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Published June 14, 1995
MIKE GOFF, Dir of Corporate Sponsorship for Sprint, is profiled in AD AGE's "On A Roll." In '94, Goff, 40, oversaw their title sponsorship of the World Cup. Goff's goal is to "sponsor fewer events, getting maximum reach per event," and predicts "sporting events sponsorship is losing ground to general event sponsorship" (AD AGE, 6/12 issue)....Celtics Chair PAUL GASTON said the team is still in "very serious dicussion" with the Wall Street Journal regarding the $100M suit over the paper's Reggis Lewis story (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/13).....Author JOHN FEINSTEIN appeared on "Charlie Rose" to promote his new book "A Good Walk Spoiled -- Days and Nights on the PGA Tour." Feinstein, on the impact of new technology: "I think it affects hackers more than great players" (PBS, 6/13)....Former Univ. of Arkansas football player ELBERT CRAWFORD has left Little Rock's Stephens Sports Management to open a rival sports agency. The agency will be financially-backed by ALICE WALTON, granddaughter of the late Wal-Mart tycoon, Sam Walton, and be called Llama Sports Management (ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE, 6/13)....JOHN MUCKLER resigned as Sabres head coach, but signed a three-year extension as GM: "I dreamt of winning a Stanley Cup as a coach, and now I dream of winning a Stanley Cup as a General Manager" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 6/13).... JAY LENO, on the Supreme Court's decision ending affirmative action: "You know what that means ... no more white guys in the NBA" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 6/13)....ESPN's KEITH OLBERMANN, on Brewer KEVIN SEITZER's quote that fans who think the game is too slow should go to the movies: "Kevin, if everybody who thinks the games are too long goes to the movies we'll see you there because you and all of the other players will be employed scraping the gum off of the seats" ("SportsCenter," 6/13)....DENNIS RODMAN appeared on Letterman last night sporting yellow hair and a black mesh vest. Rodman told Letterman that he has won as much as $120,000 and lost as much as $100,000 in different trips to Vegas. Rodman, on playing for the Knicks next year: "They don't have enough money for me, PATRICK EWING took it all." Letterman, speculating why Rodman is always late to practice: "It takes awhile to get your piercing all hooked up?" (CBS, 6/14)....LYLE LOVETT will sing the National Anthem at MLB's All-Star Game (MLB)....Magic GM PAT WILLIAMS is profiled on the front page of this morning's WALL STREET JOURNAL. Williams was "once considered part of the NBA's lunatic fringe, horrifying basketball purists with his promotions" for the 76ers in the late 60's. NBA Exec VP Rick Welts: "Pat's always felt we were in the entertainment business, and he realized that much sooner than the rest of the league" (John Heylar, WALL STREET JOURNAL, 6/14)....Agent LEIGH STEINBERG was interviewed last night on CNBC's "Sports View." Steinberg on the NBA's labor situation: "It was because the teams looked as if they were going to go bankrupt some fifteen years ago that the player pitched in and said 'we have to save this sport.' Those economics have completely changed. Basketball is now a sports with tremendous popularity, with very different economics, it does not need a cap" (CNBC, 6/13).