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The Brewers have named STEVE GILBERT Manager of Baseball Information, DAN LARREA Media Relations Associate and STEVE MALLIET Manager of Corporate Sales. ... The Padres have promoted Special Asst to the GM BRAD SLOAN to Dir of Scouting. ... The Madison Black Wolf of the Northern League announced that singer JIMMY BUFFETT has become a part owner of the club (SportsTicker)....The roster for the new Marquee Group: Serving as Exec VPs and Directors are MICHAEL TRAGER, formerly of The Baseball Network, MICHAEL LETIS, a co-founder of SMTI, a Marquee subsidiary, and ART KAMINSKY and LOUIS OPPENHEIM, founders of Athletes & Artists, another Marquee subsidiary. LEE BERKE, formerly in charge of marketing at MSG, will become Senior VP/Marketing. JIM SILEO, former head of finance for MSG Network, will become CFO. Exec VP ROBERT O'CONNOR will assume COO responsibilities. CHET SIMMONS, former USFL Commissioner and ABC sports exec, will serve as a full-time consultant. Others: Senior VPs JANET PAWSON, MICHAEL GLANTZ, and CAROL JEFF. JAY GROSSMAN will head Marquee's hockey division (Marquee Group)....The Lakers have promoted KEITH HARRIS from Dir of Broadcasting and Marketing to VP, California Sports Marketing/Lakers (Lakers).
ERIC and MARC FLEISHER, sons of the late NBPA Exec Dir LARRY FLEISHER, are suing one another. One of Eric's claims is that Marc "diverted energy and money" from their firm in his bid to head the NBPA (Peter Vecsey, N.Y. POST, 12/22).... 49ers President CARMEN POLICY was profiled as the "Cover Story" on last night's "Inside the NFL" on HBO. Policy, on the 49ers' style: "It's what occurs on the field with the players and coaches that's most important. And we would never allow the other aspects of this business to interfere with or serve as a distraction to that effort" (HBO, 12/21). ....BOB TECK, President of the AHL Bandits, denied rumors the team would leave the AHL for the ECHL (Baltimore SUN, 12/22).