30 Sep Phil Knight Talks to USA Today
In what’s claimed to be his first interview about the company since he announced his plans to retire in April, Phil Knight talked to USA Today about the past but also about competitive threats from Under Armour and Adidas.
“The industry has changed enormously,’’ Knight said. “I’ll just say it’s grown and the companies that are in the industry are in more different areas than ever before. So Under Armour is a very serious competitor, but Adidas is the next biggest and they’ve got a lot of money to spend and they have a lot of capability. We worry about them all. And it isn’t just shoes.
“In golf, we compete against Titleist. In women’s athletic gear, we compete against Lululemon, so we worry about them all.’’
The USA Today interview is here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2015/09/30/phil-knight-nike-michael-jordan-stepping-down-2016/72885302/