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July 16, 1997 - Image 13

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Senior PGA Tour golfer John
Schroeder, a Michigan alumnus,
was more than just a face in Wednesday
the crowd at the Senior Players Juy 1 6, 197
Championship. See page 14-15.
C o ng t0 ter
Taylor inks deal with Clippers
By Sharat Raju
Daily Sports Editor Opening the vault
On June 25 at the NBA Draft, Maurice Taylor was Only 10 of the 28 first-round pcks have signed with an NBA team.
California dreamin'. Name Team Pick Terms
As of last Sunday, Taylor is California playin'. Tim Thomas Philadelphia 7 3 years, $4.64 mlliion
The Los Angeles Clippers came to terms with the for- Ovier St. jean Sacramento 11 andisclosed
mer Michigan power forward last Sunday, signing Taylor Aust in Croshere Indiana 12 undisclosed
to the requisite three-year deal for first-round draft picks. Derek Anderson Cleveland 13 undisclosed
"We wanted him in here quickly so we can begin him Maurice Taylor LA. Clippers 14 undisclosed
playing in our summer league" Clippers director of play- Brevin Knight Cleveland 16 undiclo ed
er personnel Jeff Wellman said. "We want him to get in Anthony Parker Philadelphia 21 3 years, $2.6 mllion
with our coaching staff so he can get his feet wet. The Ed Gray d Atlanta 22 undi losed
'negotiations went smoothly Rodrick Rhodes Houston 24 untdislosed
Ine accordance wth mhpolicy, the terms of the con- John Thomas New York 25 undiuclosed
tract were not released. However, based on the NBA's
i rookie wage scale, Taylor could receive up to $803,500 in
l the first year, 5920,000 in the second and $1,044,000 in
. the third. l INTRAMURAL
For rookies selected 14th, as Taylor was, the amount of SNT R S
the contract must be within 20 percent of the scale. The
wage scale was part of the collective bargaining agree- PROGRAM
ment the NBA settled on in1995.
The former Wolverine was the 10th first-round pick to
sign. Signing rookies is not always an easy task, as shown UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
by the remaining 18 first-rounders who have not yet come
to terms - so the Clippers are happy to have Taylor on
board. TENNIS Entries Taken: until Thurs 7/17 2:00pm IMSB (Main Office)
"Every team is on its own timetable," Welman said.
"We have our summer pro league going on right now so (Sgls & Dbls) Entry Fee: $5 for Singles/$9 for Doubles
it was important to get the negotiations done quickly." Tournament Format: Double Elimination (depending on #'s)
After signing the contract on Sunday, Taylor jumped Tournament Dates: Sat & Sun 7/19 & 20 (FaimerCurts @ CCRB
right into competition. The Clippers held their summer
league contest -- the Fila Summer Pro League at Long
Beach State - and Taylor showed his talents.
"He played very well," Wellman said. "He showed GOLF Entries Taken: until Weds 7/30 2:00pm IMSB (Main Office)
flashes of a lot of different offensive skills, he played Entry Fee: $15.00 per team (excluding Course Fees)
hard defensively and he did well underneath. He's in sum- Tee Times: 11:00am - 1:00pm [Two-person team scramble)
MARKFRIEDMAN/Daily t e looking at the finished
Maurice Taylor will soon be playing against stiffer competi- roduct s Tournament Date: Friday August 1 at U of M Golf Course
tion than Bradley. The former Michigan forward signed a pdut he definitely showed the talent and the work ethic
three-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers last Sunday. "Bd edn
we had hoped."
Morrison still unsigned r OFFICIATING OPPORTUNITIES
By Chris Farah like Brendan that you've got to be very Officials will be needed throughout the Fall and Winter terms. :
Daily Spurts Editor careful about" Oversardt said. "If he If you are interested in sports and would like to earn some extra
Unlike its namesake, the New Jersey plays well, he certainly could be nomi-
Devils organization is less than willing nated for the all-rookie team." spending money, attend the clinics and become an IM Official
to tempt former Michigan hockey star Aside from bonuses based on
Brendan Morrison with wealth and rich- Morrison's possible achievements in the
es beyond his wildest dreams. the NHL, settling on a contract involves
On the contrary, New Jersey is far many other issues. FALL TERM OFFICIATED SPORTS
from coming to a signing agreement The league has specific contractual Soccer Ice Hockey Softball
with its second-round, 39th pick from guidelines for entry-level players that
the 1993 NHL Draft, said Morrison's complicate salary negotiations. A sign- Pre-Season Flag Football
agent, Kurt Overhardt. ing bonus - guaranteed money - also Flag Football Pre-Season Broomball
"I don't imagine things will start mov- has to be agreed upon by the two parties.
ing until September or August, to tell Although the list of details that still Pre-Season Basketball
you the truth," Overhardt said. "Things need to be ironed out seems daunting,
are going along at a snail's pace, but Morrison still anticipates playing for the
that's not unusual for a contractual Devils.
agreement this summer. And, considering that his former For Additional Information Contact:
At 5-foot-11, 182 pounds-a relative- Michigan teammate John Madden Intramural Sports Program IMSB 606 E. Hoover 763-3562
ly small size for the NHL - Morrison signed with New Jersey as a free agent 1220 S. University, Ste.208
may not have the ideal body type fora pro on June 26- the only Wolverine to sign A ve MCDonaldshttp://www.recsports.umich.edu
player, but Overhardt said his proven skill this offseason - Morrison has even Ann Arbor
makes him a valuable commodity. more to look forward to once the bar- TeA : 313-998-0200
"There's a bonus structure with a guy gaining ends and the playing begins.

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