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Jackie MacMullan
May 10, 1999
Washington's search for a coach has included chats with Doc Rivers, Dave Cowens, Mo Cheeks, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and recently retired Knicks forward Buck Williams, but sources say Charlotte coach Paul Silas could still be in the running. Silas wants to stay with the Hornets, but if owner George Shinn tries to lowball him (as he did with Cowens), the Wizards would be a lucrative alternative....
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May 10, 1999

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Washington's search for a coach has included chats with Doc Rivers, Dave Cowens, Mo Cheeks, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and recently retired Knicks forward Buck Williams, but sources say Charlotte coach Paul Silas could still be in the running. Silas wants to stay with the Hornets, but if owner George Shinn tries to lowball him (as he did with Cowens), the Wizards would be a lucrative alternative....

Minnesota boss Kevin McHale considered adding big man Radoslav Nosterovic, the T-wolves' first-round pick last year, to the playoff roster (his season in Italy ended last week), but says, "I'm not sure it would be fair to throw him in and ask him to play?' As for those rumors McHale will step down at the end of this season, he says, "There's a far better chance of me walking away when we've got it turned around than when things aren't going our way."

...With the Glen Rice experiment exacerbating the chemistry problems in Los Angeles, the Lakers may explore a sign-and-trade agreement with him....

The change in ownership in Denver, from Ascent Entertainment Group Inc. to Bill and Nancy Laurie, heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, bodes well for vice president and general manager Dan Issel and point guard Nick Van Exel, who will be re-signed to a new deal this summer, but team sources say the future may not be so golden for first-year coach Mike D'Antoni....

They say you should throw out regular-season results when you get into the playoffs. That's good news for Miami, which is 3-20 in Madison Square Garden.

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