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SBD/September 25, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Published September 25, 2012
TONY THE TIGER: The 76ers yesterday formally introduced GM TONY DILEO, who has “held about every position with the Sixers” during 23 years with the team. 76ers President ROD THORN “has only one year left on his contract and has a provision that will allow him to become a consultant after his deal expires.” DiLeo will “likely assume both roles” once the ’12-13 season ends. DiLeo: “I’ll be the one leading the organization after Rod goes to a consulting job” (AP, 9/24).
EXECS: The WTA named PGA Tour Creative Dir JOHN LEARING VP/Broadcast (THE DAILY)….The Collegiate Licensing Co. named IMG Academies VP/Business Development ODIS LLOYD to the same position and G-III Apparel Sports Division Senior Dir of Sales GARY DUBIEL VP/Retail Development (CLC)….The Clippers named ERIC MILLER Dir of Basketball Administration and promoted Scouting Coordinator JASON PIOMBETTI to Dir of Scouting (LATIMES.com, 9/24)....Event retailer and online merchandiser Maingate named MARK HIGDON Dir of Marketing (Maingate)….Hockey Calgary President TODD MILLAR “has apparently resigned after calling parents who favoured bodychecking in pee wee hockey ‘morons.’” He used the word “multiple times in a personal blog he wrote five months ago.” Millar is “believed to have sent a resignation letter” to Hockey Calgary’s BOD resigning from the volunteer post (GLOBE & MAIL, 9/24).
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