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  • ADAM SILVER CONTINUES RISE UP NBA RANKS AT NBA ENTERTAINMENT

              ADAM SILVER was named President & COO of NBA
         Entertainment (NBAE).  Silver, who joined the NBA in '92 as
         Special Assistant to the Commissioner, had most recently
         served as Senior VP/NBAE (NBAE).  Silver has "plans to
         further build upon the work" at NBAE: "First we want [to]
         create additional programming, which includes a kids'
         program that is perhaps animated, as well as create a late-
         night program that is either shown on HBO or sold in
         syndication" (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 12/2).  Also at NBAE,
         GREGG WINIK has assumed the responsibilities as Exec
         Producer.  He is now VP/Programming & Broadcasting and Exec
         Producer for that division (NBA Entertainment).  
    
    

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  • EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

              ESPN promoted JAMES BROWN from Dir, Affiliate Sales,
         Western Region to VP/Affiliate Sales & Marketing (BRANDWEEK,
         12/1)....JORGE PLASENCIA, the Marlins's Dir of Hispanic
         Marketing, will leave to become Dir of Marketing for Estefan
         Enterprises.  RUSS BRANDON has left as Assistant Dir of
         Marketing Partnerships to become Exec Marketing Dir for the
         Bills (SUN-SENTINEL, 12/2)....DEAN REINKE was named Dir,
         Corporate Sponsorship for Strike Ten Marketing.  Reinke was
         President of FL-based Sports Marketing Group (Strike Ten).
    
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

              DON TRANSETH, VP/Sports Marketing for EA Sports, will
         be speaking at the Univ. of OR's Warsaw Sports Marketing
         Center today (THE DAILY)....JOHN SPANO "backed out of a plea
         bargain" with three states on fraud charges, a decision that
         leaves him facing up to 30 years in prison (N.Y. POST, 12/2)
         ....JAY LENO, on the Eagles' get-tough policy: "There were
         20 arrests the first week, they had five arrests yesterday. 
         And a related story, yesterday 11 Indianapolis Colts players
         were arrested for loitering while out on the field" (NBC,
         12/1)....JEFF GORDON was on "GMA" today.  Gordon, on his
         popularity: "It's tough to live up to these things, you
         know.  People magazine ... I certainly don't know how they
         considered me as one of the 50 most beautiful.  It's pretty
         embarrassing around the garage area" (ABC, 12/2).
    
    

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  • WHO MADE WHAT? FORBES RELEASES ITS 40 RICHEST IN '97

              FORBES magazine released its annual list of the top 40
         athletes by income in '97.  SALARY includes compensation,
         prize money/winnings and earned incentives and bonuses. 
         ENDORSE includes licensing money and appearance/exhibition
         fees.  Not included is income from side businesses and
         equity partnerships.  '96 is last year's rank.  Figures
         below are in millions (FORBES, 12/15 issue).
    NO.
    NAME
    SPORT
    '96
    SALARY
    ENDORSE
    TOTAL
    1)
    Michael Jordan Basketball
    2
    $31.30
    $47.00
    $78.30
    2)
    Evander Holyfield Boxing
    6
    53
    1.3
    54.3
    3)
    Oscar De La Hoya Boxing
    17
    37
    1
    38
    4)
    Michael Schumacher Auto Racing
    3
    25
    10
    35
    5)
    Mike Tyson Boxing
    1
    27
    0
    27
    6)
    Tiger Woods Golf
    26
    2.1
    24
    26.1
    7)
    Shaquille O'Neal Basketball
    4
    12.9
    12.5
    25.4
    8)
    Dale Earnhardt Auto Racing
    20
    3.6
    15.5
    19.1
    9)
    Joe Sakic Hockey
    17.8
    0.1
    17.9
    10)
    Grant Hill Basketball
    18
    5
    12
    17
    11)
    Greg Norman Golf
    39
    3.2
    13
    16.2
    12)
    Arnold Palmer Golf
    8
    0.1
    16
    16.1
    13)
    Horace Grant Basketball
    14.5
    0.4
    14.9
    14)
    George Foreman Boxing
    36
    10.2
    4.5
    14.7
    15)
    Pete Sampras Tennis
    16
    6.5
    8
    14.5
    16)
    Andre Agassi Tennis
    7
    0.1
    14
    14.1
    17)
    Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball
    11
    6.7
    6.5
    13.2
    17)
    David Robinson Basketball
    21
    11.2
    2
    13.2
    19)
    Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball
    19
    8.8
    4.2
    13
    19)
    Alonzo Mourning Basketball
    9.5
    3.5
    13
    21)
    Michael Chang Tennis
    24
    2.5
    9.5
    12
    21)
    Naseem Hamed Boxing
    9.5
    2.5
    12
    23)
    Juwan Howard Basketball
    10
    1.2
    11.2
    23)
    Gary Payton Basketball
    9
    2.2
    11.2
    25)
    Greg Maddux Baseball
    10.2
    0.8
    11
    25)
    Hakeem Olajuwon Basketball
    22
    9.5
    1.5
    11
    25)
    Dennis Rodman Basketball
    9
    5
    6
    11
    28)
    Wayne Gretzky Hockey
    14
    5.9
    5
    10.9
    29)
    Mike Piazza Baseball
    7
    3.6
    10.6
    30)
    Reggie Miller Basketball
    9.2
    1.2
    10.4
    30)
    Albert Belle Baseball
    10
    0.4
    10.4
    32)
    Jeff Gordon Auto Racing
    3.8
    6.5
    10.3
    33)
    Barry Sanders Football
    8.4
    1.8
    10.2
    34)
    Chris Gratton Hockey
    10
    0.1
    10.1
    35)
    Lennox Lewis Boxing
    9.5
    0.2
    9.7
    36)
    Michael Moorer Boxing
    9.6
    0
    9.6
    37)
    Sammy Sosa Baseball
    9.3
    0.2
    9.5
    38)
    Jack Nicklaus Golf
    33
    0.3
    9
    9.3
    38)
    Frank Thomas Baseball
    30
    7.2
    2.1
    9.3
    40)
    Brett Favre Football
    5.6
    3.6
    9.2

    BUT IS IT ACCURATE? CNBC's Garrett Glaser examined the "big business of list making" in magazines and the accuracy of such lists. Noting Forbes' 40 highest-paid athletes list Glaser said, "But can you trust the research? Some say the press rarely gets it all right." Forbes Sports Editor Peter Spiegel said he has talked with agents, business managers, industry insiders and other journalists in compiling the list. Spiegel: "We've been doing this ... for seven years, and we've developed a good basis to know." Spiegel: "It's not rocket science. I mean, most of these deals are pretty easy to get" ("Business Center," CNBC, 12/1).

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