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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.
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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.
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July 24, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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June 15, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
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.
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June 22, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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November 2, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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November 20, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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February 24, 1986 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
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.
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November 17, 2008 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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March 28, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
SAN ANTONIO - On Saturday night, the 76ers will probably join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Phillies and the Washington Capitals and San Jose Sharks as the record holders for longest losing streaks in their respective sports. And if the Detroit Pistons hand them consecutive loss No. 27, they not only will break the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA record but also will hold the overall mark in the four major pro sports, besting the dubious number of 26 set by the Buccaneers over the 1976-77 seasons.
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February 13, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The trouble with being the smartest guy in the room is that eventually you have to enter a different room. Joe Banner was that guy in Philadelphia - and, in some respects, in the NFL - for a long time. Now, come the spring, he'll be looking for work. Banner was the chief executive officer for the Cleveland Browns for 16 months before owner Jimmy Haslam announced Tuesday that the organization would undergo a complete restructuring of its front office. Out were Banner (after two more perfunctory months of employment)
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January 31, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
NEW YORK - It will never be like it was for John Elway. If the Broncos manage to beat the Seahawks Sunday night in Super Bowl XLVIII, Elway, who, as executive vice president of football operations put this team together, will be jubilant. But he knows it won't feel the same way it did as a player in the late '90s when he was down there on the field with the ball in his hands and his teammates counting on him, when he led the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl titles. "It's very different [as a front-office executive]
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October 2, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE UPSIDE to losing nine of the last 11 games and finishing with the franchise's worst record in 13 years, at least if there is such a thing, is that the Phillies will have the opportunity to add a premier free agent this winter without losing much in the form of compensation, while also getting to draft a premium prospect next June. The Phillies finished the season with the seventh worst record in baseball, meaning they will pick No. 7 in the 2014 draft. Here is a small sampling of players picked seventh overall in the last dozen years: Troy Tulowitzki, Prince Fielder, Matt Harvey and Mike Minor.
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August 18, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
When it was time for Ruben Amaro Jr. to announce that manager Charlie Manuel had been fired by the Phillies, the general manager became emotional as he delivered the official goodbye. "I just want to say this," Amaro said as his voice grew thick and halting. "You people may not know the relationship I've had with Charlie. He's a special person. This is difficult for me. I hope he stays in our organization. " Amaro had good reason to regret the way the change went down, because the team's front office had a lot to do with Manuel not being able to finish out his contract with more dignity than can be conferred in a hastily called August afternoon news conference.
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July 12, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
DENVER BRONCOS coach John Fox gathered his players at midfield last month just before they dispersed for summer vacation and gave them his usual admonition about staying out of trouble. By all accounts, they have heeded that advice not to embarrass themselves or the organization. But executive vice president John Elway's top two assistants haven't. "Just make good decisions, be smart," Fox said that June 13 afternoon, a mantra heard across the league as players scattered for some R&R following months of offseason workouts.
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July 1, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die, as the old saying goes. That's the way it works, though, especially in the National Basketball Association, where the price of happiness in the great postseason beyond requires the death of all competitive dreams for at least a season or two. It is a cynical world in that regard. Teams are rewarded for being bad, and the greatest rewards are for being very bad. The top draft picks in a given year are bestowed on general managers who are either lousy at their jobs, and whose teams lose on pure merit, or ones who are smart and brave enough to plot a murky path to daylight.
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June 25, 2013 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
THERE WAS doubt in Charlie Manuel's voice. There was also a bit of incredulity. For most of the last 2 months, the manager has been honest when asked about his team's ability to fight its way back into playoff contention. So when Manuel was asked if he ever wonders whether his team is capable of doing so, his answer was hardly a shock. "Yeah," he said after yesterday's 8-0 loss to the Mets ended a homestand in which they dropped two of three to one of the National League East's doormats.
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May 21, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
Take our DN Sports Quiz about Philly sports trades on PhillyDailyNews.com for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Use promo code Q48X. CHICAGO - They probably weren't the main topic of conversation during the NBA predraft combine last week in the Windy City, but the 76ers' situation certainly was at the forefront of a lot of talk. With the hiring of Sam Hinkie as president of basketball operations and general manager, more questions seemed to have come about than answers.
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May 6, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Baseball rewards panic the same way a pit bull rewards sudden movement. There's no future in simply turning and running from a bad start from a baseball team, or in trying to repair a six-month season with a few weeks of glue and duct tape. The Phillies were constructed for 2013 on the precarious hope that their aging veteran starters would pitch well and that their aging everyday players would regain their productivity. Around that central theme, the front office sprinkled journeymen and prospects who might be good enough if everything else went right.
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