Lobos Land Six-Year Deal With Nike
Aug. 14, 2008
The University of New Mexico Department of Athletics has finalized a 6-year contract with NIKE that makes the global giant the exclusive supplier of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories to virtually every Lobo team through the 2013-14 academic year. Men's golf is the lone exception.
"This is a landmark agreement for Lobo athletics," said Paul Krebs, UNM's Vice President for Athletics. "Having our teams affiliated with the pre-imminent industry leader provides a huge upside for our department. We are thrilled to be part of the NIKE family."
"I have been involved with NIKE for 15 years and they were a big part of Lobo basketball last year," said men's head basketball coach Steve Alford. "When we came here, we knew NIKE was interested in getting more involved with UNM. I am very excited that NIKE now has a relationship with nearly every program in Lobo athletics."
"The contract with NIKE is a real plus not only to our football program, but to the entire Lobo athletics department," said UNM head football coach Rocky Long. "We look forward to a wonderful relationship in the coming years and beyond."
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; NIKEBauer Hockey Inc., a leading designer and distributor of hockey equipment; Cole Haan, a leading designer and marketer of luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories and Exeter Brands Group LLC, which designs and markets athletic footwear and apparel for the value retail channel.