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         Reebok International, Ltd. has announced JOHN ROGERS as new
    category director for outdoor, DUNCAN FINNIGAN as new category
    director for walking, and DON RAWSON as new U.S. soccer
    promotions manager ....Converse has named THOMAS NELSON Senior VP
    of Sales (SPORTING GOODS BUSINESS, 5/95).

    Print | Tags: Converse, Reebok, People and Pop Culture

         JERRY SLOAN has been tagged as an assistant basketball coach
    for LENNY WILKENS and the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team
    ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 5/12)....TOM ABRAMSON, VP of Marketing for
    Sega, on athletes attending the E3 show in L.A.:  "They're
    playing [video games] in the locker room and they're playing them
    on buses and planes, and that's really how we get our feedback.
    That's how we get these guys to help us understand how to create
    the best sports video games" ("Press Box," PRIME, 5/12)....CBS'
    BILLY PACKER, on KEVIN GARNETT's decision to skip college and
    apply for the NBA draft: "I think it is a tragic situation what
    we have right now on this level of basketball, and I think it is
    time that the NBA, the NCAA, the National Association of
    Basketball Coaches, and the NBA Players Association really had a
    summit to decide what is in the best interest of these young
    people" ("The CBS Sports Show," 5/13)....TERRY HOLLAND has been
    named UVA A.D. (Mult., 5/13)....Baltimore's new AHL team
    announced the addition of women's tennis star PAM SHRIVER and
    attorney ED BRUSH to the ownership group (Baltimore SUN, 5/13).

    Print | Tags: AHL, CBS, ESPN, NBA, NCAA, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney
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