Keith Pompey has been with our sports team since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.
He is a native Philadelphian, a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a vice president of the Professional Basketball Writers Association.
76ers owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer have formed Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, which will serve as an umbrella of sorts for some of the teams and/or properties they co-own.
HBSE will include the 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, the Delaware 87ers, the Binghamton Devils, the Sixers Innovation Lab, esports franchise Team Dignitas, the Prudential Center, and the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center.
Scott O’Neil was named HBSE chief executive officer. He had been the CEO for both the Sixers and Devils. Hugh Weber traded in his job as president of the Devils and the Prudential Center to become president of HBSE.
David Sholler is the vice president for communications for the new organization. The South Jersey native had the same post for the Sixers since November after a stint as a public relations executive for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“We take pride in hiring the best and brightest talent from a variety of backgrounds and industries with the goal of shaping a well-rounded, dynamic organization,” Blitzer said in a statement. “HBSE provides a unique opportunity to harness the power of our talented management team and our shared resources to fuel growth and expansion, and a means to accelerate and sustain long-term success.”
The restructuring has created led to several promotions. Chris Heck is the new president of the Sixers. Lara Price was named the team’s chief operating officer. Jake Reynolds is the Sixers’ chief revenue officer, while Katie O’Reilly is the chief marketing officer.