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NBA Sends Draft Lottery Issue To Committee For More Study

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 22 / 14

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver  today said that owners have sent back the issue of draft lottery reform to the league's competition committee for additional study with a need to find the right balance between creating appropriate incentives and allowing a draft to work as it should. He also addr...

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The SLOC named DAVID BUSSER Managing Dir of Information Systems and PHILIPPE VERVEER Information Technology Consultant (SLOC)....DAVID BECKMAN, former VP/Sales Manager of Time Warner''s Goodwill Games

Tags: IBM, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, SLOC, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Toronto Raptors

09/29/98
MLB RATINGS SURGE IN CHICAGO; FOX SPORTS MIDWEST SETS RECORD

WGN-TV posted a "stunning" 19.8 rating for its local broadcast of the Cubs'' final game of the season in the Chicago market on Sunday, representing 621,720 TV households, according to Richard Sandomir

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cablevision, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Madison Square Garden, Minnesota Vikings, New York Mets, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Media, Tampa Bay Rays, Time Warner, YankeeNets

09/29/98
WITH NO PAYNE, NFL INKS AMMACCAPANE TO WEAR NFL-ID'D GEAR

LPGA player Danielle Ammaccapane has signed with the NFL to wear the colors and marks of the NFL team in the city in which she is playing, becoming the first female pro athlete ever endorsed by the NF

Tags: Acushnet, LPGA, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, USGA, Washington Redskins

09/29/98
FACILITY NOTES

This week, "Inside Edition" will air a report which features hidden video cameras in Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium videotaping "teenagers and 20-year-olds buying beer" (N.Y. POST, 9/29)....The Charl

Tags: Facilities, New Orleans Pelicans

09/29/98
STEINBRENNER SAYS TALKS WITH NEW JERSEY HAVE BEEN "GOING ON"

As Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer offered a new plan to keep the Yankees in the Bronx, team Owner George Steinbrenner said that talks have been taking place with NJ officials, according to Ka

Tags: Facilities, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

09/29/98
UNITED'S MERCHANDISING DOWN, BUT OVERALL REVENUES STEADY

The Premier League''s Manchester United "provided further evidence that the boom in [soccer] replica kits which has played a big part in transforming the sport''s finances over the past few years, has

Tags: English Premier League, Manchester United

09/29/98
NHL TO USE TWO NEW SPOTS AS OPENING OF SEASON APPROACHES

The NHL will "herald the return of its hockey season" with a 100-market campaign that involves minor league and college hockey teams, and taps more than $1M in media "granted the league by its clubs,"

Tags: AHL, ECHL, ESPN, NHL, Walt Disney

09/29/98
IF ANYONE CAN LEAD MLB INTO MILLENNIUM, THE SANDY-MAN CAN

MLB announced the first stage of its front-office reorganization by naming Sandy Alderson Exec VP/Baseball Operations, Robert DuPuy Exec VP/Administration & Chief Legal Officer and Robert Manfred Exec

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, Oakland Athletics, Walt Disney

09/29/98
GILLETTE SAYS UNSTABLE WORLD MARKETS LED TO EXTENSIVE CUTS

Gillette will cut 4,700 jobs, or 11% of its work force, and "close 26 factories and warehouses to counter falling sales," according to Chris Reidy of the BOSTON GLOBE. Gillette said the cutbacks "were

Tags: Finance

09/29/98
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ABC, American Airlines, CBS, ESPN, Houston Rockets, NFL, Phoenix Suns, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

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