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OTHER NBA NEWS & NOTES: CANADIAN TEAMS WANT DRAFT ON TV

     The Raptors and Grizzlies are discussing submitting a
proposal to the NBA that would allow June's expansion draft to be
televised in Canada.  The draft, to be held June 28 at Skydome,
is slated to be held via phone and the players' names are not
released during the proceedings.  There is speculation that the
draft may be shown on a tape-delay basis (Howard Tsumura,
Vancouver PROVINCE, 2/19).
     WILKENS TO COACH DREAM TEAM III?  Hawks Coach Leny Wilkens
has emerged as the "prohibitive favorite" to coach the U.S. team
at the '96 Games in Atlanta.  Wilkens' "professional demeanor and
no-nonsense approach" are seen as key factors, considering the
U.S. team's behavior at the '94 Worlds (Ailene Voisin, ATLANTA
CONSTITUTION, 2/19).
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