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IT'S NO LARK FOR ADIDAS: TARK'S BOYS DON'T LIKE THE SHOES
Published December 20, 1995
Three of the five starters on Fresno State's basketball team are not wearing Adidas -- the brand coach Jerry Tarkanian is paid $100,000 annually to have his team wear. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of MCCLATCHY NEWS, the players, who wore Nike and Converse shoes during an ESPN telecast Saturday, complain the Adidas models sent hurt their feet. Adidas officials declined comment, but have told Tarkanian they are not paying him to have his team show off the Nike brand. Fresno State center Rahsaan Smith, to Tarkanian: "Hey coach, the shoes are no good." Tarkanian: "Yeah, but the money is good" (MCCLATCHY NEWS, 12/20).