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March 19, 1989 | Associated Press
Sean Elliott scored 25 points, and top-ranked Arizona held Clemson scoreless for more than nine minutes Saturday to beat the Tigers, 94-68, and advance to the semifinals of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. West Regional. The Wildcats (29-3) led by 14 in the first half and withstood a Clemson rally in the opening minutes of the second before pulling away to their 11th straight victory and fourth straight blowout. Arizona plays No. 15 Nevada-Las Vegas Thursday night in Denver.
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March 18, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
If the Lakers ever need inspiration during their darkest season ever, they can always look to one of their sworn enemies. The San Antonio Spurs were there too, not that long ago. They lost future Hall of Famer center David Robinson for almost an entire season, finished 20-62, got lucky in the lottery and won Tim Duncan with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 draft. The Spurs have taken four championships since then and own the NBA's best record this season with Duncan still a huge factor, averaging 15.1 points and 9.9 rebounds at age 37. As a casual reminder of the importance of lottery picks, San Antonio (50-16)
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April 5, 1989
University of Arizona forward Sean Elliott was named today as the winner of the 1989 John Wooden Award, which annually recognizes college basketball's top player. Elliott, who averaged 22 points a game for the Wildcats this seson, edged out such other stars as Duke's Danny Ferry, Oklahoma's Stacey King, Syracuse'S Sherman Douglas and Georgetown's Charles Smith for the Wooden Award.
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May 24, 2001 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Still waters run deep, but in this case, they almost ran all the way to Orlando. You might think this is a difficult time for the Spurs, but it's a catered picnic compared to a year ago in San Antonio, when Tim Duncan sat out the playoffs because of a knee injury and a local columnist accused him of malingering while the Phoenix Suns knocked them off in the first round. That was a warmup for the anguish that awaited in August, when Duncan became a free agent.
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January 19, 1989 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
After leading Arizona's basketball team to the Final Four last season, Sean Elliott decided against making himself eligible for the National Basketball Assn. draft. The 6-foot 8-inch All-American forward returned for his senior season because his mother wanted him to graduate. "Basketball is a pastime," said Odiemae Elliott. "Sean has his whole life ahead of him after basketball.
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March 9, 1989 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Beads of sweat drip from Arizona All-American forward Sean Elliott as he towels off after a grueling practice. Kevin O'Neill, an Arizona assistant coach, sits down next to Elliott and puts his arm around the player. O'Neill kisses Elliott's head. "Sean is a sweet, sweet kid," says O'Neill, who named his own son after Elliott. Other college basketball coaches and scouts apparently like Elliott almost as much as O'Neill does.
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October 2, 1993 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Detroit Pistons traded disgruntled forward Dennis Rodman, the NBA's leading rebounder the last two seasons, to the San Antonio Spurs for All-Star forward Sean Elliott on Friday night. The Spurs also acquired reserve forward Isaiah Morris for reserve forward David Wood and exchanged draft picks with Detroit. San Antonio has the option to swap its 1994 draft pick with the Pistons unless Detroit's pick is in the top 10.
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January 11, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
McKale Arena, the raucous home of Arizona's basketball team, has been noticeably quieter this season. Fans no longer raise the decibel level to that of a jet engine. The Wildcats aren't making much noise either. After winning two consecutive Pacific 10 championships, Arizona seems to have lost its grip. Life after Sean Elliott hasn't been easy for Arizona, even though the Wildcats are 8-2.
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April 1, 1989
University of Arizona forward Sean Elliott was named Associated Press college player of the year, receiving 288 of 879 votes in the nationwide balloting by sportswriters and broadcasters. Duke's Danny Ferry was second with 208 votes.
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April 22, 1989
Sean Elliott, college basketball player of the year, and Arizona teammate Anthony Cook escaped with minor injuries when the car Cook was test-driving flipped and landed on its roof near Tucson, a Pima County sheriff's spokesman said. Both had scraped knees.
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October 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Kidney specialists have concluded that Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning has a renal disease similar to that of San Antonio Spur forward Sean Elliott, who underwent a transplant in August 1999 and returned to the court six months later, sources told the Washington Post on Sunday night. However, the doctors had not pinpointed the severity of the disease--focal glomerulosclerosis--as of late Sunday, and one of the sources said Mourning's ailment might be worse than Elliott's.
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March 28, 2000 |
With Tim Duncan and David Robinson in top form and Sean Elliott beginning to contribute, the San Antonio Spurs appear ready for the playoffs. Duncan scored 30 points, Robinson added 23, and Elliott made a pivotal three-point shot as the NBA's defending champions used a 17-3 fourth-quarter run to beat the Seattle SuperSonics, 90-82, Monday night at Seattle for their third consecutive victory. The Spurs dominated inside.
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March 15, 2000 | By BILL PLASCHKE
Midway through the third quarter, the crowd sliding from the edge of its seats, the star teetering on the edge of his nerves, Sean Elliott did the only appropriate thing. He performed another transplant. A basketball, taken from his right hand, fitted into a metal rim. A soaring slam dunk that rattled not only 26,708 screeching Alamodome fans, but medical and sports history.
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March 15, 2000 | Associated Press
Chronology of Sean Elliott's recovery from kidney transplant: * June 25, 1999--Sean Elliott sets up Avery Johnson for game-winning shot as the San Antonio Spurs defeat New York to win their first NBA championship. * July 21, 1999--Elliott, close to kidney failure because of the disease focal glomerulosclerosis, announces he needs a kidney transplant soon. * Aug.
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February 2, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Forward Sean Elliott received clearance Tuesday from team doctors to resume practicing with the San Antonio Spurs, marking the latest step in his comeback from kidney transplant surgery. He said it could be one or two months before he is ready to be activated. "I knew this was coming. I kept saying it," Elliott said in San Antonio. "I'm not going to be afraid to at least go out there and try."
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December 25, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE
He is the light. I am the other side of the light. He is the star. I am its reflection. He is my little brother, but Sean is bigger than I will ever be, the Great Elliott. I am Noel, the Other Elliott. Sean plays basketball, I play in the marching band. Sean is a pitcher, I'm a right fielder. Sean is focused, I have trouble concentrating. Sean was given all the heart, I was given the leftovers.
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May 20, 1989
Indiana Pacers General Manager Donnie Walsh indicated that if he can't pick Sean Elliott of Arizona or Danny Ferry of Duke in Sunday's National Basketball Assn. draft lottery, he would consider dealing the team's top pick. "It would either be Ferry or Elliott or I'd trade it," Walsh said. "Those are my options." Walsh indicated that he prefers the 6-foot-8 Elliott, who can play big guard or small forward.
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August 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
San Antonio Spur forward Sean Elliott was in stable condition Monday after undergoing a kidney transplant, receiving a healthy organ from his brother, Noel. "The kidney's functioning well," said Dr. Francis Wright, who performed the transplant. "Sean had no problems at all and Noel had no problems."
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