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Pirates won't give Lamont extension

Updated: February 17, 2000, 5:38 PM ET
Associated Press

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pittsburgh manager Gene Lamont said Thursday he asked to talk to other teams after his contract extension was rejected by owner Kevin McClatchy, but the Pirates turned him down.

Lamont, the Pirates' manager since 1997, is in the final year of his contract.

"I asked them for an extension and they said, 'No,' " he said. "I asked them if I could talk to other teams and they said no to that, too. So I figured they must want me. But I'm not worried about that, I want ...

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