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Pete Sampras forms management firm with his brother Gus.

angiel
03-30-2007, 04:50 PM
Pete Sampras forms management firm with his brother

Thursday, March 29, 2007


(03-29) 15:03 PDT Los Angeles (AP) --


Pete Sampras, winner of a record 14 Grand Slam tennis tournaments, has formed a California-based management company to be run by his brother, a longtime sports marketing executive.


Pure Sports Management, LLC, will oversee Sampras' business opportunities and venture into managing other athletes.


"After I retired, I had many different companies approach me with various opportunities and I wanted to streamline all of these deals through one entity," Sampras said in a statement issued Thursday. "Starting my own company and having my brother Gus run it was a natural, as he has been involved throughout my career."


Sampras won seven Wimbledon championships, five U.S. Open championships and two Australian Open championships during his career. He will be inducted into the International Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. this summer.


Gus Sampras has worked in sports marketing for over 18 years. He spent 12 years at International Management Group (IMG), where he served as vice president of IMG Tennis.

angiel
03-31-2007, 04:35 PM
Los Angeles Times.

NEWSWIRE

Larry Stewart, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
March 31, 2007



Pete Sampras, winner of a record 14 Grand Slam tournaments, has formed a management company to be run by his brother, Gus, a longtime sports marketing executive. Pure Sports Management, LLC, will oversee Sampras' business opportunities and venture into managing other athletes.

angiel
03-31-2007, 05:04 PM
03.29.07 - Official release on Pete's new company:

TENNIS LEGEND PETE SAMPRAS FORMS NEW COMPANY – PURE SPORTS MANAGEMENT

Gus Sampras To Run Newly Formed Entity As President

March 29, 2007 – Rolling Hills Estates, CA -- Pete Sampras, the all time leader in Grand Slam victories, along with his brother Gus Sampras have announced the formation of California based Pure Sports Management, LLC. The company will be run by Gus who will serve as President.

Pure Sports Management will oversee all business opportunities for Pete Sampras including but not limited to exhibitions, marketing and sponsorship endorsements, personal appearances and other special events. Pure Sports Management will also seek to create and develop other events and opportunities, as well as venture into managing other athletes in the future.

“After I retired, I had many different companies approach me with various opportunities and I wanted to streamline all of these deals through one entity,” said Pete Sampras. “Starting our own company and having my brother Gus run it was a natural as he has been involved throughout my career. I am also looking forward to being involved in the company and offering my knowledge to future clients guiding them through the opportunities and pitfalls they may face throughout their career.”

“I have been working with Pete throughout his career as an advisor on a number of projects and I am excited to now have the opportunity to manage our company while overseeing and creating various opportunities for Pete. Pete and I offer a unique blend of knowledge and experience and we are looking forward to sharing it with others.” said Gus Sampras.

Pete Sampras has won the most Grand Slam Titles in the history of tennis, having won a total of 14. This includes seven Wimbledon championships, five U.S. Open championships, and two Australian Open championships. Pete will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame later this summer in Newport, Rhode Island.


Gus Sampras has worked in sports marketing for over 18 years. His experience includes 12 years at International Management Group (IMG) where he served as Vice-President of IMG Tennis. At IMG his positions also included Director of Professional Tennis Properties, Senior Account Executive, and Event Manager with projects as diverse as managing professional ATP and WTA tour events, developing sponsorships for Olympic and Professional Volleyball, consulting for the University of Southern California in selling the naming rights to their basketball arena, and a myriad of charitable and community benefit programs involving athletes. In addition, he has had stints in Minor League Baseball and Youth Volleyball. Since 1988, Gus has held the positions of Business Manager, Treasurer and Secretary of Pistol Pete, Inc. which oversees the financial activities of Pete Sampras.


Contact:

Steve Webster

CMPR
(760) 438-9910
stevewebster@cmpr.net


Emliy Snider

CMPR
(760) 438-9912
emily@cmpr.net

angiel
04-02-2007, 07:42 PM
Bob Larson's Tennis News.


Pete Sampras forms management company

April 2, 2007

Pete Sampras, along with his brother Gus, have announced the formation of California-based Pure Sports Management, LLC. The company will be run by Gus who will serve as President.

Pure Sports Management will oversee all business opportunities for Pete Sampras including but not limited to exhibitions, marketing and sponsorship endorsements, personal appearances and other special events. Pure Sports Management will also seek to create and develop other events and opportunities, as well as venture into managing other athletes in the future.

