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SPREWELL HEARING SWITCHES COASTS, RESUMES TODAY IN NEW YORK
Published February 2, 1998
TNT's Craig Sager reported from Portland, OR, that Latrell Sprewell's agent Arn Tellem gave "the most dramatic" and "most significant testimony to date," telling arbitrator John Feerick on Friday that Sprewell's punishment "is not consistent with previous discipline." Tellem cited an incident in the fall of '90, when then-Hornets VP/Basketball Operations Allan Bristow reportedly choked Tellem during negotiations for Kendall Gill. Sager: "After Bristow apologized, and agreed to pay any medical expenses for Tellem's sore neck, the only action by the league against Bristow was a verbal reprimand" ("NBA on TNT," 1/30). START SPREADING THE NEWS: Sprewell's hearing resumes today in New York. Over the next four days, Warriors coach P.J. Carlesimo, GM Garry St. Jean, NBA Commissioner David Stern, deputy commissioner Russ Granik, and Dir of Security Horace Balmer "are expected" to testify (David DuPree, USA TODAY, 2/2)....With "almost every" story on the Sprewell hearing containing a reference to Fordham Univ. Law School Dean John Feerick, the school has received "at least" $9M in free advertising, according to MI-based Joyce Julius & Associates, which tracks such exposure (USA TODAY, 2/2).