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SBD/Issue 56/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published December 3, 2001
In Detroit, Joanne Gerstner wrote that Pistons G JERRY STACKHOUSE "has quietly made himself into one of the most charitably active athletes" in MI in his four seasons with the franchise. Pistons Exec VP DAN HAUSER: "Jerry represents what's good about sport in that players care about the community in a sincere way" (DETROIT NEWS, 12/2). ...OSCAR DE LA HOYA and promoter BOB ARUM have "agreed in principle to a multifight deal." Arum said that the contract "awaits final approval by lawyers for both sides" (L.A. TIMES, 11/30)....Mavericks Owner MARK CUBAN purchased RYSHER ENTERTAINMENT, which includes HBO's “SEX AND THE CITY,” “OZ” and “ARLI$$,” as well as half of “HOGAN'S HEROES,” “NASH BRIDGES” and various movies (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 12/2)....TED TURNER has "filed plans to build" a $3M penthouse atop Atlanta's Bona Allen Building (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 12/2). Turner and LongHorn Steakhouse Founder GEORGE MCKERROW JR. have developed a restaurant chain called TED'S MONTANA GRILL. The two "plan to open their first restaurant in mid-January" in Columbus (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 11/30).