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June 29, 2007 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL)
Denver Outlaws News Release


Denver-June 29, 2007- The Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse announced today that for the time being, General Manager Brian Reese will take over the majority of the Head Coaching duties currently occupied by Jim Beardmore.

Beardmore will remain with the team as an Associate Head Coach. All other staff members will remain the same.

The Outlaws sit at 2-3 on the season and have struggled to find the form that led them to the Western Conference Championship one year ago.

Outlaws GM and newly appointed Head Coach Brian Reese said that, "This move was made to assist Jim with his role as a coach and to give him a more experienced set of eyes on the sideline."

"I have been involved in this league since it started and I have a strong knowledge of personnel and tendencies," Reese said. "Coach Beardmore felt that having me on the sideline to assist him was necessary for the success of the team."

Reese also feels as though the move can help shake things up with the team and get them back on the winning side of things.

"This is a move to help our team get back on the right track and winning games, which I know we will do," Reese said.

Reese has always had a presence on the sidelines for the Outlaws and starting this Saturday night in Chicago against the Machine, he will step into the Head Coaching position.

About the Denver Outlaws

Part of Major League Lacrosse's 2006 western expansion, the Outlaws became Western Conference Champions and led the league in attendance, averaging over 11,600 attendees per game, in their inaugural campaign. The Outlaws will defend their conference title, playing twelve total games this summer, with home games on July 4, July 21 and August 4 at INVESCO Field at Mile High from May through August. The organization is managed by Edge Sports & Entertainment - a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Denver Broncos Football Club. Outlaws 2007 season tickets are available now. For more information, contact the Outlaws ticket office at (720) 258-3600 or visit www.DenverOutlaws.com.

About Edge Sports & Entertainment

Created in 2005, Edge Sports & Entertainment is a full-service event sports and entertainment company focused on the development of live events, event production, and broadcast. Edge Sports & Entertainment is owned by Pat Bowlen.

About Major League Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse, a ten-team professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded in 1999 by fitness entrepreneur Jake Steinfeld, CEO of Body by Jake Global L.L.C., and founding partners Dave Morrow, a former champion lacrosse player and now CEO of Warrior Lacrosse, a leading global provider of innovative and high performance lacrosse equipment; and Timothy B. Robertson, former CEO of The Family Channel and the current chairman of Bay Shore Enterprises, L.L.C., an investment holding company with activities in international media and Internet technology ventures. The MLL commenced play in June of 2001. The MLL is comprised of two conferences. The Eastern Conference contains the original six teams, Baltimore, Boston, Long Island, (Montclair) New Jersey, Philadelphia and Rochester. The Western Conference debuts in the 2006 season with MLL expansion franchises Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Additional league information can be found at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com.


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