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Feeling a draft
Gso inline to see who preceded Andy
Hilbert in the NHL draft and to check
out the first two rounds of the draft.


JULY 3, 2000

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Car signs extension to
coach through 2005

By Ryan C. Moloney
Daiy Spos t'.os
Lloyd Carr's week-long July 4th aca-
tion reached an apex of sorts before his
plane esen left the runway.
Carr. Michigan's football coach for
the past fie cyears, signed a six-year.
S6 112-million contract last Mondas
putting him among the nation's coach-
ing elite in terms of salary.
The deal was a renegotiation of Carr's
54.87-million contract for seven vars,
inked in 1998.
The incentive-laden contract will pay
Carr a base of S287,100 annually for his
coaching duties - the same figure as
the last contract. The remaining bulk of
Carr's salary consists of S765,01 start-
ing next year and each following year
for appearances on television, radio and
the Internet.
(Carr will also receive a month' sworth
of base salary for each bowl game --
Michigan has played in a bowl for 25
years running and would only miss an
invitation in the extremely unlikely
event of a losing season.
Carr will donate $50,000 of his year-
Iv salary for a women's athletic scholar-

shtip 'at Michig'asi.k7ates's cotttact an
calls fo t S550 11 tCr ecistbuted eact
near to his coaching staff
"Ilis contract isctsrv unique" interim
athletic director Bill Martin told the
Detroit Free Press ,"er' few include
provisions ofthat nature
Carr served as defensive coordinator
for Michigan during the Bo
Schembechler and Gavr Moeller eras
from 1980-94 before assuming the head
coach position in 1995.
Carr sports a 49-13 career record and
the 1997 national title - Michigan's
first since 1948. lie has captured two
Big Ten titles and three bow wins -
including a 35-34 overtime thriller over
Alabama in last season's Orange Bowl
The new deal puts Car slightly
behind Michigan State basketball coach
Tom Izzo for the title as highest paid
college coach in the state of Michigan.
Izzo signed a deal for an average of
SI.1-million a year on the heels of the
Spartans' national championship win
last spring. Carr's closest football coun-
terpart, Michigan State's first-year
coach Bobby Williams, makes a paltry-
in-comparison 5485,000 per year.

2 -x
NBA commissioner David Sterni(dl congrat
Cavaliers selected him with the eighth pick in
NBIJ'A, s t ifk
By Jeff Phillips
taily Sports Writer
For the past few years the basket-
ball world has been caught in the
debate of what to do with young
players wanting to play professional-
Young players want to make
money for playing basketball and the
NBA remains their sole outlet.
But the NBA still hasn't made up
its mind as to what it wants to do. It
is not sure whether to require upper-
classman standing -- as in the NFL.
-- or to develop a minor league sys-
tem, as in baseball and hockey.
Advocates for players staying in
school often use San Antonio's Tim

Carr in the fast lane
Lloyd Car's new contract will pay him $852,000 next season
and $1.052 million each of the following five seasons. How
Carr's contract compares to what some of his peers wil make
this year:

Bruins make
Hilbert their
. third pick .
By Arun Gopal
DalyS sprts sltitos
The Michigan hockey program has
been supplying the National Hockey
League with outstanding talent for sev-
eral sears. In his sixteen seasons at the
hest of the Wolverines, coach Red
Berenson has watched numerous
Michigan stars - such as Blake SloJr
Aaron Ward, John Madden, and StW
Shields - make successful transitions
from college to the pros.
a few years, Bercnson may be
adding another name to that list.
Sophomore center Andy Hilbert was
chosen by the Boston Bruins with the
AP PHOT seventh pick in the second round (37th
tulates Jamal Crawford after the Cleveland selectioti verall) of the 2000 NHL
the 2000 NBA Draft. Entry 1 t
"The Bruins organization is t
notch," Hilbert said. "I'm real happy t
be going to Boston."
Hilbert is in the relative minority o
North Amnencan hockey players whc
choose to attend college instead of play
-ing major junior hockey in Canada
Although his chosen path might be th
Duncan as a prime example. Duncan road less-travelled, Hilbert appears t
stayed at Wake Forest for four years, have no regrets about his decision t
was picked No. 1 overall, and helped cotae to Ann Arbor.
lead the Spurs to, the NBA title in his "I think the NCAA is the best routest
second year. get to the pros," Hilbert said. "In col#
"The NBA likes players to stay (in the competition is older, so it preps yo
school for multiple years)," said , for profess ional players.
Rick Sund, the Detroit Pistons ' ou also have to juggle both schoo
General Manager and vice- and) ockey, so you learn good tim
President. management skills."
Again this year a senior was taken ' Hilbert, who was rated 58th out of al
No. I in the draft, Cincinnati's North1 American and European player
Kenyon Martin. eligible for the draft, has not come to'
So, every player should stay in decision on his future. Although th
school for all four years, right'?' Bruins own Hilberts professional rids
For every Tin Duncan and Kenyon he has no pressure to leave school.
Martin, there is a player who "I have no idea what I'm doing nex
would've helped their chances by year" Hilbert said. "Ourteaa is going
leaving early. In the 2000 NBA be good. We have a good shot at win
draft, one has to look no further than ning the national title, so I'm not wor
1Wkleber State's Harold Arceneaux. ied about the future"
Arceneaux was highly regarded by Whenever he does decide to go pr
NBA teams after his performance in Hilbert will become part of one of th
the 1999 NCAA tournament, but most revered teams in all of sports.
chose to stat in school one more Boston was one of the "Original Six'
year. founding members of the Nationa
The resulti? Arceneaux was not Hockey League (along with De ,it
drafted this year. He earned a college Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, an
degree, but Arceneaux hurt his New York Rangers) The Bruins alumn
dream of making in the NBA list includes some of the greatest name
"(NBA teams) are looking a lot at in hockey, such as Bobby Orr an
upside right now -- maybe they look Raymond Borque.
at seniors as being maxed-out," said Although Hilbert has a long way tog
former lorida standout Mike Miller. before getting mentioned in the sam
Entering the NBA draft after a breath as those legends, he welcome
couple years of college or after high the opportunity to play in a city that i
schoolcan be the right decision - it accustomed to greatness on the ice.
would be hard to tell Kevin Garnett "The people in Boston are
and Kobe Bryant they made a Hilbertsaid."I'mreallylooking forwar
See DRAFT, Page 15 toplaying for the Bruins some day."

Steve Spurrier
Bbby Bowden
Nick Saban
Joe Piterno
John Cooper
Mlack Brown
Rick Neulcisel
Glen Masson
Birry Alvarez
Bobby Williams

Florida State
Louisiana State
Penn State
Ohio State
Michigan State

$2 million
$1.5 million
$1.2 million
$1.1-$1.5 million
$1.1 million
$1 willion

Uoyd Carr's new contract,
the biggest in school
history, has him smiling all
the way to the hank

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