Ken Behring

American real estate developer, former owner of the Seattle Seahawks, and philanthropist Ken Behring

Kenneth Eugene Behring is a real-estate developer, former owner of the Seattle Seahawks football team, and philanthropist.
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13 June 1928

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Only with the M's there: an earthquake in Cleveland - Crosscut (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
The game also was significant in that it contradicted what then Seahawks owner Ken Behring had opined: that the 'Dome was an unfit sports facility because it wouldn't withstand an earthquake. Actually, Behring may instead have been imagining what would
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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Tuesday - Field Gulls
Google News - over 6 years
The moving trucks showed up at the team headquarters in Kirkland, with then-owner Ken Behring hellbent on taking the team away and bringing an NFL franchise back to LA And he wasn't messing around. Looking back, that should've been the moment I
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Thiel: Carroll's Seahawks practice scene means little - Sportspress Northwest
Google News - over 6 years
What is knowable is that either style gets fired for insufficient W's. Knox was tougher than a gravel breakfast, but that didn't stop owner Ken Behring from moving him out. Tom Flores won a Super Bowl coaching the Raiders, but was 2-14 in Seattle
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Seahawks worst moments - msnbc.com
Google News - over 6 years
But, clearly, the day Ken Behring bought the Seahawks was the worst moment. It ushered in a lost decade that nearly cost the city its team as he wanted to move to LA in 1996. You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!
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NFL Quarterbacks: 7 of the Strangest Throwing Motions in League History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
Thank you, Ken Behring and Tom Flores, for taking him instead of that schlep Brett Favre that never amounted to anything in his 20 year career. Is there still any question they tried to ruin the franchise so they could move the team to California?
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1988: A 'first kiss' of a season - Seahawks.com
Google News - over 6 years
... it was announced that the Nordstrom family was selling the team to Northern California land developer Ken Behring; and starting cornerback Terry Taylor became the first Seahawk to be suspended for violating the league's drug policy
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Blackhawk creator honored with bronze bust in Smithsonian - Danville Express
Google News - over 6 years
Blackhawk philanthropist Ken Behring recently received an honor few living men have known -- a bronze bust inside the Smithsonian. "It's very usually to have a living person have a bust, usually you have to die before
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Morning links: Rating Seattle's runners - TheNewsTribune.com (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com takes a look at the 1996 season, highlighted by then-owner Ken Behring trying to move the team to Southern Califorina. ESPN's John Clayton says Charlie Whitehurst is dropping the ball for not taking a leadership role in
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New book reveals fan inside Paul Allen - TheNewsTribune.com
Google News - over 6 years
Whitsitt was part of the Allen “team” that rescued the Seahawks from the ownership of Ken Behring (Clay Bennett the First), who tried to move the team to Southern California. Allen writes that basketball was his passion, whereas his involvement with
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The Seahawks' world, according to Paul - Seahawks.com (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
That, in 18 well-chosen words, is exactly how the transfer of the Seahawks from Ken Behring to Allen played out in 1996-97: If Allen didn't “rescue” the franchise from Behing's attempt to move it to Southern California, who would?
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N.F.L. TRAINING CAMP REPORT
NYTimes - over 20 years
WASHINGTON Wide receiver Michael Westbrook's injuries and work habits have cost him a regular place in the starting lineup. Now his attack yesterday on a teammate during practice in Ashburn, Va., is likely to cost him even more. Westbrook, the team's 1995 first-round draft pick out of Colorado, punched running back Stephen Davis several times,
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Program Gives Coach Experience
NYTimes - over 20 years
Sam Clancy took a winding road to the National Football League, but once he arrived he spent 11 years as a defensive end for Cleveland and Indianapolis. Now, he is taking an equally circuitous path to becoming an N.F.L. coach. Clancy, the defensive line coach for the Barcelona Dragons of the World League, will spend training camp with the Giants
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Never Mind Titles, Teams Clamor for New Stadiums
NYTimes - over 20 years
The possibility that the Yankees will move from the Bronx to a $1 billion Xanadu on Manhattan's West Side, a decision that will probably not be made until after the November mayoral election, is only one chapter in a nationwide drama that might be best described as ''Stadium Mania.'' In every big-time sport, owners by the dozen are asking for, and
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A Decision on the Seattle Seahawks' Home
NYTimes - over 20 years
One could say that Paul Allen's money has bought him love. Mr. Allen, the co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation and the eighth-richest man in the world, is such a shyly benevolent figure and has given so many tens of millions of dollars to worthy causes that his public approval ratings -- at least according to his staff's polling -- are higher
