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SBD/April 27, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published April 27, 2012
NEW ROLE: Israeli basketball club Maccabi Bazan Haifa hired former Syracuse Univ. associate head coach BERNIE FINE as a basketball consultant to the team, which is owned by Florida-based businessman JEFFREY ROSEN. After 36 seasons at Syracuse, Fine was "fired in November, amid allegations that he sexually molested two former ball boys" (ESPN.com, 4/26).
NAMES: ESPN's CHRIS BERMAN this week appeared at his alma mater, Brown Univ., to honor outgoing AD MICHAEL GOLDBERGER, who is leaving the school after nearly 40 years (GOLOCALPROV.com, 4/25)....After the Knicks Tuesday announced GLEN GRUNWALD as the team's permanent Exec VP & GM, interim head coach MIKE WOODSON and former President of Basketball Operations ISIAH THOMAS, along with their wives, met for dinner at Serafina in White Plains, N.Y. (N.Y. POST, 4/26)....RIHANNA and JAY-Z will headline the BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012, on June 23-24, a month before the London Games (BLOOMBERG.com, 4/26)....Wells Fargo has made a $100,000 donation to The First Tee of Charlotte, part of the bank's celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PGA Tour's Wells Fargo Championship next week (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 4/27)....The D'Backs will receive the '12 Arizona Business Leadership Award. Team President & CEO DERRICK HALL will accept the award on behalf of the organization (D'Backs)....U.S. Treasury Secretary TIM GEITHNER questioned several CEOs Wednesday "about business trends" during a closed-door meeting at Nike HQs in Portland, Ore. Participants at the meeting included Nike President & CEO MARK PARKER and Columbia Sportswear President & CEO TIM BOYLE (BIZJOURNALS.com, 4/26).