As coach of the Atlanta Hawks, former 76ers and Nets Coach KEVIN LOUGHERY, 41, whose nine-season pro record is 302-344.
As coach of the Los Angeles Kings, former Assistant Coach PARKER MacDONALD, 47. He takes the place of BOB BERRY, who resigned.
TRADED: By the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time All-Star Guard RANDY SMITH, 32, to the New York Knicks for a 1981 first-round draft pick.
By the New York Yankees, First Baseman JIM SPENCER, 33, and lefthanded Pitcher TOM UNDERWOOD, 27, to the Oakland A's for First Baseman DAVE REVERING, 28, and two minor-leaguers.
DIED: CLYDE LITTLEFIELD, 88, track coach at Texas for 41 years (1920-61); of natural causes; in Austin.