The man who has lured global acts Beyoncé, Michael Jackson and Metallica to Sydney has revealed the perfect sales increase that secured Andrew Bogut's praised signature on the kings.
Harvey Lister, Chairman and CEO AEG Ogden, who owns the kings, is a 44-year-old veteran in the entertainment, sports and live theater industry.
Lists have countless stories to tell, including the day he managed to get Jackson on stage despite five New York lawyers and two auditors trying to renegotiate
Finally, an agreement was reached and King of Pop delivered a performance for the time being.
So when Lister had a phone call to convince Bogut after two days face to face speaking of King Executive Director Jeff Van Groningen in Melbourne, he knew he could not waste his word.
"We are in a business where we have to make 60 seconds decisions about big things," says Lister The Daily T
"Jeff was meeting with Andrew from Thursday last week and he came back to us with his read about what others' demands were
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"This enabled my young and highly talented team to transform it quickly into one term sheet with all our numbers and details that made my phone call with Andrew on Saturday much easier.
"I realized that the deal was not just about basketball, it was also about life after that and Andrew was very open to his expectations." 19659003] "We found that they were reasonable and we were able to come back to him in a very short time and put something on paper and the deal was done on Sunday evening. "
" Fortunately, with Andrew, we were not in a position where he gave us five minutes to make the decision or leave it , but it's a ntertainment stage, which is often the case.
"I think it's a sign of a principal businessman who also happens to be an extraordinary athlete."
Lists also revealed Bogut's Sydney agreement contains the prospect of being involved in a lot of business opportunities through AEG Ogden's holding company called Sydney Arena Sports Investments. DAMAGES: Sharp Hole in Massive Bogut Cup
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Posting on the Bogut Cup Sydney officials are planning an octopus season opener to defend champions Melbourne United at Qudos Bank Arena, which will give the kings the chance to participate in global actions such as Muse and Metallica in the participant bows.
Daily Telegraph can reveal that Kings Management has contacted NBL boss Larry Kestelman, who requests hello he has been the season's first match against United.
This would allow the kings to break NBL's single-game attendance record set in 1999 when 17803 spectators participated in an NBL match between Sydney and West Sydney Razorbacks.
As of February 2017, this is still the biggest contest for any basketball game played in Australia.
But with Bogut on board there is a great chance that the kings can attract a site capacity of 21,032.