SBD/Issue 38/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

In San Diego, Brent Schrotenboer reports JOHN MOORES' “high-stakes divorce case that led to the sale of the Padres could be headed back to a public trial.” San Diego Superior Court judge LORNA ALKSNE “has threatened to re-set a trail date" after Moores and his wife, BECKY, "failed to finalize a divorce settlement they told the judge they had reached in March.” Alksne has “set four court dates since” March and each time has been “forced to set a new date because the paperwork wasn’t final” (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 11/3).

IN COURT: NBA Kings co-Owner GEORGE MALOOF yesterday was charged with “five misdemeanors related to a drunken driving arrest Oct. 9.” Maloof was “cited for operating a vehicle under the influence, driving without a valid license, no proof of insurance, failing to properly make a left turn and speeding.” The arrest report states that Maloof was “driving 72 mph in a 45 mph zone and lost control of his vehicle on a turn” (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 11/3).

Unique Features Developing
Biopic About Bart Scott

I’M GONNA BE ON TV: Unique Features is developing a biopic about Jets LB BART SCOTT, who “grew up amid poverty and violence in Detroit.” RICHARD REGEN will write the screenplay and GAY TALESE has been hired as a creative consultant (, 11/2)….HBO Sports yesterday announced that is has begun production of “RUNNIN' REBELS OF UNLV,” a documentary about the school’s basketball program under former coach JERRY TARKANIAN. The film will “revisit the period from 1973 to 1992 and will debut in March on the eve of the 2011 NCAA tournament” (LAS VEGAS SUN, 11/3)….Bulls G DERRICK ROSE yesterday “didn’t show up to film an agreed cameo appearance” for CBS’ “THE GOOD WIFE.” Rose “refused to give the show’s producers an explanation for his no-show” (N.Y. POST, 11/3)….ABC’s “SKATING WITH THE STARS” debuts on Nov. 22 and will include former Olympic skier JONNY MOSELEY (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 11/3).

NAMES: Clippers TV analyst MICHAEL SMITH yesterday was "acquitted of felony grand theft charges" by an Orange County jury. The charges "were in connection with a failed development project" in Dana Point, Calif., in '08 (, 11/2)....Former ESPN college football analyst MIKE GOTTFRIED Monday was given an award by the FBI for Team Focus, the "mentoring organization he founded with his wife" in '00 (, 11/1)....The Jets have retained Seyfarth Shaw attorney GARY GLASER "for representation in the unfolding scandal" over messages allegedly sent by Vikings QB BRETT FAVRE to former Jets employee JENN STERGER in '08 (, 11/1).

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