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Eyeworks USA co-CEOs J.D. Roth and Todd A. Nelson made the announcement Tuesday. The production company has also named a new board of directors, which includes Roth, Nelson, Pinvidic and COO Ross Weintraub. Pinvidic’s promotion comes on the heels of multiple successes for the production company, which produces unscripted and nonfiction programming for broadcast and cable networks. Positioning Pinvidic as president is intended to give Roth, Nelson and Weintraub the ability to focus on business strategy, both globally and domestically. Now, with hundreds of employees, and hundreds of hours of programming in development and production each year, we need a superstar with great sales and producing experience, infectious enthusiasm and a genuine love for our business who can work with us to lead Eyeworks USA,” said Roth. “We know Brant is that guy, and were thrilled to continue to collaborate with him, creating content that moves people and can change their lives in a real way. Added Pinvidic: JD and Todd built a company focused on growth, creativity, and what is the key to the kingdom for Eyeworks USA: transformation — and theyve never been afraid to take risks or to be noisy. Being part of the fabric of the global Eyeworks organization, we are better positioned for growth than ever before. “I have been working closely with Brant Pinvidic since he joined the Eyeworks team five years ago. Brant is an outstanding creative and the right man to spearhead the exchange of his unique brand of creativity with our international sensibilities,” said Reinout Oerlemans, CEO and founder of Eyeworks Group. During his time at Eyeworks USA, Pinvidic has developed dozens of shows, including ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss, Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and Oxygen’s My Big Fat Revenge. Prior to joining the company, he was senior vp programming and development at TLC, where he helped launch several series, including Jon & Kate Plus 8.
“He’s probably more intense [than I am]. He looks more intense. I love him, Krzyzewski said. Thibodeau and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams are newcomers to Krzyzewskis staff, which will build Team USA for the 2016 Olympics, with Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim returning to the staff. Their first competition together will be the 2014 World Cup of Basketball in Spain. We had 28 NBA players in Vegas for a little camp [in July], and it was kind of like a scrimmage for us as a staff to get to know one another, Krzyzewski said. We developed a nice friendship over the summer and it will only grow over these next four years. I’m really pleased that I have a chance to have him on my staff. Thibodeau was happy to get the chance to learn from Krzyzewski and the rest of Team USA’s staff. “Anytime you could be around a coach like that, and not only Coach K but like a Jim Boeheim, and Monty and of course, [USA Basketball chairman] Jerry Colangelo, I think you learn from every situation that you’re in,” Thibodeau said before Wednesday night’s preseason game against the Detroit Pistons . “So it was a great experience for me and more probably from a leadership perspective, and how clear and concise they all are. “A guy like Jim Boeheim, just the courage of his convictions to believe in what he does and not to try to be anyone else. He’s Jim Boeheim. And the same could be said for Coach K. And then when you look at all the things that Jerry Colangelo has done, it’s just incredible and Monty is a terrific coach. I just enjoyed [the experience] a lot.