SBD/Issue 163/Sports Industrialists

Executive Transactions

Prescott Joins

Magna Entertainment former Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of NJ President JOHN PERROTTA as VP/Operations (, 5/15)....The SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's John Lombardo writes the Cavaliers named former Southwest Sports VP/Sales KERRY BUBOLZ as VP/Corporate Sales, "a job the team had left unfilled for months." The team also named General Sports VP/Sales TRACY MAREK as VP/Marketing and Cavaliers VP/Marketing TAD CARPER as VP/Communications, replacing ED MARKEY, "who left the organization" (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 5/19 issue)....The Brewers promoted Dir of Ticket Services JOHN BARNES to Assistant VP/Ticket Services and VP/Special Projects & Government Affairs LYNN SPRANGERS to Brewers Charities President (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 5/17)....The Grizzlies named former Triple A PCL Memphis Redbirds President & GM ALLIE PRESCOTT as a Consultant, with a "particular focus on the sale of suites in FedExForum." Prescott is expected to start in June, when the Grizzlies begin marketing their suites (COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 5/17)....BOB GAINEY said that it is "unlikely he'll stay" with the Stars after his contract expires at the end of June. Gainey has worked the past year as a Consultant with the Stars after resigning as VP/Hockey Operations & GM last year (CP, 5/18)....The Browns promoted Pro Personnel Coordinator JEREMY GREEN to Dir of Pro Personnel. Green is the son of former Vikings coach DENNIS GREEN (, 5/16)....The T'Wolves/Lynx promoted ETHAN CASSON to Manager of Corporate Sales and Ticket Sales Assistant Manager PAUL KEMBLE to Manager of Publication Sales. Both joined the T'Wolves in '99 (T'Wolves)....Patriots Assistant Dir of Media Relations ANTHONY MORETTI, with the team since '92, will be leaving the franchise with hopes of teaching fourth and fifth graders next fall after earning his Master's degree (BOSTON HERALD, 5/18).

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