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Volume 24 No. 160

Sports Industrialists

     LARRY DOBY, the first African American to play in the AL,
was named special assistant to AL President GENE BUDIG.  Budig
says Doby will concentrate on community relations (AL)....In this
morning's S.F. EXAMINER, Hornets Dir of Player Personnel DAVE
TWARDZIK is reportedly "a serious candidate" to become the
Warriors VP/Basketball Ops (S.F. EXAMINER, 4/18)....USA Baseball
has named MARIO BORROCCI as Commissioner of the U.S. Olympic
Festival (USA Baseball).... CHRISTOPHER KOCH has been named
President of New Era Caps, succeeding his father, DAVID KOCH
(SGB, 4/95 issue)... At Avia, JOHN HUNTER has been named national
sales manager; CARRIE RIEDEL-WILHITE has been named apparel
merchandising manager; and RUSSELL MOORE has been promoted to
apparel marketing manager (AVIA)....Hawks Coach LENNY WILKENS is
reportedly the favorite to be head coach of the '96 U.S. Olympic
resigned as coach of the U.S. Soccer team. Former Portugal
national coach CARLOS QUEIROS is the favorite to replace him
(Mult., 4/15).

     HBO premiered its original film, "Tyson," yesterday -- to
generally positive media reviews (Mult., 4/18)....ROY FOREMAN,
says his older brother, GEORGE FOREMAN, would be a "perfect"
candidate to be "commissioner" of boxing (HOUSTON CHRONICLE,
4/16).  Foreman was featured on "60 Minutes" Sunday (CBS, 4/16).
Villard Books had to pay Foreman a $100,000 bonus after he won
the heavyweight title, as stated in a clause in the contract on
Foreman's his autobiography, "By George."  The book is scheduled
for release the first week in May (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/16).... NHL
Rangers President & GM NEIL SMITH denied a report he was putting
together a business group to purchase the L.A. Kings (N.Y. POST,
4/18)....PETER UBERROTH has reportedly failed to come up with the
$130M necessary to buy the Angels (Peter Gammons, BOSTON GLOBE,
4/16)....Soccer great DIEGO MARADONA is being "wooed" by ROGER
GOREVIC, Owner of the New York Centaurs of the APSL (N.Y. POST,
4/18)...."Tommy Boy" director PETER SEGAL's next project will be
"Celtic Pride," a comedy about a Celtics fan and his relationship
with a Celtic player.  Segal said it "has been approved by the
NBA and we may go after a real athlete" (BOSTON GLOBE,
4/16)....Bruins' Forward ADAM OATES said he wants to build a
state-of-the-art street hockey facility in Boston.  His company,
Centre Ice Promotions, expect the project to go forward "very
soon" (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/16).... WTVJ in Miami has decided to
remove KARIE ROSS from Marlins coverage to avoid a conflict of
interest.  Ross is the fiance of Marlins GM DAVE DOMBROWSKI
(MIAMI HERALD, 4/16)....MARTY MCSORLEY plays a thug in the
current hit movie, "Bad Boys" (FINANCIAL POST, 4/13).