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JOHN MOAG and JOHN BROWN were named to the Maryland Stadium Authority (Baltimore SUN, 2/10)....GARY SWAIN, Senior VP of North American Events for IMG, has been relocated to the Chicago office (IMG)....The Angels have named TA HONDA director of Int'l Relations (WASHINGTON TIMES, 2/10)....WAYNE HUIZENGA has assumed the title of Dolphins President (USA TODAY, 2/10)....All-Star guard JOE DUMARS was on "Today" this morning, flanked by students for the NBA's "Stay in School" program. Dumars, on being a role model: "I accept being one, and I enjoy it actually." On the image of NBA players being spoiled: "I have seen the change, it is a little bit disturbing" (NBC, 2/10)....STEVE YOUNG was on "Letterman" last night (CBS, 2/9).
GM & Coach DON NELSON left the Warriors to be with his ill mother, and a Warriors source said that Nelson's exit as Coach/GM of the team, which could come this weekend, "is a done deal" (Ric Bucher, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 2/10).