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July 20, 2010
Age: 58 Born: Sept. 8, 1951, Boston. Education: Bachelor's degree from Clark University, a master's degree in psychology from Boston University, and a Ph.D in social policy from Brandeis University. Job: Bought the Eagles from Norman Braman for $185 million in 1994. Previous jobs: President and chief executive officer of Chestnut Hill Productions, a Los Angeles-based film company he formed in 1985. Family: Lives in Wynnewood with wife Christina and their teenaged son and daughter.
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March 24, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THERE WAS a moment Tuesday when Jeffrey Lurie sounded like a man capable of regaining some of the public trust he'd cost himself over the previous few years. It occurred roughly 11 minutes into a question-and-answer session with reporters in a Boca Raton, Fla., hotel, and it detailed something that sounded remarkably close to a coherent vision for his franchise. The Eagles' owner talked about the treasure trove of data now available to teams as they search for ways to improve the success rate of their decision-making.
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May 7, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie married Philadelphia resident Tina Lai in a private ceremony this weekend. Lurie, 61, announced last July that he and Christina Weiss Lurie were getting divorced after 20 years of marriage. Lai will have no official role in the Eagles organization. The wedding was attended by family and close friends. "I am happy and excited as Tina and I begin our lives together," Lurie said in a statement. Lai, 39, is from a family that owns restaurants in Philadelphia, including the Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown and the Vietnam Cafe in University City.
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May 7, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie tied the knot this weekend with Tina Lai in small ceremony. Lai, who was born in 1973, took over managing Vietnam Restaurant in 2008 from her brother, Benny Lai , but no longer works at the Chinatown staple. (Seriously, summer rolls to die for over there.) "We're very excited for Tina and Jeffrey," said a rep for the family, who also owns Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia, adding that they would like to keep the matter personal. Lai is the youngest of eight siblings.
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December 8, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Jeffery Lurie was sweating, his tufty white hair a-muss, but the spring in his bobbing gait had a youthful zest to it. Asked to stop and speak, he politely declined. He had said enough for one day. Lurie had just "broken it down" after the Eagles' 35-28 upset of the team he once loved; the team he tried to buy. After a win, and after Chip Kelly addresses the club, the team allows that day's hero to go to the middle of the team huddle and send the Eagles off with inspiration; break it down, as it were.
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December 31, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
TURNS OUT, Jeffrey Lurie was not as thrilled to hand full personnel power over to Chip Kelly as Lurie said he was a year ago. Maybe this was a revisionist portrayal Wednesday on the part of the owner. He doesn't want to come off as fickle or easily fooled, as he tries to get fans believing in his ability to shepherd another coaching search, in the wake of his abrupt firing of Kelly on Tuesday evening. But as Lurie took the NovaCare auditorium stage and tried to explain his decision to end the three-year Kelly era, along with all the Kelly innovation and fresh thinking Lurie had championed, he seemed to say he acceded to Kelly's demands only so that if everything went south, the coach couldn't complain he wasn't given what he said he needed to succeed.
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January 1, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jeffrey Lurie said that he was holding Howie Roseman accountable for only the 2012 season when the Eagles owner explained Monday why he was retaining the general manager. "The mistakes that were made in the 2011 draft have little or nothing to do with Howie's evaluations," Lurie said. "I think it was important for me to own up to the mistakes that were made and understand where they were coming from, and it was awfully clear. So an effort was made to streamline the entire operation.
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January 2, 2013
This is a post from Rich Hofmann's blog, The Idle Rich, on Philly.com HIS OFFICE? Your office? "His office," Jeffrey Lurie said. "When Andy and I talked, especially about these kinds of things, it was usually in his office. I just thought you showed respect by doing it that way. " It was coming up on 9 o'clock on Monday morning. That is when the Eagles' owner took the walk down the hall, the walk that he had been dreading. Out the door, down the hall, into a common area and then over to the football side of the NovaCare Complex.
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December 3, 2012 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
"You won't hear me talking about this during the season. . . . I don't like situations to become sideshows. It's just not my style. I'll reflect and analyze afterwards, and that's what I've always done. " - Jeffrey Lurie, Aug. 30, 2012 One man's situation is another's sideshow it would seem, but after what took place Monday night in Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles' season is officially only one bearded lady and one sword swallower from any given summer night in Wildwood.
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August 18, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
DOUG PEDERSON stepped up to the microphone at the NovaCare Complex on Tuesday with a couple of pages ripped from the Andy Reid playbook. First he ducked the most anticipated answer of the day, the apparent timeline discrepancy over Lane Johnson's account of when he informed team officials of his PED violation and when the coach learned of it. Then, in addressing the trade for Dorial Green-Beckham, a talented athlete with a troubled past, he conjured the...
