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PRITCHARD SIGNS WITH WARRIORS

August 19, 1990

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— Former Kansas basketball guard Kevin Pritchard has signed a three-year contract with the Golden State Warriors, his agent and father Steve Pritchard announced Saturday.

Terms were not announced, yet Steve Pritchard, president of Nashville based Pro Tours, Inc., said Kevin will receive a three-year contract and high six-figure salary from the Warriors.

The 6-3 Pritchard was a second-round pick of the Warriors.

"He received a unique contract. Kevin's salary is about 70 percent guaranteed," said Steve, who represents several country and western groups.

"We're very happy with the terms and the people. It's a great place to live," Steve added, referring to San Francisco. "Don Nelson (coach) is a great person."

Pritchard said negotiations went smoothly.

"It's a lot easier than artists' contracts," Steve said. "It's pretty cut and dried with the draft. You try to get more money than the person in the same position got last year."

Pritchard upped his stock by competing in the Los Angeles summer league for pro players.

"He averaged 20 points, eight assists, shot 60 percent from the field and was five of eight from the three point line," Steve said.

He said Kevin's role with the Warriors is pretty much defined.

"He'll be backup to Mitch (Richmond) at the two guard and backup to Tim Hardaway at point guard," Steve said.

"Kevin is thrilled to death. Don Nelson knows what kind of player he is and was convinced even before the summer league."

Pritchard will report to rookie camp in early September, then return for regular preseason camp in October.

Pritchard, a first-team all Big Eight pick last season, averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists for the 30-5 Jayhawks.

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