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March 31, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
The Clippers may be having another losing season, but at least they have a league most valuable player on their roster. Point guard Jeff McInnis was named MVP of the Continental Basketball Assn. for his play with regular-season champion Quad City Thunder. McInnis, who played his 16th game with the Clippers Thursday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, averaged 19.7 points and 7.8 assists with the Thunder before being called up to the NBA on Feb. 26.
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April 6, 2002 | J.A. Adande
The Clippers' biggest challenge is more difficult to deal with than Shaq in the low post or Stockton to Malone on the pick-and-roll. They're battling their own history, their culture, the stigma of the franchise. They haven't won anything. They haven't done anything to make a long-term commitment to the future. And until they do they'll be susceptible to the type of external criticisms they get on a daily basis and even the internal blast they received from Michael Olowokandi this week.
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March 5, 2000 | By LONNIE WHITE
The Clippers will have to decide soon whether to give point guard Jeff McInnis a second 10-day contract, but based on his play in the Clippers' loss to Cleveland on Saturday, he might be around for a while. Because of health problems for Troy Hudson (stomach virus) and Eric Murdock (sprained left ankle), McInnis got a start against the Cavaliers and played well. He finished with nine points, three assists and three rebounds in 31 minutes.
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March 30, 2002 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff McInnis ran a fade pattern in the dying seconds Friday, turning his back to the basket in order to accept an inbounds pass from Darius Miles. McInnis desperately wanted to get closer to the basket, but Phoenix Suns blocked his path. Three seconds, two seconds, one second... McInnis stopped where he was, roughly 20 feet from the basket, turned and lofted a jump shot over Stephon Marbury.
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March 2, 2001 | LONNIE WHITE
At this time a year ago, point guard Jeff McInnis was just another former Continental Basketball Assn. standout trying to impress the Clippers after signing a 10-day contract. What a difference a year makes. McInnis has been Mr. Reliable for the Clippers this season and heading into Thursday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, he was the team's hottest offensive player. "I'm back into rhythm and when you do that, your confidence goes back up," McInnis said.
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April 3, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
Moving the ball around for an open shot is something the Clippers have not always done this season. "When we're on offense, everytime we try and drive, we have two or three guys in our face and then we throw up all of these wild shots," said Derek Anderson when describing the Clippers' attack. But since being inserted into the starting lineup, point guard Jeff McInnis has done a decent job of getting the Clippers into their offense.
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March 17, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
Nearly four years ago, point guard Jeff McInnis thought Denver was going to be his home for good. He had left college after his junior season at North Carolina and was drafted in the second round by the Nuggets in 1996. But things didn't work out. McInnis had several run-ins with then-Denver coach Dick Motta and was waived by the Nuggets a few weeks into the season. Since then, McInnis has bounced around playing overseas, in the Continental Basketball Assn.
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November 15, 2001 | Elliott Teaford
Alvin Gentry happily watched point guard Jeff McInnis have a breakout season in 2000-01. McInnis started 81 games (missing one because of a sore knee), averaged 12.9 points and 5.5 assists and led the NBA in assists-to-turnover ratio. But the Clipper coach knew McInnis could do more, so he challenged him at the start of this season. "I told him sometimes he's a little too conservative," Gentry said. "He's capable of making more plays than he's made in the past.
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December 5, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
Point guard Jeff McInnis said he never threatened Toronto forward Charles Oakley, who was suspended for three games by the league after he punched McInnis in the face last week. Oakley, who was also fined $15,000, was quoted in the Toronto Sun saying that McInnis had threatened his life. "Why would I threaten a 6-foot-9, 260-pound guy?" said McInnis, who is 6-4 and 178 pounds. Oakley is 6-9, 245. "The truth will come out."
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January 22, 2002
Clipper point guard Jeff McInnis missed the morning shoot-around and did not start Monday's game against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. Earl Boykins took his spot, making his first start of the season. "It angers me," Coach Alvin Gentry said when asked about the latest in a string of incidents this season. "It disappoints me. It's all about being a part of a team. I think it's happening too often.
