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The Windy City lost a sports television pioneer with the passing of Comcast SportsNet Chicago president Jim Corno Sr. on Tuesday. Kind words of admiration and respect came pouring in for Corno from a variety of sports organizations and personalities in Chicago.
- Jerry Reinsdorf, chairman of the Bulls and White Sox, reflected on the friendship he had with Corno that spanned three decades in a statement from both organizations.
“How do you best remember someone like Jim Corno? The average fan may not immediately recognize Jim’s name, but I think perhaps no one else in this city has done more over the past four decades to impact the Chicago sports landscape."
- Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz explained how Corno's influence has improved the quality of sports programming in Chicago forever.
"Jim’s legacy and passion to bring the games, stories and sports heroes in Chicago closer to the fans will live on for many years to come."
- The Cubs organization showed how the quality relationships Corno formed throughout his years in the sports broadcasting industry helped build a foundation for success.
"Jim always rose to the occasion and got further with affiliates, Leagues, sponsors and advertisers by using common sense, trust and delivering on his promises."
- NBC Sports Group president Jon Litner relayed the importance of Corno's guidance at Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
"Jim’s distinguished career left several impressive marks on the sports television industry, and his love for the Chicago sports community—its teams and fans—was captured every night under his leadership at Comcast SportsNet.”
So many others that have been touched by Corno also expressed how much he meant to them.
My condolences got out 2 the family of Jim Corno Sr who passed away. I'll always be indebted 2 this great man who gave me a chance! #RIPJC— Stacey King (@Stacey21King) December 10, 2013
Devastated. Just saw news of Jim Corno Sr.'s passing. He was great friend & mentor to me from day 1. WONDERFUL man. http://t.co/vpzfUz6LXK— Len Kasper (@LenKasper) December 10, 2013
Jim Corno. Not just a great man but a great, dogged innovator. Changed Chicago sports landscape and relationship of fans and teams forever.— John Roach (@JohnERoach) December 10, 2013
On the passing of Jim Corno: "We are all honored and blessed to have had him in our lives.” http://t.co/q9VUAEBFBv— Robert Feder (@RobertFeder) December 10, 2013
John McDonough on Corno: He was the best consensus builder, unifier I've ever met. http://t.co/chO6qJknrh— Ed Sherman (@Sherman_Report) December 10, 2013