vs. Ohio State
Sunday, 11 a.m.
The Michigan Daily
vs. Ohio State
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, October 26, 1988
Dumars maintains humble style
as Pistons re-launch title quest
BY ADAM BENSON plays on one of the most talented
How many different ways can you teams in the NBA. It's not hard for
describe Joe Dumars? Dumars to get lost.
Fans should not feel embarrassed Dumars has to share the court
if they can't find any. The 6-2 with the brilliant Isiah Thomas, the
shooting guard of the Detroit Pistons controversial Bill Laimbeer, and
scoring machine Adrian Dantley. His
role has been given to him, yet he
thrives on it.
"This team has to know what they
are going to get from me night in
and night out," said the McNesse
State product. "I have to be that
consistent player. I need to be solid
on defense and do the little things to
help us win. I do whatever needs to
be done, that's my biggest attribute."
D A N T L E Y can best put the
significance of Dumars presence into
perspective. "He has given up some
of his individual things that he could
do on another team to play here on
this team. You must have guys like
that to have a successful team."
Besides being talented, the Pistons
are thought of as a team with high-
profiles and big egos. Dumars, on
and off the court, is the Pistons' one
"When you are the focal point all
the time, teams gear up to stop you,"
said Dumars. "I don't see teams
gearing up to stop me. This allows
me to step up and play big games."
Opponents forget that Dumars
finished sixth in the NCAA in
scoring in 1984 and that he made the
NBA all-rookie team in 1986.
YET THE Pistons don't forget.
Dumars is a vital component in this
"(Dumars) is an extraordinary
young man," said Pistons assistant
coach Dick Versace. "He handles
success for someone his age. When
you see that complete package, it's a
nice feeling. He is one of the corner-
stones of our success."
Dantley, Dumars' best friend on
the team, echoes many of Versace's
feelings. "He is a fun guy to be
around and he is very mature for his
age. He has his priorities right."
Dumars said, "These guys know
I'm not the one who is going to be
telling the jokes and doing the loud
BECAUSE OF his level-headed
personality, Dumars often loses
headlines in Detroit newspapers to
more mischievous athletes like Bob
Probert, Petr Klima, and Reggie
Rogers. Yet Dumars doesn't brag
about his attributes, he'd rather talk
The Pistons are in training camp
preparing to make another run at the
NBA title. Dumars and the Pistons
will have to work harder to repeat as
Central Division champions. Many
teams in the division have made
major trades, trying to improve their
"Those teams aren't just making
deals to keep busy, they have geared
up to dethrone the Pistons," said
Dumars. "We have to take it as such,
and we've got to respond when its
time to play."
With a new NBA season coming,
Dumars doesn't plan to do things
much differently than last year, but
he does want better results.
"We were a whistle, a bucket, a
stop away from being World Cham-
pions," said Dumars. "We have to
basically do the same things that we
did, but with more intensity. We
know what we have to do. All that's
left to do is to go out and get it
1. Illinois-Chicago (3-0-1)
2. Michigan State (3-1-0)
3. MICHIGAN (2-1-1)
4. Lake Superior (2-2-0)
5. Western Michigan (3-1-1)
6. Bowling Green (3-1-0)
7. Miami (1-3-0)
Ohio State (1-3-0)
9. Ferris State (0-3-1)
Sheldon Gorski, Illinois-Chicago
Bob Melton, Illinois-Chicago
Bobby Reynolds, MSU
Jeff Green, W. Michigan
Rod Brind'Amour, MSU
Paul Rutherford, OSU
Shane Redshaw, W. Michigan
TODD BROST, MICHIGAN
DENNY FELSNER, MICHIGAN
WMU at BGSU (Pass - Live)
UIC 4, MICHIGAN 3
MSU 7, Ferris State 4
Lake Superior 3, Miami 2
Ohio State 4, BGSU 3 (OT)
Alasksa-Anchorage 6, WMU 4
MSU 9, Ferris State 2
Miami 4, Lake Superior 3
BGSU 6, Ohio State 3
WMU 6, Alaska- Anchorage 3
Sunday's - Result
MICHIGAN 5, UIC 5 (OT)
W. Michigan at Bowling Green
Ohio State at Ferris State
Michigan State at Illinois-Chicago
MICHIGAN at Lake Superior
Miami at Alabama-Huntsville
Ohio State at Ferris State
MSU at Illinois Chicago
MICHIGAN at Lake Superior
Miami at Alabama-Huntsville
Western Ontario at Bowling Green
Joe Dumars goes in for a lay-up against former New
Net Mike Gminski. The modest Dumars does not mind
his fellow teammates grab the headlines.
