Steve Cohen's Ownership Group Would Appoint Tony La Russa As President Of Dodgers

Thursday March 15th, 2012

Steve Cohen, a hedge fund billionaire, is one of the leading candidates in the bidding to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to USA Today. If he were to win the bid, he reportedly plans to hire Tony La Russa to become the team’s president.

"Hiring Tony La Russa would be a great start," former CNN broadcaster Larry King, who was previously part of an ownership group attempting to buy the Dodgers, said. "After talking to Steve, my own hunch is that Tony La Russa would become club president. Tony doesn't want to be the general manager."

La Russa is considered by some to be one of the greatest managers of all-time. In 33-years as a head coach, La Russa posted a 2728-2365 record, while claiming six Pennants and three World Series. He was also a four-time Manager of the Year. The 67-year-old retired last season after helping the St. Louis Cardinals win the 2011 World Series. Despite his retirement, he is still slotted to manager the National League All Star Team this season.

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