Published December 12, 1995
Today's BOSTON GLOBE reports Islanders coach MIKE MILBURY is expected to be named team GM today. He will continue to coach the team, but will likely "relinquish bench duties" after the season to focus full-time as GM (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/12)....GEOFFREY MASON was named Exec Producer at ESPN International. He is formerly ABC Sports' Exec Producer from '88-91 (ESPN). Also at ESPN, MICHAEL CHICO joined as Senior VP/Integrated Sales and Market Research. He had been VP/Marketing, Research and Marketing Sales for Cap Cities/ABC (ESPN)....PIERRE GAUTHIER was named GM of the Senators, replacing Randy Sexton who was fired. Gauthier was Mighty Ducks Assistant GM (SportsTicker).... SAMUEL SMITH, President of Washington State Univ., has been named Chair of the Div. I Subcommittee of the NCAA Presidents Commission (NCAA)....MARSHALL HAPPER, former head of the USTA, is said to be "considering several offers" from TV networks and cable operators. N.Y. POST's Neal Travis writes insiders say Happer is "one of the few people who understands the ins and outs of marketing sports franchises, both at home and worldwide" (N.Y. POST, 12/12).