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April 18, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER
Bob Thate, an assistant basketball coach at UC Irvine for four years, has left the program, according to sources close to the program. The parting was described as a mutual agreement with Coach Bill Mulligan. Thate, whose primary duties were recruiting and instruction, was popular with the players and often served as a buffer between Mulligan and the team. On at least one occasion, Thate had dissuaded Mulligan from dismissing a key player from the team for disciplinary reasons.
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January 23, 2014 | Chris Foster
Bryce Alford has had better birthday weekends. It started in Colorado on Thursday. The normally deadeye UCLA freshman guard missed all seven of his shots. Two days later, he missed all four shots against Utah. "That was very unlike me," Alford said. As foreign as it was, he was savvy enough to know, "When you get in a shooting slump, or whatever you want to call it, you want to get out of it as soon as you can. " The Bruins may need group therapy for that at the moment.
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December 2, 2012 | By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times
His Clippers teammates constantly encourage Blake Griffin to shoot the basketball when he's open. They know Griffin puts in the extra time working on his jump shot with Clippers shooting coach Bob Thate. They all know that the defense is doing all it can to limit Griffin's dunks and post-ups down low. So when he has that 15-foot jump shot, Griffin's teammates have just one thing to tell the All-Star power forward. "Every game, every practice, before every game, a lot of guys will come up and be like, 'Shoot it. We see you working on it every day. Shoot it,'" Griffin said.
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January 2, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Analytics gurus hate midrange jumpers, thinking them to be the most inefficient shots in the NBA. They won't be able to use Blake Griffin's performance Wednesday to bolster their case. Continually nudged toward the perimeter by a trapping defense, the Clippers forward made eight of 12 shots from at least 16 feet against the Charlotte Bobcats, continuing a seasonlong uptick in his midrange accuracy. He is shooting 38.2% on shots from 15-19 feet, a considerable improvement over the 33.5% of shots he made from the same distance last season.
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June 2, 1990
Bob Thate, a former assistant basketball coach at UC Irvine, was named an assistant to Coach Seth Greenberg at Cal State Long Beach. Greenberg's staff will also include Bob Braswell and Matt Ruiz, who were 49er assistants last season.
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January 2, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Analytics gurus hate midrange jumpers, thinking them to be the most inefficient shots in the NBA. They won't be able to use Blake Griffin's performance Wednesday to bolster their case. Continually nudged toward the perimeter by a trapping defense, the Clippers forward made eight of 12 shots from at least 16 feet against the Charlotte Bobcats, continuing a seasonlong uptick in his midrange accuracy. He is shooting 38.2% on shots from 15-19 feet, a considerable improvement over the 33.5% of shots he made from the same distance last season.
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November 24, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
- It seems as if every opponent is willing to give Blake Griffin the jump shot rather than have the Clippers All-Star power forward dunk. Griffin is aware of that. His teammates are aware of that. That's why Griffin said his teammates encourage him to shoot the jump shots. Against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, Griffin didn't hesitate. Griffin was particularly good in the first half, shooting eight for 13 from the field for 19 points. Griffin finished with 22 points on nine-for-17 shooting.
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December 29, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers has a simple explanation for Blake Griffin's recent dominance. "He's good," Rivers said. Griffin has been better than good for the last two weeks, averaging 26.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists in eight games. He has shot 53.8% from the field and 80.6% (58 for 72) from the free-throw line. Asked if this stretch is the best he has played in his career, Griffin said, "Might be. " The Clippers are 6-2 during the stretch, and Griffin said, "The best part about it is we've won games.
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November 17, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
There were times last season when Blake Griffin was anxious the moment he stepped to the free-throw line, knowing his 52.1% free-throw percentage was the big weak spot in his game. Griffin also knew that his free-throw shooting, along with that of center DeAndre Jordan (52.5%), weighed on the Clippers. They ended up as the second-worst free-throw shooting team in the NBA last season at 68%. But this season, both Griffin and Jordan are more confident when they step up to the free-throw line.
