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"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

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02:02 min | 3 months ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

"We're done. USPS top story this hour. The NBA All Star game will be played in just minutes tonight at State Farm Arena. Among the invited guests. We got frontline health care workers also hbcu students and faculty. Channel two's Michael's side and meantime, for the first time since 2003. Atlanta hosts the NBA All Star game, but his WSB stay black reports. It's truly a made for TV event. Atlanta's mayor wasn't thrilled about hosting and LeBron James says it's a slap in the face to play in a pandemic. But for commissioner Adam Silver once we got to the point where we felt we could do it safely. We definitely should go forward. The players arrived last night and will stay too many bubble here. The three point shootout is before the game dunk contest at halftime. No tickets are being sold, but Hawks CEO Steve Koonin says Atlanta will benefit anyway. I believe that there's incredible charity component to the three million has been donated the HBC used while local health care workers will be among those in the stands. Pregame festivities at 6 30 Tip Off Is it eight J. Black 95 15 WSB The Georgia Department of Public Health Scoville 19 Vaccine Dashboard reported today that over 900,000, Georgia's seniors had received at least one vaccine dose. And 81% of all, state controlled doses have been administered Top local news every 30 minutes, and when it breaks 95.5 WSB depend on it. J C, confirming that Coca Cola is moving its Texas based minute maid operation to Atlanta. The minute maid employees who are moving here to Atlanta will be based at Coke's main headquarters downtown near Georgia Tech. After 57 Years Co closing its offices in Sugar Land, Texas that's in the Houston area. The consolidation a direct result of the corona virus pandemic and steep financial loss is directly related to restaurants being closed across the country. Deli USPS ROBIN Wolinsky New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he has no plans to resign despite a mounting number of women leveling sexual harassment allegations against him. WSB news. Time is eight Oh two Cupid vaccine, Whether.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

02:24 min | 3 months ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Still thousands of basketball fans here in town from out of state here to have fun. I love it. I love it here, so amazing is 80. Oh, it's the A T l all right, But there has been plenty of violence to report 12 people shot in various incidents since Friday night. WSB is Jennifer Perry messages like this one from Atlanta police on Saturday. You know that All Star weekend was primarily planned to be a television event homely. Didn't stop people from looking for a party. These visitors tell Channel two action news. I love it. I love it here. It's amazing. CTO was just lovely. So come down and just filled side perhaps hospitality. Brookhaven extended its more hours this weekend for all Star fans. Three visitors were shot near a club there early Saturday. Police say they were innocent bystanders. Jennifer Perry 95.5 WSB. And since Jennifer Perry's report, we've had another incident that of a Georgia state trooper who has been rushed to Grady with a head injury after he stopped a driver last night around nine o'clock who had a broken tail light. Things got worse from there. Channel two action news reporter Kristin Holloway. Authorities say the trooper smell pot after he stopped a car for a broken tail light along Bill Lucas Drive there, Hank Aaron Drive. All the driver got out and then police say the passenger climbed over the console and sped away dragging. The trooper trooper hit his head on the road and went to the hospital. That passenger got away and right now 47 degrees here on Peachtree Ah, High of 60 this Sunday. Atlanta's most accurate and dependable forecast coming up local youth. 3 30 minutes, and when it breaks 95.5 WSB depend on it well to the game itself. It is the first time since 2003 Atlanta hosting the NBA All Star Game tonight. WSB sports director J. Black Atlanta's mayor wasn't thrilled about hosting and LeBron James says It's a slap in the face to play in a pandemic. But for commissioner Adam Silver once we got to the point where we felt we could do it safely. We definitely should go forward. The players arrived last night and will stay too many bubble here. The three point shootout is before the game. Don't contest it. Halftime. No tickets are being sold. But Hawks CEO Steve Koonin says Atlanta will benefit anyway. I believe that there's incredible charity component to the three million is the donated the HBC used while local health care workers will be among those in the stands. Pregame festivities at 6 30 Tip off Is it eight j Black 95 15 ws buddy. Thanks change, WSB news time 10 03 traffic and weather coming up. These are the stories you need.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

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03:50 min | 3 months ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Person was killed the 95 South down there, Jimmy Carter Boulevard about three this morning, obviously placing a lot of people in danger when you're shooting from one car to another. Several block lanes reopened just after 5 a.m.. No one's in custody, But police are questioning witnesses. Georgia plays a major role is the Senate moves a step closer to passing a $1.9 trillion covert rescue bill. Double D S P s Bill chi. Actual reports live debate on the massive stimulus plan is expected to begin this morning. Yeah, yeah, The bill advances after Vice President Harris breaks a tie the A's or 50. The nays are 50. Georgia, Senator Jon Ossoff's says If he and Senator Raphael Warnock could not one there run off. This wouldn't be possible Elections have consequences were now in a position to deliver this eight. Republicans call it a partisan hodgepodge and try to slow the process by reading the entire 628 page covert relief bill. It takes more than 10 hours and finally ends around 2 A.m. All soft says the measure will provide badly needed help to low income and middle income. Georgia's economic relief for working families in Georgia will be even more generous than will. I had believed was possible includes $1400 stimulus checks. But some Georgia lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats say there's room for improvement. Republican Congressman Buddy Carter wants to include money to address vaccine hesitancy in minority communities and Swanny, Democrat Caroline Bordeaux is looking for ways to make the package smaller. Reporting live Bill Cappuccio 95.5. W S. B. The Atlanta based CDC reports more than 16% of Americans have now gotten at least one dose of vaccine nationwide. Demand for the covert vaccine still bore supply, federal officials say. In the last week, more than two million shots were given every day, Reporter Mark Strassmann says. Alabama Republican Governor Kay Ivey extends the mask mandate one more month. Bucking her GOP counterparts in Mississippi and Texas. Houston police chief Aren't Ossa Vedo fears There may be conflicts between businesses and massless customers, remember That if you remain in the business after being asked to leave, you are subject to arrest a criminal trust past. He openly calls on Houston residents toe mask up, no matter what the governor says Richard Besser, the former acting director of the CDC echoes that call is still at a rate where there's a lot of disease happening. It's terrific that we've seen the big declines since January. But our current case totals are still higher than the peaks we saw last summer. He's concerned about spread of the new, contagious variance now ubiquitous temperature scanners are wildly inaccurate and should not be Trusted to screen for Cove it, according to a study by I PVM. Many scanners, especially cheaper ones are calibrated to normalize results, meaning infected people could be waved through on go on to spread the virus order. Elaine Cobb says the FDA is issued a public alert about the potential health risks and will send warning letters to the company's Atlanta gets ready for a one of a kind MBA All Star game Sunday. All Star Sunday is just too important to miss it. The number one fan engagement tool that the N V A has so to get this game on TV Atlanta steps in. We were asked the host it because that way Turner wouldn't have to travel. No tickets are sold. But Hawks CEO Steve Koonin tells WSB health care workers and Hbcu students and staff will make up a crowd of about 1200. I believe that there's incredible charity component to this. There are no hawks players on the team, no tip offs and eight with the three point shootout pregame Don't contest at halftime. A black 95.5 ws WSB News Times seven Oh, five either good or what Grand three days worth of events and then one day, basically in Atlanta, just bottom line. That's definitely the bottom line Well started to 6 30 with the All Star Skills competition. The three point shoot out that took things off a date o'clock and then the dunk contest after We're good, Thanks. We'll keep track of any traffic traffic implications throughout the weekend. Even though supposed to be virtual. We're here. Folks have been scouting around state for Marina trying to buy tickets. It's bringing up speed on weather and traffic now, W S B meteorologist correct, Melas says is getting ready for the weekend and how's it looking looking Good. Scott your forecast for today a nine on the.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

