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In Memoriam

“The culture he built, the very fiber of who he was, was humility and responsibility — don’t ever forget where you came from and it was a privilege to be a Pittsburgh Steeler. He did that. He lived that.”

— FORMER STEELERS COACH BILL COWHER,
on the passing of longtime Steelers Chair Dan Rooney


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DAN ROONEY
Pittsburgh Steelers owner and 2014 SportsBusiness Journal Lifetime Achievement honoree


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DON OHLMEYER
Emmy-winning TV executive and SportsBusiness Journal Champion in 2012


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MIKE ILITCH
Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner and SportsBusiness Journal Champion in 2014

DON BAYLOR 
former MLB player and Rockies and Cubs manager

CHUCK BLAZER 
former U.S. Soccer, CONCACAF and FIFA executive

FRANK BROYLES 
former Arkansas coach and athletic director

JIM BUNNING 
baseball hall of famer and former Republican representative and senator from Kentucky

PENNY CHENERY 
Secretariat owner

FRANK DEFORD 
Sports Illustrated sportswriter and radio and TV commentator

LOU DUVA 
boxing promoter

KATY FEENEY 
former MLB senior vice president and SBJ Game Changer in 2012

ED GARVEY 
former NFL Players Association executive director

DALLAS GREEN 
former Phillies, Mets and Yankees manager and former Cubs general manager and president

TODD HARRIS 
NBA vice president of broadcasting

HOOTIE JOHNSON 
former Masters and Augusta National chairman

JERRY KRAUSE 
former Bulls general manager

DON BAYLOR 
former MLB player and Rockies and Cubs manager

JAKE LaMOTTA 
boxer and subject of the movie “Raging Bull”

ROLLIE MASSIMINO 
former Villanova basketball coach

DAVID MODELL 
former Baltimore Ravens president

JOHN DAVID MOLSON 
former Montreal Canadiens owner and chairman

DR. FERDIE PACHECO 
former Muhammad Ali physician

NEAL PATTERSON 
Sporting Kansas City co-owner

JIMMY PIERSALL 
former White Sox broadcaster

DR. NORBERT SANDER 
Armory Foundation founder

HARRY SCOTT SR. 
Turner Scott Motorsports co-owner

JOAN TISCH 
New York Giants co-owner

GARY WADLER 
former World Anti-Doping Agency chairman

CHUCK WIELGUS 
USA Swimming executive director

ROBERT YATES 
NASCAR hall of famer, engine builder and team owner