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ESPN President/CEO STEVE BORNSTEIN announced the following senior executive promotions: STEVE ANDERSON, to Senior VP/Remote Production, from managing editor; RICK BARRY, to VP/Adminsitration & Production, from VP of Administration; ROSE GATTI, to Senior VP/Communications and Employee Relations, from Senior VP/Communications; REGGIE THOMAS, to Senior VP/Operations, Engineering & New Technology, from Senior VP/Operations & Engineering; JOHN WILDHACK, to Senior VP/Programming, from Senior VP/Remote Production; DAVID ZUCKER, Senior VP & Assistant GM, ESPN International, from VP/Programming (THE DAILY). USPTA NAMES NEW PRESIDENT: CATHY WOODS was named President of the United States Professional Tennis Association. Cathy Woods becomes the first woman president of the world's largest teaching organization. USPTA CEO Tim Heckler: "I really haven't thought of it as a woman president as much as the most qualified person for the job" (Andre Christopher, MIAMI HERALD, 9/20).
ESPN's "Prime Monday" included an interview with Jerry Jones who said he intends to run the team, but not coach it. Jones says the Cowboys can get the best coach possible and "it would be bad mismanagement" for him to coach the team. DETROIT FREE PRESS' Mitch Albom, on Jones as coach: "Who's to say this couldn't work?" (ESPN, 9/19)....Fox Broadcasting Chair/CEO CHASE CAREY was interviewed on CNN's "Moneyline." He called the NFL purchase "primarily an asset building deal" (CNN, 9/19)....TOM SEAVER and writer MARTY APPEL will co-host a new radio feature, "Around the Bases," produced and distributed by GNG Communications in N.Y. in February '95 (AD AGE, 9/19)....The Raptors will announce today that former NBA player PHIL HUBBARD will become their director of scouting. Hubbard is currently an advance scout with the Knicks (TORONTO STAR, 9/20)....Orioles sales director VINCE DUNBAR yesterday announced his resignation. Dunbar will become a sales representative with Baltimore's Durrett-Sheppard Steel Co. (Baltimore SUN, 9/20)....All About Sports president STAN JOHNSON and Eastern Mountain Sports president WILLIAM FERRY have been elected to the National Sporting Goods Association Board of Directors (THE DAILY)....Some of the other names, besides Disney and Dr. JERRY BUSS, being floated as interested in purchasing the Angels: PETER UEBERROTH, agent LEIGH STEINBERG and former Mariners owner GEORGE ARGYROS (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 9/16).