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June 08, 2009
June 08, 2009

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June 8, 2009

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NBA FINALS PREVIEW
  • They've reached the Finals by making the defending NBA champs and the team with the league's best record (and MVP) disappear. Now, for the shocking big finish, can Dwight Howard and improbable Orlando vanquish Kobe's Lakers?

  • In one expert's view, Los Angeles's deep and rangy frontcourt will prove to be the difference

WNBA PREVIEW
STANLEY CUP FINALS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
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Editor-in-Chief: John Huey

Managing Editor, Time Inc.: James Kelly

Chairman, CEO: Ann S. Moore

Executive Vice Presidents: Sylvia Auton, Howard M. Averill, Kerry Bessey, Stephanie George, John Squires, Brian Wolfe

Editor, Sports Illustrated Group: Terry McDonell

Executive Editor: Michael Bevans

Managing Editor, SI.com: Paul Fichtenbaum

Assistant Managing Editors: Neil Cohen (SI Presents); James P. Herre (Golf Plus); Hank Hersch, Christopher Hunt, Craig Neff, Christian Stone

Director of Photography: Steve Fine

Design Director: Christopher Hercik

Senior Editor, Chief of Reporters: Richard Demak

Senior Editors: Mark Bechtel, Trisha Lucey Blackmar, Stephen Cannella, Aimee Crawford, Dick Friedman, Mark Godich, Jim Gorant (Golf Plus); Stefanie Kaufman (Operations); Gregory Kelly, Kostya P. Kennedy, Mark Mravic, Richard O'Brien, Diane Smith (Swimsuit)

Senior Contributing Editor: David Bauer

Art Directors: Craig Gartner (SI Presents); Edward P. Truscio

Copy Chief: Gabe Miller

Director of Operations: Robert Kanell

Director of Imaging: Geoffrey A. Michaud

Group Edit Finance Director: Brian Clavell

Senior Writers: Kelli Anderson, Chris Ballard, Michael Bamberger, George Dohrmann, Michael Farber, Damon Hack, Jon Heyman, Lee Jenkins, Peter King, Tim Layden, J. Austin Murphy, Dan Patrick, S.L. Price, Selena Roberts, Alan Shipnuck, Gary Smith, Phil Taylor, Ian Thomsen, Jim Trotter, Gary Van Sickle, Tom Verducci, Grant Wahl, L. Jon Wertheim, Alexander Wolff, Paul Zimmerman

Senior Contributing Writer: Frank Deford

Associate Editors: M.J. Day (Swimsuit); Gene Menez, David Sabino (Statistics); Bill Syken

Staff Writers: Lars Anderson, Mark Beech, Brian Cazeneuve, Albert Chen, Seth Davis, David Epstein, Chris Mannix, Ben Reiter

Deputy Chief of Reporters: Lawrence Mondi

Writer-Reporters: Adam Duerson, Farrell Evans, Andrew Lawrence, Rick Lipsey, Julia Morrill, Elizabeth Newman, Melissa Segura

Reporters: Connie Aitcheson, Kelvin C. Bias, Sarah Kwak, Joe Lemire, Elizabeth McGarr, Rebecca Sun, Pablo S. Torre

Research Assistant: Darcie Baum (Swimsuit)

Photography Editor: James K. Colton

Senior Staff Photographer: Heinz Kluetmeier

Photography: Greg Choat, George G. Washington (Deputy Editors); Jeffrey Weig (SI Presents); Linda Bonenfant, Claire Bourgeois, Nate Gordon, Miriam Marseu, Marguerite Schropp Lucarelli, Kari Stein (Associate Editors); Jennifer R. Grad (Assistant Editor); Daniel Jimenez, Erick Rasco, Carlos Miguel Saavedra

Photographers: Robert Beck, John Biever, Simon Bruty, Bill Eppridge, Bill Frakes, John Iacono, Walter Iooss Jr., Lynn Johnson, David E. Klutho, Bob Martin, John W. McDonough, Manny Millan, Peter Read Miller, Bob Rosato, Jeffery A. Salter, Chuck Solomon, Damian Strohmeyer, Al Tielemans

Design: Joanna Farrimond, Eric Marquard (Deputy Art Directors); Karen Meneghin (Associate Director); Dwayne Bernard, Josh Denkin, Stephen Skalocky (Designers)

Copy Chief, Special Projects: Pamela Ann Roberts

Copy Desk: Richard McAdams (Deputy); Robert G. Dunn, Jill Jaroff, A. Denis Johnston, Kevin Kerr, Nancy Ramsey, Anthony Scheitinger, John M. Shostrom (Copy Editors); Helen Wilson (Editorial Assistant)

Edit Operations Manager: Nina Prado

Technology Support: Alvin Lee (Manager); Joseph Babich, Jeffrey Cecilio, Ginny Gilroy, Kevin Kelly, David Matinho, Josset Rawle, Mike Wolf

