SBD/2/Sports Industrialists

EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

          The Sonics signed President & GM WALLY WALKER to a two-
     year contract extension, with an option for a third year
     (Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE, 10/31)....The Indians "replaced"
     Assistant GM DAN O'DOWD with Dir of Minor League Operations
     MARK SHAPIRO.  O'Dowd "asked for permission to talk with
     other ballclubs about job openings."  Indians Owner RICHARD
     JACOBS then "voided" terms of O'Dowd's new five-year deal
     and "cut his pay" to $220,000, down from $300,000, as part
     of a new deal that runs through next year (AKRON BEACON
     JOURNAL, 10/31)....ROBIN BRAIG was named Exec VP/GM at the
     Phoenix Int'l Raceway.  Braig will be in charge of day-to-
     day operations, "freeing" President BUDDY JOBE to "spend
     more time in other areas."  Braig was hired by Int'l
     Speedway Corp. in August after being A-B's Dir of Sports
     Marketing (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 10/31)....The Brewers named TOM
     GAUSDEN VP/General Counsel (Mult., 11/1)....TODD MUSBURGER
     will represent CHET COPPOCK.  Coppock has "retained" MIKE
     SIEGEL as his personal attorney (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 10/30).

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