Stanford's Mike Montgomery will replace Eric Musselman as coach of the Golden State Warriors, a Pacific-10 source speaking on condition of anonymity told the Associated Press yesterday.
Chris Mullin, the Warriors' executive vice president of basketball operations, also appointed Rod Higgins general manager to replace Garry St. Jean, who was stripped of his duties and moved into a new role.
"I wish him luck. I know he's going to do well," Mullin said yesterday, a day after calling Musselman with the news he had been fired.
"My decision is it's the right time to make a change. . . . It's not an easy thing to do, but again that's a big part of the job -- making big decisions. I will take my time and process it through. When I make a big decision, I'll stand by it."
As far as Musselman's successor, Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder said "no deal has been done or finalized."
Stanford spokesman Gary Migdol told the Associated Press that Montgomery met with his players Wednesday to discuss the Warriors' situation.
The Pacific-10 source who spoke to the Associated Press said Montgomery had accepted the job. Messages left for Montgomery weren't returned.
* COURTS: A former University of Washington football player is suing the NCAA, claiming the organization violates antitrust laws by limiting the number of scholarships that can be awarded.
Andy Carroll, a wide receiver and special teams player who graduated in 2000, filed a proposed class-action lawsuit in federal court Wednesday. He claims he was led to believe he had a chance at receiving a scholarship when he was a walk-on but was later told none was available.
If class-action status is granted, the lawsuit would represent all football players on rosters of Division I-A schools in the past four years who did not receive scholarships.
* SOCCER: David Beckham will stay at Real Madrid, his decision coming amid speculation he might go to English club Chelsea.
Beckham has three more years on his contract with the Spanish power, and he said in a statement through his agent he will honor the agreement. . . .
European champion France and World Cup holder Brazil drew, 0-0, in an exhibition match outside Paris to celebrate the 100th anniversary of FIFA, soccer's governing body.
* COLLEGE LACROSSE: The fourth annual Tewaaraton Trophy awards honoring the country's best male and female collegiate lacrosse players will take place June 3 at the National Geographic Society in Northwest Washington beginning at 6:30 p.m. Georgetown's Brodie Merrill is a men's finalist. Virginia's Amy Appelt, Maryland's Kelly Coppedge and Georgetown's Michi Elllers are among the women's finalists. Go to www.tewaaraton.com for more information.
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