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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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July 16, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN THE FREEDOMS take the court at the Pavilion on Villanova's campus tonight, the tennis team will feature a Grand Slam winning doubles tandem in the organization. Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond won the 2011 U.S. Open women's doubles tournament, and each won Wimbledon, the French and the Australian Open with other partners. The only difference this year is Huber will take the court with her Freedoms teammates, while Raymond will cheer from the stands. Raymond took on a front-office role with the team this season, as director of player personnel.
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July 28, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The two men sat in the Phillies dugout Friday afternoon and answered questions during separate sessions about the $125 million festering predicament. One protected his investment; the other stressed the overall betterment of the team. There are endless issues beyond Ryan Howard, but the contrasting messages offered insight to the challenges ahead. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. claimed Howard would be his first baseman in 2015, even as a source confirmed the Phillies have shopped Howard to American League teams without a taker.
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July 16, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MINNEAPOLIS - Chase Utley sat in the dugout at Miller Park in Milwaukee last week before pregame batting practice and was asked a rather simple question: "Eleven months ago, this team wasn't playing well and you wanted to stay here anyway, re-signing with the Phillies rather than testing free agency in a few short months," the reporter started. "You wanted to stick around. Has your stance changed?" "No," Utley said. "That's still the case. " Not surprisingly, Utley's stance hasn't changed in the last week, either.
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July 16, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
WHEN THE FREEDOMS take the court at the Pavilion on Villanova's campus tonight, the tennis team will feature a Grand Slam winning doubles tandem in the organization. Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond won the 2011 U.S. Open women's doubles tournament, and each won Wimbledon, the French and the Australian Open with other partners. The only difference this year is Huber will take the court with her Freedoms teammates, while Raymond will cheer from the stands. Raymond took on a front-office role with the team this season, as director of player personnel.
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May 21, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The players and coaches of the 76ers did not collect a single one of their 63 losses on purpose, even as the team skidded through a 26-game losing streak that tied an NBA record. By the strict definition of the commissioner, they didn't tank at all. Every shot was intended to go through the basket, every pass was intended to be completed, and every defensive stop was intended to be successful. The team didn't tank any games, but the front office tanked the roster, spectacularly so by the end of the season.
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May 5, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
PAUL HOLMGREN squirmed in his chair at the dais last night - just a little, he acknowledged. It was not as awkward as his phone call with chairman Ed Snider early morning on Oct. 7, when he woke the Flyers' owner at home to ask his permission to fire Peter Laviolette three (three!) games into the season. "Those are never fun calls to make," Holmgren said. "Anytime you have to deal with Mr. Snider on issues of that nature, he asks tough questions. The tough questions that make you kind of wiggle around in your seat, like I'm doing now. " It was uncomfortable because an hour before he was forced to dissect the Flyers' 38th consecutive season without a Stanley Cup and, therefore, some of his shortfalls as their architect, Snider threw him a bit of a curveball.
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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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