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Lakers Adjusting To Magic Johnson Regime; Some Minority Execs Question Pelinka Hire

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 23 / 17

A day after the Lakers overhauled their front office and named Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations, players and coaches "tried to return to business as usual," but total normalcy "was impossible," according to Tania Ganguli of the L.A. TIMES. Coach Luke Walton said, "It’s tricky."...

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03/17/98
HURRICANES' KARMANOS TO SOLICIT LOCAL INVESTORS

Hurricanes Owner Peter Karmanos said yesterday that he "would solicit local investors for his hockey team," reports Steve Politi of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. Karmanos said he would be willing to se

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Franchises, Minnesota Timberwolves

03/16/98
TWINS UPDATE: POHLAD EXPECTED TO GIVE REPORT TO EXEC COUNCIL

Twins Owner Carl Pohlad is expected Tuesday to ask MLB''s Executive Council "for its support of his plan to sell and move the Twins," a high-ranking baseball official told Hartman & Weiner of the Minn

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03/16/98
MURDOCH AWAITS WORD: MLB OWNERS TO VOTE ON DODGERS THIS WEEK

MLB Owners will vote on the proposed sale of the Dodgers to Rupert Murodch''s News Corp. Group at the conclusion of their meetings Thursday in St. Petersburg. In Milwaukee, Tom Haudricourt reported th

Tags: LA Angels, Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, San Diego Padres, Walt Disney

03/16/98
CAPITAL TAXES: SENATORS ANNOUNCE TICKET HIKE AT COREL CENTRE

The Senators will raise ticket prices 14% at the Corel Centre next season, reports Bruce Garrioch of the OTTAWA SUN. Club section seats will face the "biggest price hike, up $10 per seat to $95 per ga

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03/16/98
LOCAL GROUP PUTS DOWN $5M DEPOSIT FOR OILERS

A group of Edmonton investors Friday delivered its offer to purchase the NHL Oilers along with a $5M deposit, according to Jac MacDonald of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. The group of 17 individuals and compan

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03/16/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

In L.A., Ross Newhan wrote that the Reds may be fined $250,000 for minor league director Donnie Scott''s "faux pas in asking the banned Pete Rose" to speak to a group of minor leaguers last Wednesday

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DAWG POUND ON THE REBOUND: NEW BROWNS OWNER TO MAKE PROFIT

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03/13/98
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Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, NHL

03/13/98
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A group of local Edmonton investors are "expected to proceed today" with a US$70M offer to purchase the NHL Oilers, according to Jac MacDonald of the EDMONTON JOURNAL. Investor Jim Hole: "The only new

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03/13/98
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