Hollander: New WFAN/NY GM Could Be Former Star Athlete
November 21, 2005 at 6:25 AM (PT)
INFINITY's JOEL HOLLANDER is thinking outside the box- way outside the box- in the search for a new GM to replace LEE DAVIS at Sports WFAN-A/NEW YORK, according to the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS' BOB RAISSMAN, who reports that HOLLANDER told the SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL/PLAYERS, INC. cobference in NEW YORK last week that he may hire a former star athlete for the post.
HOLLANDER, saying he "wants to do something different" with the job, said "I would like to find a former player to run the station. Right now, I don't know if such a person, who is high profile and has business skills, exists, but I'm going to find out."
I would like to find a former player to run the station
HOLLANDER also told RAISSMAN that "(h)ypothetically, let's say I could hire PHIL SIMMS or TROY AIKMAN," Hollander said. "Do you think there would be any company, including current NFL advertisers, where the executives would not be thrilled to have a meeting with either one of these guys? Doors would open for them at companies all over the country. If I could find the right guy, a recognizable name who played the game, do you think anyone would deny him the opportunity to make a sales pitch for WFAN?"