June 29, 2001 |
Not much was expected in August when Alvin Gentry was named coach of the Clippers, considering he began his tenure with a roster of five players under 21. But after leading the Clippers to a 31-51 record--including victories in 13 of their final 16 home games--and more than doubling their victories from the previous season, Gentry was rewarded Thursday when the team picked up the option for the final two years of his four-year contract.
June 21, 2001 |
Guy Charron is not leaving the Mighty Ducks after all. More than two months after he was not retained as the team's coach, Charron decided to accept new Coach Bryan Murray's offer to become an assistant. "I talked to him three or four times," Murray said Wednesday of Charron. "No question, the first time I talked to him he sounded frustrated about what happened to him. We talked some more and I think he understands now that he'll be important to the team.
June 13, 2001 |
Coach Andy Murray, who led the Kings to consecutive 90-point seasons for the first time in the franchise's history, signed a two-season contract extension that will keep him behind the bench until 2003-04. Murray and General Manager Dave Taylor discussed an extension in January, agreeing to delay a formal agreement until season's end. Assistant coaches Ray Bennett, Mark Hardy and Dave Tippett also are expected to sign extensions soon.
February 28, 2001 |
Jim Fassel, whose guarantee of a playoff berth ignited the New York Giants' run to the Super Bowl, was rewarded Tuesday with a contract that makes him one of the NFL's highest-paid coaches. Financial terms were not immediately available, but Fassel reportedly will earn $11 million over the length of the contract. He earned $1.1 million last season, when the Giants turned from also-rans into NFC champions.
December 7, 2000 |
Winning baseball comes down to three things: pitching, pitching and pitching. The Dodger-related news from Wednesday just happened to help the team in three departments: pitching, pitching and pitching. They signed Andy Ashby. They brought back former pitching coach Dave Wallace. And they still have a chance to re-sign Darren Dreifort. That's more than a good start. It's a Maurice Greene-style jump from the blocks.
August 5, 2000 |
When USC officials announced plans to build a new campus arena last October, men's basketball Coach Henry Bibby said he wanted to be around to open the doors. On Friday Bibby took a step toward ensuring he would, signing a three-year contract extension. Added to the two years he had remaining on his current contract, the new deal carries him through the 2004-05 season.