JULIA LEVERING, the first VP of the USTA, will succeed
HARRY MARMION as President of the organization. Marmion
will remain on the board for two years in the position of
immediate past President. Levering was first elected to the
USTA Board of Dir in '94. MERVIN HELLER will become first
VP of the Board (USTA)....The USOC named SCOTT BLACKMUN as
its General Counsel/Dir of Legal Affairs. Blackmun had been
a Managing Partner of the CO-based law firm Hogan & Hartson
since '94 (USOC)....The 76ers named KAREN FRASCONA Dir of
Communications. Frascona served as Associate AD/Media
Relations at Villanova Univ. (76ers)....The Marketing Arm
hired GWIN BARR, former SI Sports Marketing Manager, to open
its office in Charlotte, NC. Barr will be responsible for
leveraging corporate sports sponsorship for companies based
in NC and SC and expanding NASCAR promo involvement (TMA).
SHAQUILLE O'NEAL is "unofficially" slated to appear on
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on October 3 (PHILA. INQUIRER,
9/17)....MICHAEL O'BRIEN has written "No Ordinary Joe," a
biography on Penn State Univ. football coach JOE PATERNO.
In Philadelphia, Stan Hochman reports that the book, which
"tries so desperately to mix equal amounts of praise and
criticism ... winds up stuck in the middle" (PHILADELPHIA
DAILY NEWS, 9/17)....A daughter of GONE WEST sold for $1.45M
on Tuesday, "smashing the record price for a filly" at the
Keeneland September Yearling Sale (AP/Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE,
9/17)....Director/Producer STEVEN HAHN and co-Producer
KRISTIN BASH, of WA-based 92 DEGREES FILMWORKS, are filming
a documentary spotlighting the WHL Seattle Thunderbirds.
Filming began at training camp last month and will continue
throughout the team's 72-game season (SEATTLE TIMES, 9/16).
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY will be relocating to Street
& Smith's Sports Group's new offices in Charlotte, NC, on
September 30. If you have any questions, please call Shelly
Finkel at (203) 838-0800 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our new address and phone/fax numbers as of September 30:
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY
120 West Morehead Street, Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 973-1500
Fax: (704) 973-1501