The Warriors’ Rick Welts on NBA partnerships, basketball in Japan and the story behind his Hall of Fame career

December 13, 2018
by Rakuten.today
The Warriors’ Rick Welts on NBA partnerships, basketball in Japan and the story behind his Hall of Fame career

He may not be a household name, but any NBA insider will tell you, Rick Welts is one of the all-time greats. Over his nearly 50-year career as a marketing expert and executive in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors’ President and COO has had a hand in some of the league’s biggest developments, helping transform the game of basketball as we know it in the process. His start however, could not have been more modest. Born in Seattle, Washington, Welts famously got his foot in the door as a ball boy for his hometown SuperSonics in 1969. From there, […]

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