Closing Bell

Sources: Nike unlikely to extend Irving shoe deal

Nike is "unlikely to extend" Nets G Kyrie Irving to a signature shoe deal beyond the '22-23 season, according to sources. Irving has a "new edition of his shoe set to debut in the fall," but sources said that that is "expected to be the final year of a lucrative signature series that he has had with Nike" since '14. Sources said that because of Irving's popularity, it is "expected Nike will still offer some product associated with him in the future," such as "retro shoes from previous collections." But as discussions between Nike and Irving about his endorsement future have "commenced recently," it has become apparent his relationship with the company "will change -- perhaps dramatically so." Nike did "not deny the looming end to Irving's signature shoe series" (, 5/13).

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SBJ I Factor: Jed York

SBJ I Factor: Jed York, presented by Allied Sports SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York is in his 17th year with the organization and his 12th as CEO. He is a two-time SBJ Forty Under 40 honoree as a member of the classes of 2012 and 2013. York talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what he learned from growing up in the sports business, working in multiple departments at the team, the challenges of building Levi’s Stadium, and how his leadership style has evolved through the years. SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

SBJ Spotlight: Warner Bros. Discovery

CNBC media reporter Alex Sherman joins SBJ’s John Ourand to discuss Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming strategy. The two talk about the company’s interest in sports rights, with Sherman noting that the company is in a cost-cutting mode, which is one reason why it has not been active in media rights negotiations over the past several months.

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