Michael Winger named president of Monumental Basketball

2023. január 24.;  Dallas, Texas, USA;  A Washington Wizards logó képe a Wizards és a Dallas Mavericks közötti mérkőzés során az American Airlines Centerben.

January 24, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; An image of the Washington Wizards logo during a game between the Wizards and the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center.
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Michael Winger has been named president of Monumental Basketball, Ted Leonsis, the organization’s founder and CEO, announced Thursday.

Winger, who has served as the general manager of the Los Angeles Clippers since 2017, will report directly to Leonsis. He will oversee all aspects of operations Washington Wizards the NBA, the Washington Mystics of the WNBA and the Capital City Go-Go’s of the NBA G League

“Michael’s vast experience and breadth of leadership skills will provide stability, accountability and leadership for all of our basketball franchises,” Leonsis said. “His impact in restoring and maintaining excellence across three different teams aligns with our goal of building championship contenders, while his collaborative approach supports our shared services structure.”

Winger replaces Tommy Sheppard as basketball’s top decision-maker Wizards

Winger also had front office roles with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Cleveland Cavaliers.

“I am honored to lead Monumental Basketball, all three teams are proud representatives of a unique and strong region that has shown loyalty and patience through varying levels of success,” said Winger. “There is still a lot of work to do, but I am confident that we can build our programs on sustainable principles that will underpin every decision we make, restoring the prestige and status that we can celebrate with our deserving fans.”

Winger’s first move is to join Leonsis and seek a senior executive for the company Wizards. The position also oversees Go-Go and will report directly to Winger and Mystics general manager Mike Thibault, according to the release.

— Field Level Media

Source: https://deadspin.com/michael-winger-named-president-of-monumental-basketball-1850476250

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