Technology Solutions: Scott Smith (Associate Director); John Arbucci, Sue Falls, Joanne Recca, Michael Sheehan (Managers); Ken Baierlein, Ellen Bohan, Barry Heckard, Michael Kiaer, John Meyer, Tom Morgan, Joe Ponzo, Chris Richter, Jonathan Vasata, Danielle Virgin, Shawn Wallack, Ed Wong, Michael Zoebelein

Operations: Luisa Durante, Kerith C. Foley (Associate Directors); Tracy Matley, Rohini Persaud (Managers); Donald Stone (Manager, SI Presents); Cheri Nicholson, Abigail Pellegrino, Jennifer Putrelo, Justin Sluder (Assistant Managers); Ashley Fitzpatrick, Jaclyn Manning

Imaging: Dan Larkin, Robert M. Thompson (Managers)

Library: Joy Birdsong (Manager); Natasha Simon, Susan Szeliga

Special Contributors: Walter Bingham, Robert H. Boyle, John Ed Bradley, Robert W. Creamer, Ron Fimrite, Rob Fleder, John Garrity, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Richard Hoffer, Steven Hoffman, Neil Leifer, Jack McCallum, Pierre McGuire, Bill Scheft, John Schulian, E.M. Swift

SI.com: Adam Levine (Executive Editor); Dan George (Supervising Producer); B.J. Schecter (Assistant Managing Editor/Integration); Larry Burke, Bobby Clay, Ryan Hunt, Jacob Luft, Brad Weinstein (Senior Editors); Richard Deitsch (Special Projects Editor); Dom Bonvissuto, Jonah Freedman, Lonny Krasnow, Cory McCartney, Andrew Perloff, Jimmy Traina, Bill Trocchi (Senior Producers); Jay Clemons, Gennaro Filice, Paul Forrester, Andy Gray, Brett Hait, Jeffrey Lewis, Jeff Ritter, John Rolfe (Producers); Jody Woodman (Copy Editor); Kevin Armstrong, Bryan A. Graham, Nicki Jhabvala, Nina Mandell, Mallory Rubin (Associate Producers); Don Banks, Stewart Mandel, Luke Winn (Senior Writers); Ted Keith, Arash Markazi, Andy Staples (Staff Writers); Chris Heine (Design Director); Randall Grant (Senior Designer); Jeremy Gordon (Designer); John Blackmar (Photo Director); David Kaye (Senior Photo Producer); Paul Henshaw (Production Editor); Jennifer Barber, Shamika Brown (Project Managers); Orlando Caraballo, Susan Chan, Laura-Jeanne Monahos, Nelson Tai (Webmasters); Helin Jung (Multimedia Coordinator)

Golf.com: Charlie Hanger (Executive Editor); Christopher Shade (Executive Producer); David Dusek (Deputy Editor); Ryan Reiterman, Anne Szeker (Producers); Omar Sharif (Associate Art Director)

SI Kids: Bob Der (Managing Editor); Beth Power Bugler (Creative Director); Justin Tejada (Assistant Managing Editor); Sachin Shenolikar, Andrea Woo (Senior Editors); Edward Duarte (Senior Art Director); Gina Houseman (Assistant Photo Editor); André Carter, Gary Gramling (Writer-Reporters); Sarah Braunstein (Research Assistant); Mitch Getz (Production Manager); Bill Hinds (Special Contributor); Paul Kim (Executive Producer, sikids.com); Duane Munn, Paul Ulane (Producers, sikids.com)

Letters: Linda Verigan (Director); Liz Greco

Administration: Joan Rosinsky, Leon Avelino

Vice President, Advertising Sales: Jeff Griffing

Chief Marketing Officer: Andrew R. Judelson

Vice President, Consumer Marketing: John Reese

Vice President, Communications: Scott Novak

Financial Director: Peter Greer

Vice President, General Manager, SI Digital: Ken Fuchs

Vice President, General Manager, SI Digital: Stacey Vollman Warwick

Consumer Marketing: Andy Borinstein, Ann Marie Doherty, Mitch Gready, Elizabeth Katz (Directors); Steve Montgomery (Senior Manager); Thomas Kan, Melissa Mahoney, Michael Malloy, Karen Newlands, Kim Thalmann, Michael Won (Managers); Nancy D'Auria, Joseph Kim, Lucia Lacivita, Jason Rollieson, Courtney Schwartz, Stephanie Shaiken, Ben Sider, Nick Tomasso

Advertising Sales: Atlanta: John Gordon (Franchise Director); David Mozier (Franchise Sales Manager); Megan Gunnels

Boston: John S. Cooney (Franchise Director); Omer Zia Jilani, Jeffrey Melei (Franchise Sales Managers); Cathryn O'Connor

Chicago: Thomas R. Buerger (Franchise Director); Jeremy Bowman, Matthew J. Cline, Andrew Derr, Joseph P. Hoffmann (Franchise Sales Managers); Patricia Grabowski, Gail Pecelunas, Michelle DelSignore

Dallas: Martin B. Crawford (Franchise Director); Allen Hooser (Franchise Sales Manager); Kamilah Doss

