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Scheer Is Negotiating to Head CBA

May 22, 1986

Carl Scheer, recently fired as general manager of the Clippers, is negotiating to become commissioner of the Continental Basketball Assn., current Commissioner Jim Drucker said.

Drucker, who has been CBA commissioner since 1978 and has seen the minor league grow from eight teams to 14, said he will direct marketing and television production next year, then hopes to operate his own franchise in 1988.

"I was scared of leaving as commissioner if the owners did not bring in a qualified guy and the league went down the drain," Drucker said. "When I read in the papers he (Scheer) was available, I called him, and we've gotten him real excited about the CBA. Negotiations began about two weeks ago and should be completed within a few days."

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