HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg Exiting Network After 33 Years

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Ross Greenburg is exiting his post as president of HBO Sports.

He told the New York Times on Sunday that he decided not to renew his contract after leading HBO Sports since 2000. He had been with the network for a total fo 33 years.

“I’ve accomplished everything I hoped for,” he said.

Asked about reports that he was being let go for losing pay-per-view draw and boxing champ Manny Pacquaio to Showtime, Greenburg denied that was the case, saying he was not dismissed by HBO but the decision to leave was all his.

In a statement, HBO co-president Richard Plepler and HBO programming president Michael Lombardo praised Greenburg.

‪‪“We believe that Ross’ track record speaks for itself," the said. "He has helped redefine the sports programming genre and set an extraordinary standard of excellence in the industry. We will miss his leadership, vision, creativity and passion for sports television.”Ross Greenburg is exiting his post as president of HBO Sports.

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