ESPN executive writing business leadership book

AP News
Posted: Nov 04, 2013 3:00 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive chairman and former president of ESPN is working on a business leadership memoir.

George Bodenheimer has a deal with the Business Plus imprint of Hachette Book Group for a book tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2015.

In a statement released Monday, Business Plus announced that the book currently is untitled and will be co-written by Don Phillips, whose previous works include "Lincoln on Leadership."

The 55-year-old Bodenheimer was president of ESPN from 1998-2011 and plans to write about ESPN's rise into a sports powerhouse. He'll discuss deals he worked on with the NFL and other sports organizations as well as ESPN personalities such as Keith Olbermann and Dick Vitale.

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Bodenheimer was represented by Washington attorney Robert Barnett, whose clients range from President Barack Obama to Barbra Streisand.