August 7, 1996 |
The NBA and the Miami Heat Tuesday night were discussing a settlement of pending legal issues over the signing Monday of Juwan Howard by the Washington Bullets after the contract Howard had signed last month with the Heat was voided by the NBA, league spokesman Seth Sylvan said. A settlement between the league and Heat would guarantee Howard rejoining the Bullets immediately. Sylvan declined to speculate on when a settlement would be reached.
August 6, 1996 |
Free agent Juwan Howard, who signed with the Miami Heat last month only to have the NBA reject the contract because it exceeded the league's salary cap, signed with his former team, the Washington Bullets, on Monday, leaving him, in effect, under contract with two teams at the same time. The Bullets re-signed the all-star forward to a multiyear contract that sources said will pay him at least as much as the seven-year, $100.8-million deal he signed with the Heat.
July 14, 1996 |
The Washington Bullets lost all-star forward Juwan Howard Saturday when the free agent reached an agreement in principle to play for the Miami Heat, according to his agent, David Falk. Falk declined to disclose details, but sources said the agreement involves a seven-year contract worth at least $98 million. Reached Saturday night, Bullet owner Abe Pollin said, "I don't know anything about it, and the only one you can talk to is Wes," referring to Wes Unseld, the team's general manager.
May 22, 1996 |
The New York Knicks have signed Coach Jeff Van Gundy to a two-year, $2-million contract that will replace his non-guaranteed $1 million deal for next season, according to a report in today's New York Times. The Knicks wouldn't confirm the report but have scheduled a news conference for today. Van Gundy, 34, led New York to a 13-10 regular-season record after replacing Don Nelson as coach on March 8. The team finished the season with the fifth-best record in the Eastern Conference at 47-35.
December 19, 1995 |
Faster than this speeding Bullet? Not likely. Whatever doubts remained about those jets hidden in the legs of Washington point guard Robert Pack--and there weren't many, considering his standing as one of the NBA's best baseline-to-baseline dragsters--have been answered this season. Pack's explosive start has turned the once-unwanted player into an early all-star candidate. These bursts may seem familiar.
October 20, 1995 |
Chris Webber of the Washington Bullets and Luc Longley of the Chicago Bulls were suspended for their teams' regular-season openers and fined $7,500 each for trading punches in an exhibition game Tuesday night in Chicago. Washington rookie Rasheed Wallace threw the ball at Longley and was fined $5,000. Longley's teammate, Michael Jordan, said veteran officials might have been able to stop the altercation. The NBA's 54 referees have been locked out since Oct. 1.