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February 26, 1988 - Image 43

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started to become pretty
good."
The Rothstein family
moved to Atlanta five years
ago when Ron became an
assistant with the NBA
Hawks. They came to Detroit
in 1986.
David played varsity bas-
ketball as a freshman and
sophomore at Atlanta's
Peachtree High School,
although an injury cut his
playing time as a freshman.
He was a varsity starter for
Adams last season. He has
always played point guard,
but has never been asked to
be a scorer in high school play
before this season.
Moving from New York to
Atlanta to Detroit has been
interesting, Rothstein says,
but has proved challenging on
the court. Off the court, he
says, "I've enjoyed it a lot.
I find that people are people
wherever you go. If you're
good to people, they'll be good
back to you. My family hasn't
had any trouble at all ad-
justing."
On the court, the adjust-
ments can be more difficult.
"Especially being a point
guard," Rothstein explains.
"The role is to come in, be
familiar with everyone on the
team, have people look for you
to run the team. And moving
into a new environment, step-
ping in the first day and try-
ing to be a dominating per-
sonality on the court, it's
tough. People don't expect it.
Sometimes people don't like
to see it. And it took awhile.
But I think I'm at where I'd
like to be right now as far as
being able to run the team."
Rothstein says that some
people expect more from him
because of his name. "People
who know a lot about the
game say, 'A coach's son
shouldn't miss a free throw
and shouldn't throw a bad
pass.' But I don't feel a lot of
pressure because of it."
David likes to attend Piston
games or practices when he
can. Practices can be par-
ticularly interesting. "Every
once in a while, one of (the
Pistons) will call me out (on
the court) to beat up on me for
a little while. I guess to boost
his ego," he says with a grin.
"It's a lot of fun . . . Just
about all of 'em have beaten
up on me at one time or
another."
Rothstein does not learn
much from those encounters,
because the NBA players are
on another level. "Their trick
might be, 'When the defender
makes this move, that's when
I go to the rim and dunk: "
reports the 5-foot-9 Rothstein.
"I'll work on that one," he
adds, laughing.
Despite his basketball

legacy, coaching does not
seem to be in David's future.
"My mom's always told me
`You don't want to be a coach.'
Because he (his father) has to
travel a lot. Before he was in
the NBA he was a high school
coach for 18 years. That was
a lot of hard work. When I go
to college I plan to study law.
That's the immediate career
I'm gonna follow. Maybe
something in coaching will
turn out in the future. I don't
know:'
But he will likely play
basketball in college. "I'm
hoping something will work
out. I'd like to play in college
very much." Colleges who
have expressed some interest
in his court skills include
Ohio Northern, Kalamazoo
College, Holy Cross and
Colgate.
Rothstein says he did not
know much about Maccabi
competition until last year. "I
understand it's kinda tough
for high school players. It's
usually for college players.
Hopefully in the future I'll
get a chance."
For now, his goals are sim-
ple. "Every time I step on the
court, play to win, try to out-
play the kid I'm across from,
and win as many ballgames
as we can. That's what it's all
about." ❑

.

Akiva To
Enter Tourney

The Akiva Day School
basketball team will enter
"March Madness" for the
first time next month. The
team, which has won one of
its four games, will play in
the state Class D basketball
district in early March.
Neither the date nor the op-
ponent havebeen announced.
Akiva lost its most recent
game, 47-38, to Alex Ma-
noogian on Feb. 7. Noam
Koenigsberg led Akiva with
23 points.
Akiva will travel to Mon-
treal in April for a tourna-
ment with 12 other Jewish
day schools.

Raiders Win

Matt Hoffman scored 25
points last Saturday to help
lead North Farmington past
Walled Lake Central, 67-53 in
Western Lakes League bas-
ketball action. The Raiders
are 7-10 overall, 4-6 in league
play.
Hoffman scored 22 points in
North Farmington's 75-67
loss at Westland John Glenn
on Feb. 23. He tallied 10 in a
68-63 loss to Farmington on
Feb 26. Hoffman averaged 5.5
assists for the week.

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