San Antonio Spurs Center Runs Shop While Agency President Trains for NBA
From: Advertising Age
By: Michael McCarthy
Published: September 04, 2013
It sounds like an elevator pitch for a reality TV show.
Matt Bonner, the 6-10, 240-pound center/forward for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, swapped jobs with Travis York, president of GY&K Marketing in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday.
The “Exec Exchange” was dreamed up by Luke Bonner, Matt’s younger brother and a former pro basketball player overseas, who started as a 27-year old intern at the shop before working his way up the ranks.
At around 8:30 a.m., Mr. Bonner, a 33-year old Concord, N.H., native, showed up, ejected Mr. York from his office then “ran” the agency for a day. The only ground rules: Mr. Bonner couldn’t fire anybody. Or hand out any raises.
“I was definitely surprised how fun, and fulfilling, this line of work could be,” said Mr. Bonner, a 9-year NBA veteran. (CONTINUE READING FULL ARTICLE HERE)