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June 06, 1998|Associated Press

Maynard Trudeau has a quarter-million dollars more for his retirement.

Trudeau, 74, won $250,000 Friday night by making a three-point shot during halftime of Game 2 of the NBA Finals. He won't be spending it any time soon.

"I don't retire until I'm 80," said Trudeau, a carpet installer and part-time security guard from Boynton Beach, Fla.

Trudeau got the chance to win $2 million after being selected from more than 1 million entrants in an AT&T promotional campaign. The World War II veteran had five shots--the first four worth $250,000 each, the last a cool million. He shot them rapidly, each underhanded. The first went through perfectly. The others fell off.

Trudeau, who made about half of his warmup tosses on Friday afternoon, explained his success by saying, "You gotta concentrate."

Trudeau is a native of Kankakee, Ill., and he and his wife are both big Bulls fans. "Maybe," he said, "the Jazz will give me a job."

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Former Laker guard Byron Scott, who last month led Panathinaikos Athens to its first Greek championship in 14 years, is planning to become a free agent if the team doesn't increase his salary, Scott's business manager said Friday. . . . Former Seattle SuperSonic player Paul Silas has been interviewed as a possible replacement for fired coach George Karl. Silas played 16 seasons in the NBA, including Seattle's 1979 championship season when current club president Wally Walker was a teammate.

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