January 16, 1999
Chris Ford? Is that the best we can do? No wonder the Clippers will always be second fiddle to the Lakers. Every couple of years they hire retread coach after retread coach. What, Gene Shue or Dick Motta not available? STEVE DUNKLE, Camarillo Former Celtics never die, they become Clipper coaches. HOWARD MATIONG, Gardena The Clippers have hired a new coach. Now their season-ticket holder can finally get his application in. MARK LOPEZ, Lynwood
May 28, 1992 |
In a major shake-up Wednesday, the Philadelphia 76ers made Jim Lynam their general manager, moved Gene Shue to personnel director and hired former Denver Nugget Coach Doug Moe to succeed Lynam as coach. Owner Harold Katz handed over control of basketball decisions to Lynam, at his request, which could signal a decision on a possible trade of Charles Barkley. Moe, 53, promised to bring his running style to Philadelphia and said his system would make Barkley happy.
April 14, 1992 |
Charles Barkley said that Gene Shue, the general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, is "a clown whose only ambition is to caddie for (owner) Harold Katz." Barkley was reacting to news reports in which Shue said Barkley has the talent of Michael Jordan but not the will to win, preferring to play for himself and not the team. "I have no respect for Gene Shue," Barkley said. "He's just a robot who does as he's told."
July 25, 1990 |
Former Clipper coach Gene Shue returned to the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, this time as general manager. Shue, 58, succeeds John Nash, who became general manager of the Washington Bullets. Terms of Shue's two-year contract were not disclosed. Owner Harold Katz also announced that Bob Weinhauer has been promoted from director of player personnel and chief scout to assistant general manager. Katz made it clear that he will continue to make final decisions in all aspects of the club's operations.
July 24, 1990 |
Gene Shue, the fourth-winningest coach in NBA history and a former coach of the 76ers, was named the Philadelphia team's general manager today. Shue's teams won 784 games in his 23 seasons as an NBA head coach at Washington, Philadelphia and San Diego. He, Bill Fitch, Don Nelson and Cotton Fitsimmons are the only coaches in league history named coach of the year twice. Shue succeeds John Nash, who resigned at the end of last season and is now general manager of the Washington Bullets.
April 22, 1989 |
In the midst of the Kings' hockey fever and the Lakers' title-clinching, the Clippers finished up business in Los Angeles with little reason to celebrate. Or so it would seem. The fans stood and cheered as the last-place Clippers battled the Seattle SuperSonics into overtime, only to lose, 139-136. Nevertheless, the Clippers, have been running and gunning with the best of them. The Clippers, who battled back from a five-point deficit with 38 seconds to play, sent the game into overtime when Ken Norman rebounded a missed shot by Xavier McDaniel, passed down court to Benoit Benjamin, who passed back to Norman under the basket for a layup.