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“Glickman Global” to air monthly on nationally syndicated sports business radio program

Boston—January 30, 2007—G2 Strategic announced today that CEO Marshall Glickman will be featured each month on a new segment of nationally-syndicated radio program Sports Business Radio. The 5-minute segment, “Glickman Global,” will air on the second Saturday of each month, focusing on a specific sports business topic that has global interest.

Sports Business Radio is nationally syndicated on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network, which is aired by nearly 200 radio stations in the U.S., reaching a cumulative weekly audience of 2.2 million listeners, as well as 50,000 via the internet. In addition, Sports Business Radio airs on Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 122, WCFO Business Radio 1160 in Atlanta, Georgia and KXL News Radio 750 in Portland, Oregon, and is available via podcast on iTunes.

Brian Berger, the host and founder of Sports Business Radio, said, “More and more, our discussions on the business issues affecting sports have a global context. Marshall is one of the few sports executives that has worked with clients on both sides of the Atlantic, for leagues, federations, clubs, venue developers and others. He has an international network, has strong opinions and has lived and worked through the evolution of sports. We think our new Glickman Global segment will be an excellent addition to Sports Business Radio.”

“This is going to be fun and, I promise, interesting for Brian’s listeners,” said Glickman. “There are numerous issues, such as sports betting, venue development, player compensation, the declining economy of European club soccer, the potential resurgence of tennis, the fate of European basketball and the general trend of commercialization, that I think all affect the globalization of sports business and, ultimately, will impact the U.S. sports landscape as well.”

About G2 Strategic

G2 Strategic, LLC provides global sports business solutions, addressing a broad range of issues and opportunities faced by the sports and entertainment industries. G2 stands for “Glickman Global,” as an acronym of its founder and CEO, Marshall Glickman and the firm’s focus on an international client base.

G2 Strategic was launched in June, 2004 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Glickman is the former president of the NBA Portland Trail Blazers and Oregon Arena Corporation, where he quarterbacked the $262 million Rose Quarter complex. He also has served as Chairman and CEO of Portland Family Entertainment, a firm he founded to undergo a $38 million renovation to a historic outdoor stadium, which was transformed to a modern, multi-purpose outdoor venue while maintaining its old school charm.

Since 1995, Glickman has served as a consultant to a range of clients, including architects (Ellerbe Becket, NBBJ), sports franchises (Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors), construction companies (Clark Construction Group), private equity groups (GSO Capital Partners), developers (Bechtel), federations (Tennis Canada) and leagues (Euroleague Basketball.) Since the launch of G2 Strategic in August, 2004, Glickman has focused on formulating business development strategies for an expanding client base, which includes several European sports organizations – Euroleague (which is the top pan-European basketball league), the French Tennis Federation, Groupe Gones & Sports and CSKA Moscow (the Red Army team of Russia).

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About Sports Business Radio

Sports Business Radio was launched in April of 2004 and focuses on the issues and people directly impacting the world of sports business. Guests on the show offering an insider's perspective include pro sports league executives, agents, college athletics administrators, sports apparel company reps, ad agency executives, media executives and athletes. Portland is a natural point of origin for Sports Business Radio with companies such as Nike, adidas, Wieden & Kennedy and the Warsaw School of Sports Marketing all based in the Pacific Northwest. To listen to the SBR podcast or to read the Sports Business Radio Blog, please visit

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