03:23 min | 3 months ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Judd. Private events at bars and nightclubs begin tonight. DJ Anthony Jennings is happy People will be spending money in Atlanta. My thing is, I just hope you take this mask thing very seriously. Yes, your Walker is taking precaution. To have her to events at Park Tavern. We're being very selective in who we marketed and promoted the events to an Andre Pounds, tells Channel two action news. He's only filling his event to 35% capacity. We're buying about the guidelines Atlanta police will be checking gatherings for compliance over worries this weekend will turn into a super spreader event. The game originally wasn't going to happen until the MBA realized it was too big to skip. Everyone felt that it was a very important piece of the embassies and CEO Steve Koonin tells WSB the games here. TNT doesn't have to travel to put it on TV. But it's also an audition to host in the future. We're going to show them Southern hospitality this weekend like they've never seen LeBron James and Kevin Durant drafted their players last night, But no hawk made the team about 1200, local health care workers and Hbcu students and staff will be in attendance. Tip off. Is it? Eight j. Black 95.5 WSB? With help from Georgia's two senators. Ws piece, Bill Kaya, Geo reports live. Ah $1.9 Trillion Covert Rescue plan is one step closer. Yeah. Marcie, Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff's Wants to make sure middle and low income Georgians get $1400 stimulus checks. Reverend Warnock can I have been fighting so hard? To ensure that there are not deep cuts to the eligibility. President Harris breaks a 50 50 ties. The bill advances over the objection of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who calls it a partisan hodgepodge. His chief of staff calls quote the most progressive domestic legislation in a generation. Republicans delay the process by forcing all 628 pages to be read out loud wrapping up around 2 A.m. debate on the stimulus plan begins later this morning. Reporting live Bill Chi Accio 95.5 WSB Double DS produce time 6 33 2 Million doses of covert vaccine are now being administered each day across the U. S. That's the new milestone for the nation, doubling the amount from last month. As of Thursday, the CDC reports 54 million people have received at least one shot from either Visor or Madonna. That's about 16% of the population. At least a million Georgians have received at least one shot, and Brian shook reports Johnson and Johnson's one dose vaccine is just now being rolled out. The school systems all over Georgia, prepare to roll out their plans to vaccinate as many teachers as possible starting next week whether a drive up from Marietta City schools doing in high school were planning on curbside. We're planning on 20 people, every 10 minutes or a mass site mid March in Atlanta public schools, we have secured incentives to be raffled off for staff who participate in vaccination, George Superintendents have turned from lesson plans to covert vaccine plans. Dr. Curtis Jones last that his big county teachers urged him to get the shot already since he's over 65. I did a video and I just let people know that the shot did not hurt after they laughed at me. Then I think we had more people decided to sign up for Monica Waters. 95.5 WSB Alabama governor Kay Ivey extends her state's mask mandate another month, but that's it. It may be abundantly clear. After April the night I will not keep the mask order in effect, she emphasizes. She'll continue to wear a mask and other should to Texas and Mississippi. You're among the states that have announcing into their covert restrictions, despite advice by health experts to keep them in place for now. Nobody has produced time. 6 35. There has never better statewide mask mandate in Georgia. But it's 25 minutes.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

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03:55 min | 3 months ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

"In this shooting You also have multiple people that are driving on the interstate that could also be victims in these types of crime. Police air talking with witnesses and searching for a suspect. All lanes of the interstate are now open without Georgia's new senators. A $1.9 trillion covert rescue plan may not be possible. Double the ESPYs bill. Kayak Geo reports live. The Senate begins debating the massive stimulus package this morning. Yeah, Jad Vice President Harris breaks a 50 50 tie to move the bill Ford vice president votes in the affirmative, and the motion to proceed is agreed to it has the backing of Georgia Senators Raphael Warnock and Jonah's office is what Georgians sent us to Washington to fight for, and this is what we're gonna deliver, Ausaf says. Low and middle income Georgians will see $1400 stimulus checks Folks in Georgia working in carpentry teachers. Similar numbers for nurses for police, but Republicans call it a partisan hodgepodge and try to delay the bill by forcing all 628 pages to be read out loud. It takes almost 11 hours, finally ending around 2 A.m.. Some Georgia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle or calling for changes. Congresswoman Carolyn Bordeaux, Swanee It's one of a handful of Democrats who say the bill is too expensive. Georgia Republican Buddy Carter says it needs to include money. Toe address vaccine hesitancy in minority communities Reporting live Bill Kioko 95.5 WSB school superintendents described their plans to vaccinate teachers starting next week and Cherokee County. It'll be arena style vaccinations Thursday and Friday. Well in Henry County, 13 district nurses that serve our 52 schools and 43,000 kids they have now all been trained to be. Administrators of vaccine Superintendent and Mary Elizabeth Davis and others hope that Ember of teachers willing to get the vaccine goes up once they hear testimonials from colleague more than a million Georgians get at least the first dose of covert vaccine. The Atlanta based CDC says 16% of Americans have received that first dose. Two million doses are now being administered a day. Alabama's Republican governor Bucks the trend set by our counterparts in Texas and Mississippi Governor Kay Ivey is playing it safe, extending Alabama's mask mandate another five weeks. Masking rollbacks in Texas and Mississippi means 16 States will no longer have mask requirements by next week, Reporter Mark Strassmann says. The Houston police chief worries lifting the mask mandate in Texas may lead to potentially violent confrontations between business owners and massless customers to winning the battle against Against covert, so be kind to one another and if at all possible. Mask up. Houston The life you save may be with someone you love. Former Acting CDC Director Richard Besser concurred. Someone decides to not wear mask. It doesn't just affect their own risk of getting disease. Getting infected. It effects the risks of those around them. He's worried about spread of the new, contagious variance. The Hawks get ready to host the embassy's made for TV All Star Game Sunday game originally wasn't going to happen until the MBA realized it was too big to skip. Everyone felt that it was a very important piece of the embassy. Even CEO Steve Koonin tells WSB the games here, so TNT doesn't have to travel to put it on TV. But it's also an audition to host in the future. We're going to show them Southern hospitality this weekend like they've never seen. LeBron James and Kevin Durant drafted their players last night, But no hawk made the team about 1200, local health care workers and Hbcu students and staff will be in attendance. Tip off. Is it eight J. Black 95.5 WSB Double DS produced time? 605 along with the game? J. Black Will they cram everything else into one day like the dunk contest? That is correct Since the players do not arrive until Saturday night? We're gonna have the three point shoot out the skills competition before the game, and then we'll Have the dunk contest at halftime instead of a musical performance. All that on TV all that on TV? That's right. All right. Five minutes after six. Ernie is going to be busy Ernie Johnson Jr that it let's get back to the morning drive and we're best scare. We'll get to duck terrible after ws meteorologist Kirk Melas get you ready for the weekend Before today, Iran a nine and demolished meaner, increasing clouds afternoon high near 64 lows tonight 37.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

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02:11 min | 8 months ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

