Father-and-son business

April 21, 2004|By Ray Frager

Father-and-son business

John Thompson III certainly isn't the first son to follow his father into a high-profile job, in or out of the sports world. A look at how some have fared:

Father/son Sport or business Comment

Ray/Joey Meyer College basketball Winning 200 games and having a Hall of Fame dad won't save your job after a 3-23 season.

Robert/Jim Irsay Pro football It's not as if Pop gave Jim a hard act to follow.

George H.W./George W. Bush Politics First term: "Read my lips" and Dana Carvey impression. Son toppled Saddam but not clear if he can give Bushes third term.

John/John "Junior" Gotti Organized crime Father didn't pass the Teflon onto his son.

Jock/J.R./Bobby Ewing Oil bidness How did the sons fare? J.R. gave it a shot, and Bobby was all wet.

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