By TERRY LYONS
NEW YORK – Traditionally the summer months do not bring about much activity in the sports business world. The juggernauts of the winter sports calendar, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League end their seasons with the crowing of a new champion at the annual NBA Finals and the awarding of the Stanley Cup, the most coveted trophy in all of sport.
When the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Golden State Warriors accepted their hardware, sports execs closed the books on hockey and men’s basketball for 2016-17 and the respective league drafts turned the page to look towards the fall and 2017-18 when the two leagues begin training camp.
- Length of the games and the event itself
- Horrible shooting, chalked up to “rusty” aging players