"In depth coverage of campaign 2020 on 95.5 ws Me President Trump could be back on the campaign trail as soon as Saturday, President Trump told Fox News last night. It's time to get back on the campaign trail. We want to do a rally in Florida, probably in Florida and Saturday night. It might come back and do one in Pennsylvania. In his interview with Sean Hannity, the president would not say the last time he was tested for the virus. WSB Jamie do pre says the president, is expected to receive a Corona virus test today. Next week's town hall debate is off the table after President Trump rejects the commission's demand that he and Joe Biden appear remotely has agreed to a forum that night on ABC. And the Trump camp suggests it will hold a rally. There's no agreement yet on the path forward. The Trump campaign proposed adding another debate October 29th to ensure there would be three debates. But the Biden camp said no to that reporter Stephen Portnoy's says Biden wants the commission to reformat the October 22nd debate as a town hall. WSB news time 70 for Early voting begins Monday in state Farm Arena. CEO Steve Koonin says there will be 300 voting machines triple the number originally planned. Technical crews have been trained by the county. They will be on staff every day, he tells Channel two. Action news Parking will be free Monday will also be a major testes. Fulton County continues to update software to its 3700 voting machines number 14. Tennessee is riding the nation's second longest winning streak when it comes to Athens tomorrow to face third ranked Georgia Beauty's eight game run has all come against unranked teams, but it is tied for the longest streak in major college football. And Kirby. Smart knows what When I started to see, I say they have a commitment to the run. Their physical in the offensive line deadline, has five returning starters and evolves or second, the SEC and rushing early on with the league's leading back, tie Chandler, their football team. We've got a long ways to go. We've got to continue to work hard to improve balls coach Jeromy Pruitt. Both teams are unbeaten in this game for the first time since 1998 are pre game tomorrow starts at 11, 30 kickoff 3 30 here on the home of the Dogs and the WSB radio app. Hey, Black 95.5 WSB WSB news time 705 minutes after the hour. Kurt's Kirby Smart report coming up here in about 20 Minutes. Coach is digging in the message to Georgia fans. Will be in Sanford Stadium tomorrow. WSB urologist. Kirk Melas joins us once again here and, of course,.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:43 min | 1 year ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"We're here each and every week for you at the same time talking to the biggest names in sports. I'm Jason Kelly, along with Mike Lynch today. We're speaking with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. I have known this guy for Ah, long time. What a treat to catch up with you, Steve at a time when everybody wants to know what's going on with the MBA. What's going on in Atlanta and most pointedly, some news happening this week with what you guys the Hawks are doing when it comes to voting. They're in Atlanta. Tell us what's going on. We have offered our arena state for Marina, which is about 700,000 square feet. To the Fulton County Commission to host voting for both the August run off in the general election. And we will be the home of early voting for phone county, which is a county that have almost a 1,000,000 registered voters in early voting in Georgia. You're allowed to vote in any Super precinct, so we will take our full time staff and turning them into full time poll workers. One of the difficulties Georgia has had Is that they aren't volunteer training. But maybe an hour before the polls open, and we're goingto train our people who are professionals, the sports business to be professionals and devoting business. I'll train for a week. We will open our doors. We will socially distant We will allow for handicap. We will allow, um For any kind of Needs and the biggest need is for an efficient, timely way to vote and hopefully that's what we're going to deliver it to the city of Atlanta in Fulton County. They take me through the process here because I'm a Boston guy. And if this idea surfaced here in Boston who would take a decade to get it through all the appropriate people that need to put the stamp on it? Who do you have to deal with? Who gave the green light and with their old blocks or any impediments? Actually, it moved pretty quickly. I kind of had the idea when I was watching the protests the first couple of nights because they were literally at the street intersection of where our arena said now is the epicenter of the protests in downtown Atlanta. And protests have to lead to change. And change is very difficult. And in my mind the one thing that I thought we could help influence immediately what voting and so because of the unique structure of the N ba season. This year that we're not starting our season in mid October, traditionally done but in sometime in December. Our building was open and available. So I had a conversation with our coach who is coach Roy Pierce, who has been leaving the Coaches Association on Social Justice and has been Very, very active to bounce it off of him. He liked the idea. Our owner, Tony wrestler like the idea, so I placed a call to Fulton County chairmen Robb Pitts, who I had known through my career. And he called me back the next day and said, Can we tour the arena? And they walked in the arena, and within an hour we have a deal and we did a press conference 48 hours later. You had to have been surprised that have moved that fast. I mean, you've been doing this for a long time. You know it centers thing. I really applaud the phone county folks. They were very humble, They said they're going to move from worst to first. They understood the dilemma they were in. In fact, they're head of voter registration, said We didn't know how we would solve this problem. So when somebody thinks you're a good guy going in And candidly. We offered him everything we're going to pay. Our employees were going to make the parking free. We've got Marta, which is rapid transit in Atlanta to reopen it station, which is 25 feet from our door. We gave him a turnkey solution because this was something we felt passionately about. And yes, I was stunned that it moves so quickly and I just think you know good timing that a good opportunity with the good solution for us. It gives us a real opportunity to do something to help affect change. Camp for Fulton County. It gives them a building that has everything you need that you're not going to find in a classroom or a library, you know, great connective ity and WiFi, highly educated, trained young staff. They think for social distance thing. We gave them our practice court for a month with a secure with 24 hours security. That's where they're going to count all the mail in an absentee ballot. So we're literally turning our building from state farm Arena too. And like a good neighbor State farm is there. How'd I do on that block? That's pretty good. Pretty good. They're going to be happy, You know, sometimes going in voting as you said, a school or a library or fire station. You could stand in line for a long, long time. If there is this inclement weather, it discourages people. But, you know, I've been to that facility of a Boston guy, but I spent a week down there at the Super Bowl. It's a great facility. Public transportation. This might become such a pleasurable experience that you might be asked to do it every time. There's a major election at least every four years. Are you ready for that? I would love that if it became a national n BA holiday in every arena in the league, did it. Yeah. I mean, have you heard from other? I mean, I know that this is brand new, but I have to think this is an idea that could catch on across the league. So I talked to pick teams. We have a network of NBA presidents. We work together. Even though we compete on the court. We're business partners off. And there's only 30 of these jobs in the world, so we talked quite a bit. So I had multiple cities. Call me and multiple cities. They're doing voter registration and they've already got their programs into place. So they're going to look you know if you owned your building you're building is going to be dark. From most likely concert send the start of hockey and basketball are being delayed. It's a great opportunity, and I think one of the keys is through our owner Tony Ressler and his generosity. We've been paying our employees and so bye bye. Treating people well, now.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:07 min | 1 year ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Going to explore the big money issues in the world of sports as we do every week and talk to some of the biggest players in the industry later on in the show, we're going to talk with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. He's going to tell us about this bold initiative. That the Hawks have taken around voter access. He's also going to talk about the return to play for the N B, A. And so much more So, Mike this week, you know another big week in sports. I feel like stopping and starting all over again every week. It's the same story on and yet deals tend to get done or still are getting done. I should say The PGA. This was an interesting move. Basically, Fox saying to NBC, you can have it unprecedented in my lifetime. I can't ever remember a network opting out. Of a deal with the pending championship Coming up. Fox signed a 12 year deal for a $1,000,000,000 believe six years ago. And here they are now handing it over to NBC and Fox is still gonna be on the hook for a little bit a little bit of modern money, but You know, Apparently, they're fall schedule with college and professional football is too vital to them to jeopardize and turned viewers away to watch the U. S. Open in NBC. Welcome, Lee. Just open their arms and took it back. Yeah, I'm fascinated by this because, as you say, you do not see, I mean, as hard as these networks fight for rights, and as much as they've paid up, I mean, huge eoe hundreds of millions billions of dollars at stake here. I mean, it just shows you to some extent. Like how upside down the world is your hats off to Joe Buck, who actually said, you know Jim Nan, Stan Hickson, Mike Tirico all called golf better than I do, But I'm very proud of production crew and moving on. You never hear an icon in the broadcasting business say that somebody is does a job much better than I do. You never hear that. And that that was kind of frank and candid. And I remember last year during the U. S open. It was at Pebble Beach with Jim Nance lives. Buck invited needs to walk out of his house down the fairway and join him in the broadcast