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October 31, 1975 - Image 10

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Friday, October 31, 1975
C.J. Kupec.. . me
b"' l l . . . .trying to make i

Mc ay




From Wire Service Reports McKAY WAS quoted as say-! ranked No. 4 in the nation. NFL rumors, saying he wouldn't A SENSE it might have been called a homecoming. But only
LONG BEACH, Calif. - John ing earlier this week that pres- Reportedly the offer from talk about it at all until the . .
McKay has decided to quit as sure had become "tremendous" Tampa "includes various pos- college football season ends. in a liberal sense. Sitting on the bench, chin buried in hand,
coach and athletic director at on his, family, coaching staff and sible roles over a 15-year,* * * ex-Michigan basketball co-cantain Charles Jerome Kupec watched
Southern California to accept Trojan players. period" and involves more than the torrent fastbreak action between his new .employers, the Los
the coaching position with the The report said McKay had $1 million in salary and fringeMfI Angeles Lakers, and the Detroit Pistons last Wednesday night
National Football League ex. met with USC President John benefits including a provision to NEW YORK - John "The at Cobo Arena. And that was as close to the action as the 6-8
pansion team at Tampa, Fla., Hubbard to tell him of the deci- buy a percentage of the team Count" Montefusco, who not forward would get; a situation that he's unaccustomed to.
the Long Beach Press Telegram sion and that McKay had rec- after five years. only talked but also played a
reported yesterday. ommended longtime assistant good game of baseball this year Late last May the Lakers' tabbed Kupec as their third choice
It has been widely speculated Dave Levy to become head McKAY, 52, has been at with the San Francisco Giants, in the NBA draft and it looked as though he would see plenty
that McKay, one of the nation's coach and another assistant, Southern Cal since 1960 and has w a s named the N a t i o n a l of action. Add the fact that the Lakers traded away top selec-
most successful college coaches, Craig Fertig, as athletic di- also been the Trojan athletic di- League's Rookie of the Year tions Dave Meyers from UCLA and Louisville's Junior Bridge-
has decided to go to the pros. . e pas ive years. yesterday. man, and the situation looked even better. But while Los Angeles
McKay would stay until the At his early morning meeting is only four games into the young NBA season, C.J. has played
end of the season, including any with sports writers, McKay "I REALLY think this is a meager six minutes against the 76er's in Philadelphia last
bowl appearances by the Tro- maintained his usual "no com- great," said the swaggering, maysnigt.
and eat t I jans who are currently 7-0 and ment" stance on the Tampa 25-year-old pitcher after learn- ny .
- _ m-ing that he had outscored Mon-, Com etiion tough
treal's Gary Carter 12-9 in the
voting. "It's the biggest thing L.A. coach Bill Sharman, always reluctant to play rookies,
that's happened to me in my prefers the club's other first year man, 6-9 Don Ford over the
S Cwhole life. I've been shooting more physical Kupec. Besides Ford, who matriculated at the
for it all year.. University of California at Santa Barbara, and who has
Afterwinning97SMgames in averaged 25 minutes per contest while scoring at a nine
_______________________________________________ the minors in 1974, Montefusco'
joined the Giants late in the point clip, C.J. also has to contend with veterans Cornell
"Oh Blithe Spirit, relieve me of my hunger," cried the Greek. season and won three games for Warner, Cazzie Russell, Kermit Washington and Corky Cal-
"That's easy my young protege," replied the Blithe Spirit. "Turn them. The hard-throwing right- houn at forward this year.
in thy griddes by midnight and win a Pizza Bob's pizza." hander established himself as Relaxing in the comfort of his plush room at the Hotel
a strikeout artist in spring
1. MICHIGAN at Minnesota 2. Illinois at Wisconsin training this year and went on Pontchartrai before the game at Cobo, C.J. candidly discussed
(pick score) 3. Ohio State at Indiana to b e c o m e San Francisco's the NBA and the pitfalls that a rookie encounters in the pro
4. Iowa at Northwestern bread-and-butter pitcher with a leagues.
5. MSU at Purdue 15-9 record and 215 strikeouts. Naturally disenchanted with his present status on the team,
6. Army at Air Force HIS VICTORIES were the C.J. nonetheless retained a healthy and optimistic attitude.
Y UUE 7. Florida at Auburn most ever by a Giant rookie and "Campy (Russell) gave me a little advice when I saw
8. Miami (Fla.) at Boston his strikeout total narrowly him in New York. He told me that I'd just have to stay in
College missed tying the first-year rec-
: :.:: . t 9. Southern Cal at California ord for pitchers established by shape--as good shape as possible-because somewhere along
10. Colorado at Iowa St.; Grover Cleveland Alexander,( the way they're going to call you to go in there and play.
AT STEAK 9 4 11. Kansas St. at Kansas who had 227 in 1911. "You have to be somewhat discontented if you're a com-
12. Tulane at Kentucky Monefuscoh pitched 224 innings and wound petitor and really want to play. Campy was unhappy last year
- EE413. Penn State at Maryland up with a 2.88 earned run aver because he wasn't allowed to play very much. I'm beginning
BURGERS 15. SouthCarolina ata N.C. State age, seventh best in the league. to appreciate what he went through now."
16. Navy at Notre Dame What about your relationship with the established pros and
CHiCKEN 17. Oklahoma at Okla. State Gil Dobie went unbeaten his the initial transition to the NBA?
18. Pitt t at Syracuse first 11 yer-sacolg ot
* FISH FRY 19. Toledo at Miami (Ohio) ball coach - 1906-07 at North
20. DAILY LIBELS at - Dakota State and 1909-16 at
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1nris a ue initation int the gamasir a im.
They're called against rookies alot and the refs give the benefit
to the established players-at least that seems to be a trend."
And the long 85 game NBA schedule. It must be a big
adjustment for the younger players.
"You have to watch what you eat and be very careful
of your diet. You also have to keep up your sleep-like to-
night we play our third game in three days. I can see where
it (the road) could have a tendency to be very grueling in
the long run. Players on the team really value their privacy.
That's why the Lakers pay the extra amount for single rooms
when we travel."
How does the team go about practicing when they're on a
long road trip playing several games during the course of the
Not that glamorous
"If we have a day off in between games, we'll practice.
But you usually can't get into the arena to shoot around on
days off because they have hockey and other activities going on.
So we'll go to local high schools or colleges to practice. On
days like today with three games in three nights, we just go to
the arena about a hour before the game to shoot around."
Coming from a physical league like the Big Ten you must
have been prepared for the physical nature of the pro game.
What about the holding that goes on around the boards?
"You have to use discretion when you do it and how
you do it. When you block a man out on rebounds you use
your arms to feel your man-where he is. In the pros, some-
times he'll grab your arms, move them or throw them away
and go on by you. Generally you have to learn new techniques
to compete."
Unity essential
What about the Lakers as a team? There must be alot of
optimism with the acquisition of Jabbar.

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