Mangini can relate to Cleveland
The news that just-fired Jets coach Eric Mangini (left) already has agreed to a four-year deal to coach the Cleveland Browns was met with great enthusiasm in the home of Baltimore attorney Ron Shapiro, who happens to be Eric's father-in-law and now will have another excuse to hang around the Cleveland area.
Ron's son Mark (right), is the general manager of the Cleveland Indians, so the Shapiro extended family now is helping to steer two of Cleveland's three major professional sports franchises, and it doesn't stop there.
"A friend just called me and said, 'All you need now is the Cavaliers.'" Ron said. "We don't have an actual son there, but we're close. One of the assistants to (Cleveland Cavaliers general manager) Danny Ferry lived in our house for awhile. Mike Winger worked for me at the Shapiro Institute and when Danny took over the Cavs, he asked if he could have Mike. So we have all three teams covered."
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