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People We'll Miss: Significant Deaths In Sports Business This Year

Here is a list of sports luminaries who died this year:

Turner Sports essayist Jim Huber (January 2)

Former Broncos Owner Edgar Kaiser Jr. (January 11)

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno (January 22)

Pocono Raceway Founder & Chair Dr. Joseph “Doc” Mattioli (January 26)

Former Sonics President & GM Gary Volchok (February 26)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Furman Bisher (March 18)

Chicago Sun-Times NBA reporter Lacy Banks (March 21)

Boxing writer and sports historian Burt Sugar (March 25)

Toronto Star Olympics reporter Randy Starkman (April 16)

Former USOC President Dr. LeRoy Walker (April 23)

Former Rockies Owner Jerry McMorris (May 8)

Former Univ. of Miami AD Paul Dee (May 12)

Former Warriors Owner Jim Fitzgerald (June 4)

Former Dolphins President Eddie Jones (June 27)

Author Robert Creamer (July 18)

Blogger Jessica Ghawi (July 20)

Former Vikings GM Mike Lynn (July 21)

Former NBA Deputy Commissioner and NBPA Exec Dir Simon Gourdine (August 16)

Former Browns and Ravens Owner Art Modell (September 6)

GMR COO Bryan Buske (September 17)

NFL Films President Steve Sabol (September 18)

Former National Speed Sport News Editor Chris Economaki (September 28)

Red Wings PA announcer Budd Lynch (October 9)

Former NFLer turned actor Alex Karras (October 10)

Longtime Chicago-based journalist Bill Jauss (October 10)

ESPN college football commentator Beano Cook (October 11)

ESPN Radio NBA announcer Jim Durham (November 4)

Former AL President Lee MacPhail (November 8)

Grizzlies Assistant GM Kenny Williamson (November 13)

Former MLBPA Exec Dir Marvin Miller (November 27)

“Tank McNamara” writer Jeff Millar (November 29)
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