Jordan inks deal with CelticsFor 1999 Penn graduate and Ivy League Player of the Year Michael Jordan, the call finally came. Jordan signed a deal with the Boston Celtics yesterday for his first real shot at cracking the professional ranks. The Philadelphia native spent time in Boston this summer playing for the 76ers' team in Shaw's Summer League. The Celtics roster currently includes three other point guards -- starter Kenny Anderson, veteran three-point specialist Dana Barros and eight-year NBA journeyman Doug Overton, who played his college ball at La Salle. Jordan led the Quakers last season in scoring, at 16.0 points per game. He was among the Ivy League leaders in every important statistical category, including a .510 field goal percentage that was bettered only by Cornell's Derke Kruse. --Jesse Spector
Dunphy to lead chat about teamsPenn men's basketball coach Fran Dunphy will participate in an online lecture today on the subject of teamwork. The lecture, accessible at the Web site www.horizonlive.com, will be held at 2 p.m. Dunphy, who teaches a Wharton Management course, will discuss the way he runs the Quakers and how it relates to fostering teamwork and strong communication. HorizonLive Media Director Matt Wasowski is pleased that Dunphy will participate in the lecture today, noting that Dunphy's status as a Wharton professor will be of particular interest to audience members from the corporate world. "It's a way to give [Dunphy] an approachability to an audience," Wasowski said of the online talk, in which audience members will be able to ask questions of the coach of the two-time defending Ivy League champions. The lecture, which is free, is accessible on the www.horizonlive.com Web site by clicking on the "Free Live Events" link. Space is limited, and registration is required. -- Ryan Kelly Comments powered by Disqus
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