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February 18, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle coach John Giannini was on I-295 late Saturday afternoon, headed for Swedesboro to join his wife and two daughters for dinner along with a couple of longtime friends - a husband and wife Giannini said he has known since his days coaching at Rowan. "They know if we lost, all bets are off," Giannini said as he drove. The rest of the group still would have made it to the Italian place close to his home but they'd have needed one fewer seat. "I'm sitting in the office with my staff trying to figure out what went wrong [if we lose]
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March 31, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - Watching La Salle fall one more upset short of becoming the first No. 13 seed to reach the NCAA Elite Eight, you could argue three Explorers NCAA wins are testament to a school showing patience with a coach, since John Giannini got to March Madness in his ninth season on Olney Avenue. Or maybe it was a coach showing patience with a school. Forget what you just saw. Did you think La Salle was a place where such a run was possible? Was anybody convinced that the Explorers could recruit the players necessary to compete in the Atlantic Ten, let alone make an NCAA run?
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March 21, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nothing is given, it must be earned. John Giannini learned that early. His father had made it to Chicago from Italy in his 20s and found the opportunity he sought in the plumbing trade. The colder the Chicago nights, the more likely Manfredo Giannini would be called out to fix water main breaks. "He had real rough hands," Giannini said this week, standing inside Tom Gola Arena. "He had a huge swollen elbow just from overuse. Then he had a nice little side business. He always prayed for rain because when people's basements flooded, the word was out, if you needed a sump, call Fred Giannini.
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November 30, 2004 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
His first opportunity to sign high school basketball players to letters of intent has come and gone, and new La Salle coach John Giannini doesn't have anything to show for it. La Salle isn't exactly the hot hoops destination right now, after a summer of scandal, a coaching change, players arrested on sexual-assault charges, and a decade of losing seasons. But it's not quite that simple. "There were only four players in the area that we thought could definitely make us a better team," Giannini said.
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December 1, 2004 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Time was running out last night, and the noise in La Salle University's Tom Gola Arena was growing. The Explorers were about to notch the first victory of the John Giannini coaching era. Facing Southern California in its third game of the season, La Salle built a comfortable first-half lead and went on to register a 71-62 victory before an appreciative crowd of 2,638. In a season that started with the Explorers trying to forget about - and overcome - an off-season scandal in which three former players were arrested on sexual-assault charges and their ex-coach was fired, last night's win was a big one. "I've been talking to faculty members, alumni and students, and that was a win for the whole La Salle family," said athletic director Tom Brennan, who hired Giannini away from Maine to lead the restoration of the program.
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July 11, 2013
Jordan Price, who played one basketball season at Auburn, is transferring to La Salle and will be eligible for the 2014-15 season. He will sit out next season. The 6-5 Price, from Decatur, Ga., averaged 5.4 points per game and shot 39 percent on threes as a freshman. "Jordan is high in character and talent and comes from a great family," said La Salle coach John Giannini. "We are committed to pushing Jordan to reach his full potential as an all-around player. " Price matched an SEC record by making 11 threes in a row last December.
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May 11, 2013
Cleon Roberts, who started all 32 games and averaged 8.5 points per game as a freshman at Georgia Southern, has transferred to La Salle, coach John Giannini announced Thursday. Roberts will be eligible to play during the 2014-15 season after sitting out a year because of NCAA transfer regulations. "Cleon gives us an athletic, scoring guard with excellent size," Giannini said. "He has a great deal of potential, which I am confident he will reach because of his excellent work ethic.
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March 3, 2014 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Tyreek Duren scored from under the basket on an inbounds play that started with 0.7 seconds remaining to give La Salle a 64-62 victory at Fordham on Saturday. La Salle (14-14, 6-8 Atlantic Ten) never trailed and led by as many as 15 in the first half. But Fordham (9-18, 2-12) pulled even and appeared to have forced overtime. The clock expired after Branden Frazier blocked the shot of La Salle's Tyrone Garland out of bounds. The officials reviewed the video and gave the ball back to the Explorers with just enough time for Duren's game-winner.
