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August 27, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jelani Gardner has resigned after one season as coach at Pasadena La Salle. The school has begun a search for a replacement.  Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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August 27, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jelani Gardner has resigned after one season as coach at Pasadena La Salle. The school has begun a search for a replacement.  Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 14, 1994 | JEFF FELLENZER
The recruiting process has come full circle in the Gardner family. In the spring of 1963, Tom Gardner, a 6-foot-3 guard, was an all-state basketball selection as a high school senior in Columbia, S.C. With segregation still a fact of life for black athletes in the South, Gardner's college options were limited. All-expenses-paid campus recruiting visits? Not in his wildest dreams. Phone calls at all hours from curious college coaches, fans and media? Get real.
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March 11, 1999 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in 11 days, Jelani Gardner had ball in his hands with Pepperdine down in the closing seconds. His missed shot on Feb. 28 against Santa Clara meant elimination from the West Coast Conference tournament. His missed shot Wednesday night against Colorado meant the end of the Waves' season--and his collegiate career.
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September 4, 1996 | GREG SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Gardner, the father of former California basketball player Jelani Gardner, said Tuesday night that he accepted cash from a representative of the Bear basketball team before his son's enrollment. But Tom Gardner denied a San Francisco Chronicle report that a family member received $30,000 from the school to ensure that Jelani Gardner enrolled. "I accepted the money, but it wasn't that much," Tom Gardner said, refusing to specify the amount. "Jelani was not aware of any of the negotiations.
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March 27, 1996
Jelani Gardner submitted a signed grant-in-aid to Pepperdine on Monday, signaling his intention to transfer to the school, Coach Lorenzo Romar said. The 6-foot-6 guard, a former high school All-American at St. John Bosco in Bellflower, played the last two seasons at California but became unhappy with Coach Todd Bozeman when his playing time was reduced toward the end of this season. He will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season under NCAA rules.
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March 19, 1996 | CHRIS BAKER
California sophomore guard Jelani Gardner, who lost his starting job last season, is transferring to Pepperdine, his father said Monday night. "He'd been up there two years and things weren't improving," Tom Gardner said. "He played the least he ever had in his last four or five games and things weren't getting any better." Gardner is transferring to Pepperdine to play for new Coach Lorenzo Romar, who recruited him when he was a UCLA assistant.
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April 25, 1994 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
Jelani Gardner of Bellflower St. John Bosco High and Olympia Scott of Playa del Rey St. Bernard have been selected as the top boys' and girls' high school basketball players of the year in Southern California by The Times. The two were honored this month at separate banquets held for all-star teams in their area. Gardner is on the Southeast team and Scott on the Westside squad.
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January 25, 1998 | ROB FERNAS, From Staff Reports
Pepperdine guard Jelani Gardner said he came into Saturday night's game against Loyola Marymount with something to prove. Consider his mission accomplished. Though he almost became the goat for the second game in a row, Gardner came through by converting a three-point play with 8.8 seconds to play to give the Waves a 70-67 victory over their West Coast Conference rival before 2,150 at Gersten Pavilion.
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October 17, 1997 | ROB FERNAS
A look at the region's college basketball teams heading into the start of official practices: The Waves have three returning starters, but there could be a shake-up in the lineup because of the addition of four players who redshirted last season. Junior transfers omm'A Givens, a 6-foot-10 center from UCLA, and Jelani Gardner, a 6-6 point guard from California, are high-profile newcomers.
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February 27, 1999 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is not how Jelani Gardner envisioned his college career ending. After being named to his second consecutive All-West Coast Conference men's basketball team, the fifth-year senior guard and his Pepperdine Waves will be playing for survival against San Francisco today at noon as they open the WCC tournament at Toso Pavilion.
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January 31, 1998 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jelani Gardner had just made perhaps the biggest play of his college basketball career to give Pepperdine a 70-67 victory at Loyola Marymount last Saturday when a Loyola fan scampered to the edge of the court. "Hey, Gardner," the fan yelled. "You're overrated." If Gardner has heard it once, he's heard it a thousand times. From fans. From sportswriters. Even from coaches.
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January 25, 1998 | ROB FERNAS, From Staff Reports
Pepperdine guard Jelani Gardner said he came into Saturday night's game against Loyola Marymount with something to prove. Consider his mission accomplished. Though he almost became the goat for the second game in a row, Gardner came through by converting a three-point play with 8.8 seconds to play to give the Waves a 70-67 victory over their West Coast Conference rival before 2,150 at Gersten Pavilion.
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January 25, 1998 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pepperdine guard Jelani Gardner said he came into Saturday night's game against Loyola Marymount with something to prove. Consider his mission accomplished. Though he almost became the goat for the second consecutive game, Gardner came through by converting a three-point play with 8.8 seconds to play to give the Waves a 70-67 victory over their West Coast Conference rival before 2,150 at Gersten Pavilion.
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October 17, 1997 | ROB FERNAS
A look at the region's college basketball teams heading into the start of official practices: The Waves have three returning starters, but there could be a shake-up in the lineup because of the addition of four players who redshirted last season. Junior transfers omm'A Givens, a 6-foot-10 center from UCLA, and Jelani Gardner, a 6-6 point guard from California, are high-profile newcomers.
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September 4, 1996 | GREG SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Gardner, the father of former California basketball player Jelani Gardner, said Tuesday night that he accepted cash from a representative of the Bear basketball team before his son's enrollment. But Tom Gardner denied a San Francisco Chronicle report that a family member received $30,000 from the school to ensure that Jelani Gardner enrolled. "I accepted the money, but it wasn't that much," Tom Gardner said, refusing to specify the amount. "Jelani was not aware of any of the negotiations.
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January 25, 1998 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pepperdine guard Jelani Gardner said he came into Saturday night's game against Loyola Marymount with something to prove. Consider his mission accomplished. Though he almost became the goat for the second consecutive game, Gardner came through by converting a three-point play with 8.8 seconds to play to give the Waves a 70-67 victory over their West Coast Conference rival before 2,150 at Gersten Pavilion.
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September 1, 1996 | GREG SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Todd Bozeman's coaching career at California is over, but the controversy is only beginning. Bozeman, who is accused of committing NCAA rules violations and sexually harassing a former student, is accusing a former player and his father of a smear campaign.
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