booth. And he did, And I thought that was kind of a pretty good gestures. So Tip the hat to Joe Book. So you watch more golf than I do. I mean, do you agree as a viewer, and as someone who knows more than enough to be dangerous about broadcast mean Is NBC better Thiss? They're much better at than Fox's. When Fox first did that their color guy was Greg Norman. He was horrible. They replaced them with Paul. A zinger. Brad Faxon is a rock solid. Broadcasted for them, but in terms of overall team and people out on the course, and, you know, remember, NBC is partners with the golf network with NBC Sports Network, and we got the new Peacock Network. So the platform for I mean, you're going to see Wall the wall around the clock coverage from the 1st 1st person teeing off at seven o'clock in the morning, right till they shut the lights out on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and practice rounds as well. So for the golfer and the golf fan This is a win win situation. All right, So let's switch topics if we can, Teo a just a bummer. I think to use a technical term for both you and me. No minor league baseball not gonna happen this year. So of those 160 teams. It's an estimated that half of those teams will not be around next year. And they're the life blood of so many of these small towns across America who relies solely on Billboard upon the outfield fence is advertising and the paid gate bill in that there's no TV contracts. No big radio contracts to fuel these teams, and some people are even suggested that they should go to to Congress and ask for a bailout. Everyone else is getting a bailout Should minor league baseball get a villa? They an essential business of an integral part of the United States economy. Yeah, America's past time. I mean, it's there is an argument to be made for sure, especially when you talk about as you just did very well. The economic implications on these small towns you know, growing up in the South, you know it was he go into these smaller towns in Georgia and Alabama. On elsewhere. And certainly you think about the Cape League. I saw Mike Barnicle writing about it. You know your colleague up there in the Boston area. I mean, this it is part of the fabric of summer. In many cases, I just find it so sad. It is the Boston Red Sox. Triple A team for a long time has been the Pawtucket Red Sox passed over the border in Rhode Island. They now are done for the first time in 137 years, 137 years and, sadly, the Red Sox are moving their Triple a affiliate to Worcester, Massachusetts. So the posse Ox didn't even have a chance to say goodbye and have a grand finale in the final game at this stadium and thank all the loyal fans that have been coming on. They're just one of the many, many casualties. Of this decision, and it's really, really sad. I mean, if you love this, you said, you go to a minor. I went to a minor league baseball game when I was working for TV appear and they had a promotion. Had pregnant woman sitting in one section in the first woman that went into labor during the game would get a year's supply of diapers. And so we're going around with cameras and a minute a minute doing this woman? I said You're feeling anything I said. I think I feel a little kick right now. Because all the husbands going, honey, honey, come on. What can I do it and nobody went into labor that night. That must've been 25 pregnant women up there, But those have stepped things and I know we've all agreed that the most ingenious and clever marketing people of those That work for minor league baseball. Yes, absolutely. Absolutely. Well, everybody go out and watch her stay in. I should say, watch, download rent whatever you need to do builder in this weekend and say I have a moment for one out for minor league baseball man, thie economics of this virus and the implications really continue to wreak havoc. On sports. That's for sure. You bet it's It's really, really said it's part of Americana right up next to conversation with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. That's straight ahead on Bloomberg Business of Sports. You can follow me on Twitter at Jason Kelly News, and I'm Mike Lynch. You can follow me on Twitter at lynching WCVB and we're here every week at this time. Catch our apple podcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays..

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"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:55 min | 1 year ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Generosity. We've been paying dollar employees and so bye bye. Treating people well, now we need something back from our staff, and they couldn't be more excited to participate. So they're going from full time sports employee talks employees the full time poll workers which really haven't happened, so, Steve, you know we were talking about the MBA and you Put it very well that there are only 30 of these jobs and you guys talk all the time. It does strike me that the N BA has been more progressive than most leagues in terms of activism in terms of reacting and maybe being proactive around a lot of social issues. Aid. You agree? And B? Why is that? I absolutely agree. I think if you look at it, I think it has to start on two levels. I think the first the ownership structure You know Adam Silver, who is progressive and innovative and a phenomenal leader works for owners. And if you look at the ownership in our league, it's not generational ownership like you see in the NFL. I mean, you have a wonderful family to have owned a football team since the start here you've got That's next generation of private equity and investors and Steve Balmer and people who are, you know, well versed. Man. The needs of community. When you buy a sports team did Mark Cuban wrote this and the fact he wrote a letter to bomber That was great. You know, one of the team. You're just the steward of the team and the team is owned by your community. Tony calls our team a community affect and I think sports are the great unifier. One of the reasons that I left the TV industry and went ran my team and my town. Was because I thought we could do more to unite and excite the city of Atlanta than any policy or politicians. And I think sports has the ability and we're kind of thing. Get with our announcement. Teo solve problems and create opportunity. In a very unique way, but I think our young ownership structure with people who are invested in their communities. And also understanding our players are our product and our players want to have a voice and our players are our partners. We share our revenue, virtually 50 50. I think it's 50.1 but Surrounding fake. Let's go with 50 50 and they want to do more than basketball. We want to be more than a basketball team, so I think the aspirations line up perfectly. In Orlando, Steve, There's going to be on the floor painted on all the courts that playing black lives matter. Will that carry over, too. If we come to a next season in the N B A. And could we see visible sign itch of standing up for social justice in the 30 arenas around the MBA? I can't comment. On whether it carries over, But I think the idea of strong pro social statement and positioning and reinforcement of ideals Absolutely makes sense. You know why? I said having discussed that with anybody? I thought that you thought it was fantastic, and I think it's a huge statement. Then, and I'm very, very, very proud to be part of the N ba when they make statements like that, that Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, Jason with you, and of course, my client. You guys interviewed him for the business of sports. I think this is fascinating, and I'm curious to see if other cities and states start to do the same thing. Well, it's a callback to last week's invasion had division, which was LeBron James and everything that he's doing around this more than a vote effort. Mean what we're.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:23 min | 1 year ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Big money issues in the world of sports as we do every week and talk to some of the biggest players in the industry later on in the show, we're going to talk with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. He's going to tell us about this bold initiative. That the Hawks have taken around voter access. He's also going to talk about the return to play for the N B, A. And so much more So, Mike this week, you know another big weekend sports. I feel like stopping and starting all over again every week. It's the same story. On Yet deals tend to get done or still are getting done. I should say the PGA, This was an interesting move. Basically, Fox saying to NBC, you can have it unprecedented in my lifetime. I can't ever remember a network opting out. Of a deal with the pending championship Coming up. Fox signed a 12 year deal for a $1,000,000,000 believe six years ago. And here they are now handing it over to NBC and Fox is still gonna be on the hook for a little bit a little bit of modern money, but You know, Apparently, they're fall schedule with college and professional football is too vital to them to jeopardize and turned viewers away to watch the U. S. Open and NBC welcome, Lee. Just open their arms and took it back. Yeah, I'm fascinated by this because as you say, you do not see, I mean, as hard as these networks fight for rights, and as much as they've paid up, I mean, huge eoe hundreds of millions billions of dollars at stake here. I mean, it just shows you to some extent like How upside down the world is your hats off to Joe Buck, who actually said, you know Jim Nance, Stan Hickson, Mike Tirico all called golf better than I do. But I'm very proud of our production crew and moving on. You