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         In cover-boy DENNIS RODMAN's interview with SPORTS
    ILLUSTRATED this week, the Spurs' forward says he "will be in
    show business" some day, adding, "But I'm not going to play some
    weak-ass basketball player.  That would be stupid."  SI's Michael
    Silver writes that "an agent that put together Pulp Fiction
    thinks Rodman would be a classic Quentin Tarantino villain."
    Rodman says he is "talking with Warner Bros. and Disney about big
    projects" (SI, 5/29 issue).  USA TODAY's Michael Heistand reports
    on what various management experts would do about Rodman's on/off
    court behavior.  (USA TODAY, 5/25).  Interviewed during last
    night's Rockets-Spurs game, NBA Commissioner David Stern said of
    the SI piece:  "I only read Sports Illustrated for the hockey and
    golf news" (TNT, 5/24).

    Print | Tags: Houston Rockets, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Turner Sports, Walt Disney

         Lakers' VP of Operations JERRY WEST was named NBA Executive
    of the Year in voting conducted by THE SPORTING NEWS
    (NBA)....STEVE MCKELVEY has been appointed VP/Dir of Marketing &
    Promotions for PSP Sports Marketing, Inc. in New York City (PSP
    Sports Marketing)....DAVID COHEN has been named legal counsel for
    the Mets (SportsTicker).

    Print | Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, New York Mets, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures

         Peter Vecsey reports that Former Mavericks GM and current
    Sonics consultant RICK SUND has been offered the job as Pistons
    Personnel Dir (N.Y. POST, 5/25).  GEORGE IRVINE of the Pacers has
    joined Sund and BOB FERRY as candidates to run the Hornets
    basketball operations (USA TODAY, 5/25).... In this morning's
    N.Y. TIMES, Joe LaPointe reports that possible shake-ups in the
    Sabres' front office have started rumors that Rangers
    President/GM NEIL SMITH could be brought to Buffalo (N.Y. TIMES,
    5/25)....Disney Sports Enterprises President TONY TAVARES is
    profiled in this morning's L.A. TIMES as "the man who soon could
    rule big-time sports in Orange County" (L.A. TIMES, 5/25)....
    Former Pirate RENNIE STENNETT has announced the formation of the
    American Assoc. of Professional Baseball Players to promote
    baseball throughout the U.S. (AAPBP)....TOM BROKAW's long-awaited
    special on Microsoft Chair BILL GATES airs tomorrow on night NBC
    (N.Y. POST, 5/25)....USA BASKETBALL holds a press conference to
    announce members of its Women's National Team today at 1:00pm MDT
    in Colorado Springs (USA Basketball).  Likely name for the
    Women's National Team:  THE HOME TEAM.  Among the rejected names:
    Fab Femmes, Dream Team Too, Liberty Belles, the Hoop Troupe, the
    '96ers, the Golden Girls, and the Chicks Who Set Picks (SI, 5/29
    issue).... Braves Asst GM CHUCK LAMAR and Cubs Dir of Scouting AL
    GOLDIS are mentioned as Devil Rays GM candidates (USA TODAY
    BASEBALL WEEKLY, 5/24-30).  Other candidates include Expos GM
    WREN.  The Giants denied the Devil Rays permission to talk to
    Asst GM BRIAN SABEAN and Pittsburgh denied them permission to
    talk to GM CAM BONIFAY (USA TODAY, 5/24).

    Print | Tags: Atlanta Braves, Buffalo Sabres, Cablevision, Chicago Cubs, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Miami Marlins, Indiana Pacers, Microsoft, NBC, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Liberty, San Diego Padres, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Rays, Walt Disney
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