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September 15, 1994|From Staff and Wire Reports

Dwane Casey, a central figure in Kentucky's 1989 basketball scandal, was named an assistant coach with the Seattle SuperSonics. He replaces Bob Kloppenburg, who becomes vice president of personnel and scouting.

The SuperSonics also announced the hiring of Rick Sund, former Dallas Maverick vice president, as a consultant to General Manager Wally Walker.

At Kentucky, Casey was linked to a recruiting scandal when he was an assistant under then-Coach Eddie Sutton. Casey's name was on the return address of a package sent to the father of Los Angeles Fairfax High star Chris Mills. Employees of the air-freight company said the package broke open, revealing $1,000. The NCAA concluded that the school had sent the package.

Miscellany

The San Diego Padres have signed the Memphis Chicks of the Southern League as their double-A affiliate for 1995 and '96.

Shortstop Derek Jeter, who began the season in Class A and climbed to triple-A in the New York Yankee organization, was named Baseball America's minor league player of the year. . . . The British lightweight four without coxswain that in June posted the fastest 2,000-meter time in history failed to make the final at the World Rowing Championships in Indianapolis.

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