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February 9, 1988
The Philadelphia 76ers, playing inconsistently in a season marked by injuries and major personnel changes, Monday fired Coach Matt Guokas and replaced him with assistant Jim Lynam. Lynam will coach the team for the remainder of the season. Owner Harold Katz said Lynam, who coached the Clippers in both San Diego and Los Angeles in 1983-84, will remain coach if the 76ers improve. "I'm rooting for Jimmy to make it work," Katz said. "I felt the change had to be made at this time.
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February 6, 1997 | Associated Press
After a disappointing start this season, Jim Lynam was fired Wednesday as coach of the Washington Bullets. General Manager Wes Unseld flew to Denver and met with Lynam at a hotel before announcing the firing. Assistant Bob Staak was named the interim coach for Wednesday night's game against the Nuggets, which the Bullets lost 106-104. After a 19-15 start, the Bullets lost nine of 12 games and were coming off a 30-point loss against the Lakers and a 22-point defeat in Utah.
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January 13, 1985 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
There were 56 seconds left in a recent game between the Clippers and Denver Nuggets, and it didn't seem that the Clippers could blow a 10-point lead in so short a time. They even had possession of the ball. But Coach Jim Lynam, who had watched his team lose its previous seven games, wasn't accepting victory yet. Lynam, as usual, stalked the sideline, yelling at his point guard to run the offense, and at the officials to call Denver for using a zone defense.
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February 6, 1997 | Associated Press
Jim Lynam was fired Wednesday as coach of the Washington Bullets. General Manager Wes Unseld flew to Denver and met with Lynam at a hotel before announcing the firing. Assistant Bob Staak was named as the interim coach. Unseld told the team of his decision before the morning practice, meeting with every starter and most of the reserves individually. Unseld also fired assistant Buzz Braman.
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May 22, 1993 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clippers, beginning their latest coaching search by again steering clear of candidates with backgrounds as assistants or on the collegiate level, have established a preliminary list of six people they will consider, sources said Friday. Four will become definite candidates to replace Larry Brown, who resigned Thursday, if the interest is mutual, including former Clipper coach Jim Lynam. The others are Lenny Wilkens, Del Harris and Gene Littles.
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May 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Philadelphia 76ers were scheduled to hold a news conference today amid rumors that Coach Jim Lynam would be replaced by former Denver Nugget coach Doug Moe.
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March 17, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Philadelphia 76ers fined Charles Barkley $5,000 for yelling at Coach Jim Lynam, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. During a game against the New York Knicks Wednesday night, Barkley drew a technical foul in the third quarter and was benched. After the game, Barkley yelled at Lynam for benching him.
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February 8, 1988 | Associated Press
The Philadelphia 76ers fired Matt Guokas as head coach and replaced him with assistant Jim Lynam, former coach of the San Diego and Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA club announced today. Lynam, who inherits a struggling team with a 20-23 record, will take over Tuesday night when the team plays the Atlanta Hawks. Guokas had been the Sixers' coach since June 14, 1985. The Sixers have lost seven of their last nine games overall and their last 10 in succession on the road.
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March 7, 1985 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
No one expected an immediate transformation in the Clippers' recent dismal play Wednesday night just because they had fired Coach Jim Lynam and replaced him with Don Chaney earlier in the day. The only transformation came at halftime, after it seemed the change had done more harm than good. Following a horrible first-half performance in which they trailed the Cleveland Cavaliers by 11 points and commited 12 turnovers, the Clippers recovered.
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May 5, 1994 | From Associated Press
Jim Lynam will return to the sideline after two years in the front office. He takes over for Wes Unseld as coach of the Washington Bullets after two seasons as general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. It's his third stint as an NBA head coach, having previously led the Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers. He inherits a Washington team that went 24-58 last season and has not made the playoffs in six seasons. "I missed coaching.
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May 22, 1993 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clippers, beginning their latest coaching search by again steering clear of candidates with backgrounds as assistants or on the collegiate level, have established a preliminary list of six people they will consider, sources said Friday. Four will become definite candidates to replace Larry Brown, who resigned Thursday, if the interest is mutual, including former Clipper coach Jim Lynam. The others are Lenny Wilkens, Del Harris and Gene Littles.
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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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May 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Philadelphia 76ers were scheduled to hold a news conference today amid rumors that Coach Jim Lynam would be replaced by former Denver Nugget coach Doug Moe.
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March 17, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Philadelphia 76ers fined Charles Barkley $5,000 for yelling at Coach Jim Lynam, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. During a game against the New York Knicks Wednesday night, Barkley drew a technical foul in the third quarter and was benched. After the game, Barkley yelled at Lynam for benching him.
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May 5, 1994 | From Associated Press
Jim Lynam will return to the sideline after two years in the front office. He takes over for Wes Unseld as coach of the Washington Bullets after two seasons as general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. It's his third stint as an NBA head coach, having previously led the Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers. He inherits a Washington team that went 24-58 last season and has not made the playoffs in six seasons. "I missed coaching.
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March 13, 1985 | SAM McMANIS
When the Clippers arrived here Tuesday to prepare for tonight's game against Philadelphia at the Spectrum (4:30 PST), they saw critical comments in both local newspapers by 76ers Coach Billy Cunningham. Cunningham, a friend of recently fired Clipper Coach Jim Lynam, said that Lynam had been the fall guy for the Clippers' poor play. "Obviously, none of the Clippers players felt their play had anything to do with (the coaching change)," Cunningham said.
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February 9, 1988
The Philadelphia 76ers, playing inconsistently in a season marked by injuries and major personnel changes, Monday fired Coach Matt Guokas and replaced him with assistant Jim Lynam. Lynam will coach the team for the remainder of the season. Owner Harold Katz said Lynam, who coached the Clippers in both San Diego and Los Angeles in 1983-84, will remain coach if the 76ers improve. "I'm rooting for Jimmy to make it work," Katz said. "I felt the change had to be made at this time.
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February 8, 1988 | Associated Press
The Philadelphia 76ers fired Matt Guokas as head coach and replaced him with assistant Jim Lynam, former coach of the San Diego and Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA club announced today. Lynam, who inherits a struggling team with a 20-23 record, will take over Tuesday night when the team plays the Atlanta Hawks. Guokas had been the Sixers' coach since June 14, 1985. The Sixers have lost seven of their last nine games overall and their last 10 in succession on the road.
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