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February 14, 1990 | STEVE SCHUELEIN
At 6-feet-1 and 230 pounds, driver-trainer Jim Todd is an easy guy to spot at Los Alamitos Race Course. Wearing a helmet and his blue and gray silks, Todd resembles a nose tackle for the Detroit Lions. He somehow looks as though he should be driving a bulldozer instead of a harness horse. Big Todd, as he is called around the track, is enjoying a big meet with 18 victories and has developed a big horse in Power and Glory, a star of the invitational pacing ranks.
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January 18, 2001 | LONNIE WHITE
Before the Clippers were shot down at Milwaukee on Tuesday, they received a surprise visit from Jim Todd, who coached the team over the second half of last season. Todd, who took over as interim coach when Chris Ford was fired shortly before last season's All-Star break, has not had an easy time since the Clippers let him go after he compiled a 4-33 record. When Todd returned home to Boston last summer, he found out he had prostate cancer and needed surgery. "But I'm good now," Todd said.
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March 12, 2000 | By LONNIE WHITE
No team in the league gives up scoring runs like the Clippers. Such was the case Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets, when they were outscored, 69-32, in the final 21 minutes of a 118-101 loss. Interim Coach Jim Todd cringes when he thinks about the rallies the Clippers have given up. "We can see it on [the players'] faces, it is something we have to go through," Todd said. "We have to mature as a group.
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August 25, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
When Alvin Gentry was named the Clippers' new coach earlier this month, he was given the option of retaining any of the assistants from last season. On Thursday, Gentry did just that when he named Dennis Johnson and Rex Kalamian assistants along with John Hammond, a Clipper assistant from 1990-93. Jim Todd, who finished last season as the Clippers' interim coach, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who joined the team as an assistant last season, will not return.
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February 19, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
For the ninth consecutive game, in the ninth consecutive loss, the Clippers gave up at least 100 points as the Charlotte Hornets scored 115 against them Friday night. Interim Coach Jim Todd was disappointed because he tried to keep Charlotte's score down. "Believe it or not, we actually tried to slow it down a little bit," Todd said. "We tried to slow the tempo a little bit more than we had been doing in the past.
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April 18, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
In less than 48 hours, the Clippers' second-worst season will finally be over. They will play Portland tonight at Staples Center and the SuperSonics at Seattle on Wednesday night. Interim Coach Jim Todd would love for the Clippers' current 16-game losing streak to end before the season is done but is realistic. "One win isn't going to matter at this point, the idea is for the young guys to get better," Todd said. TONIGHT vs. Portland, 7:30 p.m. Fox Sports Net 2 * Site--Staples Center.
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April 12, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
Clipper interim Coach Jim Todd faced a familiar dilemma before Tuesday's game against Phoenix. Todd was uncertain whether shooting guard Derek Anderson would play because of a back injury. "It's always difficult to formulate a game plan and you're counting on somebody and when push comes to shove and they can't go," Todd said. Anderson ended up playing, scoring 25 points in 33 minutes, but it wasn't the first time Todd was kept guessing minutes before tip-off.
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August 25, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
When Alvin Gentry was named the Clippers' new coach earlier this month, he was given the option of retaining any of the assistants from last season. On Thursday, Gentry did just that when he named Dennis Johnson and Rex Kalamian assistants along with John Hammond, a Clipper assistant from 1990-93. Jim Todd, who finished last season as the Clippers' interim coach, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who joined the team as an assistant last season, will not return.
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January 18, 2001 | LONNIE WHITE
Before the Clippers were shot down at Milwaukee on Tuesday, they received a surprise visit from Jim Todd, who coached the team over the second half of last season. Todd, who took over as interim coach when Chris Ford was fired shortly before last season's All-Star break, has not had an easy time since the Clippers let him go after he compiled a 4-33 record. When Todd returned home to Boston last summer, he found out he had prostate cancer and needed surgery. "But I'm good now," Todd said.
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February 9, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
Interim Coach Jim Todd has a master's degree in education, and he is trying to teach a crash course in team defense to the Clippers. "We're just really trying to reemphasize and give them a defensive philosophy," Todd said. "We're trying to give them a defensive game plan we can stick to day in and day out and game in and game out. "There are only a certain number of sets you can run in the NBA. What happens, you get ready for every game and you'll tweak with it.
