AÍTO GARCÍA RENESES will coach Spanish Basketball League (ACB) side Gran Canaria during the next two seasons. García Reneses spent the previous season coaching league rival Cajasol, which has since changed its name to Sevilla (EL PAIS, 7/16). ... Mexican second division side Atlante named EDUARDO BRAUN BURILLO its new club president (NOTIMEX, 7/16). ... The German Hockey Federation (DEB) has appointed OLIVER MAYER as its new media representative. Mayer, who works as a team leader at a Stuttgart-based financial services provider, "has built up the public relations department of DEL 2 side Bietigheim Steelers for more than 10 years." The 34-year-old will replace CARINA BITZER, "who will leave the federation at the end of July" (DEB). ... Controversial bookmaker TOM WATERHOUSE "has been appointed chief executive officer of the Australian operations of British wagering giant William Hill, giving him control of Sportingbet and Centrebet, as well as his eponymous online betting shop." The CEO "role became vacant in April" when former Sportingbet CEO MICHAEL SULLIVAN "departed the company." COO ANTHONY WALLER "left the company at the same time" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 7/17).
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