Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) announced that Thaddeus “Tad” Brown has been named CEO on Monday.
Brown will oversee all business and growth functions for the HBSE brand and its properties, including the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, and Prudential Center. Brown begins with the organization on Aug. 3, according to the statement from the organization.
Brown, who takes over for Scott O’Neil after he resigned back in June, joins HBSE after nearly two decades with the Houston Rockets, Toyota Center, and Clutch City Sports and Entertainment, 15 of which were spent as CEO. In his role in Houston, he was a member of the NBA’s Board of Governors, served as the representative to the Executive Committee, and served on the league’s Media Committee.
He reunites him with longtime friend and colleague, Daryl Morey, the 76ers President of Basketball Operations. During their time together in Houston from 2007-2020, the Rockets compiled a 640-400 (.615) record, the second-best of any NBA team, while becoming one of the NBA’s most successful franchises.
Prior to joining the Rockets, Brown was a Founder and President of Streetball Partners International. For more than a decade, he worked in partnership with NBC Sports and the NBA to build Streetball into the world’s largest global grassroots basketball property.