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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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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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March 20, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - Jeffrey Lurie's presence at the Eagles private workout with top quarterback prospect Geno Smith last week was conspicuous because the team owner rarely takes part in such excursions. Lurie said Monday it was the first time he's attended a scouting trip since 1999, when the Eagles selected Donovan McNabb with the No. 2 overall pick. That is revealing for two reasons. It shows the importance of the Eagles' No. 4 overall pick, the earliest they've picked since nabbing McNabb.
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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 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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July 21, 2010 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Staff Writer
Christina Lurie leaves the Eagles conference room at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia, then turns and has one final thought. "Give a plug for Inside Job ," she says. Inside Job is the most recent documentary that Christina and Jeffrey Lurie, the owners of the Eagles, have executive-produced through their documentary film company, Screen Pass Pictures. They are filmmakers by trade. Jeffrey Lurie made three movies - V.I. Warshawski , Sweet Hearts Dance , and I Love You To Death - before leaving Hollywood to buy the Eagles in 1994.
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February 20, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Ed Marynowitz's first seven months working for the Eagles overlapped with Andy Reid's final season in Philadelphia, giving Reid enough exposure to the team's new vice president of player personnel that the longtime coach praised Chip Kelly's decision to promote him. "Ed's on the rise, boy," Reid said Wednesday at the NFL's annual scouting combine. "He's a good one. I think it was a great choice by Chip. " In May 2012, the Eagles made seven front office transactions.
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January 31, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly spent 26 days searching for a personnel executive before promoting Ed Marynowitz, who was in the building all along. The Eagles named Marynowitz vice president of player personnel on Thursday, putting the 30-year-old Media native into the chief player evaluation role that opened after the front office shake-up in the week after the season ended. Marynowitz received a three-year contract. "Ed is someone who has really impressed me going back to my interview process with the Eagles two years ago," Kelly said in a statement.
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January 29, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - The Eagles interviewed the Seahawks director of college scouting, Scott Fitterer, for their personnel executive opening, but he decided to stay in Seattle, Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Tuesday. ESPN had reported that the Eagles were expected to interview Fitterer, but there was not any confirmation that a meeting had occurred until Schneider answered questions Tuesday at Super Bowl media day. "He spoke with the Philadelphia Eagles, kept it on the down low," Schneider said.
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January 29, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The official Chip Kelly offseason scoreboard shows that his actions hold a significant lead over his words and, in all likelihood, the verbal game won't even attempt a comeback until late March. In typical fashion, the big play from the Eagles head coach came fast and furious. When Howie Roseman wielded his general manager power by firing vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble immediately after the season ended, Kelly's counterpunch resulted in a bloody TKO. Owner Jeffrey Lurie stripped Roseman of all his personnel duties, making it clear that the head coach ruled the decision-making kingdom at One NovaCare Way. That was by far the loudest and most meaningful action by Kelly since the Eagles played their last game of 2014 and he has not spoken a single public word about it. Given the way things work in the silent society shared by so many NFL teams and coaches, it's possible - even probable - that Kelly will not answer any questions about the Eagles' internal power struggle until the March owners meetings in Arizona.
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January 26, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - In January 2010, Howie Roseman entered Senior Bowl week as the Eagles' newly minted general manager, if not yet in name. An official announcement came days later, but the ubiquitous Roseman already had begun the duties of the only job he has ever wanted. He huddled with his personnel staff and scouted practices, he organized meetings with draft prospects, and he met with agents of both Eagles players and prospective free-agent targets. He couldn't yet speak publicly, but he introduced himself to an Eagles reporter and offered to give background information on a few seniors.
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January 22, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - Chip Kelly made the rounds Tuesday at Senior Bowl practices, jumping from the North session to the South session 40 minutes away in Daphne with particular ease. But he saved some strength for after the South practice when reporters approached him and got only one question off. Do you have a time line for when you will hire a new general manager? "When we find the right guy," Kelly said as he zipped off the field and to his car. The Eagles coach hasn't spoken publicly since owner Jeffrey Lurie handed him control over personnel earlier this month.
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January 20, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Since Jeffrey Lurie took over as the Eagles owner in 1994, the team has been to the playoffs 12 times in 21 years. Only four teams - New England, Green Bay, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh - have been there more. Unlike the other four, the Eagles have not won the Super Bowl. Here's a list of how all 32 teams have performed during the Lurie era.    Winning               NFL    Seasons   Playoffs   Final 8   Final 4   Final 2   champions New England    18   16    13    10   7   3 Green Bay    17    16    11    6    3    2    Indianapolis    16    16    10    5    2   1    Pittsburgh    15    13   10    8    4    2    EAGLES    13    12    8    5    1    0    Denver     12    11    8    4    3    2    Baltimore     11    10   9    4    2   2    Dallas    11    10    6    2   1   1    Kansas City     11    7    3   0   0   0    Miami     11    8   4   0   0   0    Minnesota    11    10   6   3   0   0    N.Y. Giants    10    8   4   3   3   2    N.Y. Jets     10    7   5   3   0   0    San Diego    10    8    6   2   1   0    San Francisco    10    10   9   5   2   1   ...
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January 20, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
You watch and try to learn. How did they get there? What makes them so different? What makes them better? Jeffrey Lurie has spent more than two decades studying the NFL's elite teams in this manner, and the Eagles owner would like to think his team belongs in the conversation. In truth, Lurie's Eagles lurk on the fringe of being elite: almost always good, but never quite good enough. In his 21 seasons as the team owner: The Eagles have had 13 winning seasons; only New England (18)
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January 14, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Now that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has been safely packed away in bubble wrap until the NFL draft - assuming his decision-making skills include knowing when to come out - it's time to pay attention again to the NFL team that certainly needs him, but almost certainly won't get him. The Eagles have been quiet since their New Year's Week celebration of organizational dysfunction, and they figure to remain quiet as long as possible. Any team that can release a star player and not say a peep for weeks will have little trouble avoiding comment on something small like the cafeteria food fight that upended Jeffrey Lurie's carefully balanced management flow chart.
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January 12, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles are expected to interview Seahawks director of college scouting Scott Fitterer for their executive personnel vacancy, according to ESPN. The report said that Fitterer would interview this week. Seattle beat visiting Carolina, 31-17, in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday night. The Eagles haven't confirmed reports during the search for a new senior scout. Fitterer has been in his current post since 2010, and in that span the Seahawks drafted 13 starters, according to the team's website.
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