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Scott O’Neil Becomes the New 76ers CEO
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On July 8, 2013 @ 5:17 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Adam Aron has stepped down as Philadelphia 76ers CEO and been replaced by former Madison Square Garden Sports president Scott O’Neil.
Aron will remain on the team’s board of directors and said he has increased his ownership stake in the franchise. Aron was part of the ownership group that bought the franchise in 2011. Aron and O’Neil were set to inform the staff of the change on Monday.
Led by majority owner Josh Harris and Aron, the new ownership group attempted to win back fans with slashed ticket prices, confetti cannons, and other fan-friendly promotions such as reconnecting with past stars. Aron tells The Associated Press it was his decision to step aside as he pursues another business interest.
“It’s a move of my making,” he said. “I wasn’t pushed, shoved or asked to go.”
via Associated Press
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