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May 23, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the draft lottery now past, the Clippers made their first move toward sorting out their muddled coaching situation for next season by removing interim coach Jim Todd as a candidate for the job. Todd, 47, joined the organization as an assistant under Chris Ford before the 1998-99 season. He took over as interim coach when Ford was fired last season after the Clippers' 11-34 start. Todd's record was 4-33.
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April 18, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
In less than 48 hours, the Clippers' second-worst season will finally be over. They will play Portland tonight at Staples Center and the SuperSonics at Seattle on Wednesday night. Interim Coach Jim Todd would love for the Clippers' current 16-game losing streak to end before the season is done but is realistic. "One win isn't going to matter at this point, the idea is for the young guys to get better," Todd said. TONIGHT vs. Portland, 7:30 p.m. Fox Sports Net 2 * Site--Staples Center.
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April 12, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
Clipper interim Coach Jim Todd faced a familiar dilemma before Tuesday's game against Phoenix. Todd was uncertain whether shooting guard Derek Anderson would play because of a back injury. "It's always difficult to formulate a game plan and you're counting on somebody and when push comes to shove and they can't go," Todd said. Anderson ended up playing, scoring 25 points in 33 minutes, but it wasn't the first time Todd was kept guessing minutes before tip-off.
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March 29, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In losing their eighth consecutive game, the Clippers had some positives in a 112-102 defeat to the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night. But whatever good the Clippers showed, it was overshadowed by a halftime run-in between interim Coach Jim Todd and Tyrone Nesby, which led to the second-year swingman's being benched the entire second half. After Todd took Nesby out of the game for not hustling on a play in the second quarter, the two had words in the locker room during intermission.
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March 12, 2000 | By LONNIE WHITE
No team in the league gives up scoring runs like the Clippers. Such was the case Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets, when they were outscored, 69-32, in the final 21 minutes of a 118-101 loss. Interim Coach Jim Todd cringes when he thinks about the rallies the Clippers have given up. "We can see it on [the players'] faces, it is something we have to go through," Todd said. "We have to mature as a group.
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February 27, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Based on the way the Clippers celebrated after their game against the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night, it was easy to tell the outcome. Hugs, handshakes and smiles were the order of the day as the Clippers ended a 13-game losing streak with a dramatic 78-77 victory over the Hawks before 14,375 at Staples Center. For interim Coach Jim Todd, the win marked his first since taking over for Chris Ford on Feb. 3, covering a span of 12 games.
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May 23, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the draft lottery now past, the Clippers made their first move toward sorting out their muddled coaching situation for next season by removing interim coach Jim Todd as a candidate for the job. Todd, 47, joined the organization as an assistant under Chris Ford before the 1998-99 season. He took over as interim coach when Ford was fired last season after the Clippers' 11-34 start. Todd's record was 4-33.
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February 4, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some may say the Clippers waited too long. Others may say they pulled the trigger too soon. But when you're 11-34 and coming off back-to-back losses by a combined 77 points, something had to be done, and Thursday, Chris Ford was fired as coach and replaced by assistant and close friend Jim Todd on an interim basis. "It's something that probably needed to be done, even though you never want to see someone lose their job," veteran guard Eric Piatkowski said.
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February 19, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
For the ninth consecutive game, in the ninth consecutive loss, the Clippers gave up at least 100 points as the Charlotte Hornets scored 115 against them Friday night. Interim Coach Jim Todd was disappointed because he tried to keep Charlotte's score down. "Believe it or not, we actually tried to slow it down a little bit," Todd said. "We tried to slow the tempo a little bit more than we had been doing in the past.
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February 9, 2000 | LONNIE WHITE
Interim Coach Jim Todd has a master's degree in education, and he is trying to teach a crash course in team defense to the Clippers. "We're just really trying to reemphasize and give them a defensive philosophy," Todd said. "We're trying to give them a defensive game plan we can stick to day in and day out and game in and game out. "There are only a certain number of sets you can run in the NBA. What happens, you get ready for every game and you'll tweak with it.
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