August 14, 1992
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- Brian Williams, a 1991 first-round pick of the Orlando Magic, was expected to be released today from South Bay Medical Center after collapsing during a summer league basketball game.Williams, a star at the University of Arizona and University of Maryland, was undergoing a series of tests to determine why he collapsed during a Southern California Summer Pro Basketball game on Tuesday. The family is not allowing any information to be released about his diagnosis or condition.
January 1, 1992
BaseballNew York Yankees -- Named Daniel McCarthy general partner.Pittsburgh Pirates -- Agreed with P Bob Walk (9-2, 3.60 ERA) to a two-year contract worth approximately $3 million.BasketballNBA -- Fined Indiana Pacers F Chuck Person $7,500 for elbowing Chicago Bulls G John Paxson. Fined F Scott Williams, F Stacey King, C Cliff Levingston, C Will Perdue, G Bobby Hansen, G B.J. Armstrong and F Craig Hodges of Chicago and G George McCloud, C Greg Dreiling, F LaSalle Thompson, F Dale Davis and F Kenny Williams of Indiana $500 each for leaving their benches.
November 19, 1991
Magic signs ex-Terp Brian WilliamsFirst-round NBA draft pick Brian Williams, the 10th selection overall, signed a multiyear contract with the Orlando Magic yesterday.Williams, a 6-foot-11 power forward who transferred from Maryland to Arizona after the 1987-88 season, will be in uniform against the Utah Jazz tomorrow night. The contract is believed to be the same four-year, $4.6 million offer Orlando made during preseason.Williams' signing and that of the Indiana Pacers' Dale Davis yesterday leaves only Luc Longley of the Minnesota Timberwolves unsigned among first-rounders.
June 27, 1991
NEW YORK -- Brian Williams left Maryland after one year and Arizona after two, but it all worked out for the best. "I'm going to Disney World," Williams said last night after the Orlando Magic made him the 10th pick of the NBA draft.Williams, 22, said he made the right decisions, both in transferring from Maryland and skipping his final season at Arizona. Questions persist about his game -- consistency, intensity, rebounding -- but who's to argue now?At Maryland the 6-foot-11, 242-pound Williams believed he wasn't developing properly under former coach Bob Wade.
March 22, 1991
FROM THE WEST* TOUGH TO PLEASE: Listen to Nevada-Las Vegas and you'd never believe it is 33-0 and riding a 17-point win into tomorrow's West Regional final. "We just haven't had great chemistry on defense," guard Greg Anthony said. "We're just a very average team now." Average?* TALL TALE: Arizona had Brian Williams (6-10), center Sean Rooks (6-11) and off the bench, center Ed Stokes (7-0). Seton Hall responded with 6-10 Anthony Avent and, uh . . . Anthony Avent.Guess what? The Pirates matched Arizona in rebounds, Avent neutralized the Wildcats' front line and it is Seton Hall who today stands tall heading into the West final.