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Apple COO joins Nike board

Tim Cook will become the 11th member of the Oregon-based sportswear company's board. He run's Apple Computer's Macintosh division.

Tim Cook

Apple Computer's chief operating officer, Timothy Cook, will serve on the board of directors of sportswear giant Nike. Cook, a top executive at Apple since 1998, will join as the Nike board's 11th member and sit on its compensation committee, Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike said Friday.

Cook, who heads Apple's Macintosh division, holds a master's degree in business administration from Duke University and has had earlier stints at Compaq and IBM.