Former AEG CEO and LA Kings Governor Tim Leiweke Interviewed by Los Angeles Magazine

LEIWEKE RESPONDS TO BACKLASH: In an interview that covered a broad range of topics, former CEO of the Anschutz Entertainment Group, and current CEO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment Tim Leiweke took a shot at clearing the air regarding comments he made last June that riled many Kings fans.

Former LA Kings Governor Tim Leiweke, shown here addressing the media at a press conference on
January 10, 2013, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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LOS ANGELES — On August 27, Tim Leiweke, the Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment in Toronto, owners of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs—the very same Tim Leiweke who used to be the Chief Executive Officer of the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) the giant entertainment and real estate conglomerate that owns the Los Angeles Kings, was back in Los Angeles for the wedding of his daughter, Francesca, and took the time to sit down with Los Angeles Magazine’s Giselle Fernandez, a former national reporter for CBS News and NBC News, discussing a rather broad range of topics.

In the series, “Big Shots With Giselle Fernandez,” Leiweke spoke for the first time about his departure from AEG, stressing that, as announced back in March, the decision for him to leave was “mutual.”

“We tried to sell the company,” Leiweke told Fernandez. “I knew the minute we got in that process if that didn’t end well then I’d want to move on, and that’s what happened.”

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