NBA Nibbles, July 4

NBA Nibbles, July 4

Post by pj134 » Wed, 06 Jul 1994 08:06:20


The following is taken from the Dallas Morning News (except where noted).
I tried to include only new stuff that I haven't reported on before.

4/27 Sacramento announced the retirement of assistant Mike Schuler.

4/30 Houston named Bob Weinhauer vice president of basketball operations.

5/1 John Salley (Mia) on the playoffs: "When the playoffs come, I don't
worry if my hair is not combed, if my breath is bad, if I haven't flossed."

5/6 The full run down on the voting for the All-Rookie Team:
First team votes in parentheses.  The voting was done by the NBA head
coaches.  A first team vote was worth 2 points and a second team vote was
worth 1 point.
First Team:
Chris Webber (GS) (26) ....... 52
Anfernee Hardaway (Orl) (26) . 52
Vin Baker (Mil) (20) ......... 46
Jamal Mashburn (Dal) (20) .... 44
Isaiah Rider (Min) (14) ...... 38
Second Team:
Dino Radja (Bos) (11) ........ 35
Nick Van Exel (LAL) (4) ...... 26
Shawn Bradley (Phi) (3) ...... 21
Toni Kukoc (Chi) (2) ......... 19
Lindsey Hunter (Det) (1) ..... 15
Others receiving votes:
Calber Cheaney (Was) (2) 11; Chris Mills (Cle) (1) 11; Sam Cassell (Hou) (1)
8; Antonio Davis (Ind) 7; George Lunch (LAL) (3) 7; Rodney Rogers (Den) (1)
6; P.J. Brown (NJ) 4; Popeye Jones (Dal) 2; James Robinson (Por) 1.

5/14 The Atlanta Hawks have made plans to build a new arena that could be
completed by the 1996-97 season.  Although the new location is not set,
it will probably be in the northern suburbs.  Stan Kasten, Hawks president,
said that the Hawks need their own arena with about 100 luxury boxes (the
Omni has 16) and a capacity of about 20,000 (Omni seats 16,510).  It is
estimated to cost $125 million.

5/21 Dallas released assistant Tony Newell.

5/29 You've probably heard what the Players Association is asking for in
the new collective bargain (no cap, no restricted free agency, no draft,
more money), but here are some things that the league (owners) is asking
for besides the rookie cap: removal of certain loopholes in the salary
cap (but not a hard cap), limiting all contracts to no longer than 4 years,
not allowing clubs to re-sign their own unrestricted free agents, and
limiting any unrestricted free agent who changed teams to 110% of his
previous salary.

5/29 (While the Hou-Uta series was still going on) Jeff Hornacek when asked
why he and his wife planned to have a child during the playoffs: "Hey, I
was with the Sixers."

6/1 San Antonio named Gregg Popovich vice president of basketball operations
and Jack Diller president.

6/2 Sacramento named Geoff Petrie vice president of basketball operations.

6/2 Washington named Bob Staak assistant coach.

6/2 What the playoffs were worth to a team:
Category                         Per Team    Total
Best regular-season record       $192,000    $192,000
Best conference record           $168,000    $336,000
2nd-best conference record       $135,000    $270,000
3rd-best conference record       $100,000    $200,000
4th-best conference record        $80,000    $160,000
5th-best conference record        $66,000    $132,000
6th-best conference record        $45,000     $90,000
First-round playoff participants  $87,000  $1,392,000
Teams in conference semifinals   $103,000    $824,000
Teams in conference finals       $171,000    $684,000
Losing team, NBA Finals          $684,000    $684,000
Winning team, NBA Finals       $1,032,000  $1,032,000
---------------                          ------------
Playoffs Pool                              $6,000,000

6/3 Orlando announce that they would not exercise their option on forward
Larry Krystkowiak.

6/3 San Antonio named Sam Schuler director of player personnel.

6/4 Utah announced the retirement of trainer Don Sparks.

6/7 Denver announced that they would not exercise their option on forward
Kevin Brooks.

6/9 LA Lakers announced that assistant coaches Bill Bertka, Larry Drew, and
Michael Cooper will return next season.

6/18 Milwaukee waived center Mike Gminski.

6/18 Philadelphia waived center Moses Malone.

6/22 LA Lakers promoted general manager Jerry West to executive vice president
of basketball operations and assistant general manager Mitch Kupchak to
general manager.

6/24 Philadelphia named Maurice Cheeks, Ron Adams, and Tom Thibodeau assistant
coachers.

6/25 Avery Johnson (GS) will become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

6/28 The NBA Players Association filed suit in Federal District Court in New
York against the NBA, claiming that the salary cap, draft, and the right of
first refusal rules are illegal under antitrust laws.  The suit is in response
to one filed by the NBA for a declaration of rights so that the terms and
conditions of the collective bargaining agreement, which expired June 23,
would remain in effect.

