“We got to know Amit as we worked with him to evaluate several deals and transactions the league has considered,” said Jeff Kwatinetz. “But even more important than his business acumen, Amit espouses the values we consider crucial — a commitment to diversity, a belief in player empowerment, and an integrity of the highest degree.”
This announcement came on the heels of the news that BIG3 had signed a broadcast deal with CBS. As if that wasn't enough growth for the new season, the league will now have twelve teams as oppose to the eight.
This week, the league announced additional dates to round out the league's 11 week season across 18 cities: Salt Lake City July 27, Milwaukee August 4, Miami August 10, and New Orleans for the playoffs August 25.