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0 DALLAS (AP)- Dallas
Mavericks forward and University of
Michigan graduate Roy Tarpley was
suspended indefinitely without pay
yesterday, after telling team officials
he wished to seek further help from
substance abuse counselors for an
ongoing problem.
"Roy had another slip," May--
ericks General Manager Norm Sonju
said. "He did not follow the after-care
program established by the drug
Tarpley, 24, informed counselors
Wednesday night in Phoenix, where
the Marvericks are scheduled to play Dallas M
today, that he needed additional with a
professional help. Versace
MAVERICKS officials would coach.
not elaborate on Tarpley's "slip" and without p
referred such questions to NBA ward a
*physician Dr. Dave Lewis. Lewis did ioward a s
not immediately return a message is suspen
fhrm The Associated Press. treatment,
Gary Bettman, vice president and penalty.
general counselor for the NBA, also that playe
declined to elaborate on the nature of league, alt
trpley's problem. can reappi
Tarpley left the team yesterday league afte
morning to return to the Adult Abuse Tarpley
Pkogram treatment center in Van suspended
Nuvs, Calif. and was unavailable for the anti-d
comment.of Atlanta
*comment. Deritw
The Mavericks will play at eson
Phoenix with an 11-man roster. -son
Although the NBA requires 12 active S ON J
players, "intermittent reductions" are president
allowed and the Mavericks can fill det
the vacancy with a 10-day contract "He ha
player, Mavericks spokesperson his after-c
Kevin Sullivan said. have mod
TARPLEY, the Mavericks No. bettermen
" I-draft pick in 1986 and a member of result, e s
th.NBA's All Rookie team that resusltr
season, sought substance abuse help." Sun
counseling in June 1987. Three "He's
months later, Tarpley said he was cocaine e
qeated for as problem that had been added. "A
resolved, and he went on to win the basically l
NBA Sixth Man Award, which the after-ca
recognizes the league's outstanding
non-starter. going to h
"I sought professional counseling. heter tha
A felt like I had a potential problem." ere.
arpley said in a statement in 1987. Sund a
"i felt like it could get out of hand. know how'
But it's been resolved. It's over counseling
with." return to b
The NBA's anti-drug agreement "WE
states that if a player voluntarily will return
comes forward with a drug or alcohol soon, So
problem, he can undergo treatment Counse

KO'd for drugs

Waverick Roy Tarpley is on his way out of the
suspension yesterday for drug problems, while
has entered a new NBA job as the Indiana Pacers
enalty. A player coming and if Tarpley is fit to retu
second time, as Tarpley did, basketball.
ded without pay during Tarpley returned to the Mav
but suffers no further active roster December 13
Subsequent use results in missing 14 games with
er's dismissal from the cartiledge in his left knee he
though the banned player averaging 14.8 points and
ly for readmittance to the rebounds.
,r two years. In winning the Sixth Man A
:y is the first player to be last season, Tarpley averaged
in the regular season under points and 11.8 rebounds a
rug rules. Chris Washburn Mvericks advanced to the We
and William Bedford of Conference finals. In 17 pl
ere both suspended during games he averaged 17.9 point
play. 12.9 rebounds.
U AND team vice
Rick Sund would not give Versace to he
f Tarpley's after-care Indiana Pacer
s had ups and downs with
care program, which we INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
ified and changed for the Indiana Pacers have named D
t of Roy Tarpley. As a Pistons assistant Dick Versa
stepped forward and told his their new head coach in the
she needed some additional change of court leadership this s
d said. for the struggling team.
got to lick alcohol and The Pacers scheduled a
very day of his life." he conference yesterday to mak
knd the only way he can move official.
ick that is to comply with The Detroit Free Press
are. And in a nutshell he's Indianapolis Star reporte
have to be able to do that yesterday's editions that Indiana
n what he's been doing Versace and the Pacers agreed
contract Wednesday afternoon.

rn to
s the
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ce as
e the
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on a

