The Oakland Raiders are in discussions with Scott O’Neil about becoming president of the organization, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.
O’Neil was the president of Madison Square Garden Sports, which owns the New York Knicks. He left his post in September of 2012 after a successful tenure.
The New York Times claims:
O’Neil was well regarded around the league, and he generated millions in new revenue for the Garden, securing major partnerships with JP MorganChase, Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola, among others.
Young, ambitious and driven, O’Neil was constantly pushing to expand his influence in the daily operations of the Knicks and the Rangers.
Prior to joining MSG, O’Neil was the NBA senior vice president of team marketing and business operations.
Last week, it was reported that NFL executive Ray Anderson could join the team as president.
The Raiders are obviously moving in a more conventional direction following the death of Al Davis, hiring more executives to join the team.