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October 29, 1997 | STEVE SPRINGER
* 1996-97 season: 36-46. * 1996-97 finish: Fifth in the Pacific Division. Swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Utah Jazz. * Who's new: Stojko Vrankovic, Keith Closs, James Robinson, Maurice Taylor. * Who's gone: Malik Sealy, Terry Dehere, Bo Outlaw, Stanley Roberts. * Projected starters: Center-- Vrankovic (3.4 points, 3.2 rebounds); forwards--Loy Vaught (14.9 points, 10 rebounds) and Rodney Rogers (13.2 points, 5.1 rebounds); guards--Darrick Martin (10.9 points, 4.
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January 14, 1998 | CHRIS BAKER
Clipper Coach Bill Fitch has yet to criticize center Stojko Vrankovic to reporters, even after he was outplayed by Buck center Ervin Johnson in Monday night's loss at Milwaukee. Johnson, who had scored seven points in his last four games, registered season bests of 20 points and 21 rebounds. But Fitch was quick to point out that rookie center Keith Closs played more than Vrankovic, who had two points and four rebounds in 16 minutes. Closs had six points and five rebounds in 31 minutes.
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January 14, 1998 | CHRIS BAKER
Clipper Coach Bill Fitch has yet to criticize center Stojko Vrankovic to reporters, even after he was outplayed by Buck center Ervin Johnson in Monday night's loss at Milwaukee. Johnson, who had scored seven points in his last four games, registered season bests of 20 points and 21 rebounds. But Fitch was quick to point out that rookie center Keith Closs played more than Vrankovic, who had two points and four rebounds in 16 minutes. Closs had six points and five rebounds in 31 minutes.
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November 2, 1997 | JASON REID
The development of fourth-year center Stojko Vrankovic, who was obtained from Minnesota for Stanley Roberts in a trade in June, is among the keys to the Clippers' season. One game does not a season make, but Coach Bill Fitch was impressed by Vrankovic's performance in Friday night's season-opening, 110-100 loss at Phoenix. Vrankovic, 7 feet 2 and 260 pounds, grabbed 10 rebounds in 26 minutes, sharing the team lead with forward Loy Vaught.
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November 2, 1997 | JASON REID
The development of fourth-year center Stojko Vrankovic, who was obtained from Minnesota for Stanley Roberts in a trade in June, is among the keys to the Clippers' season. One game does not a season make, but Coach Bill Fitch was impressed by Vrankovic's performance in Friday night's season-opening, 110-100 loss at Phoenix. Vrankovic, 7 feet 2 and 260 pounds, grabbed 10 rebounds in 26 minutes, sharing the team lead with forward Loy Vaught.
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June 26, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What could become a considerable face lift for the Clippers over the next couple weeks began Wednesday night, when they traded Stanley Roberts to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Stojko Vrankovic and, in a minor surprise, took forward Maurice Taylor of Michigan with the 14th pick in the draft.
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June 27, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clippers began life without Stanley Roberts on Thursday, which shouldn't be too difficult a transition since they never had much of one with him. In five seasons, he played in at least 65% of the games only once, in 1992-93 after being acquired in trade from the Orlando Magic. A ruptured right Achilles' tendon cost him most of 1993-94. A ruptured left Achilles' tendon cost him all of 1994-95.
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June 30, 1989
Calling for safeguards against NBA raids on its players, a Yugoslav basketball team denied center Dino Radja permission to play for the Boston Celtics, who drafted him earlier this week. Bozidar Maljkovic, Radja's coach on the Jugoplastika team, said, "It would be a catastrophe for our basketball" if the Yugoslav federation did not adopt rules against allowing its best players to leave. He said no players younger than 26 should be allowed to sign with U.S. teams. The Lakers drafted another Yugoslav, Vlade Divac, and he has been given permission by his country's government to join them.
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August 11, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Clippers renounced their rights to free-agent center Stojko Vrankovic, 35, who played in two games last season, scoring two points and grabbing six rebounds. Vrankovic came to the Clippers from Minnesota on June 25, 1997, in a trade for center Stanley Roberts. * The Milwaukee Bucks, who lost free agents Michael Curry and Del Curry last week, will not renew the contract of general manager Bob Weinhauer, who joined the team in 1997 from Houston. . . .
NEWS
October 29, 1997 | STEVE SPRINGER
* 1996-97 season: 36-46. * 1996-97 finish: Fifth in the Pacific Division. Swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Utah Jazz. * Who's new: Stojko Vrankovic, Keith Closs, James Robinson, Maurice Taylor. * Who's gone: Malik Sealy, Terry Dehere, Bo Outlaw, Stanley Roberts. * Projected starters: Center-- Vrankovic (3.4 points, 3.2 rebounds); forwards--Loy Vaught (14.9 points, 10 rebounds) and Rodney Rogers (13.2 points, 5.1 rebounds); guards--Darrick Martin (10.9 points, 4.
SPORTS
June 27, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clippers began life without Stanley Roberts on Thursday, which shouldn't be too difficult a transition since they never had much of one with him. In five seasons, he played in at least 65% of the games only once, in 1992-93 after being acquired in trade from the Orlando Magic. A ruptured right Achilles' tendon cost him most of 1993-94. A ruptured left Achilles' tendon cost him all of 1994-95.
SPORTS
June 26, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What could become a considerable face lift for the Clippers over the next couple weeks began Wednesday night, when they traded Stanley Roberts to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Stojko Vrankovic and, in a minor surprise, took forward Maurice Taylor of Michigan with the 14th pick in the draft.
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April 21, 1999 | LONNIE WHITE
The Clippers' active roster has an average age of less than 25, the youngest in the NBA. Even including older players Stojko Vrankovic, 35, and Pooh Richardson, 32, who are on the injured list, the Clippers have the third-youngest full roster in the league, behind Denver and Vancouver. Which may explain the team's growing pains this season. "We've beat some of the best teams in the league [in Utah and Portland]. . . .
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April 11, 1998 | From Associated Press
With Karl Malone suspended for Friday's game, the Utah Jazz could have been in trouble against a talented, hungry opponent. Luckily for the Jazz, they were playing the Clippers. Howard Eisley had a career-high 22 points and seven teammates scored in double figures as the Jazz routed the Clippers, 126-109.
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