Daily News from New York, New York on May 31, 1979 · 85
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WOULD. YOU BELIEVE By BillGollo Cherry pickers Don Cherry, who led the Boston Bruins to four straight division titles, was hired yesterday as coach of the Colorado Rockies, the worst team in the NHL, Terms of the long-term contract with the Rockies were not disclosed, but ' reportedly he will be getting $150,000 a year. Rockies' general manager Ray Miron and president Armand Pohan made the announcement at a news conference yesterday with Cherry. Scene off the climb Franklin Jacobs returns to the scene of the climb tonight when the Fairteigh Dickinson University junior opens defense of his high-jump crown at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Illinois. Two years ago, the 5-8 freshman burst into national prominence at lllini Stadium when he leaped a then personal best of 7-5 to finish second in his first NCAAs. Where's Marvis? Marvis Frazier, 18-year-old son of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, failed to appear at the weigh-in yesterday for the Pan-American Games trials in Toledo. No reason was given for the absence of Frazier, the Golden Gloves heavyweight champion who is undefeated in 31 amateur bouts. Sticking with Moe San Antonio Spurs' president Angelo Drossos, admitting that at one point this season he felt controversial Doug Moe was finished as the team's coach, said yesterday the Spurs will keep Moe on. The announcement ended weeks of speculation that Moe would be leaving the team he has coached to two consecutive Central Division titles. Nets land Slammer The Nets have had some sky walkers in their brief history, like Dr. J and Dr. Dunk (Darnell Hillman). Now they have another, The Mad Slammer. The Slammer is disguised as Doug Jemison, mild-mannered swingman from the University of San Francisco. Jemison was drafted on the seventh round last year, but decided to play his senior year in college. He's no Larry Bird, but the Nets feel he has a chance to make the club, joining a former USF teammate, Winford Boynes, last year's number one pick. Jemison signed a contract yesterday, the terms of which were undisclosed. Today's quote Mets' Willie Montanez, who is hitting a . shade over .200, kidding with teammates before Tuesday night's game: " gof to get a couple of hits so my average will equal my weight. " Written and edited by Aaron C. Elson, Gene Ward, Frank Kelly, Jack Lang and Chuck Slater. ' " News pnolo by Dan Jacino John McEnroe ... out of his element. Name your racquet John McEnroe can be taken. Just name your game, as long as it isn't tennis. "I finished third of five contestants," the young ace from Douglaston told The . News yesterday. "The only thing I won was ping-pong." McEnroe, displaying a new humility, was talking about the World Racquets Championships, in which five champions from various racquet sports competed against each other, but not in their own specialty. "I got beat in squash, racquetball and badminton," McEnroe said with a grin which showed it didn't bother him in the least. "I wasn't very good and a lot of people will see it for themselves." That's because the affair will be televised June 10 on CBS. Dr. I lands Mr. K Irwin Weiner, agent for Julius Erving, has added another high-flying forward to his impressive stable of clients. It's Greg Kelser, chief beneficiary of Earvin Johnson's magic act at Michigan the last two seasons. Weiner went to Detroit Sunday and signed Kelser, whose parents celebrated the deal by treating Irwin to a barbecue. Kelser will be treated to a more sumptuous feast on June 20, when the sixth annual "Dr. I" Fund Foundation Dinner is held at the Waldorf. Dr. I, of course, is Weiner, and the proceeds of the $150-a-plate dinner will go to charity. However, Irwin doesn't figure to be too charitable to the team that picks Kelser in the NBA draft five days later. Sportstuff The answer to yesterday's trivia question Name the only five foreign heavyweight champions of the world is Ingema Johanssen (Sweden), Max Schmeling (Germany), Primo Camera (Argentina). -eBob Fitzsimmons (England) and Tommy Byrnes (Canada). Today's question, submitted by Fred McKie of Somerville, N.J., is: Which three