aRussa named top AL manager
NEW YORK (AP) - Tony
LaRussa, who piloted the Oakland
Athletics to a club-record 104
victories and the American League
pennant, was named AL Manager of
the Year, yesterday, by the Baseball
Writers Association of America.
It was the second time LaRussa
yWon the award. He also was honored
in 1983, when he led the Chicago
White Sox to the AL West title.
LaRussa, 44, edged Boston Red
Sox manager Joe Morgan by 14
points in balloting by a committee
made up of two writers from each AL
city. LaRussa received 103 points,
compared with 89 for Morgan and 37
for Sparky Anderson of the Detroit
LARUSSA got 15 first-place
votes, six more than Morgan, who
took over the struggling Red Sox at
midseason and led the club to the AL
East title. The only other managers
receiving first-place votes were
Anderson, with three, and
Milwaukee's Tom Treblehorn with
Each first-place vote was worth
five points. Second-place votes were
worth three points each, while a
third-place vote counted as one point.
The A's improved by 23 victories
in 1988 and won the AL West by 13
games over the defending World
Series champion Minnesota Twins.
They were heavily favored to win the
Series, but were upset in five games
by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
OAKLAND finished first in the
league in pitching with a 3.43 earned
run average, second in homers with
156, and third in defense. The A's
won a franchise-record 14 straight
games in April and May and set a
Bay area attendance record, drawing
2,287,335 fans to the Oakland
LaRussa has a 752-683 record, or
.524 winning percentage, in 10
seasons in the major leagues.
A native of Tampa, Fla., LaRussa
made his big league debut at age 18
with the Kansas City A's in 1963.
He played with Oakland from 1968-
1971 and finished his career with the
Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs.
HIS MANAGERIAL career
began in 1978 when he took over the
White Sox' Class AA team in
Knoxville, Tenn. The team went 53-
25, earning LaRussa a promotion to
Chicago's coaching staff.
In 1979, he was named manager
of the White Sox' Class AAA team
in Iowa and was promoted to the
Chicago job in August. The White
Sox finished fifth that year and the
next, third in 1981 and 1982, and
then first in 1983.
The White Sox were tied for first
at the All-Star break in 1984 before
plummeting to fifth. LaRussa was
fired after the team finished third in
1985 and started the next season 26-
LaRussa joined the A's on July 7,
1986, managing the team to a 45-34
record that season and 81-81 in 1987.
He makes $350,000 a year on a
contract running through 1989.
BY MIKE GILL
- Back into the high life: Junior Randy Kwong saw his first
action of the season (along with left winger Jeff Urban) Sunday,
midway through the first period. Kwong said it was a "relief" to see
action after sitting out the first three games.
* The wonder kids: Berenson continues to receive strong
contributions from first-year players Denny Felsner, Mike Helber and
now, Ted Kramer. All had goals over the weekend. Berenson looks for
even more. from them, and is not surprised at their immediate
contributions. "I'm not really surprised with them. We recruited them
hoping that they can make contributions and fit in well with the
team." Kramer's first collegiate goal came on a deflected pass/shot that
bounded off his body.
- Finally: Last season, the Wolverines were the only CCHA team
without a tie. They picked one up in their fourth game of the season
- Down but not out: Winger Billy Jaffe was shaken up late in the
second period Sunday and did not see action the restof the game. His
injury is not serious.
- Kudos: Steve McKichan, a senior goaltender from Miami and
Bobby Reynolds, a junior left wing from Michigan State are co-CCHA
Players-of-the-Week. McKichan made 89 saves in the weekend split
with Lake Superior, including 46 in Saturday's 4-3 win (20 in the third
period). Reynolds had three goals and four assists in the MSU sweep of
Ferris State. He also had the game winner on Friday.
... top manager
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