Whitsitt has earned a reputation
as one of the best
Few people in the field of sports management can match Bob Whitsitt when it comes to breadth of experience or track record for success. In a career that spans the Indiana Pacers, the Sacramento Kings, the Seattle Supersonics, the Portland Trailblazers, and the Seattle Seahawks, he has built winning teams at every stop. As a 28-year-old vice president for marketing, he helped the Kings go from a struggling franchise in Kansas City to one of the NBA’s most profitable organizations in Sacramento. He transformed the Seattle Supersonics from cellar-dweller to contender and achieved similar success with the Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahawks while also piloting a network of companies that spanned sports facilities, real estate, media outlets, and more. Along the way he has earned a reputation as one of the best in the business when it comes to recognizing talent, as well as one of the most skilled negotiators to ever sit across the table from an agent. Although he is widely regarded as a bold risk taker, his legacy of accomplishment is a clear demonstration of the solid strategic foundation that has informed each and every move.
Whitsitt’s experience touches every aspect of the business side of sports, including franchise sales and acquisitions, stadium development and management, revenue generation and much more. Whitsitt Enterprises offers a full range of sports franchise management and consulting services, including:
- Franchise sales and acquisitions
- Franchise valuations
- Stadium and arena naming rights valuation and negotiation
- Innovative ideas to increase revenues
- Stadium and arena lease negotiations
- New stadium design, financing, and development
- Player roster and coaching staff evaluations
- Player, coach, and executive contract negotiations
Over the past three years, Whitsitt has been the Chief Sports Advisor assisting ownership in its efforts to construct the $1 billion Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and its launching of the $650 million NHL expansion team, the Seattle Kraken.