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Seahawks President DAVID BEHRING confirmed that he and his father, team owner KEN BEHRING, have discussed the possibility of BILL WALSH joining the team in a non-coaching capacity. The future of GM & coach TOM FLORES is still unclear (SEATTLE POST- INTELLIGENCER, 12/22)....BRENT HAINES, formerly Corporate Sales Manager for the Padres, has joined Network International as Sales Manager for the Western Region (Network Int'l)....Winners of the "Rudy" award for Best Sports TV Execs: 1) NBC's DICK EBERSOL. 2) ABC's DENNIS SWANSON. 3) Fox's DAVID HILL. 4) ESPN's STEVE BORNSTEIN. 5) CBS' DAVID KENIN & LEN DELUCA. 6) Turner's KEVIN O'MALLEY (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 12/22)....Orioles and ESPN baseball announcer JON MILLER re- signed with the Orioles radio network. Miller was being courted by several other clubs (Baltimore SUN, 12/22).
NFL Properties President SARA LEVINSON and CBS Sports President DAVID KENIN have been announced as two of the keynote speakers scheduled to appear at the International Sport Summit in New York on January 17-18. They join other keynoters USOC Interim Dir JOHN KRIMSKY, Major League Soccer CEO ALAN ROTHENBERG, '95 Special Olympics President TIM SHRIVER and White Sox Vice Chair EDDIE EINHORN. In addition, '96 Atlanta Olympic Games Dir of Sports DAVE MAGGARD and ESPN/Chilton Sports Polls Exec Dir RICHARD LUKAR will provide status reports on their respective projects (International Sport Summit).