6/29 Clarence Weatherspoon exercised the option in his contract that makes
him a restricted free agent.  (Again, this is considered just a "give me
more money" maneuver.)

6/29 A district court judge, acting on the Player Association's antitrust
suit, granted a temporary restraining order preventing any NBA team from
signing [or renegotiating a contract] any rookie or veteran player until
the court hears the players' request for a preliminary injunction.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 8.
The injunction prevents any free agents from signing with a club and also
puts a damper on trade negotiations as contracts can not be adjusted to
meet salary cap trading rules.

[Taken from Justin Ridge's NBA News so that I don't have to re-type it all.]
THE 1994 NBA DRAFT
------------------

PICK  TEAM           PLAYER                COLLEGE               POS    HT   WT
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Milwaukee      Glenn Robinson        Purdue                 PF  6- 8  225
  2.  Dallas         Jason Kidd            California             PG  6- 4  205
  3.  Detroit        Grant Hill            Duke                   SF  6- 8  225
  4.  Minnesota      Donyell Marshall      Connecticut            SF  6- 9  195
  5.  Washington     Juwan Howard          Michigan               PF  6-10  250
  6.  Philadelphia   Sharone Wright        Clemson                 C  6-11  260
  7.  LA Clippers    Lamond Murray         California             SF  6- 7  220
  8.  Sacramento     Brian Grant           Xavier                 PF  6- 8  237
  9.  Boston         Eric Montross         North Carolina          C  7- 0  275
 10.  LA Lakers      Eddie Jones           Temple                 SG  6- 6  182
 11.  Seattle        Carlos Rogers         Tennessee State        PF  6-11  220
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 12.  Miami          Khalid Reeves         Arizona                PG  6- 1  197
 13.  Denver         Jalen Rose            Michigan               SG  6- 8  208
 14.  New Jersey     Yinka Dare            George Washington       C  7- 0  250
 15.  Indiana        Eric Piatkowski       Nebraska               SM  6- 7  215
 16.  Golden State   Clifford Rozier       Louisville             PF  6- 9  235
 17.  Portland       Aaron McKie           Temple                 SG  6- 7  209
 18.  Milwaukee      Eric Mobley           Pittsburgh              C  6-11  260
 19.  Dallas         Tony Dumas            Missouri-Kansas City   SG  6- 6  186
 20.  Philadelphia   BJ Tyler              Texas                  PG  6- 1  175
 21.  Chicago        Dickey Simpkins       Providence             PF  6- 9  247
 22.  San Antonio    Bill Curley           Boston College         PF  6- 9  220
 23.  Phoenix        Wesley Person         Auburn                 SG  6- 6  190
 24.  New York       Monty Williams        Notre Dame             SF  6- 8  207
 25.  LA Clippers    Greg Minor            Louisville             SG  6- 6  210
 26.  New York       Charlie Ward          Florida State          PG  6- 0  200
 27.  Orlando        Brooks Thompson       Oklahoma State         SG  6- 4  194
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 28.  Dallas         Deon Thomas           Illinois               PF  6- 9  232
 29.  Phoenix        Antonio Lang          Duke                   SF  6- 8  220
 30.  Minnesota      Howard Eisley         Boston College         PG  6- 3  180
 31.  Orlando        Rodney Dent           Kentucky                F     ?    ?
 32.  Washington     Jim McIlvaine         Marquette               C  7- 1  240
 33.  Philadelphia   Derrick Alston        Duquesne               PF  6-11  225
 34.  Atlanta        Gaylon Nickerson      NW Oklahoma State      SG  6- 3  185
 35.  Sacramento     Michael Smith         Providence             PF  6- 8  232
 36.  Boston         Andrei Fetisov        Russia                  C     ?    ?
 37.  Seattle        Dontonio Wingfield    Cincinnati             SF  6- 9  240
 38.  C***te      Darrin Hancock        Kansas                  G     ?    ?
 39.  Golden State   Anthony Miller        Michigan State          F     ?    ?
 40.  Miami          Jeff Webster          Oklahoma               SF  6- 8  225
 41.  Indiana        William Njoku         Canada                  F     ?    ?
 42.  Cleveland      Gary Collier          Tulsa                   G     ?    ?
 43.  Portland       Shawnelle Scott       St. John's              C     ?    ?
 44.  Indiana        Damon Bailey          Indiana                PG  6- 3  200
 45.  Golden State   Dwayne Morton         Louisville             SG  6- 6  190
 46.  Milwaukee      Voshon Lenard         Minnesota              SG  6- 4  205
 47.  Utah           Jamie Watson          South Carolina          F     ?    ?
 48.  Detroit        Jevon Crudup          Missouri               PF  6- 9  241
 49.  Chicago        Kris Bruton           Benedictine, SC         G     ?    ?
 50.  Phoenix        Charles Claxton       Georgia                 C  7- 0  265
 51.  Sacramento     Lawrence Funderburke  Ohio State             PF  6- 9  250
 52.  Phoenix        Anthony Goldwire      Houston
...

