Len Komoroski is Senior Advisor to Rock Entertainment Group, the umbrella entity of the teams and venues that are part of Cavaliers Chairman Dan Gilbert's Rock Family of Companies. In addition, he plays a leadership role for business operations and business-related endeavors for Cavaliers Chairman Dan Gilbert's family of sports and entertainment interests in Ohio. Most recently, Komoroski played a leadership role in the public/private partnership agreement formed between the Cavs, Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland for the Transformation of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
With more than 30 years of experience in pro sports and entertainment, Komoroski's leadership has helped set a solid business foundation from which the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Monsters, Canton Charge, Cavs Legion GC and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse have flourished into one of the most successfully operated sports and entertainment teams in the country.
Komoroski joined the Cavaliers in 2003 as President. In his first year, he restructured and transformed how the Cavaliers approached the business community; assembled a team of top sports marketing pros; transformed the Cavs communications efforts; and oversaw the development of one of the most dynamic game and fan experiences in the NBA. Other accomplishments at the helm of the Cavaliers business operations include playing pivotal roles in developing one of the top cable television relationships in the NBA with Fox Sports Ohio, as well as securing the entitlement of the Cavaliers new state-of-the-art player development center - Cleveland Clinic Courts in nearby Independence, OH. In addition, he also was a key player in the acquisition of the Monsters (AHL), Charge (NBDL) and Cavs Legion (NBA2K).
Komoroski's latest achievement has literally transformed the venue that the Cavaliers and Monsters call home, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Working together with key civic and community officials, Komoroski played a core leadership role in the public/private partnership agreement formed between the Cavs, Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland for the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Transformation, a major renovation project to transform the nearly 26-year-old venue. As part of the agreement, the Cavs extended their lease with their landlord, Gateway Economic Development Corporation, for seven additional years at the venue until 2034. The all-new Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse re-opened in late September for a full slate of games, concerts and events.
Very active as a community and civic leader, he serves on the board of directors of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Destination Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland chapter of the United Way. He is also a trustee for Cleveland Clinic's Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland State University. Komoroski was named Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland's (SME) 2013 Business Executive of the Year, and in 2014 received the PRSA John Hill Award for his outstanding understanding and support of communications by an organization's president or chief executive officer.
Komoroski is a 1982 cum laude graduate of Duquesne University. He and his wife Denise have three daughters – Kristin, Kelly, Jamie and a son, Zachary.
Nic Barlage is Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, which includes the Cleveland Monsters (AHL), Canton Charge (NBAGL) and Cavs Legion Gaming Club (NBA2K).
Barlage joined the Cavaliers in 2017 as President. In this role, he oversees over 500 full-time team members throughout the business operation of the Cavaliers, who have the second largest workforce in the NBA behind the New York Knicks. Most recently, Barlage played a core leadership role in the day-to-day planning, design and construction of the newly-transformed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, which opened before the start of the Cavaliers 2019-20 season.
Prior to joining the Cavaliers, Barlage was the Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for the Phoenix Suns, where he oversaw the team's premium and ticket sales, and marketing efforts. He began serving his stint with the Suns during the 2013-14 season. Barlage was part of the Cavaliers organization for five seasons where he was most recently Vice President of Sales and Service before departing for Phoenix in 2014. Prior to his tenure in Cleveland, Barlage spent one season with the Suns and two seasons with the Charlotte Bobcats specializing in suite and premium seating.
Barlage's influence extends across the entire Cleveland community, holding positions on the advisory boards of the Cleveland Sports Commission, American Red Cross, Cleveland Clinic Pediatrics Leadership Council and the local Boys & Girls Club.
Barlage graduated from Saint John's University (Minn.) in May of 2006, where he majored in Psychology. He and his wife, Traci, have two daughters, Brooklyn and Kennedy.
Mark Hollis is the Vice President of Business Development for Rock Ventures. Tying threads among the 100+ companies in Dan Gilbert's portfolio are the primary duties that he serves. In his role, he guides the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit's annual PGA TOUR event. As a member of the Detroit Sports Organizing Corporation, Mark is frequently working with Detroit's professional and amateur sports teams, entertainment entities and venues.
Hollis retired from a career in intercollegiate athletics after serving 10 years as the athletics director at Michigan State University. During his tenure at MSU, Hollis is known for his innovation with the development of creative events. The "Cold War" outdoor ice hockey game, "The BasketBowl", the "Game of Change" tribute, Carrier Classic and PK80 are among the innovative events Hollis developed and carried out.
Hollis was named the 2015 National Football Foundation John Toner award and the 2012 Athletic Director of the Year by Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal/Daily. He served on the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee, as chair for the 2016-17 season. Hollis was instrumental in negotiating long-term agreements for Michigan State University with WJR, Nike, and Fox Sports. During his tenure, the Spartans competed in 3 Final Fours, 8 bowl games (including the Rose Bowl and College Football Playoff), won 29 Big Ten championships and 1 National title. Prior to returning to Michigan State, Hollis spent two years at the University of Pittsburgh and nine years at the Western Athletic Conference.
