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Morning Hot Reads: Dan With The PlanPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15
The DETROIT FREE PRESS portrays Cavaliers Owner and Quicken Loans Chair Dan Gilbert as "a modern-day version of Muhammad Ali in his prime." He is a "supremely confident guy, given to making brash, over-the-top predictions – and usually delivering on them." The Knicks are now...
ESPN promoted PHIL SHIFFMAN to Dir of Int''l Research & Special Projects. Shiffman had been Dir of Research & Measurements (ESPN)....Coca-Cola named M. DOUGLAS IVESTER as the company''s new Chair & CE
Strike Ten Entertainment named MIKE HENNESSY to the position of Dir of Tournaments & Events. Hennessy had served as Exec Dir of the Bowling Proprietors Association of Ohio since ''80, and the Greater
NIKE donated $600,000 over three years in support of increasing child literacy in Oregon (Nike)....Magic Senior Exec VP PAT WILLIAMS has a new book out, "The Magic of Team Work" (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/22).
Author DAVE WOLF has sold the film rights to his book "Foul!," on the early career of CONNIE HAWKINS, to a group led by STEVEN SPIELBERG (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/22)....Former ACOG CEO BILLY PAYNE has bee
ESPN Int''l named RICHARD WOO as Dir of Syndication Sales, Asia/Pacific Rim. Woo previously worked in sales at Xerox in Vancouver (ESPN)....Fox Sports named VICTORIA QUOSS Senior VP/Program Planning &
JOHN RICCARDI was named CFO of InterZine Productions. Riccardi was previously VP & CFO for NewCity Communications. InterZine is publisher of THE DAILY (InterZine)....The MLS Mutiny has reorganized its
U.S. Rep. CAROLYN KILPATRICK (D-MI) and members of the Congressional Caucus for Women''s Issues will sponsor a hearing this Thursday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Title IX (THE DAILY). TISHA VE
The A''s promoted Assistant GM BILLY BEANE to GM. SANDY ALDERSON retains the title of President and will be in charge of the organization''s day-to day operations (A''s). ...Golden Bear Golf named STE
CORRECTION: Friday''s DAILY incorrectly listed MARTINA HINGIS'' donation to the World Health Organization''s Expanded Program on Immunization. She will donate $80,000. NBA Commissioner DAVID STERN, on
ALLEN IVERSON is profiled by Starr & Samuels in the current NEWSWEEK. Starr & Samuels writes that last year, "never has a rookie achieved more to less acclaim. Iverson seemed the prototype of today''s