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Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, iune111~

June 11, 1 97


Golden State drafts Green

All three graduating seniors
from Michigan's Big Ten cham-
pion basketball t e a m were
drafted into the professional
ranks in the opening five rounds
of yesterday's NBA draft.

T h e Cleveland Cavaliers
made Steve Grote, Green's
running mate at guard for the
past two years, their property
in the third. In the fifth round,
the Los Angeles Dodgers se-
lected former Wolverine for-
ward Johnny Robinson.
Green, who has ignited Mich-
igan's explosive fast break since
the day he first put on a Blue
jersey two years ago, expressed
bsth surprise and pleasure with
his selection by Golden State.
"I was surprised because I
hadn't heard anything from
them," said Green. "I was talk-
ing to a few teams like Milwau-
kee and Los Angeles and I
thought that I might be headed
their way.
"When I heard that Golden
State drafted me, I was sur-
prised, but I'm glad they
picked me.,
"They got a real good team
and they'll be in the playoffs
next year. That's something
that I'm looking forward to-be-
ing in the playoffs right away."
Green also expressed a strong
desire to be on the West Coat.
"It'd be nice to get out of the
snow for awhile. I've never
been to San Francisco."
Although he expects the tran-

sition from college to pro ball to mediate plans for their new ington and Don Ford for a job
be difficult, Green-remains op- guard. Green has been request- The Detroit Titans, knock
timistic about his chances. ed to show up at rookie camp out of the NCAA Tournament b
"It's definitely gonna be a at the end of this month to get the Wolverines last March. ha
tough challenge where ever a head start on the season. two players drafted. Guard De
you go because you're gonna Grote will be joining former nis Boyd went to New Orlea
be a rookie. Plus Golden State Michigan teammate Campy in the fourth round, while c
got a lot of good guards. Russell at Cleveland. The rug- ter/forward Ron Bostic w
"But I feel that I'm just as ged guard will be trying to grabbed by Milwaukee in ti
good as any of them, and I'm break into a lineup that al- seventh.
looking forward to going out ready includes Austin Carr The Detroit Pistons mad
there." and Foots Walker. Central Michigan standout Be
Already in the Warriors back- In L.A., Johnny Rob will be Poquette their second round s
court is high-scoring Phil Smith, competing with former Wolver- lection. Bob Chapman fro
plus Gus Williams. ines Cazzie Russell and C. J. Michigan State went to Kansa
The Warriors have some im- Kupec, along with Kermit Wash- City in the fifth round.
Benson -picked first

Rickey Green
Rickey Green was the 16th
choice overall, plucked off the
market by the Golden State
Warriors in the initial round.

The lady is a cager
NEW YORK--The World Champion Cincinnati Reds and the
league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers have three players each who
are- leading at their voting position after the conclusion of the
first round of ballotting for the National League All-Star team.
Steve Garvey of the Dodgers is the leading vote-getter,
with 334,407. Third baseman Ron Cey and outfielder Reggie
Smith are also the leaders at their respective positions.
At second base, the Reds' Joe Morgan holds a large lead
over Dave Lopes of the Dodgers. Catcher Johnny Bench and short-
stop Dave Concepcion lead at their positions. -DAILY SPORTS
All-Stars tabulated
NEW YORK-The New Orleans Jazz picked Lucy Harris Ste-
wart of Delta State on the seventh round of the NBA draft, but
Stewart says she doubts shelcouldtcced in men's basketball.
"They're a whole lot bigger than I am," she said. "On the
women's level, I can kind of rough them around, but not there
in the NBA. I know I won't be any good."
Mrs. Stewart is a 6-3 center who led the Delta State team to
three consecutive AIAW national championships.
Mrs. Stewart is the second woman to be drafted by the
NBA. The first was Denise Long of Iowa, who was drafted by
San Francisco nine years ago but didn't play.
In another surprising pick, the Kansas City Kings chose
Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner in the seventh round.
Jenner played basketball at Graceland. -DAILY SPORTS
UCLA coach making a move?
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Strong rumors continued yesterday that
UCLA Coach Gene Bartow will take on the job of inaugurating
a basketball program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
There were reports that Bartow would be here yesterday to
sign a contract with the school, which has only club and intra-
mural sports.
There were other reports that he was coming merely to give
school administrators advice on how to start a program.
Bartow, who was in New York Thursday, said of the report he
would become UAB coach: "It is just a rumor. I've talked with
those people. I know they are interested in setting up a basketball
program, but that is all I know." -AP
Tolan signs with Pirates
PITTSBURGH-The Pittsburgh Pirates, in need of bench sup-
port, said yesterday they had signed free agent outfielder Bobby
The 31-year-old Tolan, released this season by the Phila-
delphia.Phillies, batted .261 in 110 games last year.
After missing the 1971 season with two Achilles tendon tears,
he batted .283 with the Cincinnati Reds in 1972 and was named
Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News. -AP

