Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger Extends Contract Coca-Cola's Marcos De Quintos Leaving Company ESPN Films Promotes Geist, Inks Edelman Deal NCAA Issues Final Warning To N.C. Over HB2 CBS/Turner Sweet 16 Overnights Up Weekend Plans With Rockets GM Daryl Morey Genie Bouchard Buys Big On South Beach Executive Transactions Sacramento, Kings To Refinance '97 Arena Loan Names In The News
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published May 12, 1998
Cavs GM WAYNE EMBRY was named The Sporting News' NBA Executive of the Year. Embry won the award in '91-92 as well (The Sporting News)....A MD judge has barred Wizards F CHRIS WEBBER from driving in the state for 120 days, "punishing him for refusing to submit a blood sample" following a January incident in which he was pulled over and a police officer "concluded he was driving under the influence of marijuana." Webber faces a separate trial this year on criminal charges arising from the incident, including assault, resisting arrest and marijuana possession. Webber's attorneys said they will appeal the driving ban (WASHINGTON POST, 5/12)....HERBERT MIDDLETON, a member of the Phillies' partnership, died yesterday. No further details were announced (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 5/12)....ALAN EAGLESON "has been cleared of a misconduct charge in jail," according to his lawyer, Brian Greenspan (GLOBE & MAIL, 5/12)....NCAA Deputy Exec Dir TOM JERNSTEDT will speak this afternoon at the Univ. of OR's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center (THE DAILY). ...CBS's DAVID LETTERMAN: "Woolworth's has purchased The Sports Authority, so now whenever you need to pick up some Nikes, you can also get yourself a cheeseburger and a parakeet" ("Late Show," 5/11).