Temporary Team Manager Knicks Gaming

Job Locations US-NY-New York
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The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.   Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

EEO Statement

At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.


The Team Manger Knicks Gaming will manage and support Knicks Gaming, a member of the NBA 2k League. This role will handle all coordination and logistics required to execute competitive gameplay, practice, and training regimens with the goal of creating an environment that maximizes performance in each player and the team. This role will also play a critical role in support of launching the Knicks Gaming business, coordinating players available for sponsorship, marketing commitments, and appearances.  This role is a seasonal role for 6 -7 months.

Team Management

  • Manage practice, training, and scrimmage schedules for team, including evaluation of opponents, scouting reports, and development of strategy.
  • Continuously monitor the team’s performance and provide recommendations for improvement using a data informed approach.
  • Develop an assessment of and plan for player development.
  • Establish pre-game routine with team to ensure top performance during matches.


Communication and Logistics

  • Coordinate travel and accommodations to ensure players arrive on time to all scheduled events and appearances.
  • Manage team housing environment to ensure players have an optimal experience.
  • Facilitate communication between members of the NBA 2k team and between the NBA 2k players and the Madison Square Garden organization in a productive and effective manner.
  • Willingness to be on call as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Previous experience with coaching and/or team building (traditional sports/esports experience highly preferred).
  • Able to communicate effectively in spoken and written English.
  • A familiarity with the NBA 2k game and ecosystem.
  • Located in or willing to relocate to the New York area for the season.
  • Positive approach to conflict resolution and facilitating effective player communication.


Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.


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