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Nolan Ryan: Role won't change much

3/11/2011

ARLINGTON, Texas -- What challenges will Nolan Ryan face now that he's added the CEO title with Chuck Greenberg's departure from the Rangers?

"I don’t really see, with the people that we have in place, it really much different than the role that I’ve played as president in the three years that I’ve been here," Ryan said. "I really don’t see that changing."

Ryan's first comments of Friday's press conference were thanking co-chairmen of the board Ray Davis and Bob Simpson for having the confidence in him to fill the additional role. However, he followed that up by emphasizing the importance of "staying the course" for the Rangers.

"I’m not a micromanager," Ryan said. "I really believe in hiring good people and letting them do their jobs, so it really will be a joint effort, not only in the front office but as it’s been in the baseball department with Jon Daniels and Thad Levine and Ron and our coaches and scouts. I don’t see the business side of it being run any differently than my approach to the baseball side."