“We are pleased to have the opportunity to add Jason to our front office staff,” said Thunder GM Sam Presti. “He adds a diverse skill-set as well as many years of experiences within the industry of sport. We are confident that he will make a positive contribution to our operations as we continue to build and grow as an organization.”
Ranne, who owns a law degree from the University of Minnesota, spent the past six years with the Wasserman Media Group, most recently as the company's senior vice president of team sports. Before joining Wasserman, Ranne was a guard on the 2000-04 Wildcats and served as team captain in his senior season.
THUNDER NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL AWARD
The Thunder is one of four teams that have been selected as nominees in the “Sports Team of the Year” category for the 2013 Sports Business Awards, presented by Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily.
The Thunder is joined by the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Sounders and Washington Nationals.
The SportsBusiness Awards recognize excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports for the period from March 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013. Sports teams in the major and minor league and U.S. national teams in leagues whose central offices are located in North America were eligible.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony that will be held Wednesday, May 22 in New York City.
THREE RECALLED FROM TULSA
The Thunder recalled guards Jeremy Lamb and DeAndre Liggins, as well as center Daniel Orton from the Tulsa 66ers on Monday.
All three will be with the team for Tuesday's game against Denver.