NEW YORK - The Milwaukee Bucks came
away the apparent winners in yesterday's draft,
notching two-time All-American Kent Benson and
Marques Johnson of UCLA in the first round.
Benson, a 6-11, 245 pounder, was described by
Backs executive Wayne Embry as "the best man
BENSON IS active in the Christian Athletes
fellowship and there had been rumors he might
pass up an NBA career to work for the organ-
ization full time. He admitted he seriously had
considered alternatives to basketball.
"There are many things I want to do in my
life, but the more I became aware of the Mil-
waukee situation and the people who represent
the Milwaukee Bucks, the more I wanted to be-
come part of the team," Benson said.
The Bucks alsb had the No. 11 pick in the
opening round, and they used it on Grunfeld, the
smooth 6-5 forward who averaged 22.8 points per
game and particularly impressed pro scouts with
his hustle, poise and selfless attitude.
IF THE BUCKS were the big winners in the
draft, the Los Angeles Lakers came in a solid
The Lakers also had three first-round picks,
and they were looking for young talent to fit
around superstar center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
They came up with talented forward Kenny Carr
of North Carolina State, one of seven undergrad-
uates eligible for the draft, and a pair of guards:
junior Brad Davis of Maryland and Norm Nixon
of Dtquesne.

The Washington Bullets also did well, taki
rugged forward Greg Ballard of Oregon with t
No. 4 pick in the first round and then land
6-9 Bo Ellis of Marquette with the 17th phc
Denve- and Golden State also had two fir
round choices apiece, the Nuggets going I
center Tom LaGarde of North Carolina and fa
ward Anthony Roberts of Oral Roberts wh
the Warriors took playmaker Rickey Green
Michigan and forward Wesley Cox of Louisvil
First round picks
1. Mlwaukee, Kent Benson, c, Indiana. 2. au
City from New York Nets, Otis Birdsong, . ,Houst
3, Milwaukee from Buffalo, Marques Johnson, f, tUc
4, Washington from Atlanta, Greg Balanrd, f, Oreg
S, Phoenix, Waster Davis,,, North Carouina.
6, Las Angeles eam New Orleans, Kenny Carr,
North Carolina state. 7, New York Nets from Indi
Bernard King, f, Tennessee. 8, Seattle, Jack Sic
c, Illinois Wesleyan. 9, Denver from Kansas city, T
LaGarde, c, North Carolina. 10, New York Knicks, I
wiinams, g, Minnesota.
11, Milwaukee from Cleveland, Ernie Grunfeld,
Tennessee. 12, Boston, Cedric Maxwell, c, North Ca
lina-Charlotte. 13, Chicago from Buffalo from Milwas
tram Buffalo tram Chicago, Tate Armstrong, g, Do]
14, Atlanta from washington teom Detroit,Ways, R
lias, c, Clemson. 15, Los Angeles from San Anto
Brad Davis, g, Maryland. 16, GoldenS tate, Rickey Gre
g, Michigan. s7, Washington, no Ellis, f, Marquette.
1t, Golden State from Buffalo from Houston, wes
Coo, fLouisille. 19, Portland, Rich Laurel,, t aofst
2a, Philaderlphia, Glean Mosley, f,,Seton Hlail,m1Denv
Anthony Roberts, g, Oral Roberts. 22, Los Angeles. No
Nixon, g, Duquesne.
pistons picks
Ben Poquette e, Central Michigan 2, John lrvi
c, Hofstra 3, Bruce King. f, Iowa 4, Jim Kennedy,
Missouri 5, Herb Nobles, f, Kansas 6, Robert Lewis,
Johnson C. Smith 7, Tim Appleton f, Kenyon S.

