The Ultimate Scout School ‘Experience’
PSS Experience Packages
Make the most of your Scout School experience by applying for one of the GM Experience. The experience has been designed to introduce participants to executives at the highest level in their field. We have created a detailed itinerary to provide an impactful learning experience.
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2016 Experience Presenters
Pritchard is in his 5th season as GM of the Indiana Pacers. Prior to his time with the Pacers Kevin served as the General Manager of the Portland Trailblazers and also worked with the San Antonio Spurs. He also authored the book “Help the Helper”.
Cho, in his 6th season as GM of the Charlotte Hornets, manages and oversees all player personnel matters. Prior to the Hornets, Rich has served as both Asst. GM and GM of the Seattle Supersonics & Portland Trailblazers.
As Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), New Jersey Devils (NHL) and Prudential Center, a state-of-the-art multi-purpose arena located in Newark, N.J., Scott O’Neil oversees the business operations of three of the top brands in sports and entertainment. A former President of Madison Square Garden and Senior Vice President of NBA Team Marketing and Business Operations, O’Neil has earned a reputation in the sports and entertainment industry as an innovator and leader of leaders.
Sr. VP & Chief Revenue Officer
Tanke is responsible for all of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ sales and service initiatives including oversight of its corporate partnerships, ticket sales and premium seating. Prior to Minnesota, Ryan spent time as the Director of Ticket and Suite Sales for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers.
Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships
Zavodsky, who began as an intern with the Nets, quickly rose through the ranks to his current position of EVP overseeing Global Partnerships for the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. He also helped lead the charge that culminated with the Grand Opening of Barclays Center in September 2012.
Fraschilla has been with ESPN for 13 years serving as a college basketball analyst and on NBA Draft coverage. He is known as a great teacher and will provide excellent insight for those looking to explore on-air opportunities.
Farrow handles creative development, content quality and taken assignment for ESPN. Chris will be able to provide participants with details on what hiring managers look for in new talent and demo reels.
Vice President, Ticket Sales
Serving as the Vice President of Ticket Sales for the Charlotte Hornets, Jackson oversees the sales department. Marc, now in his ninth season with Charlotte, helped in the re-branding efforts when Charlotte changed back to the Hornets from the Bobcats. Jackson began his career with the Phoenix Suns.
Hamer began his business career with the Phoenix Suns as an inside sales rep selling tickets to groups and individuals. Within 8 years, he rose to Vice President of all ticket sales and service. In August 2014, he founded Sports Business Solutions, where his Sports Sales Combines have helped place more than 185 participants to full time sales positions.
White manages all sales functions for One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center in New York City. Prior to working for Legends, White has held sales and marketing positions with organizations such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oakland Raiders, Charlotte Hornets, and Live Nation Entertainment.
Who are the Experiences For?
- Individuals looking to pursue their dream of a career in sports
- Current professionals seeking to expand their skill set and network
How will we select the 20 participants?
- The application process is designed to create the best learning experience for all participants
What differentiates the Experiences from Scout School?
- Each Experience provides direct introductions to decision makers in the sports industry
- You will receive unparalleled access to top executives to develop relationships
Intimate Learning Experience
Each experience will provide 20 selected participants with the opportunity for roundtable discussions with the top executives in their field.
Unparalleled Access to Top Executives
Sit with presenters to discuss your goals and direction to achieve your desired career path.
Ability to ask questions throughout the two sessions.