AthleticsU.S. Sports Academy -- Named Joseph Purcell...


February 24, 1993


U.S. Sports Academy -- Named Joseph Purcell executive director of development and legal counsel.


Atlanta Braves -- Agreed to terms with 1B Brian Hunter on a one-year contract.

Orioles -- Signed P Arthur Rhodes, OF Luis Mercedes and SS Manny Alexander to one-year contracts.

Cincinnati Reds -- Agreed to terms with P Chris Hammond on a one-year contract.

Kansas City Royals -- Signed P Chuck Mount and P Ricky Rojas to minor-league contracts.

Oakland Athletics -- Signed C Eric Helfand and OF Marcos Armas to one-year contracts.


Denver Nuggets -- Placed F Gary Plummer on the injured list. Activated G Mark Macon from the injured list.

Los Angeles Clippers -- Activated F Ken Norman. Signed G Lester Conner to his second 10-day contract.

Milwaukee Bucks -- Placed G-F Todd Day on the injured list. Signed F Derek Strong and F Alex Strivrins to 10-day contracts.

Minnesota Timberwolves -- Suspended F Christian Laettner without pay for last night's game against the New York Knicks for missing a practice.

New York Knicks -- Placed G Rolando Blackman on the injured list. Activated F Eric Anderson from the injured list.

Seattle SuperSonics -- Placed C Rich King on the injured list. Activated C Steve Scheffler from the injured list.

Omaha Racers (CBA) -- Placed former Bullets G Steve Colter on the injured list.


Southwest State (Minn.) -- Named Brent Jeffers football coach.


Houston Oilers -- Named Tom Bettis linebacker coach.

Kansas City Chiefs -- Named John Bunting assistant defensive coach.

New York Jets -- Named James Harris assistant general manager.

Charlotte Rage (Arena Football) -- Announced the retirement of OL Joe DeLamielleure.


Buffalo Sabres -- Reassigned C Doug Macdonald to Rochester (AHL).

New York Rangers -- Recalled D Per Djoos from Binghamton (AHL).

St. Louis Blues -- Agreed to terms with C Nelson Emerson on a multi-year contract.

Vancouver Canucks -- Recalled D Jiri Slegr from Hamilton (AHL).

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