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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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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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January 4, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
Here's a proposition for Jeffrey Lurie, something that should add a little incentive as he sets out to hire a new head coach for the Eagles. The way things have turned out, Lurie is competing for a coach with longtime friend and colleague Joe Banner, who now runs the Cleveland Browns. That competition goes a long way toward explaining the veiled insults and revisionist history Lurie wove into his news conference Monday. Meanwhile, Andy Reid's search for a new job has led to interviews with Kansas City and Arizona, two places where the owners are not exactly perceived as gold-standard material.
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February 5, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The Eagles paused their search for a personnel executive this week, and Howie Roseman explained Wednesday that they will wait for more candidates to become available after the draft. Roseman, the team's executive vice president of football operations, said the Eagles "met a bunch of candidates. " There is typically more movement for personnel positions after the draft, and the team will expand its search at that point. "Just by the nature of the time of year, teams aren't necessarily going to be so aligned with [a comprehensive search]
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February 4, 2016 | BY LES BOWEN, Staff Writer
THE EAGLES' search for a personnel executive to assist vice president Howie Roseman is suspended until after the NFL draft, a source close to the situation confirmed, because most candidates working in NFL personnel won't be allowed to leave their current teams during the draft process. The move - or unmove - was first reported by Geoff Mosher, of the Eagles Scouting Nest blog. This barrier is pretty much common sense, as well as something the team has dealt with before, over the years, which makes it a little puzzling as to why the Eagles undertook such a search in January.
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January 30, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
MOBILE, Ala. - The Eagles interviewed Steelers pro scout coordinator Brandon Hunt for their top personnel vacancy this week at the Senior Bowl, an NFL source said. Steelers president Art Rooney told Pittsburgh reporters that his team granted the Eagles permission to talk with the 35-year-old Hunt. The scout met with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and vice president of football operations Howie Roseman on Wednesday. Lurie announced last week that the Eagles would begin their search for a "personnel head.
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January 29, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
MOBILE, Ala. - Jeffrey Lurie walked around with Doug Pederson as if he had just rolled whatever billionaires drive nowadays off the showroom floor. The Eagles owner has made the trek down here for the Senior Bowl in the past, but rarely has he attended practice, and certainly never with his head coach at his side. But there were Lurie and Pederson on the sideline at Ladd-Peebles Stadium watching the North team's session Thursday. The two jumped from drill to drill and shook hands and stopped to talk briefly with other NFL executives and coaches.
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January 28, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
MOBILE, Ala. - Brent Celek might get to retire an Eagle. But judging from his consistency and durability during his first nine seasons, the tight end may outlast the three-year contract he agreed to on Tuesday. Celek had two years added to his existing deal and will be signed through the 2018 season. The total worth of the contract is $13 million, with $6 million guaranteed. Celek was slated to earn $5 million in the final year of his previous contract. While the exact details are not known, the new contract is expected to lower Celek's salary-cap number for 2016.
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January 27, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - Doug Pederson and the Eagles have several weeks before they have to make a decision on Sam Bradford. They could sign the quarterback to a long-term contract, place their franchise or transition tag on him or let the 28-year old walk in free agency. If they chose to not bring Bradford back - and right now that would come as a surprise - it would be a clear indication that they intend to expend a high draft selection on a quarterback. There is only one prospect at this week's Senior Bowl practices that merits mention as a possible first-round draft pick: Carson Wentz.
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January 25, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
In the last year, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has presided over an organizational chart of chutes and ladders where power rose and fell and rose again so precipitously that even the beefy employees on the first floor felt the vibrations from above. Like a man walking an Escher staircase, general manager Howie Roseman exerted his muscle, had it taken away, went into exile, and then climbed back to the top of the steps so rapidly he must have been taking them two at a time. It really was a remarkable year and, except for the part where the whole organization essentially blew up, it was fascinating to watch the show unfold.
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January 25, 2016 | By Zach Berman, Staff Writer
The Eagles' 17-day coach search took longer than 17 days. It commenced even before Chip Kelly's abrupt dismissal on Dec. 29. The research began late in the season, when owner Jeffrey Lurie first contemplated making a coaching change. While Kelly coached his final weeks with the team, Lurie gathered information about potential replacements. "I've always been one to feel you have to have research started long before you ever make a final decision, because that research is the key," Lurie said.
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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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January 22, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
CHARLOTTE – Jeffrey Lurie is a decent man. Former coaches respect him. Former players adore him. The charitable wing of his Eagles has been recognized internationally for its consistent, gold-standard efforts; sorry, Mr. Mayor. Jeffrey Lurie is not perfect. He and his lieutenants, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski, essentially excluded former defensive coordinator Sean McDermott in their coaching search; a homegrown, bootstraps guy who happens to be the defensive coordinator of the best team in football, which is playing in the NFC title game this weekend.
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