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July 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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February 3, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
World B. Free is no longer the answer to a trivia question. Before the NBA announced that Clippers guard Chris Paul and forward Blake Griffin had been voted onto the Western Conference starting team for the Feb. 26 All-Star game, Free was the last Clipper chosen to start in the league's annual showcase. That was in 1980, the franchise's second season in San Diego after migrating from Buffalo. All these years later Free is happy to share the distinction. "Now I guess the torch has been passed on," he said by phone Friday from Philadelphia, where he works as the 76ers' basketball ambassador.
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April 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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."
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February 12, 2003
Worst field goal percentages for NBA players with 10,000 points: Bob Cousy ... .375 field goal percentage Guy Rodgers ... .378 Dolph Schayes ... .380 Carl Braun ... .383 Gene Shue ... .396 Vernon Maxwell... .398 Vern Mikkelsen ... .403 George Mikan ... .404 Source: World Features Syndicate
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February 12, 2003
Worst field goal percentages for NBA players with 10,000 points: Bob Cousy ... .375 field goal percentage Guy Rodgers ... .378 Dolph Schayes ... .380 Carl Braun ... .383 Gene Shue ... .396 Vernon Maxwell... .398 Vern Mikkelsen ... .403 George Mikan ... .404 Source: World Features Syndicate
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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
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January 28, 1989
The Clipper brass earns yet a new layer of tarnish. They just ignored 25 years of solid coaching experience, refused all suggested strategies and then put down totally unrealistic goals as demands. Then, when their edicts weren't coming to pass, they fired a quality coach like Gene Shue and kept the likes of Benoit Benjamin . . . shrewd. BILL SCHNEIDER Los Angeles
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May 18, 1987 | CHRIS BAKER
Clipper President Alan Rothenberg said the club will interview ex-Phoenix Suns Coach John MacLeod and ex-Philadelphia 76er Coach Gene Shue for the club's vacant head coaching position this week. MacLeod will be interviewed today and Shue will speak with Clipper officials Tuesday. "Hopefully we can make a decision sometime later in the week," Rothenberg said.
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July 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
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.
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April 27, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Gene Shue, who directed the Clippers to the worst record in the National Basketball Assn., 17-65, in his first season as coach, will be retained for the 1988-89 season, sources close to the club said. The official announcement will be made at a press conference today at the Sports Arena. Despite their poor record, the Clippers won five more games than they did in 1986-87, although that slight improvement left them with the second-worst mark in franchise history. Owner Donald T.
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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
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May 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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April 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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."
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July 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
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.
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July 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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April 22, 1989 | PETE THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
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.
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May 20, 1987
Gene Shue, former coach of the Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers and San Diego Clippers, has emerged as the front-runner for the Clippers' vacant head coaching job after John MacLeod has withdrawn from consideration for the post. However, Shue, who met with Clipper owner Donald Sterling and team officials Tuesday, said the club hasn't offered him the job yet. "The Clippers still have to make their decision," Shue said.
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March 19, 1988
Many a time I have deliberated writing a letter about the poor performance of the Clippers, begging the front office to trade for NBA-caliber players. And then I read Chris Baker's article that said that Donald Sterling, Alan Rothenberg and the other front-office incompetents are thinking of firing Gene Shue! Hiring Shue was the only intelligent decision these dolts have made. How many times does Shue have to be quoted as saying, "We don't have the talent to compete in the NBA," before Sterling and his team of blowhards (with no intelligent basketball minds to speak of)
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January 28, 1989
The Clipper brass earns yet a new layer of tarnish. They just ignored 25 years of solid coaching experience, refused all suggested strategies and then put down totally unrealistic goals as demands. Then, when their edicts weren't coming to pass, they fired a quality coach like Gene Shue and kept the likes of Benoit Benjamin . . . shrewd. BILL SCHNEIDER Los Angeles
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January 28, 1989
I think the recent firing of Coach Gene Shue was by far the most disgusting move the Clippers have ever made. It just shows the lack of class of this organization. Gene Shue has proven to be one of the best coaches the NBA has ever had. Coaching is not the Clippers' problem. The Clippers need players, talented and healthy players, not a new coach! MARGARET GROVES Cardiff
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