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People in Sports Careers

These interviews and profiles of people succeeding in the sports industry provide insight about the rewards and challenges of various sports career positions.

NCAA Interim President Jim Isch
New NCAA Interim President Jim Isch brings a financial background to his new position. He worked in college finanical positions before moving to the NCAA in 1998.

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli brings a legal background to his position.

Denver Nuggets Vice President of Basketball Operations Mark Warkentien
Denver Nuggets Vice President of Basketball Operations Mark Warkentien started his NBA work in scouting.

University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari
A career profile of University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari.

University of Arizona Men’s Basketball Coach Sean Miller
A career profile of University of Arizona Men’s Basketball Coach Sean Miller.

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith
Profile of National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell
A profile of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who became the league's ninth commissioner in August 2006.

NASCAR Chairman Brian France
A profile of NASCAR Chairman Brian France, looking at the NASCAR chairman's background and accomplishments.

Gary Bettman, National Hockey League commissioner
A profile of National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, who served as general counsel for the National Basketball League before becoming the NHL's first commissioner.

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem
Finchem entered sports management with a background in law and politics. As the PGA TOUR's third commissioner, he has expanded earnings opportunities for PGA players domestically and internationally.

Bud Selig, baseball commissioner
A look at Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's background reveals an educational background in politics and history along with business success as an auto dealer.

NCAA President Myles Brand
Since taking over as the fourth person to run the NCAA, Myles Brand has put the emphasis on "student" in the "student-athlete" equation.

NBA Commissioner David Stern
Since becoming National Basketball Associationcommissioner in 1984, David Stern has guided the NBA through its most successful era. Stern's background is in law. He holds a law degree from Columbia Law School and served as general counsel for the NBA before becoming commissioner.

Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke
A profile of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke

Braun Racing Crew Chief Scott Zipadelli
A profile of Braun Racing crew chief Scott Zipadelli

Sacramento Kings General Counsel Jason Levien
A profile of Sacramento Kings general counsel Jason Levien

Washington Huskies Football Head Coach Steve Sarkisian
A profile of University of Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian

University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler
A profile of University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler.

Auburn University Head Football Coach Gene Chizik
A profile of Auburn University head football coach Gene Chizik

Pittsburgh Pirates Special Assistant to General Manager
A profile of Marc DelPiano, special assistant to Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington

Toronto Maple Leafs Executive
A profile of David Nonis, senior vice president of hockey operations for the Toronto Maple Leafs

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