MSG, CAA Confirm Hiring

The Madison Square Garden Company has finally made it official, announcing David “Doc” O’Connor is MSG’s new president and CEO effective July 15. 

As previously reported, O’Connor spent many years at Creative Artists Agency, helping to launch CAA Sports.

There appears to be no bad blood in his exit from the agency.

In a statement, CAA Partners said, “Doc is more than a great partner and business executive; he’s an incredible person and close friend whom we’ve had the tremendous pleasure of working with for more than 30 years. We couldn’t be happier for Doc. It’s a dream come true for a lifelong New York sports fan, and we know he will be terrific in his new role.”

O’Connor will set MSG’s overall strategic vision, identify new initiatives to enhance MSG’s existing brands and pursue opportunities for growth.