Detroit: John Schram (Franchise Director); Jeff Kelosky, Bill Waldman (Franchise Sales Managers); Kelly Konarski

Los Angeles: Matthew Sganga (Franchise Director); Robin Lee, Michael Stillman, Amy Van Etten (Franchise Sales Managers); Kacey Knauf

New York: Michael Safran (Franchise Director); Sean Adrian, Janice M. Baio, Bill Binan, Mike Cohen, Lauren Feder, Jay FitzGerald, David Himmel, Cynthia Mathes Howard, Danny Lee, Jessica McCourt, Jon Nagy, Peter Weinstock (Franchise Sales Managers); Lisa Emovi, Timothy Rainsberger, Michael Rizzo, Caitlyn Welch

San Diego: Brian Fortini (Franchise Director); Kylie Jenkins

San Francisco: Kingman Gordon (Franchise Director); Yolande Heller, Carrington Northrop (Franchise Sales Managers); Katherine Donnelly

Client Marketing: Janet Alvarez, Timothy Angelillo, Charles Saunders (Executive Directors); Suzanne Bursiek, Bridget Morrisey, Jon Neckes, Meghan Reilly (Directors); Justin Hergianto, Andrew Hoffman, Shaun Koiner, Kristina Pelkey, Brian Petersen, Leeann Teager (Managers); Caitlin Barreto, Emily Chambers, Colleen Davidson, Elizabeth Furbish, Nicole Luber, Patrick Ryan, Michael Zuckerman

SI Digital: Marcella DeSantis Regniault (Vice President, Business Operations); Christopher Gibbons, Theresa Jinwala (Directors); Anthony Diaz (Senior Manager); Jennifer Barber, Steven Malatesta, Michael Phillips (Managers); Dominic Aratari, Paul Salomone, Joseph Tumminello Jr., Steven Verde, Derryl Williams

Brand Marketing: John Jaxheimer (Creative Services Director); Jay Bowen, Stuart Schwartz (Art Directors); Alec Morrison (Custom Content Director); Chioma Aduba, Evin Dobson, Christine Salomone (Managers); Lou Dubois, Chrys Markou

Event Marketing & Athlete Relations: Christine Rosa (Executive Director); Robin Bigelli, Carrie Lasker (Directors); Margot Hutchings, Kristen Leoce, Katherine McDonell, Jennifer Outler, Meda Rosca (Managers); Christina Nishihara

Content Management Group: Karen Carpenter (Director); Prem Kalliat (Manager); George Amores, Joseph Felice, Piotr Kuczynski, Vanessa Manca

Finance: Roger Adler, Diane Drescher, Samantha Friedman, Rezwana Islam, Morgan Krug, Julia Luu, Sarah Marino, Caitlin McDonald, Brendan Munson, Patricia Pivarnick, Jennifer Rozzelle, Marie Shivraj, Annette St. Vincent, Setrechia Tulloch, Clara Waldron, Andrew Weissman, Mary Wong

Communications: Kelli Raftery (Director); Karen Dmochowsky, Chris Mahr, Ryan Watson

Administration: Theresa Fitzpatrick, Liz Johnson, Joann Portnoy, Jenna Williams

SI Kids: Scott Hendrickson (Vice President, Ad Sales and Marketing); John Kerner (Vice President, Consumer Marketing); Eileen Masio (Executive Director)

Legal: Judith R. Margolin

Human Resources: Liz Mattila

News Group

Executive Vice President: John Squires

President and Group Publisher: Mark Ford

Senior Vice President and Group General Manager: John B. Reuter

Group Digital President: Vivek Shah

Director of Operations: Brooke Twyford

Vice President, Finance: Susan Roberson

Time Inc.

Executive Editor: Sheryl Hilliard Tucker

Development Editor: Bill Shapiro

Editor at Large: Rick Tetzeli

Advertising Sales and Marketing: Leslie Picard (President, Corporate Sales and Marketing); Wayne Powers (President, Time Inc. Media Group); Andy Blau (General Manager, Advertising Sales and Marketing); Kirk McDonald (President, Digital); Betsy Frank (Chief Research and Insights Officer); Paul Speaker (President, Time Inc. Studios); Kristen Jones Connell (Vice President, Communications); Lance Mald (Chief Executive Officer, CS&M); Peter Bauer (Vice President, CS&M); Monique Manso (Vice President, CS&M); Tim Reisen (Vice President, CS&M Detroit); Mary Haskin (Vice President, Marketing and Sales Development); Amanda Kanaga (Senior Vice President, Digital); Mary Wojciechowski (Vice President, Database Marketing); Jason Kelly (Vice President, Strategy and Revenue Management, Digital); Bettina Cisneros (Vice President, Marketing and Sales Development, Digital)

Information Technology: Mitchell A. Klaif (CIO and SVP); Agatha M. Cutrone, Abe Cytryn, Robert Duran, Timothy Mummers, Paul da Silveira (Vice Presidents); Ben Ramadan, Annabelle Soper, Jimmie Tomei (Senior Directors)