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98.7 FM’s 2019 Newsmakers Week stories and recap

Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall does an interview with The Doug & Wolf Show on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Matt Layman/Arizona Sports)

For one week in February each year, the decision-makers in charge of making the biggest decisions in Valley sports join Doug & Wolf on 98.7 Arizona’s Sports Station. 

Newsmakers Week was back this week from Monday through Friday.

Representatives from the Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Coyotes, Suns, Mercury, Arizona State Sun Devils, Grand Canyon Antelopes, Hotshots, Rattlers, Rising FC, Waste Management Phoenix Open and the Fiesta Bowl joined the show to talk about the past year and their expectations for 2019.

Here’s a recap of all of who went on-air during Newsmakers Week and links to stories of our prior guests with audio of their interviews enclosed.

Monday, Feb. 11

GCU basketball coach Dan MajerleMajerle on GCU basketball: ‘I hate being average’

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo David Peralta among D-backs leaders filling void

Suns co-interim GM James Jones — Suns no longer want to rely on youth to produce

Coyotes general manager John Chayka — Chayka enjoying the bumpy 2018-19 season

ASU football head coach Herm Edwards — Sun Devils hope to name QB 2 weeks before the season

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Godfather of Phoenix sports Jerry ColangeloFormer Suns owner stays optimistic

Cardinals president Michael Bidwill — Cardinals will continue leaning over their ski tips

Suns head coach Igor KokoskovAudio

D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall — D-backs aim for stability with faith behind Lovullo

Suns president Jason Rowley — Audio

ASU basketball head coach Bobby Hurley — Audio

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Mercury GM Jim Pitman — Mercury in early stages of finding temporary building

Cardinals GM Steve Keim — ‘A number of players’ on film worthy of Cardinals’ top pick

Fiesta Bowl executive director Mike Nealy Fiesta Bowl Executive Director talks Playoff expansion, number of bowls

Hotshots GM Phil Savage — Arizona Hotshots GM Phil Savage happy to see AAF come to life

Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen Coyotes president, CEO Cohen offers latest update on potential sale, arena

Waste Management Phoenix Open chairman Chance Cozby  Audio

Thursday, Feb. 14

Phoenix Rising FC head coach Rick Schantz — On Phoenix Rising’s MLS goals: ‘I think it’s just a matter of time’

D-backs general manager Mike Hazen — D-backs GM not overly concerned about Zack Greinke’s absence

ASU athletic director Ray Anderson — Anderson on maturing Hurley, understanding Herman-haters

Friday, Feb. 15

Rattlers head coach Kevin Guy — Rattlers coach Guy talks Tucson ownership, Talking Stick renovations

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury  Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury on QB talk: ‘It comes with the territory’

Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet Audio

GCU president Brian Mueller Audio

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