September 30, 1992 |
C.M. Newton, Kentucky's athletic director, was elected president of USA Basketball, succeeding Dave Gavitt.
May 31, 1990
Dave Gavitt, commissioner of the Big East Conference and head of amateur basketball in the United States, moved to the pro ranks Wednesday by accepting a challenge to rebuild the Boston Celtics as their director of operations. Gavitt, former coach at Dartmouth and Providence, was given a five-year contract. "It's time for a new challenge in my life," Gavitt said. "Some of the challenges are the same, but the scoreboard is a little brighter than the arena I'm coming from."
May 30, 1990 |
Big East Commissioner Dave Gavitt today was named head of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics. One of his first tasks will be to find a successor to fired head Coach Jimmy Rodgers. "I believe we have landed one of the best basketball minds in the business," said Red Auerbach, the Celtics' president. "He will be senior executive president and chief operating officer. He's the basketball guy that we feel can do an awful lot."
January 10, 1988 |
Time for Big East Commissioner Dave Gavitt to come to the aid of his conference. Georgetown and Pittsburgh played what passed for a basketball game at Capital Centre Wednesday night. The Hoyas won, 62-57, not that big a surprise in spite of Pitt's silly No. 2 ranking. The Panthers without academic casualties Rod Brookin and Mike Goodson are a good team but Coach Paul Evans wasn't far wrong when he said, "The lineup we're playing, we aren't even No. 22 much less No. 2."