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PHIL SCHEUER, the NHL's Dir of Administration at its Montreal office, has been fired, according to William Houston of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. Scheuer was with the league for 18 years and responsible for setting up the league's regular season and playoff schedule. Houston reports, "Insiders view his dismissal as part of the continuing shift in league power from Canada to the United States" (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 5/27).
JASON KIDD was on the "Tonight Show" last night. Kidd, asked whether co-winning the Rookie of the Year award means more money and endorsements: "I have to call Grant. He gets all the endorsements first, and then he gives me all the leftovers" (NBC, 5/29)....Collins Publishers will publish "I'm Back: More Rare Air," a sequel to the "Rare Air" book on MICHAEL JORDAN by MARK VANCIL. The sequel will explain Jordan's reasons for leaving basketball and his baseball experiences and have 120 pages of color photos (Terry Armour, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/30). ....Tom Kensler reports in Saturday's DENVER POST that "insiders" believe former NCAA Exec Dir DICK SCHULTZ is the leading choice to be the next USOC Exec Dir (DENVER POST, 5/27)....U.S. Soccer "still is considering the possibility" of naming former Brazil coach CARLOS ALBERTO PARREIRA as national team coach and player and coach development director (FLORIDA TODAY, 5/30)....GREG LOUGANIS has singed with IMG Speakers for exclusive lecture representation (IMG)....JOHN MCENROE was interviewed on the "Today Show." McEnroe said his greatest disappointment was losing the 1984 French Open Final to IVAN LENDL (NBC, 5/30).