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Jackie MacMullan
March 30, 1998
Don't look for the Pistons to make a run at Bulls coach Phil Jackson at season's end. Sources say Detroit won't spend more than $2 million a year on a replacement for Doug Collins, or at least half of what Jackson would command....
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March 30, 1998

Around The Rim

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Don't look for the Pistons to make a run at Bulls coach Phil Jackson at season's end. Sources say Detroit won't spend more than $2 million a year on a replacement for Doug Collins, or at least half of what Jackson would command....

Think new Celtic Kenny Anderson knows where to get Antoine Walker the ball? Before the point guard arrived on Feb. 20, Walker was shooting 39.8% from the floor. In Anderson's first nine games with Boston, Walker shot 47.4%. With Anderson playing sporadically last week because of tendinitis in his left knee, Walker's shooting dipped again....

Knicks center Patrick Ewing insists that if his right wrist heals in time for the postseason, he won't have any problem sharing the ball with Allan Houston, who has become New York's go-to guy in Ewing's absence. "I'm a team player," says Ewing. "Besides, I get my shots on the block, and that's not where Allan hangs out."...

Sources on the Lakers report mat Kobe Bryant's confidence has waned dramatically since All-Star weekend. Through Sunday he had seen his points per game drop from 17.9 to 15.7 Last week team vice president of operations Jerry West pulled Bryant aside and advised him to stop looking at the bench every time he makes a mistake....

Vin Baker continues to lobby hard for a contract extension for Sonics coach George Karl, who is in the last year of his deal with Seattle. But sources say Karl has told friends it might be best for him to move on even if the Sonics ante up.

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