|Summarized byKent Larsen
Eye MSG's Checketts as Salt Lake savior
New York NY Daily News 8Jan99
By Luke Cyphers: Daily News Sports Writer
Some Utahns have apparently been suggesting that Mormon Dave
Checketts, CEO of Madison Square Garden in New York, replace
embattled Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee head Frank
Joklik. Checketts, who was General Manager of the Utah Jazz,
declined to comment on the suggestion.
Regardless of Checketts availability, Joklik will probably
have to resign. Utah Gov. Leavitt has asked him, and other
members of the committee, to step down temporarily while
four separate investigations of bribery in connection with
Salt Lake's bid for the Olympics are investigated.
Checketts was suggested for the Olympics post a year and a
half ago, but took himself out of the running. Salt Lake City
councilwoman Deeda Seed says that she doesn't think he'd take
the job now because his current job is scandal-free.