Diamond Sports Announces Addition of Sports Lawyer to Board of Managers

May 6, 2022

Diamond Sports Group, LLC (DSG), a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., has announced the appointment of a new slate of directors to oversee DSG in conjunction with the recent closing of a new $635 million facility to enable DSG to expand and strengthen its operational platform including emerging opportunities in the direct-to-consumer sports streaming space. Among those joining the new board is Bob Whitsitt, previously a senior executive in both the NBA and the NFL. Whitsitt has more than 30 years of experience in multiple sports industries and business operations, as well as deep relations with team leagues and owners. He previously served as President and General Manager of the Portland Trailblazers, as well as the Alternate Governor in representing the franchise at NBA owners’ meetings for nine years and Seattle Supersonics for eight seasons. During his nine-year tenure as the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks President, he negotiated Paul Allen’s acquisition of the franchise and served as his representative at league owners’ meetings. He has also served as President of Seahawks’ stadium, Trailblazers’ arena, Rose City Radio, Action Sports Media, and the WNBA Portland Fire. He was the Chief Sports Advisor for Wildcat Capital Management assisting in its efforts to construct a new arena in Seattle and its launch of the Seattle Kraken NHL expansion franchise. Whitsitt is an attorney, licensed to practice law in the State of Washington.

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