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May 7, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jan van Breda Kolff, assistant under Princeton's Pete Carril, was named Cornell's new basketball coach.
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February 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
Former St. Bonaventure coach Jan van Breda Kolff is seeking the approximately $1 million left on his contract, saying he was wrongfully dismissed by the school. Van Breda Kolff, now an assistant with the New Orleans Hornets, had four years left on his contract when he was fired by the university last April as a result of a player eligibility scandal. * The No. 18 Georgia women's team dismissed leading scorer Kara Braxton Friday for repeatedly violating unspecified team rules.
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January 9, 2000 | STEVE HENSON
Senior center Nick Sheppard of Pepperdine has not started the last three games, but Coach Jan van Breda Kolff downplayed the significance. "He will be back in the lineup when we begin [West Coast] Conference play next week," van Breda Kolff said. "Nick hasn't played with the intensity I'd like and he knows it. But he is a good player and his game off the bench has been solid." Sheppard, a 6-11 senior, is in his second season after transferring from Louisiana State. He is averaging 8.
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April 9, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pepperdine men's basketball Coach Jan van Breda Kolff capped a weekend of torturous indecision by accepting the position at St. Bonaventure on Sunday night, ending his tenure with the Waves at two seasons. Coaches play musical chairs at schools all over the country this time of year, seeking greater exposure and more money. Van Breda Kolff, 49, is changing jobs for a refreshing reason: family.
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February 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
Former St. Bonaventure coach Jan van Breda Kolff is seeking the approximately $1 million left on his contract, saying he was wrongfully dismissed by the school. Van Breda Kolff, now an assistant with the New Orleans Hornets, had four years left on his contract when he was fired by the university last April as a result of a player eligibility scandal. * The No. 18 Georgia women's team dismissed leading scorer Kara Braxton Friday for repeatedly violating unspecified team rules.
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November 26, 2000 | MITCH POLIN
Pepperdine 91, Pacific 49--Pepperdine went on a 22-2 run midway through the first half and cruised to the nonconference victory before 1,343 at Firestone Fieldhouse. Pepperdine (2-1) led, 50-21, at halftime and stretched its advantage to 48 points in the second half. Pacific (2-1) scarcely resembled the team that defeated Pepperdine, 64-58, last season in Stockton. Or the team that defeated Santa Clara by 22 points on Tuesday.
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December 20, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, From Staff Reports
When the whistles ceased and the insults faded Tuesday night, Pepperdine's 14-game home winning streak had disappeared with a humbling 69-56 loss to Utah at Firestone Fieldhouse. The Waves (6-4) were outplayed throughout. Their pressure defense was muted by a string of quick whistles. Their offense--besides Brandon Armstrong's 24 points--was nearly nonexistent. And administering the beating was a struggling Utah team that recently lost to Utah State and Weber State.
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April 7, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two key figures in Pepperdine's back-to-back 20-victory seasons are poised to bolt Malibu. Coach Jan van Breda Kolff, who led the Waves to a record of 47-18 in two seasons, is taking the weekend to decide whether to accept the position at St. Bonaventure, an Atlantic 10 Conference school in Olean, N.Y.
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March 17, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bob Knight has his methods. Jan van Breda Kolff has his own. Suffice to say, they differ considerably. Van Breda Kolff will personally deliver each Pepperdine player a handwritten note before tonight's first-round NCAA tournament game against Indiana. Point guard Tezale Archie's letter might be a reminder that he is one of the nation's most improved players and that he should play with confidence. Top scorer Brandon Armstrong's could be cautionary, advising him to stay out of early foul trouble.
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April 7, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two key figures in Pepperdine's back-to-back 20-victory seasons are poised to bolt Malibu. Coach Jan van Breda Kolff, who led the Waves to a record of 47-18 in two seasons, is taking the weekend to decide whether to accept the position at St. Bonaventure, an Atlantic 10 Conference school in Olean, N.Y.
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December 20, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, From Staff Reports
When the whistles ceased and the insults faded Tuesday night, Pepperdine's 14-game home winning streak had disappeared with a humbling 69-56 loss to Utah at Firestone Fieldhouse. The Waves (6-4) were outplayed throughout. Their pressure defense was muted by a string of quick whistles. Their offense--besides Brandon Armstrong's 24 points--was nearly nonexistent. And administering the beating was a struggling Utah team that recently lost to Utah State and Weber State.
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November 26, 2000 | MITCH POLIN
Pepperdine 91, Pacific 49--Pepperdine went on a 22-2 run midway through the first half and cruised to the nonconference victory before 1,343 at Firestone Fieldhouse. Pepperdine (2-1) led, 50-21, at halftime and stretched its advantage to 48 points in the second half. Pacific (2-1) scarcely resembled the team that defeated Pepperdine, 64-58, last season in Stockton. Or the team that defeated Santa Clara by 22 points on Tuesday.
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November 14, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Welcome to the preseason NIT, brought to you by folks who must have spent their childhoods mixing red and black ants in a jar purely for theater. First-round pairings are made with attention to story lines and revenge motives, factors that fill seats and increase television ratings. Thus, Pepperdine opens at Indiana today. So much for the Waves savoring their first NCAA tournament victory in 18 years.
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March 17, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bob Knight has his methods. Jan van Breda Kolff has his own. Suffice to say, they differ considerably. Van Breda Kolff will personally deliver each Pepperdine player a handwritten note before tonight's first-round NCAA tournament game against Indiana. Point guard Tezale Archie's letter might be a reminder that he is one of the nation's most improved players and that he should play with confidence. Top scorer Brandon Armstrong's could be cautionary, advising him to stay out of early foul trouble.
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March 13, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it delayed gratification. The jumps for joy and monster hugs that eluded Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference tournament a week ago came not in a crowded gym but at the campus home of a faculty member. Dropping the tournament final to Gonzaga in overtime last Monday caused consternation all week for the Waves, who listened to talk shows and surfed the Internet to handicap their chances of gaining an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament.
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April 9, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pepperdine men's basketball Coach Jan van Breda Kolff capped a weekend of torturous indecision by accepting the position at St. Bonaventure on Sunday night, ending his tenure with the Waves at two seasons. Coaches play musical chairs at schools all over the country this time of year, seeking greater exposure and more money. Van Breda Kolff, 49, is changing jobs for a refreshing reason: family.
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January 13, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan van Breda Kolff could get used to the anonymity. The first-year Pepperdine coach was introduced to the sun-baked West Coast Conference on Tuesday in a conference call linking coaches and reporters from Eastern Washington to Southern California. Van Breda Kolff had to field a grand total of three questions, all softballs. Another coach, Rob Chavez of Portland, wasn't asked a single question.
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March 4, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concealed in the long shadows of UCLA and USC, Pepperdine is proving the perfect workshop for Jan van Breda Kolff. No glad-handing alumni pull him away from Xs and O's to play 18 holes. No antsy administrators expect his team to pack 14,000 seats in a decaying arena. No reporters drive him into seclusion by chronicling and questioning his every move. Van Breda Kolff, 48, endured all that for six years at Vanderbilt.
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March 2, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Folks in Tennessee like to say Jan van Breda Kolff took off for the Left Coast. They have no idea how right they are. In his first practice as Pepperdine coach after six years at Vanderbilt, van Breda Kolff had to rub his eyes. Forward Tommie Prince took a shot. Left-handed. Kelvin Gibbs, the other forward, fired off a jumper. Left-handed. Center Nick Sheppard was next. Left-handed. Guard Brandon Armstrong let loose a three-pointer. Left-handed. Van Breda Kolff couldn't believe it.
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