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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

         The Mighty Ducks have promoted KEVIN GILMORE to VP of Hockey
    Operations from his current position as Dir of Hockey
    Operations....The Celtics announced that they have named JON
    JENNINGS as Director of Basketball Development....LARRY RILEY was
    named Dir of Scouting for the NBA expansion Grizzlies.  Riley was
    formerly assistant coach and scout for the Bucks (THE DAILY).
    

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  • FROM THE FORBES 400

         FORBES released its annual list of the 400 richest
    Americans.  Below are the sports industrialists featured in this
    year's list (FORBES, 10/17 issue)
    OWNERS TEAM
    Richard DeVos Orlando Magic
    $4.5B
    Paul Allen Portland Trailblazers
    $3.9B
    Ted Turner Atlanta Hawks/Braves
    $1.6B
    Robert Tisch N.Y. Giants
    $1.135B
    William Davidson Detroit Pistons
    $900
    William Clay Ford Detroit Lions
    $785
    Leon Hess N.Y. Jets
    $745
    Carl Pohlad Minnesota Twins
    $710
    Wayne Huizenga Marlins/Panthers/Dolphins
    $700
    Jack Kent Cooke Washington Redskins
    $700
    Michael Ilitch Detroit Red Wings/Tigers
    $500
    Walter Haas Jr. Oakland A's
    $490
    Jeremy Jacobs Boston Bruins
    $450
    Richard Jacobs Cleveland Indians
    $380
    Herb Simon Indiana Pacers
    $345
    Ken Behring Seattle Seahawks
    $340
    Gene Autry California Angels
    $340
    Drayton McLane Houston Astros
    $330
    Alex Spanos San Diego Chargers
    $325
    Jerry Jones Dallas Cowboys
    $320
     
    OTHER KEY FIGURES IN THE SPORTS INDUSTRY
    Rupert Murdoch Fox Broadcasting
    $4B
    Sumner Redstone Viacom
    $3.8B
    Phil Knight Nike
    $1.7B
    Laurence Tisch CBS
    $1.135B
    Amos Barr Hostetter Continental Cablevision
    $800
    Charles Dolan Cablevision/MSG
    $715
    William Koch America's Cup sponsor
    $700
    Paul Fireman Reebok
    $670
    John Malone TCI
    $565
    Karsten Solheim Golf clubs
    $400
    Ralph Roberts Comcast
    $350
    Michael Eisner Disney
    $340
    Roy Speer Liberty Media
    $335

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         DAVID FALK is profiled in this morning's WASHINGTON TIMES
    under the headline: "Super Agent Falk slam-dunks NBA."  Bart
    Hubbach writes, "Among basketball agents, the pecking order
    begins with Falk."  Falk represents two of the top six '94 draft
    picks and at least three first rounders.  But many around the
    league "wonder if Falk is becoming too influential, questioning
    whether an agent ... should be able to dictate a team's moves"
    (WASHINGTON TIMES, 10/4)....The Univ. of Michigan athletic
    department has announced its plan to build a $5M tennis facility
    that will be named after Lions owner WILLIAM FORD (DETROIT FREE
    PRESS, 10/3).... RANDALL "TEX" COBB appeared on CNBC's "Business
    Insiders," and defended allegations made last year in Sports
    Illustrated that he participated in "fixing" a fight.  Cobb said
    the allegations have affected his boxing and acting careers: "I'm
    finished in the boxing field, I can't get another fight. .... I'm
    some poor boy, swinging to try to stay alive, and I can't get a
    job anywhere" (CNBC, 10/3).
    

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