Before Rick Welts left the Suns on Sept. 15, he told The Associated Press that he’s not exactly “ready to go play golf or go on a speaking tour” because he still feels he has much to give to the sports industry. Turns out he stayed out of the NBA for less than two weeks as […]
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Former Suns president Rick Welts hired as Golden State prez, COO less than two weeks after leaving Suns
September 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments
May 21st, 2011 · 11 Comments
For those not interested in thinking about the growing relationship between sports and social issues, this is your warning to stop reading. Whether you like it or not, as a basketball fan, there are going to be times when sports and society become intertwined. Now is one of those times. In case you hadn’t noticed, […]
May 15th, 2011 · 18 Comments
Phoenix Suns president and CEO Rick Welts chipped away at one of professional sports’ largest barriers on Sunday as he told The New York Times he’s gay, making him the first prominent executive in the professional sports industry to announce his homosexuality. “This is one of the last industries where the subject is off limits,” Welts told […]