Las Vegas Raiders president Marc Badain resigns after 30 years with franchise
Las Vegas Raiders president Marc Badain, who started his residency with the team as an training camp intern in 1991 and served a focal job in the group’s move from Oakland to Southern Nevada keep going year, resigned on Monday.
The move was met with shock in the association, while Badain, 51, basically said it was the ideal opportunity for him to “focus on my family and look ahead to new pursuits” while thanking owner Mark Davis.
“The successful construction and operation of Allegiant Stadium has been unequivocally the most challenging part of my 30 years with the organization,” Badain said in a text. “Seeing it through to the end has been rewarding beyond measure. Together the Raiders and Las Vegas accomplished what seemed impossible.
“I am forever grateful to MD for his unwavering support and friendship. I wish him and the Raider family the best. I will always feel a part of the team because everyone knows…Once A Raider Always A Raider.”
Davis, in the interim, said Badain was “an integral part of the Raider Family” in a team release while wishing him the “Best in Whatever The Future Holds.”
Dan Ventrelle, the team’s executive vice president and general insight, will accept the job of team president.
Badain had an in with the Raiders as his grandfather, Al Badain, was Al Davis’ ball mentor at Brooklyn’s Erasmus Hall High School. The more youthful Badain turned into a full-time clerical specialist to Art Shell’s instructing staff in 1992 preceding he moved to the money office in 1995, where he made a profundity graph for the Raiders dependent on the compensation cap. Badain became CFO in 2004 preceding becoming interval president in 2013, following Amy Trask’s acquiescence, and had the interim tag removed in 2015.
In the upcoming book “If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from the Raiders Sideline, Locker Room and Press Box,” Badain said he grew up a Raiders fan “because of a family connection.”
“So then I had the benefit of getting a job here,” he said. “And so when you have that sort of built up in your mind — what it’s going to mean to work there — and then you come there and you see it in reality, and you see what it’s like and you see that family atmosphere and a little bit of the dysfunction, which I don’t say it in a negative way, I mean it from the personality of the place when I got there 30 years ago and some of that still exists here. I think that that’s important.”
The Raiders, who went 8-8 last season to complete in second place in the AFC West behind the Kansas City Chiefs, are going to enter their second season in Las Vegas.