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June 21, 1989
Sharunas Marchulenis, star guard of the Soviet Union's national basketball team, said Tuesday that he will play for the Golden State Warriors next season, becoming the first Soviet to play in the National Basketball Assn. "I'm certain I will be the first from my country to play basketball as a pro in the United States," Marchulenis said from Zagreb, Yugoslavia. "Everything is settled with the Soviet sports authorities and I'm continuing my basketball career in the NBA." Marchulenis, 25, a 6-foot-5 1/2 Lithuanian who was drafted by the Warriors in 1987, is considered the second-best Soviet national team player after center Arvydas Sabonis, who was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers but signed with Spain's Forum Filatelilco earlier this month.
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June 25, 1989 | Associated Press
Sharunas Marchulenis, the leading scorer for the Soviet Union's 1988 Olympic gold medal-winning team, became the first player from his country to join the National Basketball Assn. by signing a three-year contract with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors, in announcing the signing of the 6-foot-5 guard from Lithuania Saturday, declined to disclose contract terms. "He is the world's premier basketball player outside the United States, both in my opinion and in the eyes of many basketball authorities," said Don Nelson, Warrior coach and general manager.
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June 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Alexander Volkov, a star forward on the Soviet national team, said today he has received permission to play in the National Basketball Assn. and he is "free to join any NBA team." But center Arvidas Sabonis, considered the best player in the Soviet Union, said he has abandoned the idea of joining the NBA "for now" and will play in Spain. "The Soviet Sports Committee has given me the permission to play in America, and I'm free to join any NBA team," Volkov told the Associated Press.
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June 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Alexander Volkov, a star forward on the Soviet national team, said today he has received permission to play in the National Basketball Assn. and he is "free to join any NBA team." But center Arvidas Sabonis, considered the best player in the Soviet Union, said he has abandoned the idea of joining the NBA "for now" and will play in Spain. "The Soviet Sports Committee has given me the permission to play in America, and I'm free to join any NBA team," Volkov told the Associated Press.
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June 25, 1989 | Associated Press
Sharunas Marchulenis, the leading scorer for the Soviet Union's 1988 Olympic gold medal-winning team, became the first player from his country to join the National Basketball Assn. by signing a three-year contract with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors, in announcing the signing of the 6-foot-5 guard from Lithuania Saturday, declined to disclose contract terms. "He is the world's premier basketball player outside the United States, both in my opinion and in the eyes of many basketball authorities," said Don Nelson, Warrior coach and general manager.
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August 7, 1987
Atlanta Hawks forward Dominique Wilkins scored 34 points to lead the American-Soviet team to a 145-114 victory over a Southern California squad Thursday night before an estimated crowd of 1,000 at Albert Gersten Pavilion on the Loyola Marymount campus. Eight members of the American-Soviet team scored in double figures, including Cliff Levingston with 21 points, Soviet National Team players Aleksandr Volkov with 20 and Sharunas Marchulenis with 18.
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June 26, 1989
Yugoslav basketball star Drazen Petrovic, considered the best guard in Europe, said he might join the Portland Trail Blazers. Petrovic, 25, who plays for Real Madrid, said after the European Basketball championships at Zagreb, Yugoslavia, that Portland was willing to "buy the rest" of his contract from the Spanish team. After last year's Seoul Olympics, where Yugoslavia lost to the Soviet Union in the final, Petrovic signed a four-year contract with Real Madrid, reportedly for $1 million.
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June 21, 1989
Sharunas Marchulenis, star guard of the Soviet Union's national basketball team, said Tuesday that he will play for the Golden State Warriors next season, becoming the first Soviet to play in the National Basketball Assn. "I'm certain I will be the first from my country to play basketball as a pro in the United States," Marchulenis said from Zagreb, Yugoslavia. "Everything is settled with the Soviet sports authorities and I'm continuing my basketball career in the NBA." Marchulenis, 25, a 6-foot-5 1/2 Lithuanian who was drafted by the Warriors in 1987, is considered the second-best Soviet national team player after center Arvydas Sabonis, who was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers but signed with Spain's Forum Filatelilco earlier this month.
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November 22, 1987 | Associated Press
Bob Knight, whose coaching career has been filled with controversy, created another stir Saturday night. Knight, furious with a referee's decision, took his Indiana University players off the court with him after he got his third technical foul and automatic ejection, forfeiting an exhibition game to the Soviet national team. The Soviets, leading, 66-43, with 15:05 remaining, were declared the winners by referee Jim Burr. Knight and his players refused to talk to the media after the game.
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July 4, 1989
Pete Rose has eight letters in his two names. Harmon Killebrew has 15. All else being equal, doesn't Rose have almost twice the earning power of Killebrew when they sign autographs at the these baseball card shows? Doesn't seem fair, does it? Hall of Fame slugger Mel Ott once said, "Every time I sign a ball, and there must have been thousands, I thank my luck I wasn't born Coveleskie or Wambsganss or Peckinpaugh." The trick, of course, is to change your name.
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