Archive for Thursday, September 18, 2008

Kansas AD Perkins voted top sports executive in the world

September 18, 2008


Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins topped the public voting in Time Magazine's poll of the best sports executives in the world. Perkins is the only college sports administrator to make the list of 35 individuals, which includes team owners, team managers, league commissioners and other executives from around the world.

"It is a great honor just to be included on this list," Perkins said. "It is tremendously flattering to actually win it. But this vote wasn't just a reflection of me. Chancellor (Robert) Hemenway, our faculty, our coaches and our student-athletes all play an important role in reaching our ultimate goal - unparalleled excellence."

Perkins garnered an average score of 80 among the 3,022 votes he received. Sir Alex Furguson, manager of the Manchester United soccer team, was second with 74. John Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, finished third, just ahead of Danny Ainge, GM of the Boston Celtics.


Raider 9 years, 7 months ago

Public voting? So basically, Lew won an online poll?

raoulduke 9 years, 7 months ago

This seems a little out of left field. As successful as KU athletics are (mostly basketball and football to a degree), Lew Perkins as the top sports executive in the world?

cowboy 9 years, 7 months ago

hey lou , i hear there may be some openings with the chiefs , please apply !

TopJayhawk 9 years, 7 months ago

I don't know. Lew is pretty well known. This stems from his high-profile success at UCONN as well as at KU. Remember how much air-time and commentary he generated at last yrs Super Bowl...

maxcrabb 9 years, 7 months ago

He finished above Furguson? Manager of the worlds most expensive football team ($1.8 Billion!) to mention Bud Selig, Hank Steinbrenner, and... Lilat Kuhmar Modi...?I can't decide between congratulating the man or watching clips of Mario sink that three and seal the deal......Mario!

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