Notre Dame Business School Namesakes Buy in The Plaza for $9 M.

Thomas and Kathy Mendoza, the namesakes for the Nortre Dame business school, have bought Unit 1015 in The Plaza for $9,026,113 and 59 cents, according to city records. Mr. Mendoza is president of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based data storage company Network Appliance.

In 2000, the Mendozas gave Notre Dame, Mr. Mendoza’s alma mater, $35 million, according to Slate. The university then renamed its business school the Mendoza College of Business.

Infinitely more interesting, though: Earlier this year, the Mendozas sold their five-bedroom Beverly Hills home to talk show softball tosser Larry King.