never hear an icon in the broadcasting business say that somebody is Does a job much better than I do. You never hear that. And that that was kind of frank and candid. And I remember last year during the U. S open. It was at Pebble Beach with Jim Nance lives. Buck invited Nance to walk out of his house down the fairway and join him in the broadcast booth. And he did. And I thought that was kind of a pretty good gesture. So tip of the hat to Joe Buck. So you watch more golf than I do. I mean, do you agree as a viewer, and as someone who knows more than enough to be dangerous about broadcast mean Is NBC better Thiss? They're much better at than Fox's. When Fox first did it. They're colored guy was Greg Norman. He was horrible that replaced them with Paul. A zinger. Brad Faxon is a rock solid. Broadcaster for them, but in terms of overall team and people out on the course, and, you know, remember, NBC is partners with the golf network with NBC Sports Network, and we got the new Peacock Network. So the platform for I mean, you're going to see Wall the wall around the clock coverage from the 1st 1st person teeing off at seven o'clock in the morning, right till they shut the lights out on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and practice rounds as well. So for the golfer and the golf fan This is a win win situation. All right, So let's switch topics if we can, Teo a just a bummer. I think to use a technical term for both you and me. No minor league baseball not gonna happen this year. So of those 160 teams. It's an estimated that half of those teams will not be around next year. And they're the life blood of so many of these small towns across America who relies solely on billboard upon the outfield fence is advertising and the Paige eight billion that there's no TV contracts, no big radio contracts to fuel these teams. And some people are even suggested that they should go to Congress and ask for a bailout. Everyone else is getting a bailout should minor league baseball get a villa? They an essential business at an integral part of the United States economy. Yeah, America's past time. I mean, it's there is an argument to be made for sure, especially when you talk about as you just did very well. The economic implications on these small towns you know, growing up in the South, you know it was he go into these smaller towns in Georgia and Alabama. Ah and elsewhere. And certainly you think about the Cape League. I saw Mike Barnicle writing about it. You know your colleague up there in the Boston area. I mean, this it is part of the fabric of summer. In many cases, I just find it so sad. It is the Boston Red Sox. Triple A team for a long time has been the Pawtucket Red Sox passed over the border in Rhode Island. They now are done for the first time in 137 years, 137 years and, sadly, the Red Sox are moving their Triple a affiliate to Worcester, Massachusetts, So the PawSox didn't even have a chance to say goodbye and have a grand finale in the final game at this stadium and thank all the loyal fans that have been coming on. They're just one of the many, many casualties. Of this decision, and it's really, really sad. I mean, if you love if you said you go to a mine, and I went to a minor league baseball game when I was working for TV appear, and they had a promotion. They had pregnant woman sitting in one section in the first woman that went into labor during the game would get a year's supply of diapers. And so we're going around with cameras and a minimum interviewing this woman. I said You're feeling anything I said. I think I feel a little kick right now. Because all the husbands going, honey honey, come on. What can I do it and nobody went into labor that night. That was 7 25 pregnant women up there. But those have that the things and I know we've all agreed that A most ingenious and clever marketing. People of those that work for minor league baseball. Yes, absolutely. Absolutely. Well, Everybody go out and watch her stay in, I should say. Watch, download rent Whatever you need to do Builder and this weekend and say, Have a moment for one out for minor league baseball man thie economics of this virus, and the implications really continue to wreak havoc on sports. That's for sure. You bet it's It's really, really said it's part of Americana right up next to conversation with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. That's straight ahead on Bloomberg Business of Sports. You can follow me on Twitter at Jason Kelly News, and I'm Mike Lynch. You can follow me on Twitter at lynching WCVB and we're here every week at this time. Catch our apple podcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 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"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:22 min | 1 year ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Of sports from Bloomberg Radio. Thanks so much for joining us. I'm Jason Kelly, along with Mike Lynch. Let's continue our conversation with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. So, Steve, you know we were talking about the MBA and you Put it very well that there are only 30 of these jobs and you guys talk all the time. It does strike me that The N BA has been more progressive than most leagues in terms of activism in terms of reacting and maybe being proactive around a lot of social issues, Aid you agree, and B. Why is that? I absolutely agree. I think if you look at it, I think it has to start on two levels. I think the first is ownership structure. You know Adam Silver, who is progressive and innovative and a phenomenal leader works for owners. And if you look at the ownership in our league, it's not generational ownership like you see in the NFL. I mean, you have a wonderful family to have owned a football team since the start. Here. You've got the next generation of private equity and investors and Steve Balmer and people who are, you know Well versed and The needs of community When you buy a sports team, my Cuban wrote this and the fact he wrote a letter to bomber. That was great. It said. You know the team. You're just the steward of the team, and the team is owned by your community. Tony calls our team a community asset, and I think sports are the great unifier. One of the reasons that I left the TV industry and went ran my team and my town. Was because I thought we could do more to unite and excite the city of Atlanta than any policy or politicians. And I think sports has the ability and we're kind of seeing it with our announcement. Teo solve problems and create opportunity. In a very unique way, but I think our young ownership structure with people who are invested in their communities. And also understanding our players are our product and our players won't have a voice and our players are our partners. We share our revenue, virtually 50 50. I think it's 50.1 but Surrounding fake. Let's go with 50 50 And they want to do more than basketball. We want to be more than a basketball team, so I think the aspirations line up perfectly. In Orlando, Steve, There's going to be on the floor painted on all the courts that playing black lives matter. Will that carry over went too. If we come to a next season in the N B A. And could we see visible sign itch of standing up for social justice in the 30 arenas around the MBA? I can't comment. On whether it carries over, But I think the idea of strong pro social statement and positioning and reinforcement of ideals Absolutely makes sense. You know what it's like. Having discussed that with anybody. I thought that I thought it was fantastic, and I think it's a huge statement. Done, and I'm very, very, very proud to be part of the N BA when they make statements like that. You know, Steve, I do want to ask you. You know there is something and I grew up in Atlanta. As you know, you and I have a zit mentioned the top known each other for for a long time. I mean, it feels like it's not an accident that Atlanta in good ways and bad is right at the center of all of these conversations, and I do wonder in your mind having been A business leader there for a long time. How notable it is that Atlanta is the first to make this step that you're talking about today. Well, yeah, you have to understand Atlanta really, and truly is the cradle of the civil rights movement. I am. One of the interesting things about our business, one of the one of the ideas that we brought when we took over the Hawks and turned it around Wass to market. And reflect our city. Um, our attendance is about 45%. African American. The number two team in the N B. A is Washington around 8%. So we're six times larger than any other MBA city with our attendants and our arena reflect that we have several African American entrepreneur restaurant tours that we've put into business. In our building, which has led to great exposure for them. We're the only sports facility in America who celebrates the barbershop, which is a huge part of African American culture With sports being the conversation. Killer Mike, a local rapper who has done and community activists. Is in the barber shop business. And we have the swag shop swag standing for shave washing groom perched over the court, and you can get a hair accountant Watch the gang. Four care barbershop in the arena. And so it's a no marched to the city that were in, so it's part of our DNA is, you know, connecting with people. And building Typically like.