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Published May 20, 1996
Citing "a difference in style," Saints Owner Tom Benson fired Exec VP of Administration Jim Miller, who had been with the team since '86 (N.O TIMES-PICAYUNE, 5/19).... Saturday's "NBC Nightly News" examined a management style called "I-Power," adopted by more than 1,500 companies nationwide -- including the Dodgers (NBC, 5/18).... Michael Jordan says the "absolute bottom figure" that will keep him with the Bulls is $36M over two seasons (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/20)....Nuggets Owner Charlie Lyons plans to hire someone to run the business side of his franchise, possibly NBA VP Paula Hanson (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 5/19)....Despite the uncertainty of its future in the NFL, Tampa officials will likely enter the bidding to host the '99 or 2000 Super Bowls (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/19)....Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and former Bullets GM John Nash are among those thought to be on the list to replace Mavs President & GM Norm Sonju, who stepped down last week (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/18)....The Diamondbacks will pay the PCL and Phoenix Firebirds Owner Martin Stone a total of $5.1M for taking over their Triple-A territory (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 5/19)....Earnings for the Celtics in the fiscal third quarter rose from $0.91 a share to $1.84 over last year (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/18)....ESPN's David Aldridge reported Magic Johnson will regain his 5% ownership in the Lakers (which he had to resell to Jerry Buss upon rejoining the team) now that he has retired (ESPN, 5/17).