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March 11, 2002 | Elliott Teaford
Since their heart-to-heart meeting Jan. 29, point guard Jeff McInnis and Coach Alvin Gentry have grown closer. It's no secret that theirs was a strained relationship until their talk. "It was one of those deals where he had to understand where I'm coming from and I had to understand where he's coming from," Gentry said. "I have to count on him and I can't if he's going to be an emotional powder keg."
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February 2, 2002 | Elliott Teaford
Jeff McInnis looked and played upset during the Clippers' loss Monday to the Memphis Grizzlies. Coach Alvin Gentry benched McInnis for the closing minutes of the game, then overtime, further angering the starting point guard. They talked the next day, however, and McInnis felt a heavy burden lift from his shoulders. He scored a season-high 31 points in Tuesday's victory over the Dallas Mavericks, then added 15 points and nine assists in the Clippers' triumph Thursday over the San Antonio Spurs.
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January 22, 2002
Clipper point guard Jeff McInnis missed the morning shoot-around and did not start Monday's game against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. Earl Boykins took his spot, making his first start of the season. "It angers me," Coach Alvin Gentry said when asked about the latest in a string of incidents this season. "It disappoints me. It's all about being a part of a team. I think it's happening too often.
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January 14, 2002
Jeff McInnis didn't feel so hot Sunday, but he still started his 38th game of the season. McInnis played only 25 minutes against the Toronto Raptors because of a stomach virus, missed all six of his shots and failed to score. Corey Maggette wasn't about to sit out another game and he returned to the floor after missing Friday's game against the Charlotte Hornets because of a strained right knee. He had five points in 13 minutes.
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December 30, 2001 | Elliott Teaford
With the score tied, 93-93, and time running out in the fourth quarter Saturday, the Clippers put the ball in the hands of point guard Jeff McInnis. The plan was for McInnis to find Quentin Richardson or Eric Piatkowski for an open shot from beyond the three-point arc. Instead, McInnis drove along the right baseline and launched a jump shot from about 10 feet. The ball grazed the rim before Boston's Paul Pierce took the rebound, calling for a timeout as he fell with two seconds left.
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November 15, 2001 | Elliott Teaford
Alvin Gentry happily watched point guard Jeff McInnis have a breakout season in 2000-01. McInnis started 81 games (missing one because of a sore knee), averaged 12.9 points and 5.5 assists and led the NBA in assists-to-turnover ratio. But the Clipper coach knew McInnis could do more, so he challenged him at the start of this season. "I told him sometimes he's a little too conservative," Gentry said. "He's capable of making more plays than he's made in the past.
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March 11, 2002 | Elliott Teaford
Since their heart-to-heart meeting Jan. 29, point guard Jeff McInnis and Coach Alvin Gentry have grown closer. It's no secret that theirs was a strained relationship until their talk. "It was one of those deals where he had to understand where I'm coming from and I had to understand where he's coming from," Gentry said. "I have to count on him and I can't if he's going to be an emotional powder keg."
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March 22, 2001 | LONNIE WHITE
Elgin Baylor, vice president of basketball operations, and Jeff Weltman, director of player personnel, have received credit for adding rookies Darius Miles, Keyon Dooling and Quentin Richardson and second-year swingman Corey Maggette, but their best move may have been signing free-agent point guard Jeff McInnis late last season. While earning the league minimum for a four-year player at $523,500, McInnis leads the team in assists (5.4 a game) and is second in scoring (12.5 points a game).
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March 22, 2001 | LONNIE WHITE
Elgin Baylor, vice president of basketball operations, and Jeff Weltman, director of player personnel, have received credit for adding rookies Darius Miles, Keyon Dooling and Quentin Richardson and second-year swingman Corey Maggette, but their best move may have been signing free-agent point guard Jeff McInnis late last season. While earning the league minimum for a four-year player at $523,500, McInnis leads the team in assists (5.4 a game) and is second in scoring (12.5 points a game).
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March 2, 2001 | LONNIE WHITE
At this time a year ago, point guard Jeff McInnis was just another former Continental Basketball Assn. standout trying to impress the Clippers after signing a 10-day contract. What a difference a year makes. McInnis has been Mr. Reliable for the Clippers this season and heading into Thursday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, he was the team's hottest offensive player. "I'm back into rhythm and when you do that, your confidence goes back up," McInnis said.
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