Morrison to joinBy Pat Bigold
UH football staff
Dan Morrison, two-time Interscholastic League of Honolulu coach of the year, has been named Hawaii's new quarterbacks coach.
Morrison's hiring completes June Jones' nine-member coaching staff.
"It's a wonderful opportunity," said Morrison. "June and I have been friends since 1983."
One of Morrison's distinctions as a Punahou coach was his three victories over St. Louis in Interscholastic League of Honolulu regular season play.
In 1995, Morrison's Punahou team replaced St. Louis in USA Today's Super 25 national poll at the No. 23 spot. To get there, Punahou upset the Crusaders, 21-13.
Punahou is the only other ILH team besides St. Louis to hold a national ranking.
His only college coaching experience was as quarterbacks coach at Lewis & Clark in 1991 when that team was 7-1-1.
Pistons release ACBy Joe Edwards
Former Hawaii point guard Anthony Carter has been released by the Detroit Pistons.
Carter, who led Hawaii to the National Invitation Tournament twice, was on his way to Los Angeles last night and could not be reached for comment.
His agent, Bill Duffy, said Carter's departure from the Pistons was by mutual agreement.
"AC didn't feel comfortable with the situation there," Duffy said yesterday. "He chose to go back to the CBA and wait for another opportunity."
Before joining the Pistons, Carter played for the Yakima Sun Kings of the Continental Basketball Association. In 29 games (11 starts), he averaged 12.1 points and five assists a game.
Duffy said Carter would be back with the Sun Kings in the next week or so and that it's doubtful Carter would get another opportunity in the NBA this season. He also said the European leagues are too far into their seasons for Carter to get a contract there.