SAE Head Coach Sets Record for Most NBA Titles
After leading his Los Angeles Lakers squad to another National Basketball Association championship, Phil Jackson, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at North Dakota, has now passed the late Red Auerbach of Tau Epsilon Phi as the alltime leading coach with 10 titles. Auerbach won nine championships while leading the Boston Celtics between 1957 and 1966.
Former AT&T CEO Becomes Chairman of the New GM
Ed Whitacre, a Texas Tech 1964 graduate and member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, has come out of retirement to take over as chairman of General Motors. He retired as CEO of AT&T in 2007 after 17 years and overseeing a dozen major deals valued at $287 million. When asked to explain why he's joining the high-profile fight to save GM, Whitacre said "GM is a great company and part of the fabric of this country. It shouldn't be allowed to go away. I'd like to help and I think I can. So I just decided to do it."
Kappa Alpha Psi Pro Football Star Featured in Sports Illustrated
The June 15th issue of Sports Illustrated has a four page feature story on one of the National Football League's top cornerbacks, Nnamdi Asomugha, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. The story, entitled "A Name Worth Knowing" profiles one of the NFL's highest-paid players who has been involved with numerous civic causes, met with several former presidents and even addressed the United Nations.
Stanford Delt Pitcher is 10th Player Chosen in Baseball Draft
The Washington Nationals selected relief specialist Drew Storen, a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at Stanford University, as the 10th selection in the first round of major league baseball's annual summer draft. ESPN draft specialist Keith Law predicted Storen would be with the big league club within a year. He led the Stanford team in wins, saves and earned run average on the way to All-Pacific-10 Conference first team honors.