Arena Football team on its way to Utah?

Delta Center general manager Scott Williams said he has basically come to terms with prospective owners who like to bring arena football to Salt Lake City next spring.

Williams declined Tuesday to identify the investors, who he said are considering buying the Charlotte Rage or purchasing an expansion franchise.

"Our biggest issue right now is getting dates cleared for the team," said Williams.

The Arena Football League season begins in late April and runs through July with playoffs in August.

The Delta Center has scheduling conflicts with NBA and International Hockey League playoffs, which begin in April, and with the Days of '47 Rodeo and NBA Rocky Mountain Revue in July.

Williams said he is confident the schedule could be worked out. See story on Page D3.

Hoop coaching clinics to be offered to public

A basketball coaching clinic conducted by professional basketball coaches July 29-30 in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Review pro basketball games will be open to the public.

"An all-pro coaching clinic has never been done anywhere that I know," states Tom Nissalke, for NBA and ABA coach and one of the participants.

San Antonio Spurs head coach Bob Hill, Houston Rockets assistant coach Bill Berry, New Jersey Nets assistant coach Don Casey and Nissalke will join Utah Jazz assistant coaches Phil Johnson and Gordon Chiesa and Jazz strength coach Greg Shepard in conduction the clinic.

Registration is $50 if done before the event and $60 otherwise. Registration and other information may be obtained by calling the Salt Lake Community College basketball office at 957-4353 or Sport America at 268-4667.

Sessions both days begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. Registration includes a pass to the Rocky Mountain Review games.

"All of the coaches have coached in college and some in high school . . . The clinic is open to all coaches at all levels as well as the general fan who wants to see what makes a team go," Nissalke said.

Register for races

Registration is being accepted for the 27th annual Deseret News/Granite Furniture Marathon and 13th annual 10K road race at all four Granite Furniture locations, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and the Deseret News. Race day is Wednesday, July 24.

For more information about the race and to volunteer, call 468-2560.

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