BRIEFLY : MOURNING, WILLIAMS, OAKLEY FINED BY NBA.Alonzo Mourning Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. (born February 8 1970, in Chesapeake, Virginia) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBA's Miami Heat. He is also known simply as "Zo". Playing at center, he is tall, and weighs 261 lb (0 kg). of the Miami Heat The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). was fined $7,500, and New York's Buck Williams
Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina), better known as "Buck and Charles Oakley were assessed $4,000 each Monday for an incident in the Knicks' 100-99 victory Saturday.
Mourning and Williams also were ejected from the game, which carries an additional $1,000 fine.
The Dallas Mavericks named Terdema L. Ussery to a newly created position as team president and chief executive officer.
Ussery, 38, was the president of Nike Inc. Sports Management. He was also the commissioner of the CBA See Capital Builder Account. from 1991-93.
His hiring comes more than two months after the team named Don Nelson general manager to try and improve the fledgling franchise.
Twice while with Nike, Ussery was named on The Sporting News' annual list of the 100 most powerful people in sports.
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WNBA Warszawski Nurt Basketu Amatorskiego : The fledgling league has signed three of last season's top college players - Tajuma Abraham, Tamecka Dixon and Kim Williams.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Courtney James, a starter for Minnesota, pleaded innocent to a fifth-degree assault charge in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis.
James was arrested early Saturday after allegedly hitting his girlfriend with a phone book, throwing her to the floor and covering her face with his hands at her duplex.
After two potential candidates withdrew from consideration last week, Boston College apparently has focused its search for a basketball coach on the University of Rhode Island's Al Skinner and Old Dominion's Jeff Capel, and likely will decide between the two applicants by Wednesday.
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UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX women's coach Kathy Olivier signed one of Southern California's top players, LaCresha Flannigan of San Bernardino High School, to a letter of intent.