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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 26 / 15

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 ).

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12/05/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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

Tags: Kansas City Royals, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

12/04/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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

Tags: ESPN, MLB, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/04/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/03/97
WOODS INTERVIEWED IN BARBARA WALTERS' TEN FASCINATING PEOPLE

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, "

Tags: ABC, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/03/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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

Tags: People and Pop Culture, WNBA

12/03/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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

Tags: ESPN, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, McDonalds, MLS, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Raptors, Walt Disney

12/02/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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

Tags: Buffalo Bills, ESPN, Miami Marlins, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

12/02/97
WHO MADE WHAT? FORBES RELEASES ITS 40 RICHEST IN '97

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

Tags: People and Pop Culture

12/02/97
ADAM SILVER CONTINUES RISE UP NBA RANKS AT NBA ENTERTAINMENT

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

Tags: HBO, NBA, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

12/02/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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

Tags: ABC, Indianapolis Colts, NBC, Philadelphia Eagles, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

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