As coach of the Vancouver Canucks, TOM WATT, 50, who coached the University of Toronto last season. Watt replaces general manager-coach Harry Neale, 48, who resigned last month.
As coach of the Minnesota North Stars, former New York Islander defenseman and one-time assistant coach LORNE HENNING, 33, who last season coached the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League. He succeeds Glen Sonmor, who resigned at the conclusion of the season to return to his job as director of player development.
TRADED: By the Chicago Bulls, guard ENNIS WHATLEY, 22, and the rights to the team's first-round selection in the college draft, forward KEITH LEE, 22, to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the rights to their first-round pick, forward CHARLES OAKLEY, 21, and guard CALVIN DUNCAN, 24; the rights to forwards KEN JOHNSON, 22, and BEN COLEMAN, 23, to Portland for the rights to center MIKE SMREK, 22; and center STEVE JOHNSON, 27, and one of the Bulls' second-round picks to the San Antonio Spurs for forward GENE BANKS, 26.
By the Washington Bullets, center-forward RICK MAHORN, 26, and the rights to center-forward MIKE GIBSON, 24, to the Detroit Pistons for forward DAN ROUNDFIELD, 32; and forward GREG BALLARD, 30, to the Golden State Warriors for a 1985 second-round draft choice, which the Bullets used to select MANUTE BOL, and a 1987 second-round choice.