Scott O’Neil Named President of MSG Sports

Madison Square
Garden has named Scott O’Neil president
of MSG Sports. O’Neil comes to Madison
Square Garden
from the National Basketball Association, where, as senior vice president, he
oversaw the league’s team marketing and business operations, advising NBA and
WNBA teams on ticket sales and service, sponsorship development, and marketing.
In addition, he oversaw the NBA’s Canadian business and the NBA Development

” Madison Square Garden
is in a period of unprecedented growth and it is imperative that we have the
strongest and deepest management team in place to drive our strategic
plans,” says MSG Vice Chairman Hank Ratner. “We are pleased that
Scott has joined our leadership group and are confident he will be a tremendous
asset to MSG.”

O’Neil is expected to oversee all aspects of business operations for the three
sports teams, the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Liberty, as well
as the sports properties area, which includes college and high school
basketball, boxing, track & field and all other sports events. He will also
oversee sponsorship sales for the teams, arena and all arena events.
says O’Neil has outstanding expertise in sports business, a proven track record
of effective management across a variety of disciplines, including sponsorship
and ticket sales, as well as the ability to achieve aggressive growth
” Madison Square Garden
is an organization unlike any other. Joining this outstanding management team,
in the world’s most famous arena, is an opportunity of a lifetime,” says
O’Neil. “I am looking forward to continuing to drive the expansion and
growth of the sports properties, while building upon the business success of
the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty,
some of the most iconic brands in sports. My experience working with David
Stern and Adam Silver at the NBA and their relentless pursuit of perfection has
prepared me well for this opportunity.”

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