major league franchises had, at some point in their careers, three players who hit 500 or more lifetime home runs, and who were the players? Here's a chance to participate in your Daily News sports section. Send contributions to Sportstuff, New York Daily News Sports Dept., 220 E. 42d St, j-; New York, N Y. 10017. FOR FRANCHISE INFORMATION CALL (516) 487-4369 fRB&t TRANSMISSION CARE BOOKLET SLIGHTLY HIGHER T - Top cyclists Ian Jones of Stamford, Conn., won the men's race and Karen Strong of Toronto took the women's race yesterday in cycling competition in Central Park which will lead to the selection of the United States team in the Pan American Games, July 1-15, in San Juan, P.R. Jones won the 62.5-mile men's race in a time of 2:12 with Roger Young of Detroit second in the field of 200. Jackie Bradley of Davenport, Iowa was second in the 50-woman field which raced 17 miles. Shcrtstuff The U.S. took a 6V'2-5y2 lead over Britain on first day of Walker Cup golf play at Muirfield, Scotland, as teenage Doug Clarke handed out record 8-and-7 18-hole defeat to veteran Briton John Davis. Only an hour later Scott Hoch won convincingly over Jim Buckley, only . Welshman on British team ... A professional gambler can be barred from Meadowlands racetrack-because of his conviction in connection with a race-fixing scheme at C F r R S -3 There were be races again in the park today with the Pan-Am teams being selected after races in Philadelphia Saturday. Celtics, Bird thisclose The Celtics expect to sign college star Larry Bird tomorrow in Boston, both the team and Bird's agent said yesterday after fruitful negotiations. "We made progress today and I want to digest it," said Bird's agent, Bob Woo If. A meeting tomorrow was scheduled, with both sides agreeing it could be the last. Atlantic City PACIlin SPECIAL PACKAGE Includes: Round-Trip Transportation Six Hours in Atlantic City Luncheon & Cocktail at World Inil Hotel (1 bfock from Casino) ALL SOI 00 PER FOR I PERSON Departures Sundays 4 Wednesdays ttom Manhattan (9.30 art) & Sionx (9 00 ami K CASSER TOURS Div. of Manhattan Transit Co. ICC MC 42242 - 46 W. 43rd St.. NYC or call . (212) 730-2600 (212) 295-2700 f THE NEW HOTEL On Manhattan's Smart Eastside 144 E. 40th St. (bet. 3rd. & Lex) y,. r r-, r- r- LOW LOW DAY RATES r till CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION AVAILABLE IN YOUR PRIVATE 9 A.M. to P.M. Mon I $1495 thru ' Sun Conditioned R03M rvi-: mi rr Mjrchase necessary a Maryland track, a New Jersey appeals court has ruled. ' Edward H. Bishop, 38, of Claymont, Del., was ejected from the publicly-owned race track in June 1977 by security personnel ... Up in Boston Anthony P. Ciulla, chief prosecution witness in a multi-million dollar -race-fixing trial testified he was paid $10,000 for an interview with Sports Illustrated to describe his 15-year career in a story entitled "Confessions of a Master Fixer": . . . Atlanta Flames have made up their minds about a new coach but aren't telling. GM Cliff Fletcher said a decision has been reached about a replacement for fired Fred Creighton, but "it wouldn't be fair to the man I've offered the job to reveal his name. If he .decides not to come to Atlanta, he doesn't want his name mentioned." One prospect Fletcher admitted to was Scotty Bowman, who later in the day accepted job with Colorado Rockies . ... University of Nevada-Las Vegas head basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian says he recently turned down offer from Lakers to take over team if current coach Jerry West left. Tarkanian said offer came from owner Jack Kent Cooke before he decided to sell team , "In LABOR ONLY PARTS & OIL EXTRA Drain transmission Adjust bands Inspect motor mounts NASSAU 309 W. Merrick Ad. (S16 825-1748 cor So. Cenfai Ave Vaiiey Slream OUEENS 207 26 Northern Blvd. 428 2244 Near Clearwe tipwy.. Bavside 72 01 Queens Blvd. 672 3500 Nli T2nd St.. Woodside 73 46 Gr'Jid Aire 42 9200 Check fluid level Adjust linkages Road test car FOREIGN CARS 1434 Utica Ave. Comer of 921 Atlantic Ave. Between St. James 2501 Fulton Street Near Jamaica 270 fourth Ave. BROOKLYN NA 9 0350 Farragut Road 783 0818 and Grand Ave. Dl 5 3848 BRONX 1810 E. 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