SBD/February 22, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

The NBA named Foundation for Newark’s Future President & CEO GREG TAYLOR Senior VP/Player Development, replacing MIKE BANTOM, who became Exec VP/Referee Operations prior to the season (NBA)….The NCAA named Black Coaches & Administrators Exec Dir FLOYD KEITH a consultant to its Office of Inclusion & Leadership Development. Keith had served in his role at the BCA for nearly 12 years. He also will be senior adviser to the DeVos Sports Business Management program at UCF (INDYSTAR.com, 2/21)….Horse racing network TVG Exec VP/TV TONY ALLEVATO “was fired this week” (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 2/22)….The Ducks named former Maple Leafs President & GM BRIAN BURKE a part-time pro scout. Burke served as Ducks Exec VP & GM from ’05-08 (Ducks)….The MLB Rangers named former MLBer IVAN RODRIGUEZ Special Assistant to the GM, Instructor & Ambassador (Rangers)….The Orange Bowl Committee named Miami Seaquarium President & GM ANDREW HERTZ President & Chair. Hertz succeeds O. FORD GIBSON (MIAMIHERALD.com, 2/15)….Washington State Univ. IMG Sports Marketing named MATT ALMOND GM. Almond spent the last four years as IMG Senior Account Exec & Associate GM for Cougar Athletics (WSU).

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