October 27, 2004



ATHLETICS: Named Rene Lachemann bench coach. Announced pitching coach Curt Young, hitting coach Dave Hudgens, bullpen coach Bob Geren, first base coach Brad Fischer and third base coach Ron Washington agreed to one-year contracts.


NBA: Suspended Grizzlies F/C Lorenzen Wright one game for shoving Bucks C Zaza Pachulia in the face in Oct. 21 game.

CAVALIERS: Waived F/C Art Long.

HAWKS: Promoted Chris Grant to vice president of basketball operations and assistant general manager.

KINGS: Released C Adam Parada.

NETS: Named Bobby Marks director of basketball operations.

TIMBERWOLVES: Released F Rick Rickert, F Jackie Butler and G Blake Stepp.


NEVADA: Announced G Kevyn Green has left men's basketball team.

ST. PETER'S: Named Stephanie DeWolfe women's basketball coach.


BEARS: Waived TE Mike Pinkard from practice squad. Signed DE Alain Kashama to practice squad.

CHARGERS: Released C Jason Ball and WR Micah Ross. Signed C/G Bob Hallen and DB Jerrell Pippens. Signed RB Calvin Murray to practice squad.

DOLPHINS: Released G Tim Stuber from practice squad. Signed G Jamil Soriano to practice squad.

PACKERS: Released DT Larry Smith.

PANTHERS: Signed RB Brandon Bennett. Placed RB DeShaun Foster on IR.

SEAHAWKS: Signed P Donnie Jones and LB Curtis Randall to practice squad. Released FB R.J. Luke from practice squad.


FORCE (MISL): Signed G Bayard Elfvin to one-year contract.

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