Rick Pych - President of Business Operations

Now in his 20th season … leads the business operations for all four sports franchises owned and operated by Spurs Sports & Entertainment which includes the San Antonio Spurs (NBA), the San Antonio Rampage (AHL Hockey), the San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA), and the Austin Toros (NBA Development League) as well as the operations of the AT&T Center … includes marketing, corporate partnerships and ticket sales, fi nance and administration, communications, corporate development, community relations, and facilities management as well as all corporate business and player planning and new initiatives on behalf of the organization and ownership … over 35 years of fi nancial and business management experience in public accounting, banking, real estate, and sports and entertainment … named the Spurs chief fi nancial offi cer in 1993 … promoted to executive vice president in 2000 and president of business operations in 2008 … in 1995 started a development, fi nancial and operating study for a new multi-purpose arena that would eventually be the new home to the Spurs … was named in 1999 as the chief development offi cer for the AT&T Center … oversaw the successful county referendum campaign in 1999 that provided public funding to build the AT&T Center and again in 2008 a second referendum that will provide funds for additional improvements to the AT&T Center starting in 2015 … directed all aspects of the AT&T Center development project … led negotiations with Bexar County in fi nalizing the arena’s development and operating agreements … negotiated and arranged adequate credit capacity to provide funding for construction as well as ongoing franchise funding … oversaw the design and construction of the AT&T Center which opened on time and on budget in October 2002 … led the organization’s efforts to bring hockey to the AT&T Center … in 2002 negotiated the purchase of an American Hockey League (AHL) affi liate and then entered into a joint venture and affi liation with the Florida Panthers to play in San Antonio … in the summer of 2005 led SS&E’s effort to become the sole owner of the San Antonio Rampage …past chairman of the AHL Executive Committee and is a current member of Board of Governors… in the summer of 2007 led the negotiations to purchase the NBA Development League team in Austin, Texas, the Austin Toros … a past member of the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Sports Foundation dating back to 1989 … was part of the organization’s efforts to bring major sporting events to San Antonio, including managing the Corporate Partner Program for the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1993, as well as bids for the 1995 National Senior Olympics, the 2002 NCAA Women’s Final Four and the 1998, 2004, and 2008 NCAA Men’s Final Four , and the bid for the 2007 Pan Am Games …currently serves on the Executive Committee and is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of VIA Metropolitan Transit, the Board and Executive Committee of Centro Partnership San Antonio, past board positions include serving on the Executive Committee and Board of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, the Board of the San Antonio Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, and Executive Committee and Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio … holds a degree in accounting from Fairfi eld University and is a CPA … has a 27-year-old son, Zack who lives and works in Manhattan.