With Tim Leiweke on his way out as CEO of MLSE, who will take over?
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 22, 2014
It was a good time, not a long time, Leiweke’s spent in MLSE’s head office. “Under Tim’s leadership, MLSE has made a number of key moves to strengthen our organization on the path to championship success,” said MLSE chairman Larry Tanenbaum. “We look forward to working closely with Tim to build on this foundation and further accelerate our momentum as we seek a new leader for MLSE.” Leiweke was brought on board last April, and one of the first things he did was convince general manager Masai Ujiri to join him in Toronto. The former CEO of AEG, which owns and operates the NBA’s Los Angeles Laker, NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy, made a good amount of “culture” change inside Toronto’s organizations. For the soccer team, he oversaw an aggressive off-season that saw them make a few big acquisitions, such as Jermain Defoe and now Toronto FC is third in its conference with a real shot at the playoffs.
How Tim Leiweke’s Departure Affects The Raptors & GM Masai Ujiri
Tim Leiweke announced yesterday he will be leaving his role as President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment by June 2015. MLSE owns the Toronto Raptors, which means this will have a significant impact on the basketball team. Leiweke was brou…