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Speed Reads....

SI will name the '17 Sportsperson of the Year award tonight on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, marking a higher profile reveal for the award than in previous years. The announcement will serve as a prelude to tomorrow’s awards ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer).

The Univ. of Florida "will become the latest Nike school to switch its Football & Basketball teams to Jordan Brand," joining North Carolina, Michigan and Oklahoma in that regard (, 12/4). 

Clippers C DeAndre Jordan has "signed with Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Mangement" after two years without an agent (, 12/4).

NHL Network has rehired Hockey HOFer Scott Stevens as a studio analyst (NHL Network).
Atlanta's College Football HOF will "serve as the primary host venue" of the '18 SEC Football Media Days. The event has been "held in Birmingham, Ala. for more than two decades" (, 12/4).