Curtis Polk has been named President at Falk Associates
Management Enterprises, Inc. (FAME). Polk, 35, has served as
Executive VP since founding FAME with Co-Chair and CEO David Falk
in 1982. Polk manages the financial affairs of Michael Jordan,
Patrick Ewing, and Dikembe Mutombo, among others athletes. He
started his career in sports management as president of ProServ
Financial Services in '89 after eight years in the financial
Agent JEFF MOORAD, who was chosen as No. 99 in THE
SPORTING NEWS' "100 Most Powerful People" in the sports industry,
sent back his own Top 10 List titled: "Top Ten Good Things About
Being No. 99" (THE SPORTING NEWS, 1/9).
10. It beats being No. 101.
9. Its lower than my handicap
8. The number made Barbara Feldon a well kwown secret
7. Maybe John Madden (No. 95) will give all of us in
the bottom 10 a ride in the Madden Cruiser.
6. It's not a list of America's Most Wanted.
5. If the number's good enough for Wayne Gretzky, it's
good enough for me.
4. I spent $1.58B less than Rupert Murdoch to make the
3. With my partner Leigh Steinberg, at No. 19, the
firm's aveage is 59.
2. Good closers are in demand.
1. Hey, Bart Simpson (No. 100), eat my shorts!
Tigers owner MIKE ILITCH has hired JOHN McHALE to oversee
the club's operation and will likely spearhead the drive for a
new stadium. McHale comes from the Rockies where he was vice
president (Mel Antonen, USA TODAY, 1/11). ...DAVE COHEN may be on
the "verge of a major breakthrough" as he is the favorite to be
the new voice on Yankee telecasts. MSG is also "leaning" toward
ESPN's JIM KAAT to replace Tony Kubek on their telecasts (Phil
Mushnick, N.Y. POST, 1/11).....The Seahawks' chances of landing
U. of Miami coach DENNIS ERICKSON "might be slipping away"
(SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, 1/11)....HAKEEM OLAJUWON, RONNIE
LOTT, and MARCUS ALLEN have retained the services of NY-based
Silverman, Warren/Kremer, Inc for publicity, promotion, and
strategic positioning activities (Silverman,
Warren/Kremer)....FIFA has fired its director of press relations,
GUIDO TOGNONI, and competitions head MIGUEL GALAN. Both have
been with soccer's governing body for more than 10 years
(WASHINGTON POST, 1/11).