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Volume 24 No. 117

Sports Industrialists

          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).