Bullets' Pack is progressing step at a time

March 19, 1996|By Jerry Bembry | Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF

BOWIE - During the past month when you would ask Robert Pack about his return to the Washington Bullets, he'd pick an approximate date. That is why each week there has been anticipation that he might return to practice with his teammates.

"I've stopped doing that," Pack said last night. "All I was doing was setting myself up for disappointment."

Pack, out since January with a damaged nerve in his right leg, did not practice with the Bullets last night. But there was a positive sign in his progress: Pack played one-on-one with guard Chris Whitney before practice.

"It felt pretty good," Pack said after his first such workout. "I'm ready for the one-on-one stuff, just to see where I am."

That is encouraging to the Bullets, who have won six of their past eight to stay in the playoff race.

"He's moving forward," Bullets coach Jim Lynam said of his point guard. "I think Robert doesn't want to return until he's pretty ready. And I respect him for that."

Pub Date: 3/19/96

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