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Sunday, September 09, 2001

The Dow of Professional Sports

A very long article on the business of sport in the Harvard Alumni Magazine.

Sean Forman Posted: September 09, 2001 at 05:08 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Greg Franklin Posted: September 10, 2001 at 07:30 PM (#72552)
Good link. Reading the interviews of all these Harvard alums in the higher echelons of the sports biz impressed me about the value of a good education. Compared to attaining the status of a multimillionaire pro athlete, becoming a lawyer or an architect or an economist is a much more attainable career goal.

And the Dow-like upsurge of money into professional sports means you can still take a dip into your passion. That's the true "job creation" aspect of all these new stadiums.

Speaking of Musselman being Boras' lieutenant -- how many of his subordinates are former ballplayers like him? I remember Jeff because I picked him for my fantasy team one year and he blew up on me. His stats, not him personally.
   2. RichRifkin Posted: September 12, 2001 at 12:33 AM (#72554)
Benny - you got that wrong. That is, you have the wrong Musselman. The Harvard Musselman is Jeff; the stroke victim was Bill. Look at this story from 1999:

http://www.s-t.com/daily/10-99/10-31-99/zzzspcap.htm

"Assistant coach Bill Musselman of the Portland Trail Blazers was in serious condition yesterday following a possible stroke. The 59-year-old Musselman collapsed after Thursday night's exhibition game against Phoenix. Musselman, who joined the Blazers in 1997, took over the head coaching job for the game after Mike Dunleavy was ejected. Musselman's previous NBA experience includes head coaching jobs with Cleveland and Minnesota."

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