Under pressure of $5,000 daily fines, Brian Shaw has agreed to break his contract with an Italian basketball team, but remains opposed to rejoining the Boston Celtics, his attorney said.
Laura Carroll, the attorney, said she couldn't comment on whether Shaw, a point guard, would accept a trade to another NBA team.
On June 27, U.S. District Judge A. David Mazzone ordered Shaw to notify Il Messaggero that he was rescinding his contract with the team and told him he could play for no one but the Celtics.
His two-year deal with Il Messaggero allowed Shaw to get out of it between June 20 and July 20. Mazzone ruled July 19 that Shaw would be subject to $5,000 daily fines if he didn't do that. The judge also gave the Celtics permission to send the letter rescinding the contract to the Italian club. . . .
The Potomac Hot Shots advanced to the round of 12 in the double-elimination AAU girls 13-and-under national championships in Shreveport, La., after splitting two games. The Hot Shots lost to Southern Pacific (Calif.), 78-55, in the morning, but came back in the afternoon to defeat the Michigan Pistons, 61-45.