CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — John McDonough recently celebrated his 10th anniversary as president of the Chicago Blackhawks.

During that time, he helped transformed what was one of the worst-run franchises in pro sports to one of the best. The Hawks won three Stanley Cups in a six-year window, sold out the United Center and have become a model franchise.

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John McDonough’s “Pride is Back” sign. (WBBM/George Ofman)

A native of Edison Park, McDonough spent the previous 24 years with the Chicago Cubs, where he founded the fan convention that has now become a worldwide success. McDonough was named president of the Cubs in 2007 but joined the Blackhawks later that year.

WBBM’s George Ofman recently spent time with McDonough and as you’ll hear, the popular team president reveals how the Hawks became an almost overnight success and why he believes the team can continue being a Stanley Cup contender.

Part one of the interview can be found above, part two can be found below.

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