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NBA Day at Tulane

February 15, 2017 5:29 AM
Friday, February 17, 2017 Lavin-Bernick Center on Tulane’s Uptown Campus, Room 203 Breakfast, Lunch, and Refreshments will be served

Program:10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.NBA Legends Jam Session: A Conversation with Mike Dunleavy Sr. and Rick Barry

  • Mike Dunleavy Sr. – Head Coach, Tulane Men’s Basketball; Former NBA Player, Coach, and General Manager; NBA Coach of the Year.
  • Rick Barry – Former NBA and ABA Player; 8-time NBA All-Star; One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
  • Moderated by Todd Graffagnini – The Voice of Tulane Athletics
11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.NBA General Counsel: From Live Streaming to Wearable Technology: Hot Legal Topics in the NBA
  • Melissa Goldenberg – General Counsel, Phoenix Suns
  • Jason Hillman – Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Ben Lauritsen – Senior Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs, Portland Trailblazers
  • Moderated by Prof. Gabe Feldman – Director, Tulane Sports Law Program; Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance, Co-Director, Tulane Center for Sport
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.NBA Front Office: An Inside Look at Running an NBA Team
  • Michael Arcieri – Director of Basketball Operations, Orlando Magic
  • Jon Phelps – General Manager, Grand Rapids Drive
  • J.J. Polk – Executive Director of Basketball Administration, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Richard Smith – Executive Director of Basketball Operations, Utah Jazz
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.mNBA Journalism: The Daring Young Men on The Flying Trapeze
  • Jonathan Abrams – Bleacher Report
  • Ben Golliver – Sports Illustrated
  • Howard Beck – Bleacher Report
  • Moderated by Prof. Thomas Beller – The New Yorker, Tulane Department of English

Event is co-sponsored by Tulane University, Tulane Law School, the Tulane Sports Law Program, and the Tulane English Department. Contact Professor Gabe Feldman at gfeldman@tulane.edu with any questions.