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NBC's Ken Schanzer Could Announce Retirement In Coming Weeks
Published May 26, 2011
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Schanzer, who has been president of NBC Sports since '98, was a close confidant of Ebersol's. It is not clear whether new NBC Sports Group Chair Mark Lazarus will fill Schanzer's post. The departure of NBC Sports' top two execs comes just over four months after Comcast's acquisition of NBC gained regulatory approval. The resignations also come just a couple of weeks before the IOC plans to accept bids for the '14 Sochi and '16 Rio de Janeiro Games.