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SBD/April 30, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published April 30, 2014
MISSOURI COMPROMISE: New Missouri men's basketball coach KIM ANDERSON "will make at least" $1.1M per season on a five-year contract. MU AD MIKE ALDEN noted that Anderson's "base salary will be $300,000 a year with an additional $800,000 in guaranteed money." Anderson also will "receive $100,000 per year in deferred money and heavy incentives that could push" his salary above $2M to a maximum of $2.4M a year (K.C. STAR, 4/29).
HONORS & AWARDS: R&A CEO PETER DAWSON last night was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the '14 HSBC Golf Business Forum at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa (IMG)....WFAN's MIKE FRANCESA has been "selected for induction" into the New York State Broadcasters HOF at a ceremony to be held on June 13 (NEWSDAY, 4/29).
NAMES: "JEOPARDY!" is starting a "sports version of the popular game show, with DAN PATRICK taking the ALEX TREBEK role as host." Sony Pictures said that "SPORTS JEOPARDY!" will "begin this fall on Crackle, a Sony-owned digital service available on mobile devices and services such as PlayStation, Xbox, Apple TV and Roku" (AP, 4/29)....Rapper NAS will "perform on the main stage of May 17's Preakness InfieldFest." Singer LORDE is "the other headliner" (BALTIMORESUN.com, 4/29)....Wells Fargo presented a $100,000 check to First Tee of Charlotte, marking "the third year the bank has done so in connection with the Wells Fargo Championship" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 4/30)....Dolphins Owner STEPHEN ROSS (No. 41) and Mets co-Owners SAUL KATZ and FRED WILPON (Nos. 59 and 60), appear on the N.Y. Observer’s “Political Power 80” list (N.Y. OBSERVER, 4/28 issue)….NBA Draft prospect P.J. HAIRSTON yesterday signed with Miami-based Upside Media Group agent JUAN MORROW (NEWS-RECORD.com, 4/29)….An NBA All-Star ring, worth “about $15,000, was among the items stolen” from Pacers F PAUL GEORGE’s home on Monday night (INDYSTAR.com, 4/29).