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January 19, 1992

Baseball

Oakland Athletics -- Gave the Pittsburgh Pirates permission to interview Walt Jocketty, director of baseball administration, who is believed to be a GM candidate.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- Announced their intention to interview the following for GM: interim GM Cam Bonifay, St. Louis Cardinals farm director Ted Simmons, former Detroit Tigers GM Bill Lajoie and former Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos and New York Yankees GM Murray Cook. The other candidates are believed to be Jocketty and Houston Astros assistant GM Bob Watson.

Basketball

Global Basketball Association -- Board of governors unanimously approved the relocation of the Memphis (Tenn.) Hotshots to Pensacola, Fla. The change will be effective Tuesday.

Greensboro City Gaters (GBA) -- Fired Ed McLean, coach and director of basketball operations. Named assistant Jim Price coach.

Colleges

Minnesota -- Announced that men's basketball sophomore F Randy Carter (10.4 ppg) will have surgery tomorrow for bone spurs on his ankles and will miss at least 6 weeks.

St. Joseph's -- Added G Mike McCormick and G Steve Savage to the basketball roster.

Southern -- Named Marino Casem interim football coach.

Texas A&M -- Announced that men's basketball freshman F Damon Johnson (16.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg) will miss 4-6 weeks because of a fractured bone in his left foot. Named retired Denver Broncos QB Gary Kubiak assistant football coach.

Football

Green Bay Packers -- Hired Sherman Lewis, 49, San Francisco 49ers receivers coach, and Ray Rhodes, 41, 49ers defensive backs coach, as offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively. Announced that Dick Jauron, 41, defensive backfield coach, will retain his job.

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