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Published March 27, 1998
MN: In MN, Charley Walters reports that season-ticket depositors ($100 nonrefundable) for the Wild number 10,400, and "team officials say they have yet to put club seats and private suites on sale. The team projects it will surpass 12,000 by December." Walters also reports that Rush Limbaugh "is being mentioned" as a possible Vikings investor with Tom Clancy, and that "the rumor of actor Tom Selleck as an investor won't die" (STAR TRIBUNE, 3/27). NOTES: Nets GM John explained the circumstances "that led to his argument" with agent David Falk in Nets' locker room after Wednesday's game against the Sixers. Nash: "It's unfortunate. It's really not the way I prefer to do business." In Newark, Don Burke reports that the team policy which prohibits agents from being in the locker room "was apparently not enforced." Falk did not return phone calls (STAR-LEDGER, 3/27)....With five days remaining before their March 31 deadline, the NHL Predators have sold 11,512 season tickets, 488 season tickets short of their 12,000- mark goal (Predators)....The Georgia Dome has decided to let the Hawks shoot for the NBA attendance record of 61,983 for tonight's game against the Bulls. As of yesterday, the team had sold 56,540 tickets (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/27)....The Coyotes Goals for Kids Foundation on Wednesday gave $20,000 to the Sojourner Center to help alleviate a shortage of space at the domestic-violence shelter (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 3/27)....In Tampa, the Mutiny drew 6,035 last night for their game versus the Fusion (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 3/27)....The Hurricanes drew 15,426 last night for their game against the Rangers. In Raleigh, Steve Politi reports that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will make his second appearance in NC this season when he visits March 31 to help the Canes unveil a new season-ticket package (NEWS & OBSERVER, 3/27).