The Miami Dolphins have a long storied history of success. Unfortunately that success ended when Don Shula stepped up to a podium willingly or otherwise and retired so Wayne Huizenga could hire Jimmy Johnson. Johnson immediately put an end to Miami’s tradition. He wanted Shula nowhere around the facility and wanted the past to be exactly that, in the past. Through Johnson the team squeezed out it’s connections with it’s alumni in an attempt to build a new image for the Dolphins under Johnson.
It didn’t work. While Johnson found some success in terms of his teams his replacement slowly took the team down a spiral staircase into the catacombs of a Westeros’ King’s Landing. It’s a dark place that Miami really hasn’t climbed out of. It was announced yesterday that Miami Dolphins chief public relations man Harvey Greene is moving out of his role as the teams go to PR guy. Harvey will take over a new position with the team. Vice President, Historical Affairs.
The position was created this year and will serve as way to better integrate the teams historical success with the modern Miami Dolphins.
The organization is making a concerted effort to make our unique tradition and history a more meaningful complement to our current team and its fans, and my new responsibilities will entail developing major initiatives to continue that process. Having been a part of the Dolphin organization for 25 years, the institutional knowledge and relationships I built during that time will serve me well to head this initiative. I will concentrate on developing historical programs that will highlight our special heritage and enhance and expand our historical displays and commemorations; including an upcoming 50 year anniversary celebration.
Harvey is a very easy person to deal with and his availability to the media, yes even us hack-media guys, went a long way in developing a relationship with the team. Thanks for everything and good luck!