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Executive Transactions

The Magic named Pistons VP/Basketball Operations SCOTT PERRY Assistant GM. Pistons Scouting Dir GEORGE DAVID is Perry's "likely replacement" (DETROIT NEWS, 6/26). In Orlando, Josh Robbins notes the Magic yesterday parted ways with Player Development Dir ADONAL FOYLE after two seasons on the job, and the move "comes amid more changes in the Magic's front office. Magic GM ROB HENNIGAN on Sunday "fired" Assistant GM DAVE TWARDZIK and six scouts (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 6/26). Also in Orlando, George Diaz wrote, "I don't understand the logic behind dumping Foyle, who is smart, and competent and relates well to players. He will find another job elsewhere in a heartbeat" (, 6/25).

EXECS: WWE has added Devils and Prudential Center VP/Corporate Partnerships BILL HIRSH and Live Nation VP/National Property Sales TED VAN ZELST as Intergrated Sales VPs (WWE)....LPGA developmental tour the Symetra Tour has named LPGA VP/Tournament Business Affairs MIKE NICHOLS Chief Business Officer (, 6/25)....The ECHL re-selected Gwinnett Gladiators President STEVE CHAPMAN to serve a seventh term as BOG Chair. Chapman was voted ECHL Exec of the Year in '05 and '06, becoming the first person in league history to win the award twice (ECHL)....The Bobcats named Winston-Salem LJVM Coliseum Complex Arena Service Rep LEONTY MCCARTHY Guest Services Rep (THE DAILY).

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