Published August 29, 1996
CAROL BLAZEJOWSKI, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and an NBA exec for the past six years, has been named Dir of Basketball Development for the WNBA. The appointment is effective October 1 and she will oversee a variety of national and community-based initiatives aimed at creating grass-roots awareness of the WNBA (NBA)....Burn Senior VP of Marketing/Sales PAUL PHIPPS has joined the MLS league office as VP/Marketing & Broadcasting (MLS)....BellSouth Exec Dir /Olympic Programs DON REICHARDT announced his retirement, effective October 31 (BellSouth)....Footaction USA President & CEO RALPH PARKS will serve a second one-year term as Chair of NSGA's Board of Directors. Nation's Best Sports President HERB BIDDLE and Play It Again Sports President CHARLIE KANAN were elected new members of the NSGA Board of Directors (NSGA)....ERIC HANDLER has been promoted to Coordinator, Corporate Communications for ESPN, Inc. He had been a Senior Publicist. ESPN Exec VP/GM of ESPN Int'l, ANDY BRILLIANT, has left the network and moved into consulting (ESPN)....The 76ers named JOE MASTERS Dir of Fan Relations (76ers)....The Mavs named former player MARK AGUIRRE Dir of Player Development/Scout. He had been working behind the scenes for the Mavs since Ross Perot Jr. and David McDavid bought the team (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 8/29).