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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

nhl- Pred's Pres. Leaving

from the Tennessean, The only president in the history of the Predators will retire effective tomorrow.
Jack Diller will remain chairman of the Predators Foundation and also plans to maintain ties with Nashville charities and businesses on behalf of the organization.
But he will no longer be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business operations of the franchise.
"This is a good time to step away,'' Diller, 67, said. "Everything we hear from the league's standpoint would indicate the players and owners have reached editorial agreement on what's called the league's problems. It's sort of like the moon and the stars have lined up.''
Predators owner Craig Leipold was not available for comment yesterday, but is expected to announce the organization's plan of succession in the near future....more...