Dick Ebersol quits NBC Sports

The long-time network executive says he couldn't come up with an agreement on a new contract. NBC is now being run by cable giant Comcast, and there's been buzz that Ebersol, who had been heading the sports division since 1989, was not getting along with his new bosses. There also have been reports that the Comcast people were less than enthusiastic about bidding for media rights for the Olympic games in 2014 and 2016 (ESPN could make a big play during the auction next month). Olympic coverage is what Ebersol has been known for over the years. (NYT)

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