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Replay On N.F.L. Agenda
NYTimes - almost 21 years
George Young wants no replay of instant replay, although its return from a five-season exile may come this week at the National Football League's annual meetings. But Young, the Giants' general manager and the co-chairman of the league's competition committee, said reluctantly: ''If they want to vote it in, vote it in, but it's not in the best
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Harassment Case Settled
NYTimes - over 21 years
A sexual harassment case against KEN BEHRING, the multimillionaire Seattle Seahawks owner, has been settled behind closed doors and nobody is talking about the terms. The two sides reached an agreement Monday, ending months of legal sparring between attorneys representing Behring and a former employee. The former secretary, 48-year-old PATRICIA
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Seattle Journal;The Score? 5.4 on the Richter Scale
NYTimes - almost 22 years
Every earthquake has its bookmark. And in Seattle today, the morning after the biggest tremor in 15 years, all eyes were on the Kingdome, where time stood still for nearly 30 seconds on Thursday night. This morning, the Kingdome looked no different -- ugly, squat and gray as always. It stood. Structural engineers who examined the stadium said they
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PRO FOOTBALL;Seahawk Agreement Made
NYTimes - almost 22 years
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has purchased an exclusive option to buy the Seattle Seahawks from owner Ken Behring by July 1997, an Allen spokesman said today. "This option is the first step toward ensuring the Seahawks remain in Seattle," Allen said in a statement. The purchase price and other terms of the deal were not disclosed. The agreement
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Training Site Is Disputed
NYTimes - almost 22 years
National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has summoned the Seahawks' president, Dave Behring, to New York on Friday regarding the team's off-season workouts in Anaheim, Calif. The workouts began Monday in the former Rams Park, and Tagliabue wants to know why the Seahawks cannot train at their usual camp in suburban Kirkland, Wash. The
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ken Behring
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 84
    In 2013, he published a revised edition of the memoir titled The Road to Leadership: Finding a Life of Purpose..
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  • 2010
    Age 81
    In a 2010 interview, he estimated having given away between $200 and $300 million and described his interest in issues of global health.
  • 2009
    Age 80
    In 2009, Behring made a $1.9 million donation to National History Day, intended to "improve the teaching and learning of history at middle and high schools throughout the country."
  • 2005
    Age 76
    He founded the WaterLeaders Foundation, a nonprofit group working to support safe drinking water around the world, in 2005.
  • 2000
    Age 71
    Behring founded the Wheelchair Foundation in Blackhawk, California in 2000, to provide free wheelchairs for people with physical disabilities in developing nations unable to afford one.
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    In 2000, Behring also donated $7.5 million to expand the University of California, Berkeley's Principal Leadership Institute; the newly established Kenneth E. Behring Center for Educational Improvement focused on training programs for public-school principals, providing scholarships for fifty aspiring principals every year.
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    He pledged another $80 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in 2000.
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  • 1997
    Age 68
    Behring pledged $20 million to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in 1997, with the intention that it be used for educational purposes.
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    In 1997, his last year on the list, he ranked #395, with an estimated net worth of $495 million.
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  • 1996
    Age 67
    The most prominent of these cases was the 1996 allegation by former employee Patricia Parker that she had been sexually harassed over the course of two years, and assaulted at a New Year's Day event, while being "required to cover for Behring's sexual activities and liaisions in the executive offices with a number of women."
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  • 1991
    Age 62
    Behring has been listed several times on the annual Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, including 1991, 1995, and 1997.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1988
    Age 59
    In 1988, Behring and partner Ken Hofmann purchased the NFL's Seattle Seahawks football team for $79 or $99 million (both numbers have been reported).
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  • FORTIES
  • 1972
    Age 43
    In 1972, Behring moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was involved in developing the country club at Blackhawk, California, and later, the Canyon Lakes Development in San Ramon, California.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 33
    He became a land developer, founding Tamarac Lakes, a new active-adult (which later became all-age) community in 1962.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1956
    Age 27
    Ken Behring moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1956 and started the Behring Construction Company.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Born
    Born on June 13, 1928.
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