I have spoken in recent weeks of the angst owners and boards go through when trying to identify whether to ‘stick or twist’ on their key people. In our experience across varied ownership-focused advisory projects, the problem is not going away.
Through our work across multiple sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, one observation really stands out: team owners are more committed than ever to retaining their very best talent.
As we enter the offseason for the majority of teams in major leagues such as the NBA, NHL and European soccer, decision makers will be looking for ways to get better talent in the building to make the organization more competitive next season.
Paraag Marathe is the President of 49ers Enterprises and Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the San Francisco 49ers.
Sashi Brown is the Chief Planning and Operations Officer for Monumental Basketball.
Our Executive Search team has been analyzing average tenure and time to hire data for general manager/president and head coach roles across the five major leagues (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL) since 2015.