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May 25, 1978 - Image 15

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Up In
by Henry Engelhardt
Orr's coach clinic ...
... easy on the hoop
BASKETBALL COACHES are always into self-improvement. Perhaps
it's in the breed. They always seem to want to improve their coaching
skills, to improve their teams, at any cost.
In the case of the Johnny Orr Coaches Clinic the cost is $875.00 per per-
son (two toa room).
You see, the Johnny Orr Coaches Clinic is in Hawaii. It costs an extra
$225 for a single room.
Some high school and college basketball coaches run summer camps,
others search for cage talent on local golf courses and others attend
coaching clinics.
When you get to beas respected a coach as Orr is you get to host such a
clinic. After ten years as coach of the Wolverines, most of them successful,
Orr gets to host his clinic in Hawaii. Not Gary, Ind., or Howell, Mi., but in the
land of sunshine. ocean and high-rise tourist hotels.
A rigorous schedule
Can a coach learn more about basketball in Hawaii than one of those
other places? A quick check of the trip itinerary may answer that question.
Day 1-Arrive in Honolulu where the traditional basketball greeting of
putting the net around the coaches neck is recorded. Check in at the Sheraton
Waikiki Hotel.
Day 2-Tour Honolulu, lunch on a floating restaurant, Pearl Harbor
cruise and free evening.
Day 3-Spend the morning with Orr and the other coaches talking
strategy and technique. The afternoon is free and shopping at the Inter-
national Market is recommended.
Day 4-Time for road trip practice. Transfer to Maui. Have lunch, tour
an old whaling town (harpoon a recruit?), check in at the Sheraton-Maui.
Rest of the day is free.
Enough basketball
Day 5-Start the day with a coaches meeting to discuss basketball
problems relevant to all coaches (are the Hawaiian golf courses too windy?
Is Honolulu as pretty as Detroit? Some deep-sea fishing this afternoon, Bob-
by?). This is also the time to learn of other coaches' "personal success." (Is
it really better in Hawaii?). The afternoon's free.
Day 6-Okay, enough liasketball. Aren't you kind of sick of it by now?
"Relax all day and enjoy the beauty of Kaanapali Beach." No slam dunks
Day 7-"Today is again yours to enjoy as you wish." Was there too much
basketball on Day 6?
Day 8-There's no time for any last minute basketball cram sessions,
but perhaps you'd like to finish up your shopping before heading for home af-
ter a pause in Honolulu.
If nothing else this trip should ease the strain on coaches of trying to
relate to their Hawaiian players. As the brochure says, "Aloha! (Which
means hello, goodby and three-point-play in Hawaiian). Best of luck for the
'78-'79 season!"
Pass the pineapple.
DETROIT (AP)-The Detroit Tigers
removed right-handed pitcher Fernan-
do Arroyo from the active roster
yesterday and replaced him with right-
hander Steve Baker (4-0) from the
team's Evansville, Ind., farm club.
raThe 21-year-old Baker was to report
- to the team yesterday in Baltimore, ac-
cording to Jim Campbell, executive
vice president of the Tigers.
Arroyo injured his knee in November
and underwent an operation in
February. He reported to the team
about two weeks ago and gave up eight
hits and four runs in two relief stints.
Woud yas like to live in an elegant neo-Tudor mansion (East Quad?) Dining hall, library,
csltarsl events, interesting associates, old world ambience. The Medieval and Renaissance
Callegism is nw accepting reservations for student accommodations in the MARC Residence
Hanse, effective September 1978. If you are a MARC concentrator or if you are interested in,
the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, you are eligible to live in the MARC House. For infor-
mation ar t reserve a room for the fall, see the director, Russell Fraser (2619 Haven,
764-4140), or phone the MARC office 763-2066, or stop by the office (M-F 9:00-12:00
a 100-4:00 206 Tyler East Quad) with your name and address. Act now on your reservation.
Ony a limited number of places are available.
Redemu danara..

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, May 25, 1978-Page 15
Jones on mission of
U.S. golf detente
CHICAGO (AP) - Robert Trent a triple-decker driving range also can
Jones arrived in Moscow yesterday on be built.
a journey of golf detente. "VISITING businessmen and the
The golf course architect who has diplomatic corps will be using the cour-
built 400 links in 42 states and 23 coun- se the most at first. We hope to wean the
tries has been commissioned to design Russians into the game by awarding a
what will be the only course in the cup for the longest hitter and best put-
Soviet Union, where the game has been ter. Once they get onto the game, we
viewed as an odd capitalistic sport. think they'll go at it ina big way."
"I think it is a good omen," said Jones said the reason the Russians
Jones in an interview Tuesday before have come to golf lately was the
leaving on his trip. meeting between a Soviet diplomat,
' Yuri Kuznetzov, and the one-time U.S.
For more sports, see Page 16 ambassador t Russ a, Llewellyn
Thompson. "We met Kuznetzov in our
"IF WE GET them playing golf in- first trip to Moscow in 1974 to talkabout
stead of doing what they've been doing, a golf course," Jones said.
it will be great. Actually, they had 'The trip was sponsored by Arttand
figured that golf in other countries of Hammer, president of Occidental
the world primarily was for the af- Petroleum, who stimulated the idea for
fluent, and I think it is a great break for the course. Kuznetzov kept his golf bags
golf and it will be a great thing for them in his office closet and read every golf
to get the public playing." book in the world. He had learned to
Jones said the 7,00-yard course will play on assignments outside the coun-
be built about six miles from Moscow in try and had a15 handicap.
a rolling, timbered, greenbelt area with "He would go out in the fields and hit
a swamp that has been made into a lake golf balls around when he was home. I
and can be used for water holes. guess you would have to say he is the
He said plans are for completion by Russian golf champion - he's got
the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. He hopes nobody there to challenge him."
W L Pct. GB
Detroit................23 13 .639 EAST
Boston-................26 15 .634 - W L Pct. GB
New York.............24 14 .632 i/2 Philadelphia-.......... 19 16 .543 -
Milwaukee-............19 19 .500 51/2 Chicago-..............19 17 .528 i%
Cleveland-.............18 20 .474 6 Montreal..............20 19 .513 1
Baltimore.............17 21 .447 7i/2 New York.............19 22 .463 3
Toronto-...............15 24 .385 10 Pittsburgh-............17 21 .447 3%i2
WEST St. Louis.-.....-.........14 26 .350 7/2
Oakland...............24 16 .600 -
California-.............22 16 .579 1 WEST
Kansas City-........... 20 19 .513 3%/2 San Francisco-......... 24 14 .632 -
Texas.................19 19 .500 4 Los Angeles-........... 24 16 .600 1
Minnesota.............17 24 .415 7%/2 Cincinnati.............25 17 .575 1
Seattle ................ 16 27 .3410 Houston...............18 19 .486 51
Chicago ............... 12 24 .333 10 San Diego....-......... 18 22 .450 7
Atlanta................15 23 .395 9

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