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Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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David Reinsdorf, Son Of Jerry Reinsdorf, Dies At Age 51

03 / 03 / 14

David Reinsdorf , a Chicago real estate exec who was the eldest son of White Sox and Bulls Chair Jerry Reinsdorf , has died at the age of 51. The teams released a statement on behalf of the family today but did not provide details. " Jerry , Martyl and the entire Reinsdorf family appreciate the ...

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