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:31 min | 1 year ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Week for you at the same time talking to the biggest names in sports. I'm Jason Kelly, along with Mike Lynch today. We're speaking with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. I have known this guy for Ah, long time. What a treat to catch up with you, Steve at a time when everybody wants to know what's going on with the MBA. What's going on in Atlanta and most pointedly, some news happening this week with what you guys the Hawks are doing when it comes to voting. They're in Atlanta. Tell us what's going on. We have offered our arena State Farm Arena, which is about 700,000 square feet to the Fulton County Commission to host voting for both the August run off in the general election. And we will be the home of early voting for phone county, which is a county that have almost a 1,000,000 registered voters in early voting in Georgia. You're allowed to vote in any super precinct, so we will take our full time staff and turning them into full time poll workers, one of the difficulties pure to have had Is that they aren't volunteer training. But maybe an hour before the polls open, and we're goingto train our people who are professionals, the sports business to be professionals and devoting business. I'll train for a week We will open our doors. We will socially distant We will allow for handicap. We will allow For any kind of Needs and the biggest need is for inefficient, timely way to vote and hopefully that's what we're going to deliver it to the city of Atlanta in Fulton County. They take me through the process here because I'm a Boston guy. And if this idea surfaced here in Boston who would take a decade to get it through all the appropriate people that need to put the stamp on it? Who do you have to deal with? Who gave the green light and with their old blocks or any impediments? Actually, it moved pretty quickly. I kind of had the idea when I was watching the protests the first couple of nights. Because they were literally at the street intersection of where our arena said. So now it's the epicenter of the protests in downtown Atlanta. And protests have to lead to change. And change is very difficult. And in my mind, the one thing that I thought we could help influence immediately was voting. And so because of the unique structure of the N ba season this year that we're not starting our season in mid October that's traditionally done but in sometime in December Our building was open and available so I had a conversation with our coach who is coach Roy Pierce, who has been leaving the Coaches Association on Social justice and has been very, very active to bounce it off of him. He liked the idea. Our owner, Tony wrestler like the idea, So I placed the call to phone county chairmen Robb Pitts, who I had known through my career. And he called me back the next day and said, Can we tour the arena? And they walked in the arena, and within an hour we had a deal and we did a press conference 48 hours later. You had to have been surprised that have moved that fast. I mean, you've been doing this for a long time. You know it centers thing. I really applaud the phone county folks. They were very humble, They said they're going to move from worst to first. They understood the dilemma they were in. In fact, they're head of voter registration, said We didn't know how we would solve this problem. So when somebody thinks you're a good guy going in And candidly, we offer them everything we're gonna pay. Our employees were going to make the parking free. We've got Marta, which is rapid transit in Atlanta to reopen it station, which is 25 feet from our door. We gave him a turnkey solution because this was something we felt passionately about. And yes, I was stunned that it moved so quickly. Can I just think you know good timing that a good opportunity with a good solution for us. It gives us a real opportunity to do something to help effect change. And for Fulton County. It gives them a building that has everything you need that you're not going to find in a classroom or a library, you know, great connective ity and WiFi, highly educated, trained young staff. They think for social distance thing. We gave them our practice court for a month with a secure with 24 hours security. That's where they're going to count all the mail in an absentee ballot. So we're literally turning our building from state farm Arena too. And like a good neighbor State farm is there. How'd I do on that block? That's pretty good. Pretty good. They're going to be happy. You know, sometimes going in voting says you set a school or a library or fire station. You could stand in line for a long, long time. If there is this inclement weather, it discourages people. But, you know, I've been to that facility of a Boston guy, but I spent a week down there at the Super Bowl. It's a great facility. Public transportation. This might become such a pleasurable experience. That you might be asked to do it every time. There's a major election at least every four years. Are you ready for that? I would love that if it became a national n BA holiday in every arena in the league, did it. Yeah. I mean, have you heard from other? I mean, I know that this is brand new, but I have to think this is an idea that could catch on across the league. So I talked to pick teams. We have a network of NBA presidents. We work together. Even though we compete on the court. We're business partners off. And there's only 30 of these jobs in the world, so we talked quite a bit. So I had multiple cities. Call me and multiple cities. They're doing voter registration and they've already got their programs into place. So they're going to look you know if you owned your building you're building is going to be dark. From most likely concerts and the start of hockey and basketball. ER being delayed. It's a great opportunity, and I think one of the keys is through our owner Tony Ressler and.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:53 min | 1 year ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"The world of sports as we do every week and talk to some of the biggest players in the industry later on in the show, we're going to talk with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. He's going to tell us about this bold initiative. That the Hawks have taken around voter access. He's also going to talk about the return to play for the N B, A. And so much more So, Mike this week, you know another big weekend sports. I feel like stopping and starting all over again every week. It's the same story. On Yet deals tend to get done or still are getting done. I should say the PGA, This was an interesting move. Basically, Fox saying to NBC, you can have it unprecedented in my lifetime. I can't ever remember a network opting out. Of a deal with the pending championship Coming up. Fox signed a 12 year deal for a $1,000,000,000 believe six years ago. And here they are now handing it over to NBC and Fox is still gonna be on the hook for a little bit a little bit of modern money, but You know, Apparently, they're fall schedule. College and professional football is too vital to them to jeopardize and turned viewers away to watch the U. S. Open and NBC welcome, Lee. Just open their arms and took it back. Yeah, I'm fascinated by this because as you say, you do not see, I mean, as hard as these networks fight for rights, and as much as they've paid up, I mean, huge eoe hundreds of millions billions of dollars at stake here. I mean, it just shows you to some extent like How upside down the world is your hats off to Joe Buck, who actually said, you know, Jim dance Stand Hickson, Mike Tirico all called golf better than I do. But I'm very proud of production crew and moving on. You never hear an icon in the broadcasting business Say that somebody is Does a job much better than I do. You never hear that. And that that was kind of frank and candid. And I remember last year during the U. S open. It was at Pebble Beach with Jim Nance lives. Buck invited Nance to walk out of his house down the fairway and join him in the broadcast booth. And he did. And I thought that was kind of a pretty good gestures. So tip of the hat to Joe Buck. So you watch more golf than I do. I mean, do you agree as a viewer, and as someone who knows more than enough to be dangerous about broadcast mean Is NBC better with us? They're much better at than Fox's. When Fox first did it. They're colored guy was Greg Norman. He was horrible that replaced them with Paul. A zinger. Brad Faxon is a rock solid. Broadcasted for them, but in terms of overall team and people out on the course, and, you know, remember, NBC is partners with the golf network with NBC Sports Network, and we got the new Peacock Network. So the platform for I mean, you're going to see Wall the wall around the clock coverage from the 1st 1st person teeing off at seven o'clock in the morning, right till they shut the lights out on Thursday, Friday, Saturday Sunday in practice rounds as well. So for the golfer and the golf fan This is a win win situation. All right, So let's switch topics if we can, Teo a just a bummer. I think to use a technical term for both you and me. No minor league baseball not gonna happen this year. So of those 160 teams. It's an estimated that half of those teams will not be around next year. And they are the lifeblood of so many of these small towns across America who relies solely on billboard upon the outfield fence is advertising and the paid gate bill in that there's no TV contracts. No big radio contracts to fuel these teams and some people are Even suggested that they should go to to Congress and ask for a bailout. Everyone else is getting a bailout should minor league baseball get a villa? They an essential business of an integral part of the United States economy. Yeah, America's past time. I mean, it's there is an argument to be made for sure, especially when you talk about as you just did very well. The economic implications on these small towns you