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The Houston Rockets have named MARCUS JOLIBOLS as the team's CFO and TOM CORDOVA as VP/Sales and Broadcasting (Rockets)....JEFFREY DANKWORTH resigned as AVP Exec Dir; AVP President JON STEVENSON will assume his duties on an interim basis (AVP)....JERRY CORNS has been named Dir of Facilities and KAREN TALIAFERRO named Facilities Manager of Liberty Sports' new complex under construction in Las Colinas, TX (Liberty)....USGA President REG MURPHY was re-elected to a 2nd one-year-term (N.Y. TIMES, 2/5)....SWC Commissioner STEVE HATCHELL and Kansas A.D. BOB FREDERICK are among six finalists to be Big 12 Commissioner (K.C. STAR, 2/6).... FARRUKH QURAISHI, who led the World Cup's organization in Orlando, was appointed as GM of MLS' Tampa Bay team (MLS).
WAYNE HUIZENGA was chosen the number one entrepreneur in America by SUCCESS magazine's March '95 issue (SUCCESS). ....Bulls General Manager JERRY KRAUSE is profiled in Sunday's CHICAGO TRIBUNE, with the headline: "Jerry Krause is the Man Primarily Responsible for Putting Together the Bulls' Three World Championship Teams. So ... Why Do People Hate This Guy?" (2/5)....Golfer TIGER WOODS is profiled in Sunday's N.Y. TIMES magazine (2/5)....Bengals QB JEFF BLAKE is spending the off season in an internship program with Walt Disney's sports development department. The department is headed by former Bengal REGGIE WILLIAMS (CINCINNATI POST, 2/6)....DARRYL STRAWBERRY set up a "secret slush fund to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars from his wife during a nasty divorce" in 1993, according to this morning's N.Y. DAILY NEWS (2/6)....TOD LEIWEKE, VP of Business Development for Northwest Entertainment Group, owner of the Canucks & Grizzlies, is trying to attract a PGA Tour event to Vancouver. Leiweke, formerly the PGA Tour's VP/Marketing, is shooting for the third weekend in August, during which most PGA Tour pros sit out while the tournament winners play in the World Series of Golf (VANCOUVER SUN, 2/4).