NAMES IN THE NEWS
JERRY SLOAN has been tagged as an assistant basketball coach
for LENNY WILKENS and the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team
("SportsCenter," ESPN, 5/12)....TOM ABRAMSON, VP of Marketing for
Sega, on athletes attending the E3 show in L.A.: "They're
playing [video games] in the locker room and they're playing them
on buses and planes, and that's really how we get our feedback.
That's how we get these guys to help us understand how to create
the best sports video games" ("Press Box," PRIME, 5/12)....CBS'
BILLY PACKER, on KEVIN GARNETT's decision to skip college and
apply for the NBA draft: "I think it is a tragic situation what
we have right now on this level of basketball, and I think it is
time that the NBA, the NCAA, the National Association of
Basketball Coaches, and the NBA Players Association really had a
summit to decide what is in the best interest of these young
people" ("The CBS Sports Show," 5/13)....TERRY HOLLAND has been
named UVA A.D. (Mult., 5/13)....Baltimore's new AHL team
announced the addition of women's tennis star PAM SHRIVER and
attorney ED BRUSH to the ownership group (Baltimore SUN, 5/13).