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NBA Nibbles, July 4

Post by BONVICINI,GIOV./ » Thu, 07 Jul 1994 03:02:00

Quote:

>First Team:
>Chris Webber (GS) (26) ....... 52
>Anfernee Hardaway (Orl) (26) . 52
>Vin Baker (Mil) (20) ......... 46
>Jamal Mashburn (Dal) (20) .... 44
>Isaiah Rider (Min) (14) ...... 38
>Second Team:
>Dino Radja (Bos) (11) ........ 35
>Nick Van Exel (LAL) (4) ...... 26
>Shawn Bradley (Phi) (3) ...... 21
>Toni Kukoc (Chi) (2) ......... 19
>Lindsey Hunter (Det) (1) ..... 15

Ehy Eric, Kukoc is already rated above Hunter, despite his terrible D...
see that things would come around?

G.B.

 
 
 

NBA Nibbles, July 4

Post by Simon S.C. Cushi » Thu, 07 Jul 1994 02:25:11

First, thank you Patricia for these snippets, they're always the most worth
reading of any post.
That said...

Quote:

>7/2 Portland tendered qualifying offers to guard Jaren Jackson and center
>Kevin Duckworth and is not exercising the option year on forward-center

       ^^^^^^^^^ That's Kevin *Thompson*, last year's second-round pick.
Quote:
>Reggie Smith.               (The Duck is no longer a Blazer - he's Washington's

                                problem!)

 
 
 

NBA Nibbles, July 4

Post by Eri » Sat, 09 Jul 1994 20:00:30

Quote:


>>First Team:
>>Chris Webber (GS) (26) ....... 52
>>Anfernee Hardaway (Orl) (26) . 52
>>Vin Baker (Mil) (20) ......... 46
>>Jamal Mashburn (Dal) (20) .... 44
>>Isaiah Rider (Min) (14) ...... 38
>>Second Team:
>>Dino Radja (Bos) (11) ........ 35
>>Nick Van Exel (LAL) (4) ...... 26
>>Shawn Bradley (Phi) (3) ...... 21
>>Toni Kukoc (Chi) (2) ......... 19
>>Lindsey Hunter (Det) (1) ..... 15
>Ehy Eric, Kukoc is already rated above Hunter, despite his terrible D...
>see that things would come around?

You are joking right?
I mean, aren't u the same guy who said Kukoc will make the Rookie
first or second team, Hunter nither?

let's see.....
----------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: Hunter over Kukoc (was Re: Kukoc not Starting)
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1993 15:40:50 GMT

[...]

There is nothing like playing time. Not only Toni is the better player,
he is getting also the experience. Hey, van Exel is a lesser raw talent
than Lindsey, but he starts and will make either the 1st or the 2nd rookie
team. Kukoc will make the first. Lindsey, neither. Stranger things have

[...]

G.B.
------------------------------------------------------

Hot damn! That was u! :)

Van Exel didn't make the first either! U are 0 for 3!
I'd suggest u not make any bets this coming season! :)

Quote:
>G.B.

--Eric
pistons fanatic
 
 
 

NBA Nibbles, July 4

Post by BONVICINI,GIOV./ » Sun, 10 Jul 1994 15:01:00

Quote:

>>Ehy Eric, Kukoc is already rated above Hunter, despite his terrible D...
>>see that things would come around?

>You are joking right?
>I mean, aren't u the same guy who said Kukoc will make the Rookie
>first or second team, Hunter nither?

>let's see.....
>----------------------------------------------------

>Subject: Re: Hunter over Kukoc (was Re: Kukoc not Starting)
>Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1993 15:40:50 GMT

>[...]

>There is nothing like playing time. Not only Toni is the better player,
>he is getting also the experience. Hey, van Exel is a lesser raw talent
>than Lindsey, but he starts and will make either the 1st or the 2nd rookie
>team. Kukoc will make the first. Lindsey, neither. Stranger things have

>[...]

>G.B.
>------------------------------------------------------

>Hot damn! That was u! :)

>Van Exel didn't make the first either! U are 0 for 3!
>I'd suggest u not make any bets this coming season! :)

>>G.B.

>--Eric
>pistons fanatic

Well, that prediction was based on: 1) Kukoc is a more valuable player and
2) he was going to have more opportunity to play. The second thing did not come
true, because of Isiah injuries and Kukoc problems with defense. Still it
is seen as a more valuable player already, which he is. Be patient and it will
all come around...

G.