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HOOPS, THERE IT IS! NBA/STERN MUST BE PLEASED WITH OPENERS

The NBA concluded a successful opening weekend as the league''s 28 games averaged 17,492 fans and arenas were filled to 93% capacity. THE DAILY lists the complete attendance tracker from this weekend'

Tags: Boston Celtics, Cablevision, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Lakers, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Miami Heat, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Seattle Storm, Time Warner, Toronto Raptors, Walt Disney

02/08/99
FACILITY NOTE: CHECKETTS TALKS ON NEW MSG

MSG President Dave Checketts, on N.Y. Mayor Rudy Giuliani''s proposal for a West Side complex: "The present Garden is very viable right now" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/7).

Tags: Cablevision, Facilities, Madison Square Garden

02/08/99
ESPN RECRUITS CTV IN BID TO RETAIN NETSTAR COMMUNICATIONS

CTV has "trumped rival" CanWest Global Communications in bidding for control of NetStar Communications, Canada''s largest specialty channel company, according to Brenda Dalglish of the Toronto GLOBE &

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

02/08/99
WOOLF SEES RESTRUCTURING OVER RICKY WILLIAMS CONTROVERSY

ANDREW BRANDT and MICHAEL "BUCKY" GODBOLT "have left" Woolf Associates, according to sources of Josh Gotthelf of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Both Brandt and Godbolt were handling the representation of

Tags: People and Pop Culture

02/05/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Marquee Group promoted LAUREN WHITMAN to Marketing Manager. Whitman''s responsibilities will include the maintenance and growth of the firm''s Web site (TMG). ..McHenry Metals Golf named DOUGLAS W

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, People and Pop Culture

02/05/99
ALBERT'S RETURN TO NBC? OLBERMANN CITES THOSE WHO SAY "YES!"

During last night''s "Fox Sports News," Keith Olbermann reported that NBC is "deep in discussions" to bring Marv Albert back for the network''s basketball coverage this season. Olbermann cited "indust

Tags: Cablevision, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, Media

02/05/99
NBA PUTS SOME ENGLISH ON SEASON, INKS DEAL WITH UK NETWORKS

The NBA has signed with U.K.-based ITV Network Unlimited to broadcast NBA games through 2001, as well as non-game programming, on both ITV and ITV2, its new digital terrestrial channel. The deal was f

Tags: NBA, Media

02/05/99
MITT ROMNEY TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN UTAH?

A "source close to" MA venture capitalist Mitt Romney said that Romney "will be proposed next week" to become the third SLOC president in less than 18 months, according to John Powers of the BOSTON GL

Tags: Olympics, SLOC

02/05/99
STERN PROMISES A KINDER, GENTLER NBA IN SHORTENED SEASON

While the NBA starts its abbreviated-season tonight with 12 games on the schedule, NBA Commissioner David Stern tells the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES'' Lacy Banks that he has been "most pleasantly surprised by

Tags: Dallas Stars, Detroit Pistons, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, Palace Sports & Entertainment, RDV Sports, Southwest Sports Group, Sports Illustrated, Utah Jazz, YankeeNets

02/05/99
MEDIA NOTES

In DC, Andrew Beyer writes that Fox, avoiding some of the "common annoyances" of coverage by ABC and ESPN, made an "intelligent effort" to appeal to "non-hardcore fans" during its inaugural racing bro

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NHL, NTRA, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

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