SBD/13/Sports Industrialists

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         BOB IGER, President of ABC since 11/92, will be promoted to
    President/COO of CapCities/ABC "probably at the company's next
    board meeting later this month."  DAVID WESTIN, president of
    production at ABC Television Network Group, will succeed Iger as
    head of the network group (BROADCASTING & CABLE, 9/12
    issue)....TIM MAYOTTE and VIJAY ARMITRAJ were elected as player
    reps to the ATP Tour Board of Directors (DAILY sources, 9/13).
    ...SHARI LEVENTHAL was named director of Marketing and Creative
    Services at ESPN.  She was formerly director of advertising.
    Also at ESPN, TREZ BAYER, an independent director/producer,
    joined as director of on-air promotions, and ALLAN BROCE, former
    advertising manager at Pepsi-Cola, was named director of
    advertising and consumer marketing (BROADCASTING & CABLE,
    9/12)....Cubs CEO/president Andy MacPhail is said to be
    considering four candidates for Cubs GM: assistant S.F. Giants GM
    BRIAN SABEAN, Astros dir. of scouting DAN O'BRIEN, Braves
    "standout farm system" head CHUCK LAMAR and Rangers asst. GM
    WAYNE KRIVSKY (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 9/13).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS: BARRY & JERRY & JIMMY

         Cowboys coach Barry Switzer, asked by ABC's Brent Musberger
    on his relationship with owner Jerry Jones:  "I am sure we will
    have our ups and downs.  I have no problem with Jerry in certain
    areas.  If he wants to be involved with certain things in
    football, that is fine. But everything that happens on the field,
    between those two lines, that is me and the coaching staff and
    the players" ("Monday Night Football," ABC, 9/12).  Meanwhile,
    this morning's PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER reports that Eagles owner
    Jeffrey Lurie and Jimmy Johnson dined together on Cape Cod last
    weekend (S.A. Paolontonio, PHILA. INQUIRER, 9/13).
         ANDRE ON TOUR:  U.S. Open champ Andre Agassi today will
    begin his "U.S. Tour" today in Albany.  The tour will stop in
    four U.S. cities and features Agassi playing exhibitions against
    John McEnroe, Michael Chang and Jim Courier.  The Atlanta stop
    was canceled because of a dispute with a local promoter (ATLANTA
    CONSTITUTION, 9/13).  Agassi appeared on "Late Show" with David
    Letterman and was introduced as the  "hunkiest tennis player
    ever."  Agassi ended the program hitting balls to Dave out on
    Broadway (CBS, 9/13).
    

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