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Earlwood entrepreneur Gregory Constantine becomes NBA’s youngest part-owner

By November 10, 2018 No Comments

There’s another new face amongst the hordes of Australians involved in the NBA – this time as the owner of a team. New York-based, Sydney-born entrepreneur Gregory Constantine has taken an ownership stake in the Detroit Pistons’ minor league affiliate.

Constantine played basketball as a kid growing up in Earlwood but his own hoop dreams never came to fruition. Instead, he is now the youngest part-owner in the entire NBA system at just 29 years old. Not a bad second prize.

Hoop dreams: Sydney-born Gregory Constantine has made it into the NBA system, but not in the way you might think.

He began his career as a marketing and tour manager in Australia, booking artists like Snoop Dogg, Calvin Harris and Skrillex for various concerts and music festivals, but has recently been running Smirnoff’s global music strategy after heading overseas six years ago.

Constantine has been making major waves in the US. He was last year named on the Forbes 30 Under-30 list for marketing and advertising and has now linked up with the Grand Rapids Drive, the G League franchise based in Michigan, also taking up a role as the team’s chief marketing officer.

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