Major League Rugby Names Mavs' George Killebrew Commissioner
Longtime Mavericks Exec VP GEORGE KILLEBREW will become the next Major League Rugby Commissioner as the league launches its third season in February, according to Ben Fischer of SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL. Killebrew will replace founding Commissioner DEAN HOWES, who was "ousted" by the league's 14-member BOG after last season. Killebrew had been with the Mavs for more than 27 years. MLR is "facing a critical moment," with many of the club operators wanting "faster growth." They are "prepared to invest heavily to make that happen and hope Killebrew can lead the way." Killebrew only entered the process in October, after Turnkey Search had "identified three finalists." MLR "intends to relocate its headquarters from Salt Lake City to Dallas" (SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL, 12/9 issue).