The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors are losing one of the top figures in their front office to an entirely different sport.
According to a report by Bloomberg’s Scott Soshnick on Monday, top Warriors executive Chip Bowers, who had been serving as their chief marketing officer, is leaving the team to become president of business operations for the MLB’s Miami Marlins. There he will report to part-owner and CEO Derek Jeter.
Bowers was serving in his fourth season as CMO for the Warriors and had been in charge of overseeing “all marketing and corporate partnership sales & services efforts for the organization,” per the team’s official website.
While Bowers’ departure will certainly hurt, at least it is better to lose a top executive to another league than it is to lose one to a rival team (as the Warriors recently did as well).