Coach Stan Albeck is the property of the San Antonio Spurs and cannot negotiate with any other National Basketball Association team, a judge ruled yesterday.
Texas State District Judge Joe Kelly of Victoria deliberated 2 1/2 hours before upholding the Spurs' request for a temporary injunction that upholds Albeck's three-year verbal agreement with the Spurs.
Spurs owner Angelo Drossos said the ruling means Albeck is the coach "at this time," but conceded that he's open to negotiations with other teams for Albeck's services. Albeck's attorney, James Ingram, promised an appeal, calling the ruling "incorrect" . . .
In Atlanta, Hawks Coach Kevin Loughery planned to meet with Chicago Bulls and San Diego Clippers officials before deciding where he'll coach next season; Loughery said Hawks owner Ted Turner called him yesterday morning to offer an extension on his contract, which has a year to go.
"Frankly, I am a little befuddled now," Loughery said. "If I had gotten the extension three weeks earlier, all of this never would have come about. I never would have talked to the other teams" . . .
The NBA champion Philadelphia 76ers split record playoff winnings of $422,500 among current and former team members and other club personnel. The 76ers voted full shares, an estimated $26,400, to all 12 players on the playoff roster. Full shares also went to equipment manager Jeff Millman and trainer Al Domenico.