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Nebeker steps down as Shock team president

Just got off the phone with Shock team president Adam Nebeker, who is stepping down to become executive director of Cancer Patient Care.

Nebeker is one of three members of the original ownership group that brought arena football to Spokane in 2006. He will remain one of the five in the current ownership group (which includes the original three by the way), but he obviously won't be involved in the team's day-to-day business with his new job.

(UPDATE: Shock release on Nebeker.)

His responsibilities will be absorbed by other members or the organization, particularly majority owner Brady Nelson. The two have known each other since they were 8 years old and were college roommates at BYU.

"It will be a line of work that will be very rewarding on a personal level," Nebeker said. "It's been an incredible experience and I'm super proud of everything we've done here. These people are like family. It'll be tough to leave, but I'm excited for the change.

"Brady is one of my best friends in the world, he has been and will continue to be. It's been a blast working with one of my best friends and that's another reason that makes it hard to step away, but that friendship isn't going anywhere."

Nebeker's last day with the Shock will be Friday.

Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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