A's change managers-agair

By The Associated Press
OAKLAND - Bobby Winkles
jumped on the Oakland A's
shaky managerial merry-go-
round yesterday after Jack Mc-
Keon was fired and said, "If
you go into a managing job
worrying about longevity,
you're in trouble."
TEAM OWNER Charlie Fin-
ley fired McKeon early Friday
but it was revealed later he
had been considering a change
for several weeks.
IT WAS THE 15th change of
managers - and one of the
most surprising - by Finley in
the 18 seasons he's owned the
American League baseball
team. The club, relying heavily
on rookies and castoffs, was 26-
27 under McKeon, fifth in the
Western Division but just six
games behind leading Minne-
Finley said, "I'm not going
to go into details why the
change ivan made. But I like
Bobby Winkles' enthusiasm and
knowledge of the game."
McKEON WAS offered a job
as administrative assistant to
Finley, but there was no indi-
cation whether McKeon would
stay with the club.
"I thought McKeon did a

good job, but I thought he could
help me more in the front of-
fice," the owner said.
"IN MY HEART. I know I
did a good job" McKeon said.

"I asked him what I had di
wrong and he just told me
felt a change had to be mad
"But I'm going to go out li
a pro. I'm not going to

Major. League Standings
East East
W L Pet. Gi wLl
New York 33t4 .579 - Csica go4i19
Bositon 30 24 sat6 I1/,> ittsburgh 30t 213
Baltimore 30 25 .545 2 St. Louis 31 2.
Milwaukee 28 30 .483 5r = Philadelphia 30 24
Cleveland 23 26.469 6 Montreal ?_29i
Detroit 22 30 .423 8 New York22 '
Toronto .t1 35 .404 91:. Wes't
West Los Angeles 19
Minnesota 33 22 .6400 - Cincinati
Chicago 30 24 .545 2 San Francisco
Tesas 26 25 .510 4'. San Diego ?2,34 11
Caifaornia 2t 20 .500 5 ouston
Kansas City 26 28 .481 6 Atlanta 21 St 1
Oakiand 26 27 .491 5
Seattle 24 33 .407 501 Yesterday's Pltti,tt
sa .ate games not included Phiadelphia . Atiauia
Yesterday's Chicago 3, San Frans ln 1
oaltimore 6, Chicago 1 cincinnati 13, MontreaI 1
Texas at Boston, ppd., rain Pittsbnrgh 10, San Ditea
New York 4, Minnesota Ilionston 4, NewYork i
Milwaukee 4, Kansas city 3
Today's Comes Taday's Ga~nes
Chicago (Brett, 6-3) at Baltimore s gts
t(May, 7-5), a San Diego (c~rtcia. 3-5)1215
Minnesota (Glt( 5-3) at New burgh (Candelaria., 7) aC
York (Hunter, 2-3). San Francisco (lDarr, 7) a
Texas (Alexander, 6-3) at Boston cago (Burris, 5-5). a
(Tiait 3-4). Montreal (Brown, .-I) a
Kansas City (Leonard, 3-6) at cinnati (Nolan, 4-0).
Milwaukee (Sorenson, 0-0). New York (Todd, 2- and S
Deteait, (Fidrych, 1-2) at Oak- 3-4) at Houston (B= 51c1.O.0t
land (Ellis, 2-5). 1-3 and Richard 4-5) 2,t
Toronto (Garvin, 7-3) at S attle Philadelphia (Christensen. 5)4
(Abbatt, 2-4), a Atlanta (J. McLaughlin, at
Cleveland (Bibby, 4-3) at Cali- CosAngeles (Hootan. a-"')at
fornia (Ross, 2-3) n Louis (Denny, 7v0), S.

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