The Dodgers named BOB GRAZIANO Exec VP. Graziano had
been team VP/Finance since '87 (Dodgers)....The USBL New
Hampshire Thunder Loons named FRANK O'DELL SR. President &
Owner and WILLIAM RICHMOND VP & General Counsel (USBL). The
Dolphins named NEAL GULKIS Media Relations Coordinator.
...The A's named DAVID ALIOTO Senior Dir of Marketing &
Business Ops, KEN PRIES Senior Dir of Broadcasting &
Communications, DAVID RINETTI Senior Dir of Stadium Ops,
MARK SOWINSKI Dir of Corporate Advertising, and JIM BLOOM
Dir of Marketing Communications (SportsTicker).
ALAN NERO, Founder & President of CSMG Int'l, Ltd., has
struck a deal with the Korean Professional Baseball
Organization (KBO) that would allow a minimum of 24 U.S.
pros to play in South Korea in '98. Nero and CSMG will act
as consultants for the KBO (CSMG)...."Fox After Breakfast"
has signed MICHAEL JORDAN's mother, DELORIS, to do monthly
segments on parenting and raising a happy family (CHICAGO
SUN-TIMES, 2/14)....WILT CHAMBERLAIN criticized MICHAEL
JORDAN on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" yesterday, calling
Jordan a "hot dog." Chamberlain: "During my time, if you
did a 360-degree dunk you would either be on your butt or on
the bench" (N.Y. POST, 2/14).