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August 13, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
It took three drives until a wandering eye caught Jim Schwartz doing Jim Schwartz things after the Eagles defense allowed the Buccaneers to march down the field and score a touchdown. He grimaced. Gave an annoyed stare. Shook his head. Crossed his arms. And said something into his headset that likely involved a healthy dose of four-letter words. Football is back. And Schwartz, after a year off, is back coaching. If the hope heading into Doug Pederson's first season as coach was that Schwartz's defense would be the unit the Eagles could hang their helmets on and rely on to compensate for the offense's deficiencies, the preseason opener did nothing to alter that expectation.
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August 12, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
A FOOTBALL TEAM is not a democracy, so the folks in the seats might not have a say. Still, by the end of Carson Wentz's Eagles debut on Thursday night, you had the sense that it was going to be awfully hard to get anybody in this town excited about a team quarterbacked by anybody else. Maybe that doesn't matter to the guy who actually makes those decisions. But coaches are made out of the same stuff as the rest of us, and you have to wonder how long Doug Pederson is going to be able to ignore the part of his mind that is joining in the chorus.
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August 8, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Doug Pederson stood with the quarterbacks, Duce Staley with the running backs, Greg Lewis with the wide receivers, and Tim Hauck with the safeties. It wasn't a game from the Andy Reid era or a reunion of Eagles alumni, but instead an Eagles practice last week. When the Eagles hired Pederson as head coach in January, owner Jeffrey Lurie emphasized that Pederson is a former player with an understanding of the city and the franchise. When Pederson assembled his coaching staff, those qualities were coveted assets.
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August 2, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
To borrow Charles Dickens' famous line -- or was it Melania Trump's -- it's the best of times, it's the worst of times for Billy Davis. The former Eagles defensive coordinator is down in Naples, Fla., living a life of leisure on Jeff Lurie's dime, spending quality time with his wife, Sherry, and their five children, and waking up every morning to a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico. Sounds like the perfect life, and for the better part of the last six months, it was. But Davis is a football coach.
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July 30, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
For Jason Peters, it's good that the new boss is the same as the old boss - or, that is, the older boss. The Eagles tackle, after Chip Kelly was fired last December, said that he wanted the replacement to be in the mold of Kelly's predecessor, Andy Reid. Peters got his wish. The Eagles hired Doug Pederson. But they also hired a coach who is, in many ways, the polar opposite of Kelly. And that appeared to be as much of Peters' motivation for wanting a Reid clone as was re-creating the four prior years (record: 33-31)
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July 29, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
AS REPORTERS waited in an interview tent for Doug Pederson to speak to them Wednesday, the Eagles' first-year coach leaned into a practice-field huddle. No one in the huddle wore a uniform. The strategies being discussed weren't in Pederson's playbook. Pederson conferred with Eagles football operations vice president Howie Roseman, team security chief Dom DiSandro, player personnel vice president Joe Douglas and public relations director Derek Boyko. The subject was linebacker Nigel Bradham's arrest this week for aggravated battery in Miami, but there was a subtext.
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July 29, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
Outside the NovaCare Complex, a police officer was stopping traffic at a cement barricade reinforced with a garbage truck. Around the corner, a delivery van with a haphazard paint job and rooftop speakers proudly announced to passersby that it was the BernieVan. Up Broad Street, a city full of protestors was gathering for another collective expression of their displeasure. Inside the NovaCare Complex, a sixth round draft pick was test-driving a new, helmet-mounted video camera that the Eagles hope will help their defensive backs evaluate and improve their head and eye movements while in pass coverage.
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June 20, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Part of the beauty in taking charge of a professional sports franchise is that while the winning clock is certainly ticking, it really isn't that loud for a while. Howie Roseman, who is back in control of the Eagles, never really went away, but his power did while Chip Kelly tried his luck at team building. That means Roseman gets a full reset on his clock now, with lots of time to get things right. Roseman is taking full advantage of that luxury this offseason. He has committed $280 million in future contract guarantees, some of which had to be done sooner rather than later, but some of which didn't.
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June 18, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
From the moment he joined the Eagles as a front-office intern in 2000, fresh from Fordham Law School, Howie Roseman spent his formative years as an NFL executive helping his mentor usher in a revolution and bearing witness to the bitter fallout. As the Eagles' president then, and with Roseman working alongside him, Joe Banner pioneered the two-pronged strategy that became a staple of business in a salary-cap world. The Eagles would sign players whom they perceived to be part of their long-term future to cost-effective contracts, and they would be willing to say goodbye - maybe a little too soon - to some of their most popular, respected, and expensive veterans.
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