Rich Kleiman Rumors
Jordan Schultz: I am both thrilled and honored to join ESPN as an insider/analyst. I will also be fulfilling the role of correspondent for new ESPN+ show, The Boardroom, in collaboration w/EPs Kevin Durant (@Kevin Durant) and @richkleiman’s Thirty Five Media, w/host @RealJayWilliams. More to come… pic.twitter.com/zB7HGiIjIH
CJ McCollum: New deal 🚨 My @PullUpPod co-host Jordan Schultz @Jordan Schultz has reached an agreement w/@espn as an insider/analyst. Will also serve as the correspondent of new ESPN+ show, “The Boardroom,” in collab w/EP’s Kevin Durant/Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Media, hosted by Jay Williams
ESPN and Thirty Five Media, owned by NBA star Kevin Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman, today announced they are teaming up to create The Boardroom – a new project that will examine the ins and outs of sports business and illuminate the world of sports far beyond what fans ordinarily see. The six-episode series will be hosted by ESPN’s Jay Williams with Jordan Schultz as a correspondent, and featuring Durant and Kleiman, who also serve as the show’s executive producers. The Boardroom will be available exclusively on ESPN+, the premium direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) group and ESPN.
“We’re excited to partner with ESPN for this series,” said Durant. “I’m looking forward to bringing fans insights from some of the greatest minds in in the sports business world and show how athletes and thought leaders are changing the game.” “This is a particularly interesting time for the business of sports. Players are increasingly evolving from business endorsers to active participants, decision makers, and owners,” said Connor Schell, ESPN Executive Vice President, Content. “We are excited to collaborate with Kevin and Rich, who have both had a profound effect on the way that athletes interact with the business of sports and investment community.”
NBA star Kevin Durant celebrated his upcoming 30th birthday on Saturday night in New York at trendy seafood eatery the Pool — with pals including Chris Rock, Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony and Swizz Beatz. An insider told us, “Kevin’s friend and business partner Rich Kleiman gave a speech, and Virgil [Abloh] gave him a specially designed bottle of Moët. A video also played in which Barack Obama made a toast.”
Jordan Schultz: I spoke w/Kevin Durant’s best friend/manager Rich Kleiman about the “beef” between my @PullUpPod co-host @CJ McCollum and @Kevin Durant. @Rich Kleiman says “of course there is no real issue, not even a little bit. KD and CJ are friends.”