Basketball: Power for the Pistons

At the pro basketball draft two years ago, both the Detroit Pistons and the New York Knickerbockers had their hearts set on one man: Cazzie Russell, the 6-ft. 5½-in. All America from Michigan. What's more, both teams had equal rights to him by virtue of their last-place tie in the National Basketball Association. So they flipped a $20 gold piece. The Knicks won Russell, and the Pistons settled for Syracuse's Dave Bing, 22, a college-ball hawk but a pretty small man at 6 ft. 3 in. to stand up against the giants in...