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Krystkowiak adds MJ to `First Team'

BILLINGS - Larry Krystkowiak has played with some of the best in the NBA, and this year he added Michael Jordan to the list.

"It completes my First Team," the former Montana Grizzly and current Chicago Bull said. "I was looking around for a two-guard - besides (former Milwaukee Buck) Sidney Moncrief - to fill out a team I could brag about playing with."

Krystkowiak says his favorite former teammates at the four other positions are Utah Jazz point guard John Stockton, Utah power forward Karl Malone, Bulls' small forward Scottie Pippen and Orlando center Shaquille O'Neal.

But the 6-foot-10 Krystkowiak hasn't seen much playing time this year, or any year since 1989 when he suffered a career-threatening knee injury when he was a starting forward for the Milwaukee Bucks.

He's played in 19 games for the Bulls this season, averaging 4.4 points and 15 minutes of playing time. He's missed time because of a knee injury and having his appendix removed.

`Record' performance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It didn't take T. Graham Brown long to rev up his creative engines for a song about NASCAR racing.

"It wrote itself," the racing fan said of his song "Dedicated NASCAR Fans," on the new album "Runnin' Wide Open."

"We sat down and thought, `How about getting some guys who buy a church bus from the auto trader and paint it up with their favorite driver's color and number?' . . . All we did was tell the story of the average race fan."

More than 4 million people attended NASCAR races in person last year and 140 million watched on television.

Chaney to be fired?

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Detroit Pistons coach Don Chaney and assistants K.C. Jones and Brendan Malone will be fired after this season, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The newspaper, citing unidentified sources, said the Pistons also will not renew the contract of Billy McKinney, vice president of basketball operations.