Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers have named Scott
O'Neil the organization's new chief executive officer and head of business
O'Neil will oversee the team's business operations and also serve as an
alternate governor. He was most recently the president of Madison Square
Garden Sports, guiding the business operations of the New York Knicks, NHL's
New York Rangers and WNBA's New York Liberty.
In addition, O'Neil has a Philadelphia background, having previously worked in
sales and marketing with the NFL's Eagles. He is also a graduate of Villanova
"We believe that Scott's unique blend of experience, relationships and
demonstrated leadership over the past two decades at the NBA, Madison Square
Garden Sports and the Philadelphia Eagles will make him the perfect CEO of our
business as we work to take the team to the next level," said 76ers managing
owner Josh Harris in a statement Monday.
O'Neil will take over on July 16 and will replace Adam Aron, who will move on
to a new role as CEO of an investment vehicle funded by the Sixers' ownership
group. Aron will also remain a co-owner and board member of the club.
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