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Volume 24 No. 116

Sports Industrialists

          TRACEY WILLIAMS was promoted to VP/Basketball Ops and
     Player Personnel of the ABL.  Williams was Dir of Basketball
     Ops and Player Personnel (ABL)....SI President DON ELLIMAN
     named a two-man team to head up the magazine's sales and
     marketing departments.  FABIO FREYRE has been named
     Associate Publisher/Nat'l Advertising Sales Dir, and JOHN
     JAY, Publisher/Marketing Director since '93, will continue
     to oversee SI's expanding marketing efforts (SI). 

          The Pistons' GRANT HILL, along with actors TOM CRUISE
     and DAVID DUCHOVNY, appears on the cover of GQ's November
     "Men of the Year" issue ("Extra," 10/16).....Under its
     "Portrait of World Power," VANITY FAIR lists "the 65 men and
     women who shape and rule the world today."  Included were GE
     Chair JACK WELCH, News Corp. Chair RUPERT MURDOCH, Nike
     Chair PHIL KNIGHT and Disney Chair MICHAEL EISNER (VANITY
     FAIR, 11/97 issue)....HALORY HUNTER, a two-year-old horse
     owned by Celtics Coach RICK PITINO, will race at Belmont
     Park tomorrow in what could be "the first important step on
     the road to the Triple Crown" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/17).
     ...MARTINA HINGIS announced the donation of over $800,000 to
     the World Health Organization's Expanded Program on
     Immunization (Corel WTA Tour)....AZ sports leaders RICHARD
     BURKE, BILL BIDWILL and JERRY COLANGELO are profiled in the
     September/October issue of ARIZONA BUSINESS (AZ BUSINESS,
     10-11/97)....USTA Dir. of Multicultural Development RODNEY
     HARMON is profiled in TENNIS magazine.  Harmon, on his job
     description: "My priority in a broad sense is to look at
     everything the USTA does -- be it national teams,
     recreational leagues, advertising, marketing, whatever --
     and make sure all cultures are being properly represented
     and their concerns properly addressed" (TENNIS, 11/97).