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Grizzlies GM STU JACKSON announced the hiring of CHUCK DAVISSON as Manager of Basketball Operations (THE DAILY). ...JOHN KRZYNOWEK has been name Dir of Marketing at Tommy Armour Golf. He had been Marketing Dir-Clubs at Spalding (BRANDWEEK, 10/3). ROSS GREEENBERG was named HBO Senior VP of Production....DAVE ALMSTEAD was named VP/Programming at Liberty Network (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 10/7).
In new court documents filed in BRUCE McNALL's personal bankruptcy case, it was revealed that five weeks before the Kings played in the '93 Stanley Cup finals, the team had to borrow $2.8M in order to pay player salaries. In addition, the Kings took some of the millions of dollars in fans' advance playoff ticket money this past spring to partially meet the team's payroll (L.A. TIMES, 10/7)....South FL sports magnate WAYNE HUIZENGA is considering an investment in former Dolphins linebacker JOHN OFFERDAHL's chain of bagel shops. Offerdahl's "Bagel Gourmet" has grown to a chain of six bagel stores over the last four years (MIAMI HERALD, 10/7)....MLS officials are hoping that Chiefs owner LAMAR HUNT decides to help secure a franchise for Kansas City (K.C. STAR, 10/6). Eagles cornerback ERIC ALLEN said that he, as well as several other Eagles players, would support Jets safety RONNIE LOTT to replace NFLPA Exec Dir GENE UPSHAW when the union leader's contract expires in 1996 (NEWSDAY, 10/6)....Agent DREW ROSENHAUS, 27, "is gaining unprecedented power in South Florida, collecting clients the way kids collect his clients' cards" (MIAMI HERALD, 10/6).