President and CEO Leiweke denies he's leaving MLSE

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8/19/2014 3:25:32 PM
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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment president and CEO Tim Leiweke says he's not leaving the company amid speculation that he will be stepping down to look for a new challenge.

Leiweke told TSN on Tuesday that he is, "very focused on this upcoming season and not thinking about anything else."

MLSE later sent a detailed statement from Leiweke, which reads, "Any report stating that I am leaving MLSE is untrue. We are completely focused on the seasons at hand and I am not thinking of anything else but that. I am proud of all that we have accomplished here over the past year, but we have much more to do."

Leiweke was brought in last summer to MLSE, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and the Toronto Marlies. The company also owns the Air Canada Centre, Leafs TV and other properties.

Prior to joining MLSE, he was most recently head of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the owner of several sports teams and buildings with a stake in the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Houston Dynamo of MLS, the Staples Center and London's O2 Arena.

Tim Leiweke (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)

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Under His Watch

Leiweke's time with MLSE

April 26, 2013 – Named president and CEO of MLSE

June 3, 2013 – Masai Ujiri hired as president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors.

July 5, 2013 – Toronto Maple Leafs sign F David Clarkson, re-sign F Tyler Bozak and extend G Jonathan Bernier.

September 30, 2013 – Toronto announced as host of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.

November 26, 2013 – Toronto FC agree on deal with Tottenham for striker Jermain Defoe.

January 10, 2014 – Toronto FC acquire midfielder Michael Bradley from AS Roma.

April 14, 2014 – Brendan Shanahan hired as president and alternate governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

May 6, 2014 – Raptors sign coach to Dwayne Casey to three-year contract extension.

May 8, 2014 – Maple Leafs sign head coach Randy Carlyle to two-year contract extension, fire assistant coaches Dave Farrish, Greg Cronin and Scott Gordon.

July 10, 2014 – Toronto Raptors re-sign PG Kyle Lowry.

July 24, 2014 – MLSE and Toronto Argonauts announce partnership on new practice facility in Downsview Park.

July 30, 2014 – Maple Leafs sign restricted free-agent Jake Gardiner to five-year, $20.25 million contract.

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