- M.A. Sport Management
- Long Beach, CA
- 18 months/36 credits
- minimum 2.75
- Statement of Purpose
- Three reference forms
- Proof of GRE scores: minimum 145 quantitative, 145 verbal, 3.5 analytical
- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours
- Over 400 affiliations
FORMER PRESIDENT AND NBA ALTERNATE GOVERNOR
Andy Roeser completed his first season as team President in 2008, after being named to the position by Owner and Chairman of the Board Donald T.Sterling on October 1, 2007. Previously the team's Executive Vice President, Roeser currently ranks as one of the longest-tenured executives in the NBA, having spent the last 24 seasons with the organization. Since 1986, he has overseen all facets of team and business operations.
An expert in dealing with NBA salary cap issues, Roeser negotiates all player contracts, as well as serving as an alternate governor for the Clippers on the NBA Board of Governors. Most recently, he has been the point man for all day-to-day aspects of the development and construction of the Los Angeles Clippers Training Center at Playa Vista. The project, which upon completion will immediately take its place as one of the best in all of sports, is scheduled to open in July of 2008.
Under Roeser's leadership, the Clippers enjoyed the most successful season in team history in 2005-06, culminating with a dramatic increase in corporate sponsorship revenue, record attendance and a broadly enhanced level of popularity as the team came within one game of the Western Conference Finals during the 2006 Playoffs.
Roeser has since steered the club on a commercial path which resulted in a first place NBA ranking in both new season tickets sold and renewals during the 2006 offseason, and a third place finish in total season tickets sold. The team capped off the summer by officially selling out the entire lower bowl of STAPLES Center for the 2006-07 campaign.
Over the past four seasons, Roeser has negotiated a ten-year lease extension with STAPLES Center and enhanced the team's broadcast portfolio to include television deals with KTLA the CW and FSN PRIME TICKET and a multi-year radio agreement with 710 ESPN. Roeser has also provided valuable support to the team's Basketball Operations Department in assembling one of the most exciting and promising teams in the NBA. In 1984, Roeser joined the Clippers from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young as the team's Chief Financial Officer. After just two seasons in that role, he was promoted to his previous position of Executive Vice President.
The President of the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation since its inception in 1994, Roeser also serves on the boards of the Los Angeles Sports Council and the Advisory Board for the Graduate Program in Sports Management at Cal State University, Long Beach. The 49-year-old Michigan native is a graduate of Michigan State University and resides in Long Beach with his wife Anne and their two children, Drew and Stephanie.