NAMES IN THE NEWS
ON THE SHELVES: SI's "Scorecard" reviews DAVE
ROSENBAUM's "If They Don't Win It's a Shame: The Year the
Marlins Bought the World Series." The book "is overrun with
contemptible characters, from conniving owner WAYNE HUIZENGA
to crass pitcher KEVIN BROWN. No one, though, comes across
as distastefully as manager JIM LEYLAND" (SI, 2/23 issue).
...JOHN FEINSTEIN's "A March to Madness" is reviewed by SI's
Charles Hirshberg. Feinstein had access to seven of nine
ACC coaches during the '96-97 season Hirshberg writes,
"[T]here's a tension in A March to Madness that keeps the
pages turning -- the tension in each coach's mind" (SI, 2/23
issue)....In L.A., Earl Gustkey reviews "Shooting from the
Outside" by women's basketball coach TARA VANDERVEER. The
book "offers a unique look at how far the women's game has
traveled in less than two years since the Atlanta Games"
(L.A. TIMES, 2/19)....TRIUMPH BOOKS distributes, "ELWAY,"
nationwide beginning April 28. The book is a 128-page
authorized pictorial (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 2/17).
OTHER NAMES: Actor LUKE PERRY is "close to a deal" to
star in a new ABC pilot called "The Game." The one-hour
drama is from Exec Producers MAGIC JOHNSON, JOHN TINKER
("L.A. Law") and BILL D'ELIA ("Chicago Hope"), and is
described as "'L.A. Law' in a Philadelphia sports agency,
with Perry playing an agent" (DAILY VARIETY, 2/19).