Also, [Bob Costas]' opening Wednesday night on the Bulls' history was excellent, and announcers [Marv Albert] and Mike Fratello worked well together.
NBC missed the shot of the night Wednesday. During a break in the third quarter, a fan threw in a shot from half-court to win $57,000. . . . But NBC did have the second-best shot of the night, [Michael Jordan] throwing one over his shoulder from far out and banking it in. The shot didn't count, though, since a foul had been called.
Here's some good news for Todd Donoho fans. Channel 7 has extended his contract. . . . Channel 11's Rick Garcia reportedly also has a new deal. . . . Meanwhile, Channel 5's popular Ed Arnold, whose contract is up at the end of the month, remains unsigned. "I don't know if I'll re-sign or not," said Arnold, who is upset with some new station policies, such as listing scores with the visiting team, not necessarily the winner, on top. "Some things were put into effect without ever consulting me," Arnold said. "They changed the way we do the scores after getting one letter." . . . In a surprise move, KMPC has named former Bruin quarterback David Norrie as its UCLA commentator.