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Fundamentals: USL President Jake Edwards

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today, a special Friday episode with USL president Jake Edwards to discuss the professional soccer league’s return to live play, its place in the U.S. soccer hierarchy, and the plans for some teams in the league to play in front of fans.

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Fundamentals: Missy Franklin

  • Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin joins Fundamentals on Thursday, July 9th.
  • The episode will begin at 12pm ET on Thursday, streamed live on this page.

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. On Thursday, we will be joined by Olympic gold medalist swimmer Missy Franklin to discuss her life after swimming, sponsorship deals, business opportunities, and more. RELATED READING: Missy Franklin Finds Her Lane In Retirement With Long-Term Brand Deals (Feb 2020)

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Fundamentals: Patrick Mouratoglou

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today’s episode features acclaimed tennis coach and entrepreneur Patrick Mouratoglou, who has coached Serena Williams since 2012 and organized the “Ultimate Tennis Showdown” round-robin tournament underway in France. Today’s episode begins at 9am ET.

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Fundamentals: Drone Racing League President Rachel Jacobson

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today’s episode features Rachel Jacobson, the newly-appointed President of Drone Racing League. Before taking the role with DRL, Jacobson worked for the NBA as SVP of Global Partnerships. Upcoming Episodes…Tues July 7: Patrick Mouratoglou — Pro Tennis CoachSign up for email reminder. Thurs July 9: Missy Franklin — Olympic Gold Medalist SwimmerSign up for email reminder.

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Fundamentals: TBT Founder/CEO Jon Mugar

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today’s episode featured Jon Mugar, the founder and CEO of The Basketball Tournament — commonly known as TBT. Jon provided a live tour and inside look at TBT’s “bubble” setup as they prepare for their quarantined tournament beginning on July 4th in Columbus, Ohio. **The live tour begins at about the 8:40 mark of the episode** Upcoming […]

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Fundamentals: NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today’s special Wednesday episode featured Lisa Baird — the commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League — as the NWSL prepared to become the first major American team sports league to return to live play on Saturday, June 27th.

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Fundamentals: Relevent Sports Group CEO Daniel Sillman

  • Relevent Sports Group CEO Daniel Sillman joins Fundamentals on Tuesday, June 23rd.
  • The episode will begin at 12pm ET on Tuesday, streamed live on this page.

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today we will be joined by Daniel Sillman, the CEO of Relevent Sports Group. Daniel will discuss the return to live soccer across the world, adjusting to operations after cancelling the 2020 International Champions Cup, Relevent’s partnership with La Liga, and more. Additional Episodes This Week:Weds June 24th: Lisa Baird — Commissioner, NWSLThurs June 25th: Xavier Gutierrez […]

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Fundamentals: PBA CEO Colie Edison

  • PBA CEO Colie Edison joins Fundamentals on Thursday, June 18th.
  • The episode will begin approx 12pm ET on Thursday, streamed live on this page.

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today’s episode featured Colie Edison, the CEO of Professional Bowlers Association. Colie discussed how the PBA has returned to live events, along with the addition of sports betting, amongst other transformations and the growth of the circuit and sport in the past several month.

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