By Gregory Crawford--- COO of Kiyokawa Crawford Sports Management---- on twitter @kcsportsmgmt @crawssportsbiz @wchoops
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NBA On TV--- At the all-star break it is fun to take a look around the league at some of the TV numbers of teams, which for sure have a pattern, of who wins is who gets the viewers. For their regional networks, here is the top five and bottom five compared to last year percentage wise.
1. Charlotte up 52 %
2. Chicago up 62 %
3. Atlanta up 71 %
4. Cleveland up 150 %
5. Milwaukee up 323 %
1. Knicks down 28 %
2. Nets down 29 %
3. Pacers down 34 %
4. Nuggets down 53 %
5. Wolves down 54 %
All Star Weekend--- Most international events such as the NBA all-star weekend, are highly successful when held in New York City. Last weekend proved a huge success for the NBA and New York City.
1. 166,000 people attended all-star events during the weekend.
2. Turner Sports came in one and two for the week in sports programming for TV ratings nationally.
3. New York City estimated the all-star weekend brought in $200 million to the city.
4. Over 1,800 media were credentialed, 540 of those being international journalists.
5. NBA Cares put on over 100 free basketball clinics in New York City during the weekend.
Maine Black Bears----Maine football plays in the FCS division, but in 2015 they will play two FBS schools, Boston College and Tulane. Those two games will bring in a guarantee to Maine of $750,000.
Just one more example of what it takes to sustain an athletic program at the level that is one below the big guys. Football must drive the bus and in order for that bus to move down the road, you better have at least 2 big paydays, where you are going to get beat, but at the same time cash a big check.
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