Hollis earned his undergraduate degree in communication from Michigan State, where he served as a basketball team manager under Jud Heathcote. He earned his MBA from the University of Colorado. He and his wife Nancy, have a daughter, Katy, and two sons, T.R. and Michael.
Koby Altman was named the 11th general manager in Cleveland Cavaliers history on July 24, 2017. As the GM, he manages and oversees all aspects of scouting, personnel, player acquisitions and transactions, and all team operations. He also oversees the Cavaliers' exclusive NBA G League affiliate, the Canton Charge. With community involvement being integral to Altman's focus with the team, he also guides the team's player appearance committee in partnership with the business side of the Cavs organization.
In his first year as General Manager in 2017-18, the Cavaliers captured the Central Division crown with a 50-32 (.610) record and won the Eastern Conference Finals, advancing the team to their fourth straight NBA Finals. Altman has remained busy this past summer, selecting Collin Sexton with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and signing five-time NBA All-Star Kevin Love to a new multi-year contract extension.
Prior to being named GM, Altman had been a part of the Cavaliers' basketball staff for five years, including being promoted to assistant general manager in September 2016. As a member of Cleveland's front office, Altman has been an integral part of a team that has reached four straight NBA Finals (2015-2018) and won an NBA Championship in 2016.
Altman originally joined the Cavaliers as pro personnel manager in August 2012 and was promoted to director of pro player personnel in September 2013. In that role, Altman was tasked with talent evaluation of athletes across all levels of basketball, both domestically and abroad. In addition, Altman coordinated the Cavs' domestic professional scouting efforts and assisted in all aspects the teams basketball operations.
The 36-year-old has extensive experience with the USA Basketball program. In the summer of 2010, he served as the Team Manager for USA Basketball's Under-17 team at the inaugural FIBA Under-17 World Championship in Hamburg, Germany. That 17-and-under squad won the first gold medal to ever be awarded for that age group and featured three players selected among the top 10 in the 2012 NBA Draft. In 2009, he assisted Team USA's 19-and-under team in the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. That squad also won the gold, its first in that age group since 1991.
Prior to joining the Cavaliers, Altman served as an assistant coach at The Ivy League's Columbia University for two seasons, where he also led Columbia's developmental basketball program. He spent the 2009-10 season at Southern Illinois as a graduate assistant after earning his master's degree in sport management at the University of Massachusetts. While earning his degree at UMASS, he coached at nearby Amherst College for two seasons and helped guide the team to a 48-11 record.
Altman, a Brooklyn, New York native, played collegiately at Middlebury College, where he was a three-year starter at point guard. Altman is on the National Board of Directors for the Posse Foundation, which identifies, recruits and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership potential, providing full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse's partner colleges and universities.
The Cleveland Cavaliers organization is committed to delivering a championship-caliber experience both on and off the court that will positively impact and elevate the Cleveland community, the region and fans everywhere. Dan Gilbert is Chairman of the Cavaliers, Len Komoroski is Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse CEO, Nic Barlage is Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse President of Business Operations and Koby Altman is the Cavaliers GM. The organization continues to make high-level investments in their player roster and future while serving a catalytic role in the continued growth and vitality of downtown Cleveland as it becomes a place to live, work and play 24/7. The Cavs organization is also deeply committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children and families in Northeast Ohio with a full slate of community outreach initiatives, including a deep level of engagement and investments to eliminate blight in Cleveland and its neighborhoods.
The team is led by Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff and a roster that includes five-time NBA All-Star Kevin Love and one of the league's elite scorers in Collin Sexton. The team also features rising stars Larry Nance Jr., Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen, as well as 2020 NBA Draft pick Isaac Okoro. In 2016, the Cavaliers delivered Cleveland its first championship in 52 years and became the only team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit to become NBA Champions.
The Cavs play their home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The venue recently underwent a transformative renovation to update the nearly 26-year old venue, home to over 200 diverse events that draw over two million people downtown each year. Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will host the NBA All-Star Game in 2022.
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The Cleveland Monsters are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The team began play in 2007 and since 2015 has served as the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Monsters play home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland and have one Calder Cup championship, after winning their first title in 2016. The Monsters continue a longstanding tradition of professional hockey in Cleveland, which includes the AHL's Cleveland Barons, winners of nine Calder Cups.
Fans have come to expect fun, affordable, family entertainment from the Monsters, enjoying value-packed concessions deals, exciting promotions, and community-driven theme nights. As the top affiliate of the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets, fans are also able to watch the future stars of the NHL competing in Cleveland. The Monsters are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Chairman and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Canton Charge of the NBA G League playing in nearby Canton, Ohio at the Canton Civic Center.
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On July 7, 2011 the Cleveland Cavaliers announced they would own and operate a new NBA Development League franchise in Canton, Ohio known as the Canton Charge, now Charge. The move illustrated Cavaliers ownership's commitment to create a culture of success by putting the team in the strategic position to take an active part in the player development process. Now the NBA G League after partnering with Gatorade to become the first U.S. pro sports league with an entitlement sponsor, the Charge are one of 28 teams fostering young basketball talent. A record 224 players with NBA G League experience were on 2020-21 NBA opening-night rosters and a record 45% of the players (224 of 497) on start-of-season NBA rosters, including those under NBA two-way contracts, had NBA G League experience.
