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Published June 14, 1996
Sonics Player Rep Frank Brickowski took a shot at agents David Falk and Jeffrey Kessler when he called the possibility of an NBA lockout on July 1 "discouraging." Brickowski: "Falk and Kessler have their own agenda, and I'm not entirely sure that agenda is for the players as a whole. The biggest hurdle for the players is the lack of concern. We have the undivided attention of those who are going to be free agents and that's it" (USA TODAY, 6/14)....Bill Wallen, a Philadelphia labor attorney, has been retained by the newly formed Professional Football Coaches Association as an adviser and counsel for the group (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 6/13)...Last weekend's Oscar De La Hoya-Julio Cesar Chavez fight at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas was the largest grossing non-heavyweight fight in state history with a gross gate of $7,579,100 on ticket sales of 14,738 (USA TODAY, 6/14)....More than 55,000 tickets have been sold for Sunday's World Cup soccer doubleheader at the Rose Bowl and a sellout of more than 90,000 is expected. The U.S. plays Mexico at 12:30 followed by MLS' L.A. Galaxy against the Tampa Bay Mutiny (L.A. TIMES, 6/14).