Taking Entries For '17 Sports Business Awards Bucks' Edens Buying Into E-Sports Justin Verlander Purchase $5.25 Beverly Hills Home Weekend Plans With NFL Giants VP Don Sperling Executive Transactions Names In The News Going Off The Grid Executive Transactions Names In The News Taking Entries For '17 Sports Business Awards
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published August 26, 1996
Olympic gymnastic coach BELA KAROLYI will appear on the MTV Video Music Awards on September 4 as a "coach" to DENNIS RODMAN, HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH, ALANIS MORISETTE AND SNOOP DOGGY DOGG (N.Y.POST, 8/25)....Lakers rookie KOBE BRYANT makes a cameo on HBO's "Arli$$" September 4 (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 8/26)....AutoNation USA, WAYNE HUIZENGA'S used car operation, has bought land in Plant City, FL, for a reconditioning facility. It will employ over 100 people (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 8/24). In other Huizenga news, Republic Industries has denied a N.Y. Post report saying that ADT Ltd. "is close to rejecting its proposed" $4B buyout offer. The proposed buyout would give Republic Chair Huizenga a $2.2B-a-year "juggernaut with interests in waste disposal, electronic security and used cars" (MIAMI HERALD, 8/24). ...JOE MONTANA, along with three other investors, is exploring the purchase of Metro Distributors, which distributes Coors beer in the Kansas City area (K.C. STAR, 8/25)....PHIL JACKSON is hosting a party in conjunction with the Democratic National Convention for BILL BRADLEY at MICHAEL JORDAN'S restaurant in Chicago (N.Y.POST, 8/25)....Young CEO's are the subject of a N.Y. TIMES Sunday feature, "How Young Is Too Young for CEO's?" Morrow Snowboard Founders, ROBERT and NEIL MORROW, both 26, are featured (N.Y. TIMES 8/25)....Among TEXAS MONTHLY's "Most Influential Texans of '96": MICHAEL JOHNSON, "the fastest -- and the classiest" by "showing his medal in Sports"; while MICHAEL IRVIN, "the ringmaster of the Media Circus. ... fumbles his private life" (TEXAS MONTHLY, 9/96).