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Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Joins WSC Sports in Advisor Role

David Stern (Fortune Live Media)
David Stern (Fortune Live Media)

WSC Sports, the leader in AI-powered sports video content, today announced that David Stern, NBA Commissioner Emeritus, has joined the company in an advisory role along with John Kosner, former EVP, Digital Media at ESPN. In this role, Stern and Kosner will assist WSC Sports as it makes a significant expansion across new sports, regions and market applications.

WSC Sport’s award-winning AI technology generates personalized, automatic, sports video content in near real-time. WSC has changed the way sports and media owners create, manage and distribute short-form video highlights. Since launching in 2013, the company has built a blue-chip client list that includes the NBA, MLS, FIBA, PGA Tour, WarnerMedia/Bleacher Report, US Open, Bundesliga, Cricket Australia, Stadiumand many more. WSC’s technology has been honored multiple times including for ‘Best Use of AI’ at the Digiday Awards and ‘Outstanding Sports Technology’ at the 2018 SportTechie Awards.

“WSC is revolutionizing the production, curation, personalization and distribution of sports video highlights worldwide. And they are doing it in real-time, transforming the fan experience and creating extraordinary new business opportunities. It is rewarding to work with them,” said Stern.

“It’s an honor to have David and John join WSC Sports in an official capacity. David’s vision and know-how have helped the NBA become one of the most tech-savvy and consumer-focused sports leagues. We know he will have the same impact on WSC,” said Daniel Shichman, CEO and Co-Founder, WSC Sports.

Since leaving the NBA as commissioner in 2014, Stern has been active in venture capital and supporting sports technology start-ups. He currently serves as CEO of DJS Global Advisors, as well as a Senior Advisor to the NBA, investment bank PJT Partners, venture capital firm Greycroft Partners and sits on the board of several non-profits.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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