The Sports Business Classroom is excited to announce that Hall of Fame TNT reporter, David Aldridge will be leading the TV, Online and In-Arena Broadcast major at the 2017 Sports Business Classroom (SBC) in Las Vegas. The TV, Online and In Arena Broadcast major is one of four being offered in 2017 as part of the Business of Basketball program.
As the Division Head of this major Aldridge will be responsible for developing the curriculum and giving lectures on the subject, as well developing the interactive experiences and training exercises surrounding Summer League that will make up the program.
The curriculum will be curated to give students an in-depth look at the intricacies of different broadcast platforms, the ins and outs of working in broadcast media, as well as providing students hands-on experiences that are designed to serve them in their career in sports moving forward.
A featured speaker at the 2016 Sports Business Classroom, Aldridge was a part of an all-star lineup of sports business executives that were teachers and presenters, including NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Washington Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks, the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey, Ned Cohen of the Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and the Vegas Summer League’s very own Warren LeGarie.
SBC Speaker Bio: David Aldridge – Reporter – TNT
David Aldridge has spent almost three decades as an award-winning print, broadcast and digital journalist. He has covered the NBA since 1988, and is currently the “Insider” for Turner Sports, covering breaking news both for TNT, NBA TV and NBA.com, and serving as a studio analyst on NBA TV programs. He also serves as a sideline reporter for TNT, appearing both on game broadcasts and on Inside the NBA, and writes the popular weekly “Morning Tip” column for NBA.com.
Aldridge was recognized for his work in 2016 with the highest award a reporter covering the league can receive: the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The award singles out members of the print and electronic media for, in the words of the Hall, “outstanding contributions to basketball.”
His writing career has included stints at The Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he covered most of sports’ biggest events, from the Super Bowl to the World Series, the U.S. Tennis Open, the Indianapolis 500, and the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.
About the Sports Business Classroom
Taking place during the Las Vegas Summer League, the 2017 Sports Business Classroom will play host to two immersive training and educational programs: The Business of Basketball and The Executive Session focused on the league salary cap.
Designed for those looking to break into the sports business world, the six-day Business of Basketball program will give attendees the opportunity to train and interact with top executives while performing training exercises in the following disciplines: scouting, video, and analytics; social media, public relations and digital branding; TV, online and broadcast; and the league salary cap.