Royals Dir of Broadcast Services & Royals Alumni FRED WHITE yesterday announced his retirement due to "recent health issues." Club officials and his family "offered no specifics on the nature of White's illness," but "several close friends described it as serious." White teamed with DENNY MATTHEWS as the Royals' primary broadcast team from '73-98 (K.C. STAR, 5/15).
EXECS: The 76ers yesterday officially named SAM HINKIE President of Basketball Operations & GM. Hinkie had served as Rockets Exec VP/Basketball Operations since '10 (76ers)....Tickets.com named Pro Forma Advisors Partner CRISTINE HURLEY CFO. Hurley previously had served as NBA VP/Team Finance and Dodgers VP & CFO (Tickets.com)....The Bruins and Delaware North Cos. Boston named Reebok CCM Hockey VP/Global Marketing GLEN THORNBOROUGH Senior VP/Sales (Bruins)....Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County AD CHARLES BROWN is retiring after 24 years (Baltimore SUN, 5/15)....Global Spectrum and MSG named Glens Falls Civic Center GM CHRIS LAWRENCE GM of the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack, XL Center and Rentschler Field (Global Spectrum/MSG).
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