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Phil Knight Officially Retires As Nike Board Chair, Mark Parker Named As Replacement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 01 / 16

PHIL KNIGHT on Thursday "ended his five-decade career at Nike," and it is "not just a career end for a captivating personality," but the "end of an era for Oregon business," according to Andy Giegerich of the PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL. By "remaining mostly media-shy and by giving away his billions...

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