Before joining Monumental Sports last year, Sashi Brown was the executive vice president for the Cleveland Browns. And not surprisingly, he noticed there's a bit of a difference between working in the NFL and NBA.
"The NBA feels much more like a family," Brown said in a sit-down Q&A with Chief of Athlete Care and Performance, Daniel Medina in a Monumental Sports Network series 'Level With Me'. "You have much more intimate relationships with the players. I think the players feel much more ownership of the team."
Brown went on to talk about the difference in season lengths and how that impacts day-to-day operations.
"The fact that you play the game a game one every seven games, as oppose to maybe three games in seven days is very different," he said. "There's just a fluidity to the day, the week, the season, that you can get caught up in. In the NFL there's moments and you only get 16 of them."
Relationships in the NBA, he said, are also different than on the football side.
"The NBA is probably a little less intense, but more familial, more persona," Brown told Medina. "You can develop better relationships I think, and build stronger cultures in the NBA that are more meaningful."
"I'm looking forward to bring that home here with Tommy [Sheppard], the rest of the team, and you too."
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