? Red Auerbach, former Boston Celtic coach, now general manager, on why he would not want to coach professional basketball again: "Besides the fact that it wouldn't sit right at home, I have to be realistic. Whatever I might do now would be anticlimactic. I wouldn't want to be compared to other coaches who retired, then made comebacks and didn't do as well as previously."
? Edward Bennett Williams, Washington Redskins president, on Coach George Allen's trading preferences: "His father gave him a six-week-old puppy when he was four, and he traded it away for two 12-year-old cats."
? Bill van Breda Kolff, Detroit Pistons coach, on the price of technical fouls going up from $25 to $50 this year: "They can't hit me with fifty bucks—not with President Nixon's freeze on."