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EXECUTIVES ANNOUNCED FOR BULLETS/CAPS REORGANIZATION
Published August 7, 1995
With the formation of Washington Sports to oversee all aspects of sales, communications and community relations for the Bullets and Capitals, Bullets and Capitals Owner Abe Pollin as expected appointed Susan O'Malley President of Washington Sports and Wes Unseld Exec VP. Others assigned dual roles with both teams through Washington Sports include VP Community Relations and Game Operations Judy Holland, VP of Sales Rick Moreland, VP of Communications Matt Williams, and Exec Dir of Customer Service Rhonda Ballute (CAPITALS). CAPS CRY FOUL: Richard Justice writes in the WASHINGTON POST that with the changes, several Capitals employees either lost their jobs or had their responsibilities "dramatically reduced." According to one former employee, the Bullets ran up attendance figures by padding their numbers and selling hundreds of heavily discounted tickets. The employee said, "The Capitals had higher gross ticket revenues than the Bullets, and we're the ones who've done a poor job?" Capitals GM David Poile admitted "When you make so many changes, there'll be some growing pains" (WASHINGTON POST, 8/5).