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CRAZY LIKE A FOX: PHILLY MAG EXAMINES SIXERS' PAT CROCE
Published August 7, 1996
New 76ers President Pat Croce is profiled by Larry Platt in the current issue of PHILADELPHIA magazine, with a focus on Croce's role in getting Harold Katz to sell the team. Croce "conceived and pulled off what may have been the deal's most critical move" -- becoming the "middleman" between Katz and Comcast's Ralph and Brian Roberts in order to avoid "potentially incendiary" situations arising by having all parties meet together at once. As 10% owner and team president, Croce now makes the team's staff call game-nights "show-night." Croce also reportedly wants to call the team's new mascot "Boo." Croce: "This way, if the mascot sucks and the fans boo, it'll be like they're chanting his name." Croce "disciples" accept, and even "cherish," his style of "management by fear." 76ers VP of Sales Fran Cassidy: "He never gives it to you personally and he never holds a grudge. When it happens, you just tell yourself he's trying to make you better at that moment. Listen, I get up every morning and thank God I work for him. It's an honor every day" (PHILADELPHIA, 8/96 issue).