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December 30, 1999 | JERRY CROWE
Rick Welts resigned Wednesday as president of Fox Sports Enterprises, only months after he was hired to oversee Fox's ownership interest in professional sports teams, including the Dodgers. Welts, who came to Fox last July after 17 seasons with the NBA, said in a statement released by parent company News Corp. that he is resigning because "much of what I was hired to do had already been accomplished." Welts' most conspicuous move was the late September firing of Dodger President Bob Graziano.
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December 30, 1999 | JERRY CROWE
Rick Welts resigned Wednesday as president of Fox Sports Enterprises, only months after he was hired to oversee Fox's ownership interest in professional sports teams, including the Dodgers. Welts, who came to Fox last July after 17 seasons with the NBA, said in a statement released by parent company News Corp. that he is resigning because "much of what I was hired to do had already been accomplished." Welts' most conspicuous move was the late September firing of Dodger President Bob Graziano.
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July 17, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE
At least he has the name for it. Rick Welts. A sports heavyweight hired to throw some punches for reeling Fox. Descending on Chavez Ravine as quietly as a white-billed batting practice cap, Welts may be of some interest to those who follow the Dodgers. Because he's, like, running them. In simpler times, if Peter O'Malley hired somebody to direct this civic treasure, he would throw an old-fashioned baseball lunch. These days, Fox calls the business editor.
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July 17, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE
At least he has the name for it. Rick Welts. A sports heavyweight hired to throw some punches for reeling Fox. Descending on Chavez Ravine as quietly as a white-billed batting practice cap, Welts may be of some interest to those who follow the Dodgers. Because he's, like, running them. In simpler times, if Peter O'Malley hired somebody to direct this civic treasure, he would throw an old-fashioned baseball lunch. These days, Fox calls the business editor.
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October 22, 1999 | JASON REID
Dodger coach Rick Dempsey interviewed with the Baltimore Orioles for their managerial position Thursday in Baltimore. Dempsey was scheduled to meet with Oriole owner Peter Angelos and other high-ranking club officials. Dodger General Manager Kevin Malone will wait until Dempsey's situation is resolved before making decisions about the coaching staff, team sources said. Also, Sacramento King President John Thomas remains the leading candidate for the Dodger presidency, baseball sources said.
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June 25, 2002 | Associated Press
Danny Manning, a former No. 1 overall draft pick, was waived Monday by the Dallas Mavericks. Manning, 36, signed as a free agent by the Mavericks in August, played in 41 games, averaging 4.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 13.5 minutes last season. He wasn't on the playoff roster after missing 23 games at the end of the regular season because of a bad back. Manning was the first overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft by the Clippers after he led Kansas to the NCAA title.
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September 30, 1999 | JASON REID
General Manager Kevin Malone and Johnson still are considering making coaching changes. Johnson, who made recommendations to Malone during a meeting Wednesday, declined to discuss his plans. Malone, who said decisions won't be announced until after the season, also declined to comment on the meeting. However, a team source said Johnson wants the staff to return.
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December 3, 1999 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers made it official Thursday, rehiring Bob Graziano as president only two months after he was fired for a series of controversial moves. The announcement was expected for two reasons. First, the Fox executives who dumped Graziano are no longer involved in day-to-day operations. Second, Graziano is close to new Dodger Chairman Bob Daly. However, Daly said Graziano returns under slightly different circumstances.
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December 14, 1999 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Continuing the restructuring of the Dodgers under new chairman Robert Daly, former publicity director Derrick Hall has been rehired as the organization's fourth-highest-ranking official. Hall, who left to pursue radio and TV opportunities last January, has accepted the newly created position of senior vice president of communications, putting him behind only Daly, President Bob Graziano and General Manager Kevin Malone among the club's top decision-makers, team sources said Monday.
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October 1, 1999 | JASON REID
John Thomas, president of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, has emerged among the leading candidates for the Dodger presidency, baseball sources said Thursday. Thomas is one of six candidates who Rick Welts, Fox Sports Enterprises president, is actively pursuing. Welts fired Bob Graziano on Wednesday, less than two years after Graziano took the position. Calls to Thomas' Arco Arena office in Sacramento were not returned Thursday.
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May 5, 1999 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Basketball Assn.'s No. 3 executive will move to Los Angeles this summer to serve as president of a new division housing Fox Entertainment Group's sports team and arena interests, Fox said Tuesday. Rick Welts, 46, has spent the last 17 years at the New York-based NBA, where he handled the league's marketing, consumer products and sponsorship activities.
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August 26, 1999 | JASON REID
Second baseman Eric Young and his agent plan to meet with Dodger officials this week to discuss Young's role for the remainder of the season. Young and Danny Horwits, who represents the veteran leadoff batter, will speak with General Manager Kevin Malone and Manager Davey Johnson about the unresolved situation. Specifically, Horwits said he and Young hope to gain an understanding about what is expected of Young, and what Young can expect of the Dodgers.
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