October 27, 2010
In an effort to further compartmentalize its front office, the Union added longtime Philadelphia sports executive Dave Rowan as executive vice president and chief revenue officer. Rowan, who held positions with both the Eagles and Phillies in addition to the Jacksonville Jaguars, will oversee corporate sales, involving marketing, ticket sales and general revenue. "Dave will be a huge asset to our organization," said Union president Tom Veit. "Not only is he a Philly guy with a great reputation but he also possesses an understanding of the Union culture and our relationship with our supporters.
February 5, 1993
It is hard to imagine anyone who looks bad compared to the Lords of Baseball, a group differentiated from the student body at Allenwood Federal Prison or the State Home for the Bewildered only by larger bank accounts. It is hard to imagine Marge Schott. She is rude and crude and not very bright, thus debunking the myth that smart and rich necessarily go together. She mistreats employees, venerates a dog, routinely makes racist remarks, treasures a swastika armband and never misses an opportunity to say something abysmally dimwitted.
July 24, 2009 |
Former Flyers captain Dave Poulin has joined the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office. Poulin was unveiled yesterday as the club's new vice president of hockey operations. Best known for his days with the Flyers (1982-90), where he led the team to the Stanley Cup finals in 1985 and '87, Poulin played 12 seasons in the NHL with the Flyers, with whom he signed as a free agent after playing at Notre Dame, the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals. He played 724 career NHL games, with 205 goals and 325 assists.
June 15, 2001 |
Chicago's college scouting and pro personnel directors are leaving the club, making way for new general manager Jerry Angelo to bring in his own people. Bill Rees, director of college scouting, previously received permission to speak with San Francisco 49ers. Scott Campbell, director of pro personnel, received permission to speak with the Washington Redskins, according to Bears officials. Redskins. Washington agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with offensive lineman Ben Coleman.
June 22, 1994 |
Coach George Karl and president-general manager Bob Whitsitt of the Seattle Supersonics both got something they wanted yesterday: Karl got a better contract, and Whitsitt got permission to leave. In settling a front-office mess that at times approached comedy, the Sonics said they had agreed to release Whitsitt from the final three years of his five-year contract. They also agreed to amend Karl's contract, which was to have expired after the 1996-97 season. Karl had been making about $600,000 a year.
November 2, 1996 |
The Buffalo Sabres removed second-year president Doug Moss and replaced him with Larry Quinn, the man who guided the Sabres into a new $127 million arena, the team said yesterday. The move appears to end a power struggle between Moss and Quinn, who was a candidate for the president's job when Moss got it in December 1994. "The decision to make this change and have a mutual agreement with Doug did not occur in rapid fashion," Sabres co-founder Northrup Knox said. "This has been in the works for some time.
November 20, 1997 |
The wind appears to have shifted. After almost a full year of admitting mistaken player analyses and his culpability for them, Eagles coach Ray Rhodes yesterday sounded a different note. Now, it looks as if it's Rhodes vs. the front office again, as indicated in a preemptive strike from the coach regarding the future of the team's best player. When asked about the likelihood of the Eagles re-signing Pro Bowl running back Ricky Watters when his contract expires in February, and if he felt Watters should be back - if he was considered a part of the team's long-term core - Rhodes responded: "Deservedly so. " Reflecting on the huge price tag Watters likely will sport - around $4 million a year - and the team's penchant for neither issuing huge signing bonuses nor committing to star players on the open market, Rhodes continued: "I think it's important that people understand that when the negotiation part comes down, that's the key thing; when the negotiation comes down.
February 24, 1986 |
According to quarterback Jim McMahon of the Chicago Bears, the Super Bowl champions will "self-destruct" if they continue to take a hard line on signing potential holdouts. McMahon was in Washington Saturday to be honored by the National Quarterback Club, which benefits cystic fibrosis research. And he used the occasion to take some swipes at the club's front office. He told the black-tie audience that after Chicago's 46-10 Super Bowl win over the Patriots last month, President Reagan made a collect phone call to congratulate him. "But knowing how cheap the Bears are, they wouldn't accept the call," he said.
November 17, 2008 |
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has finalized his front office staff. A baseball source said last night that Amaro will hire Scott Proefrock, Baltimore's director of baseball administration, as an assistant general manager. An announcement could come today. Amaro already has named Benny Looper and Chuck Lamar assistant general managers. Proefrock will assume the role Amaro had under former general managers Ed Wade and Pat Gillick, which was handling big-league contracts and the composition of the roster.