Marciani Out As MLB VP/National Sales Hammon Headlines espnW's "Impact 25" Q&A With Blackhawks Chair Rocky Wirtz Weekend Plans: Eagles' Brian Napoli Sabres Impressed With HarborCenter Facility Names In The News Executive Transactions Cavs Happy With Ticket Lottery Process Big Execs Reminisce On Sports Media Executive Transactions
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published March 20, 1995
NHL Commissioner GARY BETTMAN, Rangers GM & President NEIL SMITH and Rangers captain MARK MESSIER led the contingent at a Rose Garden ceremony during which PRESIDENT CLINTON was presented with a miniature Stanley Cup and a Rangers jersey. Clinton: "We've been trying to arrange this visit for some time, but what's a few months to 54 years" (THE DAILY)....Blazers owner and Microsoft co-founder PAUL ALLEN will become the "majority outside investor" in DreamWorks, the new entertainment company being formed by Steven Speilberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Allen will reportedly invest about $500M, giving him a stake "equal to or just under 20%" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 3/20).... Royals VP GEORGE BRETT is negotiating to buy the Duluth Dukes of the Northern League, with RUSH LIMBAUGH as one of his partners (Peter Gammons, BOSTON GLOBE, 3/19)....The NHL has hired KEN ROSEN away from NBA Entertainment. He will now be in charge of NHL Productions, a new division in charge of various video productions (Kevin Paul Dupont, BOSTON GLOBE, 3/19).... Sources say JIM CORNO, VP/GM of SportsChannel Chicago, has expressed an interest in becoming President of MSG Network (Bob Raissman, N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/19)....BONNIE BLAIR was interviewed on ABC's "Good Morning America" on her retirement from skating. Blair: "Hopefully I have brought the sport to a newer level, a higher level, and given some others something to chase, something to go for. But I am going out on top. I am happy" (ABC, 3/20).