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Volume 24 No. 157

Sports Industrialists

     The NBA has named JONATHAN BROD to the newly created
position of Manager, Consumer Products for NBA Canada Inc.  Brod
will oversee the sales, licensing, advertising and promotion of
NBA consumer products in Canada as well as serve as the consumer
products liaison between NBA Properties and the new Canadian
franchises (NBA)....Former Nuggets President TIM LEIWEKE has had
discussions with U.S. Skiing about the group's vacant Exec Dir
post (DENVER POST, 8/29)....The IHL has named MARK DIMOND as Dir
of Marketing Services (SportsTicker)....MARIANNE WERDEL-WITMEYER
has been elected President of the WTA Tour Players Association,
succeeding MARTINA NAVRATILOVA (S.F. CHRONICLE, 8/29)

     CHARLES BARKLEY had a verbal altercation with a fan at a
celebrity golf tournament after Barkley "brushed aside" a woman
and a 3-year-old girl.  The woman's husband (5-9, 170) told
Barkley (6-4, 245) to "take it easy," to which Barkley responded:
"You'll move for me.  You have to move.  People have to move when
they're in front of me" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 8/29)....ROGER
CLEMENS and CAM NEELY will be in Bristol, CT, taping
"SportsCenter" promos (BOSTON HERALD, 8/29)....Agent RON SHAPIRO,
who represents CAL RIPKEN, JR. and KIRBY PUCKETT, among others,
is profiled in USA TODAY.  Shapiro has been mentioned by some as
a candidate to be baseball's next commissioner (Hal Bodley, USA
TODAY, 8/29)....IBM's Dir of Worldwide Olympics and Sports Ops
ELI PRIMROSE-SMITH is profiled in AD AGE's "On a Roll" feature
(AD AGE, 8/28 issue)....Sports media coach ANDREA KIRBY is
featured in the latest issue of INSIDE SPORTS.  Kirby is
president of the Sports Media Group Inc, soon to be renamed
Andrea Kirby Coaches Inc. (INSIDE SPORTS, 10/95 issue)....
Frederick Keys GM LARRY MARTIN will become Assistant AD at Towson
State Univ., effective September 1 (Keys).