NYU Sports Business & Management Professors Available for Interview On NY Knicks/Isiah Thomas Trial


Professors Lee Igel, Robert Boland, Michael Cramer, and Wayne McDonnell of NYU’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management are available for interview regarding the New York Knicks/Isiah Thomas trial. They each offer their own perspectives on the trial, and are available for immediate comment or debate.

Lee Igel is an expert in human performance, organizational behavior, and psychology. Igel has worked in professional baseball in player development, and is now teaching leadership and organizational behavior at the Tisch Center. He can offer a psychological perspective to the case.

Robert Boland is an expert in sports business and law with experience as a labor, antitrust and criminal lawyer. Boland has negotiated more than 100 player and endorsement contracts in a variety of sports, and has experience as a sports agent, coach and manager of sporting events at the national and international levels. Apropos to this case, his legal experience also includes being an assistant district attorney and a member of the NYC District Attorneys’ Offices Joint Animal Crimes Task Force and the Chief Animal Crimes Prosecutor in Staten Island, NY.

Michael Cramer is a former president of the Texas Rangers and Dallas stars, and is a leading sports and business executive who recently joined the Tisch Center faculty. His expertise includes building and leading major organizations in the hospitality and sports industries and he also has several years of experience practicing law.

Wayne McDonnell, Jr., is a former employee of Madison Square Gardens and the New York Rangers and can offer a unique personal perspective on the events surrounding the trial. He is very familiar with the culture and work environment of MSG, and is also an expert in the finance and economics of professional sports.

To reach these professors for interview or comment, contact Carmen Tong, SCPS Office of Public Relations, at 212 992-9103 or carmen.tong@nyu.edu.

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