October 16, 2009 – New York-based executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has been selected by The Sports Authority to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO, Doug Morton, will be retiring after 22 years with the company. The search will include internal and external candidates. Headquartered in Englewood, CO, Sports Authority is one of the nation's largest full-line sporting goods retailers, offering a comprehensive and high-quality assortment of brand name sporting apparel and equipment at competitive prices. Founded in 1978, Herbert Mines focuses exclusively senior-level search assignment in the retail, consumer products, fashion/apparel, e-commerce and foodservice industries.