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4.5 – Local rating on SportSouth for the Thunder-Hawks game last Friday, marking a tie for the RSN’s best figure on record in the Atlanta market for a Hawks regular-season game. The game tied a Celtics-Hawks game from January '10 ( Fox Sports ).
Fox Sports promoted LOU D''ERMILLO from Manager of Media Relations to VP/Public Relations (USA TODAY, 12/5)....JIM MARTIN was named Exec Dir of The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.), succeeding FRANK
MATTHEW MURPHY was named Dir of Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Northeast Region for ESPN. He had been Senior Account Exec for the Eastern Division (ESPN).... NC Gov. JIM HUNT named FRED STARR, CEO of Th
JEWEL will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXII on January 25 in San Diego (USA TODAY, 12/4)....Lloyd''s of London insured Univ. of New Mexico C KENNY THOMAS for $2M, according to an Albuquerq
TIGER WOODS was named one of BARBARA WALTERS'' "10 Most Fascinating People of 1997." Walters said that ''97 "was without a doubt the year of the Tiger," and added that in his victory at The Masters, "
A party for JEFF GORDON will take place tonight at the new China Club in NYC. The N.Y. POST''s Neal Travis writes that "it will be fascinating to see if his handlers" can make Gordon a "breakout celeb
Tennis Canada named STEVE MCALLISTER as its Senior Manager, Media Communications. McAllister, former Manager of Media Relations at the NHLPA, has agreed to an executive contract with the national gove
ESPN promoted JAMES BROWN from Dir, Affiliate Sales, Western Region to VP/Affiliate Sales & Marketing (BRANDWEEK, 12/1)....JORGE PLASENCIA, the Marlins''s Dir of Hispanic Marketing, will leave to beco
FORBES magazine released its annual list of the top 40 athletes by income in ''97. SALARY includes compensation, prize money/winnings and earned incentives and bonuses. ENDORSE includes licensing mone
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ADAM SILVER was named President & COO of NBA Entertainment (NBAE). Silver, who joined the NBA in ''92 as Special Assistant to the Commissioner, had most recently served as Senior VP/NBAE (NBAE). Silve
DON TRANSETH, VP/Sports Marketing for EA Sports, will be speaking at the Univ. of OR''s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center today (THE DAILY)....JOHN SPANO "backed out of a plea bargain" with three states