know, growing up in the South, you know it was he go into these smaller towns in Georgia and Alabama. On elsewhere. And certainly you think about the Cape League. I saw Mike Barnicle writing about it. You know your colleague up there in the Boston area. I mean, this it is part of the fabric of summer. In many cases, I just find it so sad. It is the Boston Red Sox. Triple A team for a long time has been the Pawtucket Red Sox just over the border in Rhode Island. They now are done for the first time in 137 years, 137 years and, sadly, the Red Sox are moving their Triple a affiliate to Worcester, Massachusetts, So the PawSox didn't even have a chance to say goodbye and have a grand finale in the final game at this stadium and thank all the loyal fans that have been coming on. They're just one of the many, many casualties. Of this decision, and it's really, really sad. I mean, if you love if you said you go to a mine, and I went to a minor league baseball game when I was working for TV appear, and they had a promotion. Had pregnant woman sitting in one section in the first woman that went into labor during the game would get a year's supply of diapers. And so we're going around with cameras and a minimum interviewing this woman. I said You're feeling anything I said. I think I feel a little kick right now. Because all the husbands going, honey honey, come on. What can I do it and nobody went into labor that night. That must've been 25 pregnant women up there. But those have that the things and I know we've all agreed that A most ingenious and clever marketing. People of those that work for minor league baseball. Yes, absolutely. As Lee. Well, everybody go out and watch her stay in, I should say. Watch, Download rent Whatever you need to do Builder in this weekend and say, Have a moment for one out for minor league baseball man thie economics of this virus, and the implications really continue to wreak havoc on sports. That's for sure. You bet it's It's really, really said it's part of Americana up next, a conversation with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. That's straight ahead on Bloomberg Business of.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:10 min | 1 year ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"In name business of Sports invasion, But it's a great invasion and Jason we know that this year's during out I'd be a very different year on many levels that includes the upcoming presidential election. You and Mike Lynch had an interview with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. We have offered our arena State Farm Arena, which is about 700,000 square feet. To the Fulton County Commission. To host voting for both the August run off in the general election. And we will be the home of early voting for Fulton County, which is a county that have almost a 1,000,000 registered voters in early voting in Georgia. You're allowed to vote in any Super precinct, so we will take our full time staff and turned them into full time. Poll workers. One of the difficulties of Georgia have had that They aren't volunteer training, but maybe an hour before the polls open, and we're goingto train our people who are professionals, the sports business to be professionals and devoting business. I'll train for a week We will open our doors. We will socially distant We will allow for handicap. We will allow For any kind of needs, And the biggest need is for inefficient, timely way to vote and hopefully that's what we're going to deliver to the city of Atlanta in Fulton County. Take me through the process here because I'm a Boston guy. And if this idea surfaced here in Boston who would take a decade to get it through all the appropriate people that need to put the stamp on it? Who do you have to deal with? Who gave the green light and with their role blocks or any impediments? Actually, it moved pretty quickly. I kind of had the idea when I was watching the protests the first couple of nights because they were literally at the street intersection of where our arena said So now is the epicenter of the protests in downtown Atlanta. And protests have to lead to change. And change is very difficult. And in my mind, the one thing that I thought we could help influence immediately was voting. And so because of the unique structure of the N ba season this year that we're not starting our season in mid October, traditionally done but in sometime in December. Our building was open and available. So I had a conversation with our coach who is coach Roy Pierce, who has been leaving the Coaches Association on Social Justice and has been Very, very active to bounce it off of him. He liked the idea. Our owner, Tony ruffle her like the idea, So I placed a call to Fulton County chairmen Robb Pitts, who I had known through my career. And he called me back the next day and said, Can we tour the arena? And they walked in the arena, and within an hour we have a deal and we did a press conference 48 hours later. You had to have been surprised that have moved that fast. I mean, you've been doing this for a long time. You know, it's centrist thing. I really applaud the phone county folks. They were very humble, They said. They're going to move from worst to first. They understood the dilemma They were in. In fact, their head of voter registration, said We didn't know how we would solve this problem. So When somebody thinks you're a good guy going in. And candidly. We offered him everything we're going to pay. Our employees were going to make the parking free. We've got Marta, which has rapid transit in Atlanta to reopen it station, which is 25 feet from our door. We gave him a turnkey solution because this was something we felt passionately about. And yes, I was stunned that it moved so quickly. I am. I just think you know, good timing met a good opportunity with a good solution for us. It gives us a real opportunity to do something to help effect change. And for Fulton County. It gives him a building that have everything you need that you're not going to find in a classroom or a library, you know, great connective ity and WiFi. Highly educated, trained young staff spacing for social distant thing. We gave them our practice court for a month with a secure with 24 hours security. It's where they're going to count all the mail in an absentee ballot. So we're literally turning our building from state farm Arena too. And like a good neighbor State farm is there. How did I do on that block? That's pretty good. Retty. Good. They're going to be happy. You know, sometimes going in voting says you set a school or a library or a fire station. You could stand in line for a long, long time. If there is this inclement weather, it discourages people. But you know, I've been to that facility. I'm a Boston guy, but I spent a week down there at the Super Bowl. It's a great facility. Public transportation. This might become such a pleasurable experience that you might be asked to do.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"His generosity. We've been paying dollar employees and so bye bye. Treating people well, now we need something back from our staff, and they couldn't be more excited to pretence A paid so they're going from full time sports employee talks employees the full time poll workers which really haven't happened, so, Steve, you know, we were talking about the MBA, and you put it very well that they relieve 30 of these jobs, and you guys talk all the time. It does strike me that The N BA has been more progressive than most leagues in terms of activism in terms of reacting and maybe being proactive around a lot of social issues, Aid you agree, and B. Why is that? I absolutely agree. I think if you look at it, I think it has to start on two levels. I think the first is the ownership structure. You know Adam Silver, who is progressive, an innovative and a phenomenal leader. Works for owners. And if you look at the ownership in our league, it's not generational ownership like you see in the NFL. I mean, you have a wonderful family to have owned a football team since the start. Here. You've got this next generation of private equity and investors and Steve Balmer and people who are, you know Well versed and The needs of community When you buy a sports team didn't Mark Cuban wrote That and the fact he wrote a letter to bomber That was great. You know, one of the team. You're just the steward of the team and the team is owned by your community. Tony calls our team a community asset, and I think sports are the great unifier. One of the reasons that I left the TV industry and went ran my team and my town because I thought we could do more to unite and excite the city of Atlanta. And any policy or politicians. And I think sports has the ability and we're kind of seeing it with our announcement. Teo solve problems and create opportunity. In a very unique way, but I think our young ownership structure with people who are invested in their communities. And also understanding our players are our product and our players want to have a voice and our players are our partners. We share our revenue, virtually 50 50. I think it's 50.1 but Surrounding fake. Let's go with 50 50 and they want to do more than basketball. We want to be more than a basketball team, so I think the aspirations line up perfectly. In Orlando, Steve, There's going to be on the floor painted on all the courts of playing black lives matter. Will that carry over went too. If we come to a next season in the N B A. And could we see visible sign Ege off, standing up for social justice in the 30 arenas around the MBA? I can't comment. On whether it carries over, But I think the idea of strong pro social statement and positioning and reinforcement of ideals Absolutely makes sense. You know why? I said having discussed that with anybody? I thought that you thought it was fantastic, and I think it's a huge statement. Then, and I'm very, very, very proud to be part of the embassy when they make statements like about that's Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, Jason with you, and of course, my client. You guys interviewed him for the business of sports. I think this is fascinating, and I'm curious to see if other cities and states start to do the same thing. Well, it's a callback to last week's invasion had into the show, which was LeBron James and everything that he's doing around this more than a vote effort mean what we're talking.