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Sports Authority

COMPANY

Founded 1987 by Jack Smith, Sports Authority owns and operates 400 stores under the brand names Sports Authority, Gart Sports, Sportmart and Oshman's Sporting Goods. It was acquired by K-Mart in 1990, and made public in 1995. It was again acquired in 2003 by Gart Sports Co., after which it became a subsidiary, TSA Stores Inc., and Gart was renamed The Sports Authority. In 2006 Sports Authority was acquired by private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners, LP for $1.3B.

Official Website:
http://www.sportsauthority.com/

Industry:
Retail

Ticker:
NYSE:TSA (defunct)

Corporate headquarters:
Englewood, CO

Sales:
$2.51B (2005)

Employees:
10,000

EXECUTIVES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jack A. Smith
Business
c. 1935   Founder of Sports Authority
James R. Tener
Business
c. 1950   COO of Sports Authority, 1999-2002

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jonathan D. Sokoloff
Business
c. 1962   Leonard Green & Partners

PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Elizabeth Burton
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Zale
Peter R. Formanek
Business
c. 1942   President of Autozone, 1985-94
Mitt Romney
Politician
12-Mar-1947   Governor of Massachusetts, 2003-07
Jack A. Smith
Business
c. 1935   Founder of Sports Authority


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