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Hampton University Alumnus Sashi Brown Appointed Chief Planning and Operations Officer for Monumental Basketball
07/25/2019 - #15

HAMPTON, Va. (July 25, 2019) – Hampton University would like to extend sincere congratulations to alumnus Sashi Brown, Class of 1998, who has been named the Chief Planning and Operations Officer for Monumental Basketball, a newly-formed collective that includes the Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics, Capital City Go-Go and Wizards District Gaming.

“We have formed a new leadership team with a forward-thinking structure to adapt to the ‘new NBA’ that requires every possible strategic advantage to compete and win,” said Chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Ted Leonsis. “We are building a leadership brain trust with deep Wizards/NBA experience and with sports professionals from inside and outside the NBA to challenge our thinking and adapt to an ever-increasing competitive environment.”

The Boston native and Harvard Law graduate is a seasoned NFL executive who has served for the past 15 years within both football and business operations. Brown was hired by the Cleveland Browns in 2013 as executive vice president and general counsel, and then was promoted to executive vice president of football operations in 2016, where he was responsible for developing the organization’s short and long-term visions and strategies in collaboration with the ownership group.

“I look forward to bringing my experience and expertise, my learning, my passion for basketball and professional sports to Monumental Basketball operations,” said Brown.

“Many congratulations to Mr. Sashi Brown on his exciting new position. He is truly a great example of one of our graduates who continues to uphold THE Standard of Excellence,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.

During his new role, Brown will manage efforts relating to technology, finance, communications, security, research and player engagement for Monumental Basketball.

“My role is to build a championship, and world-class infrastructure for our entire basketball operations where we can share information and best practices across the Mystics, the Wizards, the Go-Go, as well as District Gaming,” said Brown. “We certainly will be working to support our coaches and personnel groups so that we have the best possible practices in the NBA, WNBA and Esports.”

While at Hampton University, Brown, a communications major, was a member of the Honors College and returned to campus in 2010 to deliver the Honors Day Celebration’s keynote address. In 2015, Brown was named to the Sports Business Journal’s coveted “40 Under 40” list.

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