The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 12, 1976 · Page 106
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 106

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 12, 1976
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 12, 1976 Ell Colleges To Battle Pros on Sunday TV year with the college telecasts winning each time. Maryland-North Carolina pulled a 7.4 share of the audience to a 5.8 for the Buffalo Braves against the Boston Celtics. Then Marquette-South Carolina outdrew the New York Knicks and the Washington Bullets. Of the top seven basketball telecasts of all-time, six were college games with the No. 1 attraction the 1975 NCAA championship between Kentucky and UCLA. more of the same this year with its Wide World of Sports, Superstars competition, American Sportsman and Howard Cosell's Sports Magazine. NBC 's last big challenge to ABC on Sunday afternoons was National Hockey League telecasts. Any sport with two "halftimes" is doomed on television and the NHL numbers brought a quick demise. NBC's hopes were buoyed by a pair of Sunday head-to-head confrontations with CBS and the NBA last junction with TVS-network and pulled bigger numbers than CBS with the National Basketball Association's Sunday game. NBC plans to put the colleges in direct competition against the pros in a package of 13 Sunday games this year. CBS will attempt to bolster its disappointing ratings of last season by offering regional games instead of national games. ABC, the usual Sunday afternoon winner with its potpourri of real and contrived sports events, will offer NEW YORK (UPI) - Gamblers and television network executives love to talk about "numbers." Numbers are point spreads to a gambler. A gambler matching a college basketball team against a pro team would mean no point spread -no betting on the game - because the pros would be such an overwhelming favorite. Numbers are the "ratings" to television executives. And NBC's brass is gambling the college kids not only can compete against the pros, but "top 'em" as well in the numbers. Last season NBC broadcast college basketball on Saturdays in con Sir k f Guaranteed Issue Life 9 Tax Shattered Flex-Annuity Guaranteed Issue Health MM GUARANTEED -TRANSMISSION SERVICE igfftMjfen TRANSMISSION SERVICE SPECIAL $4 fl95 Adjust Bands & Linkage IS nut Remove Pan & Clean Clean Filter W 842-9942 TRAMS-CO 2300 Broadway, Riviera Beach Q Moses Malone . . . one-time Brave Jim McMillian ... has left Buffalo 2250 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Suite 104 Ph. WHi-5550 WMWm Buffalo's Alumni Hold Impressive NBA Credentials mum M vy Hurry! Goodyear Radial Sale Prices End Tuesday 3 A 7 4 Uu J L AR78-13whitewall us$1.98 F.E.T. I IP' No trade needed BUFFALO, N.Y. (UPI) - The team would be formidable. After about 20 basketball games, it might even be devastating. Think of it, a front line of Bob McAdoo, Moses Malone and Gar Heard spelled by Elmore Smith, Jim McMillian, Tom McMillen, Steve Kuberski and Kevin Kunnert. Guards Ken Charles and Herm Gilliam could feed passes to the big men. Then there would be Jack Marin, Dave Wohl, Bob Weiss and Dale Schlueter for spot duty. The team could be coached by Jack Ramsay. Eddie Donovan could bejthe general manager. the name of the team could have beep the Buffalo Braves, but it isn't. The list of players the six-year-old expansion Braves have either traded away or waived is impressive. In the span of a few years the Braves have lost 14 players, all of whom are still active in the National Basketball Association. A few of the players, like McAdoo, McMillian, Malone, Charles and Kunnert, should be very active with their teams in the future. tyot to mention Ramsay, who departed for Portland after last season. Donovan, the club's general manager in its first years in the NlJA, left for the New York Knicks. TJie Braves latest deal, the one which sent McAdoo, three-time NBA scoring champ, and McMillen to the New York Knicks for John Gianelli comes after a week of maneuvering by graves co-owner Paul L. Snyder, McAdoo's agent Bill Madden, the Knicks and the Seattle SuperSonics. Rumors that McAdoo was on the trading block began circulating about a month ago. He was in the final year of his five-year contract. Snyder said he had offered McAdoo a uve-year contract calling for $500,-000 a year. Snyder set a deadline for McAdoo to 'accept or reject the deal. He said if JrlcAdoo turned down the offer, he would be traded to either the Knicks or "Seattle. The deadline passed and Snydei said the situation was at a standstill. "WJien I have something to say, I'll say it," Snyder said. Another deadline was set and it passed. McAdoo scored 42 points and grabbed a team-record 29 rebounds in Buffalo's 107-103 loss to Indiana Tuesday night. Snyder set another deadline Wednesday morning. It also passed. Then, late Wednesday, Snyder said it appeared that McAdoo's contract problem could be worked out, that there was "a good possibility" that he wouldn't be traded. By early Thursday evening, McAdoo was a New York Knick. Snyder contended all along that McAdoo and Madden were making certain contract demands that he just wouldn't meet. It was reported that Madden wanted Snyder to pick up McAdoo's personal debts, believed to be in the neighborhood of $60,000. "I'm just not going to pay it," Snyder was quoted as saying. "Nobody pays my debts." Snyder also said the negotiations were "getting ridiculous." But through it all, Snyder kept reassuring the Braves' fans. "I'm not going to do anything that will hurt this franchise," Snyder said. During the McAdoo trade controversy, Snyder also announced that Kentucky businessman John Y. Brown had become a partner in the Braves ownership. It was a partnership that Snyder and Brown, former owner of the defunct American Basketball Association Kentucky Colonels, had agreed upon during the off season. The deal, according to Snyder, finally was consummated this week. But it was Snyder who was making all the public statements during the McAdoo situation. Snyder apparently handled the entire deal. The deal has been made and McAdoo has departed. The Braves must now turn their contract attention to another star player guard Randy Smith who is in his option year. Snyder said last week that Smith's agent has agreed to a new contract. Snyder wouldn't comment further on the matter. But Smith, who played in the NBA All-Star game for the first time last season, had a somehat different story. "I really haven't even seen the contract yet," he said. The situation had a familiar ring. W9 I UHl! 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