Jews in Sports
from an article by Lenny Silberman [Undated; 2000?]
posted at:: http://kjc.org/articles/968957389.html
This is only a partial list of Jews in the sports world. It may be regarded as a sampling. Silberman has made a number of omissions (Mike Illitch, the owner of the Detroit Tigers, and the Simon family's ownership of the Indiana Pacers, for example).
Commissioner, Major League Baseball: Bud Selig
Commissioner, National Basketball Assocations: David Stern
Commissioner, National Hockey League; Gary Bettman
Bud Selig, Milwaukee Brewers (baseball)
Fred Wilpon, New York Mets (baseball)
Jerry Reinsdorf, Chicago White Sox (baseball)
Al Davis, Oakland Raiders (football)
Malcolm Glazer, Tampa Bay Bucaneers (football)
Robert Kraft, New England Patriots, (football)
Al Lerner, Cleveland Browns (football)
Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles (football)
Art Modell, Baltimore Ravens (football)
Dan Snyder, Washington Redskins (football)
Robert Tisch, New York Giants (football) -- half-owner
Leslie Alexander, Houston Rockets (basketball)
Mickey Arison, Miami Heat (basketball)
Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks (basketball)
William Davidson, Detroit Pistons (basketball)
Herb Kohl, Milwaukee Bucks (basketball)
Abe Pollin, Washington Wizards (basketball)
Jerry Reinsdorf, Chicago Bulls (basketball)
Ed Snider (Chairman), Philadelphia 76ers (basketball)
Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers (basketball)
Steve Elman, Phoenix Coyotes (hockey)
Ed Snider, Philadelphia Flyers (hockey)
Larry Tanenbam, Toronto Maple Leafs (hockey) -- part-owner
Jewish Sports Journalists:
Marv Albert - NBC; Kenny Albert - USA; Len Berman - WNBC; Al Bernstein - ESPN; Bonnie Bernstein - CBS; Eric Blumberg - KMIZ; Peter Brown - 1on1 Sports Radio; Linda Cohn - ESPN; Howard David - ESPN Radio; Rich Eisen - ESPN; Howard Eskin - WIP Radio, Phildapelphia; Steve Fredericks - WIP Radio, Phildapelphia; John Feinstein - ESPN; Hank Goldberg - ESPN; Mike Greenberg - ESPN; Bud Greenspan - Olympics; Cory Kessler - Charlotte TV; Suzy Kolber - ESPN; Josh Lewin - Fox; Steve Levy - ESPN; Glenn Macnow - WIP Radio, Phildapelphia; Bill Mazer - WNBC; Larry Merchant - HBO; Ron Pivo - KGW; Karl Ravech - ESPN; Sam Rosen - ESPN; Dick Schapp - ESPN; Jeremy Schapp - ESPN; Dennis Schrag - KEZI; Steak Shapiro - Atlanta 790 The Zone; Charley Steiner - ESPN; Dick Stockton - TNT; Steve Stone - WGN; Lesley Visser - ABC; Warner Wolf - WFAN; Ira Berkow - New York Times; Bill Buchalter - Orlando Sentinel; Mitch Albom - Detroit Free Press; Dana Heiss-Grodin - Baseball Weekly; Mike Harris - Richmond (Va.); Barry Jackson - Miami Herald; Robert Lipsyte, New York Times; Jeff Pearlman - Sports Illustrated; Peter Richmond - NY Times; Ken Rosenthal - The Baltimore Sun; Bob Rubin - Miami Herald; Steve Rushin - Sports Illustrated; Bert Sugar - Boxing Illustrated; Lisa Winston - Baseball Weekly; Steve Wulf - ESPN Magazine.
Major League Baseball Players:
Keith Glauber - P, Reds; Shawn Green - OF, Dodgers; Gabe Kapler - OF, Rangers; Al Levine - P, Angels; Jesse Levis - C, Indians; Mike Lieberthal - C, Phillies; Andrew Lorraine - P, Cubs; Jason Marquis - P, Braves; David Newhan - Padres; Scott Radinsky - P, Cardinals; Scott Schoeneweis - P, Angels; Eddie Zosky - 2B, Brewers.
Other Baseball -- Management:
Al Goldis - Asst GM; Reds Stan Kasten - President, Braves; Jeff Newman - 3rd Base Coach, Indians; Larry Rothschild - Manager, Devil Rays; Larry Starr - Trainer.
National Football League Players:
Alex Bernstein - OL, Browns; Mike Brown - DB, Bears; Chad Levitt- FB, Bears; Jay Fiedler - QB, Dolphins; Lennie Friedman - OL, Broncos; Andrew Kline - OL ; Josh Miller - P, Steelers; Gus Ornstein - QB, Colts; Mike Rosenthal - OL, Giants; Adam Schreiber - OL, Falcons; Scott Slutzker - TE, Saints; Josh Taves - DE.
Other Football -- Management:
Marc Trestman - Assistant Coach, Cardinals; Ron Wolf - General Manager, Packers
Major College Basketball Coaches:
David Adelman - Asst, Duquesne; Murray Arnold - Head Coach, Stetson; Ken Barer - Asst, Long Island; Scott Beeten - Asst, California; Ben Braun - Head Coach, California; Adam Chaskin - Asst, NC A&T; Jack Fertig - Asst, Fresno State; Scott Fiedler- Asst, Wagner; Bernie Fine - Asst, Syracuse; Eddie Fogler - Head Coach, South Carolina; Ron Ganulin - Head Coach, St. Francis (NY); Gregg Gottlieb - Asst, San Diego St.; Seth Greenberg - Head Coach, South Florida; Larry Greer - Asst, Boston University; Darrin Kibel - Asst Dan Leibovitz - Asst, Temple; Jason Levy - Asst, Portland; Howard Levy - Asst, Princeton; Josh Oppenheimer - Asst, Duquesne; Larry Shyatt - Head Coach, Clemson; Al Walker - Head Coach, Binghamton (provisional D1 member); David Zimroth - Asst, South Florida.
Other Basketball Management:
Larry Brown - Coach, 76ers; Ernie Grunfeld - GM, Bucks; David Kahn - GM, Pacers; Stan Kasten - President, Hawks; Jerry Krause - GM, Bulls; Ron Rothstein - Coach/GM, Miami Sol (WNBA).
National Hockey League Players:
Steve Dubinsky--Calgary Flames Jeff Halpern--Washington Capitals Mathieu Schneider--NY Rangers Ronne Stern--San Jose Sharks Front Office; Stan Kasten--President, Governer, Atlanta Thrashers.