Names In The News
Bucks G PAT CONNAUGHTON has been "building a second career in real estate through his development company, Beach House LLC." The company "owns four properties and sold two others" in Portland and also "owns three properties and sold another in South Bend, Ind." Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, he has "two projects in the works." Connaughton said that "more than a half-dozen" NBAers have "come aboard as Beach House investors, dating to when he began his career" with the Trail Blazers (N.Y. TIMES, 2/14).
NAMES: PGA Tour Commissioner JAY MONAHAN now has a "drink named after him" at Pebble Beach Golf resort called, "Monahan in the Rocks" (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 2/13)....A basketball card "featuring 'authentic patches from jerseys worn by LEBRON JAMES and MICHAEL JORDAN'" during NBA games was "sold by Goldin Auctions for a whopping $900,000 at auction" (NBCSPORTSCHICAGO.com, 2/13)....MLB "celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League by joining with" the MLBPA to "announce their second joint" $1M donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (AP, 2/13)....WWE's RONDA ROUSEY on Thursday said that she is "launching her streaming career next week on Facebook Gaming." Rousey will "donate the proceeds from the stream to Australian bushfire recovery" (ESPN.com, 2/13)....L.A.-based mindfulness and meditation app Headspace raised $93M in Series C funding. The Chernin Group was "among the investors" (FORTUNE.com, 2/13).