? Lou Carnesecca, basketball coach, asked what was the difference in coming back to coach St. John's after leaving the New York Nets: "$50,000."
? Bobby Hull, on today's athletes: "Why should a guy with a half-million-dollar contract want to have blood dripping down his face, or sweat, or play with bruises? Hell, they won't even play with bruised feelings now."
?Paul Hansen, Oklahoma City University coach, sitting in his office a few nights after OCU upset Oral Roberts University 100-94 when a brilliant lightning flash lit up the room: "Oral is still mad at us."
? Bud Harrelson, on the Atlanta Braves officials' statement that they think Atlanta fans deserve to see Henry Aaron break Babe Ruth's home run record: "If they really want to do it for the Braves fans, let them play in Milwaukee."
? Billy Martin, manager of the Texas Rangers, quoting Casey Stengel: "The secret of managing a club is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the five who are undecided."