general manager Donnie Walsh said.
"I think he has got the proper
elements in his personality and
coaching philosophy to turn it
around and continue what we want to
do in the future."
Walsh said he also interviewed
NBA assistant coaches Allan Bristow
of Denver, Bill Blair of Washington
and Frank Hamblen of Milwaukee.
The Pacers, 6-23, started out 0-7
under Jack Ramsey and lost two
more under assistant coaches Mel
Daniels and Dave Twardzik before
Irvine took over on an interim basis.
Irvine started out 5-5, but the Pacers
lost nine straight before beating the
Atlanta Hawks, 116-113, Wednesday
Versace was in his third season
with Detroit. Before that, he coached
at Bradley, where he compiled a 156-
88 record.
"I PERCEIVE this is a
wonderful opportunity to work with
Donnie Walsh and with the
ownership, which around the league
is highly respected, that's common
knowledge. It's a great basketball
Meanwhile, the Pistons hired
Brendan Suhr, an assistant coach for
the Atlanta Hawks, to replace
Versace as coach Chuck Daly's top
"We were pleasantly surprised that
Brendan would be available," Detroit
general manager Jack McCloskey
Continued from Page 12
David Bahr will fill in.
If either Pantaleo or Amine moves
down, Michigan's Murderers' Row-
the wrestlers in the weight classes
from 134-167 pounds, Fisher, Larry
Gotcher, Amine, Pantaleo, and Mike
Amine- will still remain as potent
as ever.
Bahr feels the wrestlers in the
remaining weight classes: Salem
Yaffai (118), John Moore (126),
James Dye (177), Fritz Lehrke (190),
and heavyweight Bob Potokar will
make the difference between winning
the entire tournament or just
finishing near the top.

The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 6, 1989- Page 13
teary bye,ye
to NBC baseball
No more Bob Costas. No more Vin Scully.
No more baseball on NBC.
On December 14, Major League Baseball announced a new television
contract which gives CBS the right to broadcast 12 regular season
games, the All-Star game and both the playoffs and World Series,
beginning in 1990.
And NBC? Well, they still have the Breeder's Cup.
NBC's "Game of the Week" used to be something to look forward to.
It began with that memorable tease. I would wait with baited breath as
the last commercial faded to black. Classic scenes, spine tingling images
of baseball past came to the screen. Henry Aaron rounding the bases after
number 715, Babe Ruth speaking into an NBC microphone, Carlton
Fisk waving his 1975 World Series blast fair, Bill Buckner letting the
ball roll through his legs. It got me every time.
MARV ALBERT WOULD then start things off from "30 Rock"
in New York City with the pregame a half hour before the first pitch.
Gone are the days of Albert's quick one-liners and beneath-the-surface
insults. Mary has a knack for making major sports personalities look
like complete idiots.
I guess Mary will just have to make do with Jets games on dismal
Sunday afternoons for the local New York crowd.
Bob Costas, the newest golden boy of sportscasting, will no longer
bless the baseball press box. No more Toledo Mudhens caps. No more
rating the best and worst stadiums' foods. By the way, Costas' annual
favorite was the bratwurst in Milwaukee. Not to worry, though, Costas
can still be seen on TV.
That is if you are so much of an insomniac that at 1:30 in the
morning you watch "Later", which Costas hosts. Geez, even World
Series night games end before that time.
NO MORE TONY KUBEK and his opinionated views. "Bob, I
just don't agree with you." Hopefully, Sports Illustrated will still go to
him for an occasional colorful quote.
And as much as some hated him, Scully has consistently been one of
the best in the booth. If he complimented a player, you knew that
player was one to watch. So maybe Scully went overboard sometimes,
but, hey, that's baseball.
Maybe Dick Vitale will be able to infuse the same emotional feeling
into baseball as he so eloquently does for college basketball. Then again,
probably not.
I'm sure that CBS will do, well, a terrible job in NBC's place. CBS
is a football and college basketball station. Let them stick to winter
sports. You don't see NBC going after the final four.
I've heard Brent Musberger do baseball play-by-play for CBS radio
during the past few fall classics and he's pathetic. He's the reason that
some people call baseball boring.
I CAN JUST SEE it now - "I'm Brent Musberger here in New
York. Welcome to MLB Today, here on CBsssssss." God forbid.
And John Madden will do the play-by-play. If you think violence in
baseball has increased, just wait until 1990. "Look at that putout,"
Madden will say. "Ooph, Bang, down and dirty. Those first basemen sure
are tough. I just love it when they spike a guy in the face."
Dick Butkus, of course, will be doing the predictions. "Yeah, the
Dodgers have that big guy, Kirk Gibson, right? He used to play football,
I'll go with the Dodgers."
Peter Ueberroth looks like a genius. He'll go down in history as a
brilliant sports administrator for signing the $1.1 billion contract.
Maybe there is a bright spot. Attendance might just go up.

nd Sonju said they did not
long Tarpley will undergo
g and whether he would
THINK, yes, (Tarpley
n) and we think relatively
nju said.
elors will determine when

VERSACE, an assistant coach
for Detroit and former head coach for
Bradley University, arrived in
Indianapolis on Wednesday night and
was expected to take over for interim
coach George Irvine.
"He's a good coach and I think
he's suited to our team," Pacers


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