Names In The News
Basketball Bundesliga club Bayern Munich "appointed SVETISLAV PESIC as its head coach." The 63-year-old succeeds YANNIS CHRISTOPOULOS and will head the team until the end of the season" (ABENDZEITUNG MÜNCHEN, 11/27). ... Brasileiro Atlético-MG striker RONALDINHO has extended his deal with the club for another year. The '05 Ballon d'Or winner will earn R$600,000 ($286,848) a month with the new deal (GLOBO ESPORTE, 11/28). ... Former NBAer YAO MING Tuesday attended the 187th Congregation of the University of Hong Kong where he was awarded an "Honorary Degree as an outstanding individual." He also received his Honorary Doctor's Degree in Social Science (CHINA DAILY, 11/28). ... The final gold medal for Team GB's "outstanding showing at the Olympics has been awarded fashionably late." STELLA MCCARTNEY, who created the kit worn by Great Britain's record-breaking team this summer, "has been crowned designer of the year at the British fashion industry's most-prestigious awards ceremony" (London DAILY MAIL, 11/27).