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Derek Jeter poaches Warriors exec to help run Marlins

Derek Jeter has reportedly hired a Golden State Warriors executive to lead the Marlins' business operations Derek Jeter has reportedly hired a Golden State Warriors executive to lead the Marlins’ business operations. More
Montrelle Montesinos | 15 Febrero, 2018, 12:25

The job ad said the Marlins' president of business operations will "have overall profit and loss responsibility for the organization", so raising revenue in a variety of areas - from a naming-rights deal to a new local television contract to sponsorships, tickets and merchandise - will be critical.

Derek Jeter has reportedly hired a Golden State Warriors executive to lead the Marlins' business operations. Bob the Shark, Julio the Octopus, Angel the Stone Crab and Spike the Sea Dragon were not as lucky and will have to find a new line of work.

Derek Jeter: I think what surprised me the most - contrary to popular belief - is how welcoming everybody has been down here in Miami.

Bowers was serving in his fourth season as CMO for the Warriors and had been in charge of overseeing "all marketing and corporate partnership sales & services efforts for the organization", per the team's official website.

"This organization's leadership and commitment to building sustainable success, with a focus on re-engaging their corporate and community partners, made this a very easy decision", Bowers said in a statement.

Jeter recently spent the day with "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor at Marlins Park in Miami.

The Marlins averaged 20,395 fans last season, third-worst in baseball. And while with the Orlando Magic (2008-12), he helped orchestrate the naming of the team's Amway Center. He began his professional career in Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres, and also spent eight seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. He overlapped there with Glenn Geffner, now a radio broadcaster for the Marlins, who relayed Monday afternoon an anecdote about Bowers' accidental place in history.

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