Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, Former ESPN EVP of Digital Media John Kosner Join WSC Sports in Advisory Roles
David Stern, NBA Commissioner Emeritus, has joined WSC Sports in an advisory role along with John Kosner, former EVP, Digital Media, ESPN. In this role, Stern and Kosner will assist WSC Sports as it makes a significant expansion across new sports, regions and market applications.
WSC Sports’ AI technology generates personalized, automatic, sports video content in near real-time. WSC has changed the way sports and media owners create, manage, and distribute short-form video highlights. Since launching in 2013, the company has built a blue-chip client list that includes the NBA, MLS, FIBA, PGA Tour, WarnerMedia/Bleacher Report, US Open, Bundesliga, Cricket Australia, Stadium, and many more. WSC’s technology has been honored multiple times including for ‘Best Use of AI’ at the Digiday Awards and ‘Outstanding Sports Technology’ at the 2018 SportTechie Awards.
“WSC is revolutionizing the production, curation, personalization, and distribution of sports video highlights worldwide. And they are doing it in real-time, transforming the fan experience and creating extraordinary new business opportunities. It is rewarding to work with them,” said Stern.
“It’s an honor to have David and John join WSC Sports in an official capacity. David’s vision and know-how have helped the NBA become one of the most tech-savvy and consumer-focused sports leagues. We know he will have the same impact on WSC,” said Daniel Shichman, CEO and Co-Founder, WSC Sports.
Since leaving the NBA as commissioner in 2014, Stern has been active in venture capital and supporting sports technology start-ups. He currently serves as CEO of DJS Global Advisors, as well as a Senior Advisor to the NBA, investment bank PJT Partners, venture capital firm Greycroft Partners and sits on the board of several non-profits.