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:46 min | 1 year ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"I'm Charlie. That is a Bloomberg business Flash. All right, Charlie. Thank you so much. Well, a couple weeks ago, we also the pictures from Atlanta and around Georgia Carol of Long, long lines, Really voter disenfranchisement and inequalities. Mess writ large. It was a mess and What to do about it has become a huge question in Georgia and beyond. Well, the Atlanta Hawks, the MBA team there, they have an answer. They are loaning their arena State Farm arena. To Fulton County and the State of Georgia Toe Act as what will become the largest voting precinct in the United States for early voting, both for the upcoming runoff election and the general election come November. Steve Koonin. He is the CEO of the Atlanta Hawks. Longtime executive works for Coca Cola worked for Turner. I caught up with him, along with my clench my co host on Bloomberg Business of Sports earlier today. Here's what Steve had to say. We have offered our arena State Farm Arena, which is about 700,000 square feet to the Fulton County Commission. To host voting for both the August run off in the general election. And we will be the home of early voting for phone county, which is a county that have almost a 1,000,000 registered voters in early voting in Georgia. You're allowed to vote in any super precinct, so we will take our full time staff and turning them into full time poll workers one of the difficulties pure to have had that They aren't volunteer training, but maybe an hour before the polls open, and we're goingto train our people who are professionals in sports, the sports business to be professionals and devoting business. I'll train for a week We will open our doors. We will socially distant we will allow for handicaps. They take me through the process here because I'm a Boston guy. And if this idea surfaced here in Boston who would take a decade to get it through all the appropriate people that need to put the stamp on it? Who do you have to deal with? Who gave the green light and With their role blocks or any impediments. Actually, it moved pretty quickly. I I kind of had the idea when I was watching the protests the first couple of nights. Because they were literally at the street intersection of where, Arena said now is the epicenter of the protests in downtown Atlanta. And protests have to lead to change. Change is very difficult. The one thing that I thought we could help influence immediately was voting. And so because of the unique structure of the N ba season this year that we're not starting our season in mid October, traditionally done but in sometime in December. Our building was open and available. So I had a conversation with our coach who is coach Lloyd Pierce, who has been leaving the Coaches Association on Social Justice and has been Very, very active to bounce it off of him. He liked the idea. Our owner, Tony wrestler like the idea, So I placed a call Tio phone county chairmen Robb Pitts, who I had known through my career. And he called me back the next day and said, Can we tour the arena? And they walked in the arena, and within an hour we have a deal and we did a press conference 48 hours later. And that's Steve couldn't in the CEO of the Atlanta Hawks and Carol, This is a big deal. I mean, I don't want to go too grandiose and and big on it. But this could change in a positive way. Who gets to vote in Georgia? It will change. I think it's pretty remarkable. And I do wonder if other places will follow. You know and do something very similar. I don't If you saw on 60 minutes they did a whole piece. Unlike mailings, and so on and so forth. I think we're all looking at you know what does this election cycle? Look, I mean, it's been such an odd year to say the least. And, you know, I think there's concerns about it. Certainly the virus picks up again around election time. Will it prevent people from getting to the polls and one of the things that was interesting about some of the primaries that had been held? It wasn't just a case of people getting the Poles. It was the people who man the polls, which tend to be older people who did not want to expose themselves, and that's what created Ah, lot of the backup, so we need to rethink about making sure that people have access, especially after all the conversations we've had over the last 16 weeks in the last month or so about equality and access and making sure that everybody has a fair shot. We have to make sure Everybody equally has a fair chance at voting. Yeah, well, and it's amounted to your point. It's a matter of training and staffing. So basically the entire I mean, just go a level deeper into reiterates and things that Steve just said. The entire Hawk staff. The arena staff is going to be trained his poll workers essentially like so it's not going to be volunteers. It's like Oh, you know, you've got to get somebody you know, an older retired person to your point to sort of come in it. I mean, he's going to be the professionals who normally our ushers and concessionaires and things like that at the arena, who were going to be running this precinct. And I will tell you in one of the things that Steve said We're going to have the whole conversation later in the week on our Bloomberg business of Sports podcast is other n ba teams air, you know, calling him asking about this? So let's think about an idea. Think about a world where Business leaders. We've been talking about this. What do people do about what's the tangible thing you could do to solve problems? Right. Here's one. I love it. I love it. And this is when you know when they're stressed. When this problems you know, you've got to think differently, and that's exactly what they're doing. I love it love it. And if we think about some of the things whether it's education, really our political system like Things need a refresh, and I think this is something we can do it. Where is it? Is it Portland or Seattle, where they do AA lot of mail and votings, and they have boxes around the city like it's just really, really cool and very easy and very accessible. Yeah, and also shot at Atlanta. I mean, as Steve pointed out in our conversation, it is that from my dad that for Mom and Dad's Everybody Listen, Atlanta has had a tough time through all of this, you know, restaurant with its own identity. Big protest. The mayor has done a phenomenal job, but business leaders stepping up. I mean, this is what put it land in this position. The first place in a positive way of doing the right thing from a business perspective is about access to stop money. So hats off to the Atlanta Hawks. What they're doing. They many people do born. This is this is off the chain. Everything is in one place for you. Your X ray.

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"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"steve koonin" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Issues on I 25 listen three minutes 7 39 WSB temperature's 74 The largest early voting precinct in the country opens next month in Atlantic Walton County. Its board of elections in the Hawks ownership announced the partnership to include state for Marina as an early voting site in election Central for the August runoff in November election are 700,000 square foot building. Will allow for CDC requirements, including social distancing, will also feature the top technology and the N Bihac CEO Steve Koonin says it was possible with the embassies and not starting until December. Sandra Parish 95.5 WSB Georgia Supreme Court rules A judge can sentence the juvenile to life in prison without parole rather than leaving the decision up to a jury. WSB senior legal analyst Ron Carlson says it's the Senate's on ly given an extreme cases, murder must be found to be Quote irreparably corrupt before he can be given life without parole. The US Supreme Court previously banned execution of miners ruling their brains have not fully developed. Atlanta's CNN Center is going up for sale and email to staffers, Warner Media talks about the continuing need to transform its organization and find efficiencies. There's no specific mention of layoffs just that some employees would be relocated to the Tech would campus in Midtown. Downtown Atlanta has seen a great investment and is quickly becoming an entertainment destination, says the email that CNN center is of great value to 1/3 party that specializes in such developments. Still, it says the move does not suggest water media is less committed to Atlanta. Chris Camp, 95.5. It's a big win for the future plans for the Gulch, the state Supreme Court rules sales tax can be used to repay more than a $1,000,000,000 in bonds to finance the project next to Mercedes Benz Stadium. City of Atlanta. In a private developer want issue enterprise zone bonds, build hotels, shops and offices in the area. Opponents argue money meant for entities like schools and police. Should not go to a private company. WSB news time. 7.

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