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January 23, 2014 | Chris Foster
Bryce Alford has had better birthday weekends. It started in Colorado on Thursday. The normally deadeye UCLA freshman guard missed all seven of his shots. Two days later, he missed all four shots against Utah. "That was very unlike me," Alford said. As foreign as it was, he was savvy enough to know, "When you get in a shooting slump, or whatever you want to call it, you want to get out of it as soon as you can. " The Bruins may need group therapy for that at the moment.
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December 29, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers has a simple explanation for Blake Griffin's recent dominance. "He's good," Rivers said. Griffin has been better than good for the last two weeks, averaging 26.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists in eight games. He has shot 53.8% from the field and 80.6% (58 for 72) from the free-throw line. Asked if this stretch is the best he has played in his career, Griffin said, "Might be. " The Clippers are 6-2 during the stretch, and Griffin said, "The best part about it is we've won games.
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December 2, 2012 | By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times
His Clippers teammates constantly encourage Blake Griffin to shoot the basketball when he's open. They know Griffin puts in the extra time working on his jump shot with Clippers shooting coach Bob Thate. They all know that the defense is doing all it can to limit Griffin's dunks and post-ups down low. So when he has that 15-foot jump shot, Griffin's teammates have just one thing to tell the All-Star power forward. "Every game, every practice, before every game, a lot of guys will come up and be like, 'Shoot it. We see you working on it every day. Shoot it,'" Griffin said.
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November 24, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
- It seems as if every opponent is willing to give Blake Griffin the jump shot rather than have the Clippers All-Star power forward dunk. Griffin is aware of that. His teammates are aware of that. That's why Griffin said his teammates encourage him to shoot the jump shots. Against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, Griffin didn't hesitate. Griffin was particularly good in the first half, shooting eight for 13 from the field for 19 points. Griffin finished with 22 points on nine-for-17 shooting.
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November 17, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
There were times last season when Blake Griffin was anxious the moment he stepped to the free-throw line, knowing his 52.1% free-throw percentage was the big weak spot in his game. Griffin also knew that his free-throw shooting, along with that of center DeAndre Jordan (52.5%), weighed on the Clippers. They ended up as the second-worst free-throw shooting team in the NBA last season at 68%. But this season, both Griffin and Jordan are more confident when they step up to the free-throw line.
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October 8, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times
The hitch is not in Blake Griffin's giddy-up, but in his shooting motion. Just as the Clippers' star forward is about to release the ball, he pauses, a hiccup he has tried to stop by working with the team's new shooting coach, Bob Thate . During warmups before the Clippers' 106-104 exhibition loss against Denver on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Griffin's shooting release looked smoother than before. But during the game, the holdup in his release reappeared when Griffin went to the free-throw line, where he shot 52% last season.
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June 2, 1990
Bob Thate, a former assistant basketball coach at UC Irvine, was named an assistant to Coach Seth Greenberg at Cal State Long Beach. Greenberg's staff will also include Bob Braswell and Matt Ruiz, who were 49er assistants last season.
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October 8, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times
The hitch is not in Blake Griffin's giddy-up, but in his shooting motion. Just as the Clippers' star forward is about to release the ball, he pauses, a hiccup he has tried to stop by working with the team's new shooting coach, Bob Thate . During warmups before the Clippers' 106-104 exhibition loss against Denver on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Griffin's shooting release looked smoother than before. But during the game, the holdup in his release reappeared when Griffin went to the free-throw line, where he shot 52% last season.
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May 1, 1993 | CHRIS FOSTER
Bob Thate, a former assistant coach at UC Irvine, has been hired as boys' basketball coach at Foothill High, a source at the school said Friday. Thate, 46, was an assistant at UCI from 1986-89. He then spent one season as an assistant at Cal State Long Beach. Thate also has been an assistant at Loyola Marymount, New Mexico and Pepperdine. He replaces Dick Bradarich, who was 11-15 in his one season as the Knights' coach.
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April 18, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER
Bob Thate, an assistant basketball coach at UC Irvine for four years, has left the program, according to sources close to the program. The parting was described as a mutual agreement with Coach Bill Mulligan. Thate, whose primary duties were recruiting and instruction, was popular with the players and often served as a buffer between Mulligan and the team. On at least one occasion, Thate had dissuaded Mulligan from dismissing a key player from the team for disciplinary reasons.
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