Power 100: Ted Leonsis


Founder, Chairman and CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

The sound of bongo drums echo at Washington Wizards games these days, which is Ted Leonsis’ way of introducing fans to the latest addition to the Monumental Sports family – the Capital City Go-Gos, the Wizards’ new affiliates in the G League, or minor league. Leonsis says the team’s name was inspired by go-go music, one of Washington’s beloved musical traditions, and calls it “the music we grew up with.” The team will play in the new arena in Southwest now under construction. “They will be a way to develop players and coaches, and will be an outlet for a lot of fun for our fans,” Leonsis says. The Go – Gos join Monumental’s roster of five sports teams including the NHL’s Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards of the NBA. Monumental’s include partners are: Dick Patrick, Raul Fernandez, Sheila Johnson, David Blair, Scott Brickman, Neil Cohen, Jack Davies, Richard Fairbank, Michelle Freeman, Richard Kay, Jeong H.Kim, Mark Lerner, Roger Mody, Anthony Nader, Fredrik Schaufeld, Earl Stafford, George Stamas and Cliff White and most recently, Laurene Powell Jobs.

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