatGeek Stadium in suburban Bridgeview, Ill., and return to play at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Reports placed the value of the 51 percent stake at $204 million.

On Sept 16, 2019, SoFi was announced as the naming rights partner of the yet-to-open Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment District (LASED) at Hollywood Park football stadium that will be the home of the NFL Los Angeles Chargers and NFL Los Angeles Rams. The 20-year deal is reportedly valued at $30 million per season, a venue naming-rights record. The stadium will be called “SoFi Stadium.” Legends represents LASED.


On Sept. 9, 2019, FuboTV launched its initial original content and fall programming for the Fubo Sports Network, FuboTV’s free, ad-supported sports streaming network. The company also announced consultant Pamela Duckworth joined the company as head of Fubo Sports Network.

Updated: September 13, 2019