“After I retired, I had many different companies approach me with various opportunities and I wanted to streamline all of these deals through one entity,” said Pete Sampras. “Starting our own company and having my brother Gus run it was a natural as he has been involved throughout my career. I am also looking forward to being involved in the company and offering my knowledge to future clients guiding them through the opportunities and pitfalls they may face throughout their career.”

Gus Sampras has worked in sports marketing for over 18 years. His experience includes 12 years at International Management Group (IMG) where he served as Vice-President of IMG Tennis. Since 1988, Gus has held the positions of Business Manager, Treasurer & Secretary of Pistol Pete, Inc. which oversees the financial activities of Pete Sampras.

angiel
04-07-2007, 08:24 PM
Sampras Plans To Serve Up Some Clients

My favorite tennis player of all-time, Pete Sampras has created Pure Sports Management, LLC with his brother Gus serving as President of the company.

In the immediate future, Pure Sports Management will only focus on representing Pete Sampras's post-career in the form of marketing, endorsements, personal appearances, etc. In the long-term, the company hopes to add more clients in its representation capacity.

Pete Sampras brings along experience in totally dominating the sport of tennis. His brother has actual industry experience as a former 12-year employee of IMG. His most important position with the company was as VP of Tennis.

Currently, Pure Sports Management's website is being developed, but I will include a link over to the site in the links tab.

-Darren Heitner
Visit Source: http://www.dhpromo.com/blog/?p=403.

Greg-Pete fan
04-09-2007, 09:58 PM
TENNIS LEGEND PETE SAMPRAS FORMS NEW COMPANY – PURE SPORTS MANAGEMENT

Gus Sampras To Run Newly Formed Entity As President

March 29, 2007 – Rolling Hills Estates, CA -- Pete Sampras, the all time leader in Grand Slam victories, along with his brother Gus Sampras have announced the formation of California based Pure Sports Management, LLC. The company will be run by Gus who will serve as President.

Pure Sports Management will oversee all business opportunities for Pete Sampras including but not limited to exhibitions, marketing and sponsorship endorsements, personal appearances and other special events. Pure Sports Management will also seek to create and develop other events and opportunities, as well as venture into managing other athletes in the future.
“After I retired, I had many different companies approach me with various opportunities and I wanted to streamline all of these deals through one entity,” said Pete Sampras. “Starting our own company and having my brother Gus run it was a natural as he has been involved throughout my career. I am also looking forward to being involved in the company and offering my knowledge to future clients guiding them through the opportunities and pitfalls they may face throughout their career.”

“I have been working with Pete throughout his career as an advisor on a number of projects and I am excited to now have the opportunity to manage our company while overseeing and creating various opportunities for Pete. Pete and I offer a unique blend of knowledge and experience and we are looking forward to sharing it with others.” said Gus Sampras.
Pete Sampras has won the most Grand Slam Titles in the history of tennis, having won a total of 14. This includes seven Wimbledon championships, five U.S. Open championships, and two Australian Open championships. Pete will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame later this summer in Newport, Rhode Island.

Gus Sampras has worked in sports marketing for over 18 years. His experience includes 12 years at International Management Group (IMG) where he served as Vice-President of IMG Tennis. At IMG his positions also included Director of Professional Tennis Properties, Senior Account Executive, and Event Manager with projects as diverse as managing professional ATP and WTA tour events, developing sponsorships for Olympic and Professional Volleyball, consulting for the University of Southern California in selling the naming rights to their basketball arena, and a myriad of charitable and community benefit programs involving athletes. In addition, he has had stints in Minor League Baseball and Youth Volleyball. Since 1988, Gus has held the positions of Business Manager, Treasurer and Secretary of Pistol Pete, Inc. which oversees the financial activities of Pete Sampras.

Source: http://www.petesampras.com/sampras2.html

angiel
04-10-2007, 08:55 PM
http://www.puresportsmanagement.com/aboutus.html

angiel
04-14-2007, 06:05 PM
TennisX

April 14th, 2007



by Richard Vach

NEWS, NOTES, QUOTES
According to the ATP, Pete Sampras and his brother Gus have formed the California-based Pure Sports Management, LLC. It will oversee all business opportunities for Pete Sampras and will also seek to create and develop other events and opportunities

angiel
04-17-2007, 05:53 PM
Hi guys:wavey: :wavey:


Here is the e-mail address for Pete's news company - info@puresportsmanagement.com and the mailing address is,,,,

Pure Sports Management
609 Deep Valley Drive
Suite 200
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274


Telephone Numbers
p (310) 265 - 4451 - f (310) 807 - 9255.