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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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January 22, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
If Chip Kelly had any revelations after he was fired in the final week of his third season with the Eagles, he didn't reveal them on Wednesday during his introduction as San Francisco 49ers head coach. Kelly sounded like the same fast-talking, quick-thinking, wise-cracking coach that made his news conferences appointment viewing at times in Philadelphia. He thanked Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie during an opening statement, but he was very much in a different environment – pointing out a general manager who is a "football guy," with "synergy" in the building, and five Lombardi Trophies as the benchmark.
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December 14, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - The movement the 76ers call "The Process" has changed. It became obvious on Monday, when Hall of Famer Jerry Colangelo was hired as chairman of basketball operations after NBA commissioner Adam Silver urged the Sixers to do so. It's even clearer now that Colangelo and coach Brett Brown are engaged in talks with Mike D'Antoni to become the associate head coach, according to league sources. It's a role that could be filled by late December. "The Process" we've come to know is over.
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December 11, 2015 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
SO IN the past few days, Brett Brown has seen the front office shaken to its core, as Jerry Colangelo was brought in help The Process move forward, whether that be in a quicker way or in a totally different direction. That's really not something the coach can concern himself with right now, as his plate is fuller than someone's at a free buffet. Jahlil Okafor has been struggling on the court of late - when he's not serving two-game suspensions or battling an upper respiratory infection - as his off-the-court problems seem to have affected his game.
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November 12, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Matt Klentak is only in his third week as Phillies general manager and already he has said at least a couple of times that he tries "not to operate in absolutes. " That was the philosophy he reverted to Tuesday when asked if the Phillies were open to trading closer Ken Giles, who is garnering interest from other teams as a potential trade chip. Dealing Giles is "not a goal," Klentak said, in a time when the front office is attempting to stockpile as many talented, young and controllable players as possible.
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October 26, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE SIX-WEEK search for the Phillies' next general manager is likely drawing to a close as the front office readies for next week's organization meetings. A hire could be imminent, with team president Andy MacPhail reportedly down to three finalists. According to ESPN.com, Philadelphia native Chaim Bloom, currently in the Tampa Bay Rays' front office, is one of the three candidates who could succeed Ruben Amaro Jr. as the next general manager. Although MacPhail has done an admirable job of conducting his search in secrecy, it would not be surprising if one of the other finalists is the name most often floated in reports since Amaro was fired last month: Los Angeles Angels assistant GM Matt Klentak.
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October 6, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
According to CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies have granted bench coach Larry Bowa permission to speak to the Miami Marlins about their managerial job. Dan Jennings, the Marlins' general-manager-turned-manager, is reportedly set to return to the front office. Bowa, who turns 70 in December, is expected to interview with the Marlins on Monday, according to MLB.com. He was one of four coaches the Phillies asked to return for next season. Pitching coach Bob McClure, hitting coach Steve Henderson, and first-base coach Juan Samuel were the others.
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October 6, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first year of a rebuilding process that began in earnest with the December trade of Jimmy Rollins came to an end Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. It culminated in the Phillies' 63d win, by a 7-2 score over the Miami Marlins, as they ever-so-narrowly avoided the franchise's first 100-loss season since 1961. Afterward, the players packed their belongings, said their goodbyes, and departed for an offseason that will feature even more change for the transitioning Phillies.
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October 4, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Sakiewicz was the public face of the Union since well before the team's first Major League Soccer season in 2010. Eventually, he and chairman/owner Jay Sugarman had different visions on the direction of the team. That cost Sakiewicz his job as chief executive officer and operating partner on Thursday. Sugarman, who works in New York and had limited contact over the years with the media was expansive during a Friday conference call in explaining Sakiewicz's ouster. Sakiewicz, a former professional goalkeeper, was often criticized for meddling too much in player acquisition.
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September 16, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
IN NOVEMBER 2011, the Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon to a four-year, $50 million free-agent contract. It was (and remains) the largest contract ever given to a relief pitcher in baseball history. Yesterday, Papelbon came back to Citizens Bank Park for the first time since he was traded to Washington in late July. Even though his current, generous salary is still being paid by the Phillies, Papelbon questioned his former team's desire to win. "I don't know if I got a bad rap here or whatever, but I can promise you I was, by far, [from being]
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