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ROCKETS' ALEXANDER NAMES AN NEW COO FOR HIS SPORTS EMPIRE
Published June 5, 1998
Rockets Owner Les Alexander has hired Ken Harmon in an interim capacity as the COO for Rocketball Ltd, according to Eddie Sefko of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE . Harmon, who recently retired after more than 30 years at Dow Chemical, will be responsible for "overseeing all aspects" of Alexander's teams' business operations. Besides the Rockets, Alexander owns the WNBA Comets and the AFL ThunderBears. Harmon will also be involved in Alexander's pursuit of possible NHL and NFL franchises. A Rockets spokesperson said that Harmon "will be considered for the newly created job on a permanent basis, but an exhaustive search will be conducted before any decisions are made" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 6/5).