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Page 12 -The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 6, 1987
Spurs to ink Robinson today

Tankers start title
defense in Evanston

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) -
Former Navy Center David
Robinson, who has kept mum his
NBA plans for six months, will sign
with the San Antonio Spurs today,
team officials said.
Robinson, the Spurs' No. 1 draft
choice, still has a two-year
commitment in the Navy, but the
team is eagerly awaiting his help for
the future.
Spurs chairman Angelo Drossos
said Robinson's signing is scheduled
for 10:30 a.m. today in t h e
Convention Center Arena, and will
be open to the public.
"It's all just falling into place,"
said Drossos, who has been talking
with Robinson and his agent for the
past 10 days.
COACH BOB Weiss said he
spoke with Robinson in September
when the 7-foot-1 All-American and

his family received a red-carpet tour
of the city. Robinson, The
Associated Press' College Player of
the year last season, had not
committed to the NBA team, but
Weiss thought Robinson could be
signed.
"When he did leave, I felt he was
open-minded and if he was open-
minded I knew Angelo could get it
done," Weiss said.
"Some people could have come
here and it didn't matter what you did
you couldn't sign them."
The first news of Robinson
agreeing to sign with the Spurs
came from the San Antonio Express-
News, which quoted Robinson's best
friend and former Navy roommate,
Carl Liebert.
"DAVID called me tonight and
told me he will be wearing the black
and silver of the Spurs," Liebert

said.
"David told me, 'They have done
everything to make me happy. How
can I turn down a situation like
that?"'
Terms of the contract were not
disclosed, but Robinson was
described as being pleased.
"He said he will be paid what he
asked for," Liebert said. "David said,
'They have been honest and fair with
me and' I can't turn (the contract)
down.'
"It must be all right, but it was
not only the contract he was happy
about," Liebert told the newspaper.
"He was positive about the whole
situation."
The Spurs are coming off their
worst season at 24-58 and see
Robinson adding to their current
stock of young players.
"WE'RE NOT just going to sit

and wait. Our goal is to make the
playoffs and hopefully not by the
skin of our teeth," Weiss said.
Weiss said it may take Robinson
two years before he reaches his
potential.
"We got a lot of people for their
own reasons who have reasons to
compete," Weiss said. "We want to
develop players so when David
Robinson gets here I don't want him
to be the only player."
At Navy, Robinson set 33 school
records, including 2,669 career
points, 1,314 rebounds and 516
blocked shots.
NEL Scores
Devils 5, Blues 3
Canucks 4, Flyers 2
Penguins 4, Islanders 2
Maple Leafs atBruins
Oilers at Flames

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By STEVE ROEDER
The Men's and Women's swim
teams will begin the defense of
their Big Ten titles tomorrow
(women) and Sunday (men) at the
Big Ten Relays in Evanston.
The non-scoring, all-relay meet
will inaugurate Northwestern's
new 50 meter facility, and will
feature teams from Indiana, Iowa,
Michigan State, Ohio State,
Wisconsin, and h o s t
Northwestern..
The purpose of the meet, as put
by third year women's head coach
Jim Richardson, is "to see what
we have in a low pressure
environment.
"We will swim some relays that
we normally don't in the regular
season," he continued, "and we
will come out of the meet with
some indication of our depth in
each stroke."
Added sixth year men's head
coach Jon Urbanchek, who directed
the Wolverines to a 6th place
finish at the NCAAs last spring:
"We can concentrate on swimming
fast without worrying about a
team score. The times will tell us
where we are in terms of training
at this point of the season."
Richardson expects distance
freestyler Gwen DeMatt to excel at
the meet. DeMatt, now a

sophomore, helped lead last year's
squad to a 10th place N C A A
finish.
All-American Susie Rabiah
heads the Wolverine sprint relay
teams and Molly Hegarty should
be a force in butterfly events.
Candice Quinn and Ann Colloton
lead Michigan's heavily favored
breaststroke contingent.
Due to the graduation of last
year's co-captain All-Americans
Joe Parker and Dave Kerska,'
sophomore Brent Lang will be
called upon to anchor the sprint
freestyle races.
Urbanchek anticipates excellent
performances by 1987 NCAA
finalist Marty Moran (butterfly),
junior Alex Alvizuri (backstroke),
and rookie Scott Ryan (distance
free). Additionally, he expects co-
captain Jan-Eric Olsen and Mike
Barrowman to win the breaststroke
relays in the conference's most
competitive stroke.
This weekend's meet will be
used as a tune-up for important
meets in early December, when
the women will travel to
Indianapolis to compete in the
three-day Indiana Invitational,
while the men compete in the
two-day Eastern Michigan,
University Invitational.

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