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July 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rick Mahorn, released by the Philadelphia 76ers this month, has signed a two-year, $3.6-million deal to play for Rome's Il Messaggero in the Italian Professional League.
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January 5, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Cooper, a million-dollar immigrant to Italy known to his teammates as "the Farmer," lofted a free throw that hit the rim, bounced off the backboard and settled back toward the basket--until a defender swooped up and knocked it away. Said Cooper: "I thought to myself, 'Hey--goaltending! He can't do that!' But I was wrong; in Italy the ball's live after it hits the rim, so there was nothing to do but smile and run back down the court."
SPORTS
June 27, 1990
Brian Shaw, the former UC Santa Barbara basketball star who was a first-round draft pick of the Boston Celtics in 1988 but who played for Italy's Il Messaggero last season, must return to the United States and honor the five-year contract he signed in January with the Celtics, a judge in Boston ruled Tuesday. Even so, General Manager Jan Volk said the Celtics can't go into today's NBA draft assuming that the point guard definitely will be on the team next season.
SPORTS
July 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rick Mahorn, released by the Philadelphia 76ers this month, has signed a two-year, $3.6-million deal to play for Rome's Il Messaggero in the Italian Professional League.
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August 11, 1990 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Cooper's 12-year career with the Lakers will be over in a week, if all goes according to plan. The team is planning to put Cooper on waivers Wednesday, and any NBA club would then have 48 hours to claim him at his salary of a little more than $600,000. Should all pass, Cooper would be free to accept a three-year, $5-million offer from Il Messaggero Roma of the Italian League.
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August 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
Michael Cooper signed a two-year contract with Il Messaggero Roma of the Italian League on Saturday, one day after he cleared NBA waivers following his release by the Lakers. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but Cooper should be making more than his 1989-90 NBA salary of about $600,000. Cooper is expected to join the team in the next few days. The Italian season opens in September. Cooper, 34, played 12 seasons for the Lakers and helped the team win five NBA titles in the 1980s.
SPORTS
August 11, 1990 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Cooper's 12-year career with the Lakers will be over in a week, if all goes according to plan. The team is planning to put Cooper on waivers Wednesday, and any NBA club would then have 48 hours to claim him at his salary of a little more than $600,000. Should all pass, Cooper would be free to accept a three-year, $5-million offer from Il Messaggero Roma of the Italian League.
SPORTS
July 17, 1990
A U.S. appeals court Monday ruled in favor of the Boston Celtics in the team's contract dispute with guard Brian Shaw. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston affirmed a lower court decision that Shaw, formerly a star for UC Santa Barbara, must terminate his contract with Il Messaggero, an Italian team. The agent for Shaw, who signed a five-year, $6.2-million contract with the Celtics Jan. 26, notified the Celtics June 6 that Shaw intended to honor the second year of his contract with Il Messaggero.
SPORTS
June 29, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
Hey, good news in Thursday morning's Rome newspapers: Not a single mention about anybody in Italy being interested in Bo Kimble. The big story--after several pages of soccer, of course--in Il Messaggero Roma was headlined: "Torno a Roma" --"I'm Returning to Rome."
SPORTS
July 17, 1990
A U.S. appeals court Monday ruled in favor of the Boston Celtics in the team's contract dispute with guard Brian Shaw. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston affirmed a lower court decision that Shaw, formerly a star for UC Santa Barbara, must terminate his contract with Il Messaggero, an Italian team. The agent for Shaw, who signed a five-year, $6.2-million contract with the Celtics Jan. 26, notified the Celtics June 6 that Shaw intended to honor the second year of his contract with Il Messaggero.
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June 29, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
Hey, good news in Thursday morning's Rome newspapers: Not a single mention about anybody in Italy being interested in Bo Kimble. The big story--after several pages of soccer, of course--in Il Messaggero Roma was headlined: "Torno a Roma" --"I'm Returning to Rome."
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