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SBD/January 6, 2011/People and Pop Culture
Published January 6, 2011
Basketball HOFer MAGIC JOHNSON "recently convinced his longtime agent, LON ROSEN, to leave Lagardere Unlimited, and work for him exclusively" as Exec VP of Magic Johnson Enterprises. Rosen: "I didn't leave my previous job because anything was wrong. I left because Magic Johnson Enterprises is a hugely successful company and this is a great opportunity. He's looking for a professional sports franchise. That's not a secret. I've been involved in that already as his agent. He's looking to continue to expand his company and build his brand in a lot of different ways and this is the best way for me to be a part of it" (ESPNLA.com, 1/5).
EXECS: Maine-based Shamrock Sports Group has hired former Gillett Evernham Motorsports and IMG exec JIM TUCKER. Tucker joins the agency after stints working on "Rock Band 3" for MTV, motorsports and Churchill Downs at IMG and sales and development at Gillett Evernham Motorsports. Shamrock Sports Group is led by former NASCAR and Fenway Sports Group exec BRIAN CORCORAN (Tripp Mickle, SportsBusiness Journal)....Daytona Int'l Speedway has hired Watkins Glen Int'l Dir of Sales & Business Development RYAN TOLLEY as Dir of Sales, effective Feb. 7. DIS also has promoted ANDREW BOOTH to Senior Manager of Media Relations and JOANN MANTOVANI to Senior Manager of Advertising & Promotions (DIS)....The Univ. of Cincinnati has hired Univ. of Louisiana-Monroe Senior Associate AD DOUG MOSLEY as Associate AD for External & Media Communications (Cincinnati)....Saint Mary's College has hired Univ. of Washington Associate AD for Communications RICHARD KILWIEN as Assistant AD for Communications (Saint Mary's).
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