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PORTLAND OREGONIAN REPORTS NIKE LOSING FOUR TOP EXECUTIVES

          Four key Nike managers "have left or announced their
     plans to leave," according to Jeff Manning of the Portland
     OREGONIAN.  Nike VP Sports Marketing Rudy Chapa, the most
     senior of the outgoing execs, "has told senior managers at
     Nike that he plans to leave."  Nike Sports Entertainment
     President Ian Campbell "has told his staff that he's
     departing."  Campbell is said the be planning to return to
     his native Australia, "perhaps to open a sports events
     management firm."  Tom Fox, who serves under Chapa as Dir of
     U.S. Sports Marketing is also leaving.  Former Nike Dir of
     Golf Marketing Rob Tallman left in early April.  Manning:
     "Hard times have prompted much soul searching on Nike's
     campus."  Nike CEO Phil Knight recently told employees, at
     "an emotional all-staff meeting in April," that he was "re-
     dedicating himself to restoring Nike's once-formidable
     momentum."  Knight, at the meeting said, "I just have two
     words.  I'm sorry" (Portland OREGONIAN, 5/5).
          THE SHOW THAT ENDS: Nike has "pulled out" of The Super
     Show in Atlanta "for at least one year," according to TENNIS
     WEEK.  Nike Dir of Communications Lee Weinstein said that it
     "just didn't make business sense.  It was a huge cost and we
     felt our resources could be better applied to regional
     retailers."  Sketchers will take over Nike's 54,000-square-
     foot space at the convention (TENNIS WEEK, 5/7 issue).
 
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