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Volume 24 No. 156

Sports Industrialists

     The Brewers have named STEVE GILBERT Manager of Baseball
Information, DAN LARREA Media Relations Associate and STEVE
MALLIET Manager of Corporate Sales. ... The Padres have promoted
Special Asst to the GM BRAD SLOAN to Dir of Scouting. ... The
Madison Black Wolf of the Northern League announced that singer
JIMMY BUFFETT has become a part owner of the club
(SportsTicker)....The roster for the new Marquee Group:  Serving
as Exec VPs and Directors are MICHAEL TRAGER, formerly of The
Baseball Network, MICHAEL LETIS, a co-founder of SMTI, a Marquee
subsidiary, and ART KAMINSKY and LOUIS OPPENHEIM, founders of
Athletes & Artists, another Marquee subsidiary.  LEE BERKE,
formerly in charge of marketing at MSG, will become Senior
VP/Marketing.  JIM SILEO, former head of finance for MSG Network,
will become CFO.  Exec VP ROBERT O'CONNOR will assume COO
responsibilities.  CHET SIMMONS, former USFL Commissioner and ABC
sports exec, will serve as a full-time consultant.  Others:
GROSSMAN will head Marquee's hockey division (Marquee
Group)....The Lakers have promoted KEITH HARRIS from Dir of
Broadcasting and Marketing to VP, California Sports
Marketing/Lakers (Lakers).

     ERIC and MARC FLEISHER, sons of the late NBPA Exec Dir LARRY
FLEISHER, are suing one another.  One of Eric's claims is that
Marc "diverted energy and money" from their firm in his bid to
head the NBPA (Peter Vecsey, N.Y. POST, 12/22).... 49ers
President CARMEN POLICY was profiled as the "Cover Story" on last
night's "Inside the NFL" on HBO.  Policy, on the 49ers' style:
"It's what occurs on the field with the players and coaches
that's most important.  And we would never allow the other
aspects of this business to interfere with or serve as a
distraction to that effort" (HBO, 12/21). ....BOB TECK, President
of the AHL Bandits, denied rumors the team would leave the AHL
for the ECHL (Baltimore SUN, 12/22).