The Charge is owned by a group led by Cavaliers Chairman and majority owner Dan Gilbert. Leading business operations for the Charge is Mike Ostrowski, the COO of Cavaliers Franchise Operations. Overseeing basketball operations is Charge General Manager Brendon Yu, and the team is led by Head Coach Dan Geriot.
The Charge NBA G League franchise announced in 2021 that the team would not extend their expired lease at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. The Charge began playing home games in downtown Cleveland at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center starting with the 2021-22 NBA G League season, and will continue for the 2022-23 season.
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Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC)
Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC) is the Cleveland Cavaliers affiliate in the NBA 2K League. Co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., the NBA 2K League is the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league and features the best NBA 2K players in the world.
Cavs Legion players live in market (Cleveland) and compete online versus the league's 22 other teams each week during the season. Each team features six players who compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 play in a mix of regular-season, tournament and playoff games that are streamed across the world on Twitch and YouTube. Cavs Legion practices and plays their games at the state-of-the-art esports center, Legion Lair Lit by TCP, located in Cleveland's Battery Park neighborhood.
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Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Feel the rush of excitement as your favorite artist takes the stage. Experience the heart-pumping adrenaline as the crowd goes wild for the home team. Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is THE place to enjoy a night out with your family and friends, where good times happen and memories are always made!
Home to the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, the AHL Cleveland Monsters and host to the best entertainment in the region, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse welcomes close to two million guests to 200+ events each year, including world-class concerts and family shows.
In addition to Cavs basketball and Monsters hockey, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is proud to host signature sporting events such as the Mid-American Conference's (MAC) men's and women's postseason basketball tournaments. In 2015, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse was the host site for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Midwest Regionals, and has also hosted the second and third rounds of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships, 1997 NBA All-Star Game, the 2007 NCAA Women's Final Four and the United States Figure Skating Championships in 2000 and 2009. The FieldHouse will also be home to the 2022 NBA All-Star Game and 2024 NCAA Division 1 Women's Basketball Final Four, as well as the 36th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2021.
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse recently underwent a transformative renovation to update the nearly 26-year old venue. With the introduction of the Power Portal, a fully immersive LED tunnel; a world-class art program showcasing work from 22 local, national and internationally recognized artists; and neighborhoods and fan destinations that include food from celebrity chefs Michael Symon, Rocco Whalen, Karen Small, Matt Mytro, Tiwanna Scott-Williams and Vic Searcy; and much more, we're always finding new ways to provide the best fan experience in all of sports and entertainment.
Cleveland Clinic Courts
Cleveland Clinic Courts opened in September 2007 as the Cleveland Cavaliers $25 million state-of-the-art player development center. This investment reflected Cavaliers Chairman Dan Gilbert's commitment to establish a championship culture for the team and players. Fourteen years later, Cleveland Clinic Courts continues to be one of the top player training and development facilities in the NBA. Key features include two adjacent regulation NBA courts with a total of six hoops; 3,500 square foot strength and conditioning training area that overlooks the playing courts; a rehabilitation center that features a 2,500-gallon hot and cold tub, a 5,000-gallon underwater treadmill and cryotherapy chamber; a large theater-style team meeting room; three spacious locker rooms for Cavaliers players, staff and visiting teams.
The facility also features the most advanced and robust technology to enhance day-to-day team activity. Both practice courts include on-court video monitors with replay feature; wireless internet throughout the facility and MP3 outlets in all areas; designated areas for media to view practice and work with full broadcast capabilities, interview locations and wireless internet access; state-of-the-art video room and player training technology with real-time video monitoring capabilities to view players during workouts; practice and game archives and live video of practice are accessible from all offices, conference rooms and training areas throughout the facility for players and coaches.
The Cleveland Clinic, a global leader in healthcare and the No. 2-ranked hospital in the country according to U.S. News & World Report, not only offers its name but brings its expertise to the facility itself. Team trainers and physicians can view x-rays, MRIs, cat scans, bone scans and lab reports as if they were in the actual hospital. This gives team physicians the opportunity to educate players and allows the team to make better healthcare decisions and tend to individual player needs more expeditiously.
Legion Lair Lit by TCP
Legion Lair Lit by TCP is the new state-of-the-art esports center of Cavs Legion GC, the NBA 2K League team of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The over 2,700 square foot venue is in the Battery Park neighborhood near downtown Cleveland and features top gaming technology, full-service broadcast capabilities to produce livestream and content, as well as amenities to create a comprehensive esports and gaming experience unlike any other in Northeast Ohio.
Legion Lair Lit by TCP is open to the public for a full calendar of organized gaming competitions, tournaments and events throughout the year.
To stay up to date on upcoming tournaments and events at Legion Lair Lit by TCP, as well as to book a group outing at the facility, visit cavslegionlair.com.