CAMDEN, N.J. and NEWARK, N.J. – Harris Blitzer Sports activities & Leisure (HBSE) Co-Founders Josh Harris and David Blitzer declared now that Thaddeus “Tad” Brown has been named Main Govt Officer. In his position as CEO, Brown will oversee all business enterprise and progress functions for the HBSE brand name and its attributes, which include the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Heart. Brown begins with the firm on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tad to the HBSE loved ones,” stated HBSE Co-Founder Josh Harris. “Tad is an outstanding leader in our field, and one with a deep passion for innovation and neighborhood engagement. With approximately 20 years’ experience leading the Houston Rockets and Toyota Heart, we are confident that he will bring a contemporary electricity and new thoughts to our groups, business and neighborhood communities.”
We are proud to welcome Tad Brown to the 76ers family members as the new CEO of HBSE.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) July 12, 2021
“Tad has an substantial monitor record of results in the athletics and entertainment industry, and we are psyched to have him on board to guide our elite management staff for HBSE’s next chapter,” reported Co-Founder David Blitzer. “With his expertise and enthusiasm for growing companies and global brand names, he is poised to go on our organization’s route ahead and achieve new stages of achievement.”
Brown joins HBSE just after virtually two a long time with the Houston Rockets, Toyota Centre and Clutch Town Athletics and Enjoyment, 15 of which ended up used as CEO. In his part in Houston, he was a member of the NBA’s Board of Governors, served as the agent to the Executive Committee, and served on the league’s Media Committee. Over his tenure, Brown served posture the Rockets as one of the NBA’s premier worldwide franchises, as very well as a cornerstone of the Houston group. The company thrived below his leadership, setting Toyota Center documents for sellouts, attendance, total situations, and shopper fulfillment. On top of that, Houston hosted NBA All-Star Weekend in each 2006 and 2013, as Brown played a key part in generating Toyota Centre the initial NBA constructing to have two All-Star Game titles above a 7-calendar year time period. His intensive know-how of media rights helped gas the Rockets advancement, such as the creation of the Houston Regional Athletics Network in 2012, now founded as AT&T SportsNet Southwest.
In 2017, Brown orchestrated the sale of the Rockets by Leslie Alexander to Tilman Fertitta for a then-NBA and global sporting activities franchise file $2.2 billion.
In addition to guiding the organization advancement and good results of the Rockets and Toyota Center, Brown led the organization’s potent community outreach and charitable endeavors. He was previous President of the Houston Children’s Charities, served on the Board of the Larger Houston Partnership’s Possibility Houston Committee and the Board of Central Houston, as perfectly as the Boys & Women Golf equipment of The us.
Brown’s transfer to HBSE also reunites him with longtime pal and colleague, Daryl Morey, the 76ers President of Basketball Functions. For the duration of their time together in Houston from 2007-2020, the Rockets compiled a 640-400 (.615) report, the second-very best of any NBA workforce, when turning out to be one of the NBA’s most successful franchises.
“I want to thank Josh Harris and David Blitzer for this incredible option to guide HBSE in its next chapter,” Brown said. “This part not only allows me to do the job for innovators like Josh and David it also permits me to operate along with some of the industry’s ideal expertise that has been assembled across the HBSE firm. This is a earth-class sporting activities and enjoyment organization that cares about the metropolitan areas and admirers it serves. My household and I are thrilled to start our new journey and I’m keen to assistance guidebook HBSE to even increased heights.”
Prior to signing up for the Rockets, Brown was a Founder and President of Streetball Partners Global. For additional than a 10 years, he labored in partnership with NBC Sports activities and the NBA to establish Streetball into the world’s biggest global grassroots basketball assets.
Brown is a graduate of Colgate University, where by he was a 4-year starter and a few-yr captain of the varsity basketball workforce. He and his wife, Janice, have 4 daughters.