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February 6, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Where: Tom Gola Arena. TV/Radio: NBC-SN, GoExplorers.com Records: Richmond (12-9, 5-3 Atlantic Ten), La Salle (12-9, 4-4). Coaches: Richmond, Chris Mooney (10th season, 178-153), La Salle, John Giannini (11th season, 170-163). Last meeting: Richmond won, 62-49, in Richmond on Feb. 22, 2014. Richmond's top three: Kendall Anthony (16.2 ppg., 2.1 apg.), Terry Allen (11.9 ppg., 5.5 rpg.), T.J. Cline (11.0 ppg., 3.8 rpg.)
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March 14, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - La Salle shrugged off a rough start against a Massachusetts team that seemed to have its number, but the Explorers kept their basketball season alive. Ninth-seeded La Salle trailed by as many as nine points in the first half, but sophomore guard Jordan Price finished with 28 points to spark a 76-69 victory over the eighth-seeded Minutemen in the second round of the Atlantic Ten tournament Thursday at the Barclays Center. The Explorers (17-15) will meet top-seeded Davidson in a quarterfinal Friday at noon.
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March 13, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle coach John Giannini has always said that any team can beat another in the Atlantic Ten. "For some reason, people don't want to believe me when I say this, but every game in our league is a 50-50 game," Giannini said. "Everyone has good players, good coaches. Sure, some teams have won more games than others, but there are no sure wins or losses in this league, ever. " The ninth-seeded Explorers (16-15, 8-10) will have the opportunity to begin proving their coach's theory Thursday at noon at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn when they open play in the A-10 tournament against No. 8 seed UMass (17-14, 10-8)
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March 13, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, For the Daily News
ONE GAME can do a lot to the psyche of a college athlete. At least that's what La Salle is hoping proves true as it begins play in the Atlantic 10 Tournament today at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The ninth-seeded Explorers tip off with No. 8 Massachusetts at noon. And they're hoping the game that preceded it has a lot of affect on today's outcome and beyond. That game, of course, is La Salle's 55-53 victory Saturday over second-seeded Dayton - a team that was just outside the Top 25 last week - on Senior Night at Tom Gola Arena.
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March 9, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the four losses leading up to his team's regular-season finale Saturday against Dayton, La Salle coach John Giannini figured he knew what the missing element was. "We've been playing tough but not as tough as some of the people we lost to," Gianni said. "We've got to find the 'er.' We've been tough but we needed to be tough er . We needed to make those extra plays, we needed to consistently defend. Today we were able to do that against a really good team and beat them. " La Salle (16-15, 8-10 A-10)
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March 8, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Saturday at 4 p.m. Where: Tom Gola Arena TV/Radio: CBSSN/ WNTP 990 AM Records: Dayton (23-6, 13-4 A-10); La Salle (15-15, 7-10). Coaches: Dayton, Archie Miller (4th season, 86-44); La Salle, John Giannini (11th season, 173-169). Last meeting: Dayton won, 61-50, at Dayton on Jan. 14. Dayton's top three: Jordan Sibert (16.6 ppg., 3.6 rpg); Dyshawn Pierre (13.3 ppg., 8.1 rpg.); Kendall Pollard (12.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg). La Salle's top three: Jordan Price (17.72ppg., 3.7 rpg., 2.4 apg.)
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March 6, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Joseph's point guard Chris Wilson was honored before the game during senior night at Hagan Arena. Then, fittingly, Wilson went out and had one of the best performances of his career in his final home appearance. Wilson scored 22 points, one shy of his career high, while adding six rebounds, three steals and one assist Wednesday as St. Joseph's defeated La Salle, 55-50, in an Atlantic Ten matchup. "It was very special and most importantly to win it with this group of guys," said Wilson, who shot 7 for 13 for the field and 5 of 9 from behind the arc. (The rest of the team was 1 for 10 from three-point range.)
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March 2, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the regular season winds down, coaches are looking for anything to build momentum headed into their conference tournaments. This probably explains why La Salle coach John Giannini - after seeing his team shoot dismally from the free-throw line (13 for 25); turn the ball over 10 times in the first half; and ultimately fall to Rhode Island, 59-56, at Tom Gola Arena - spoke optimistically about what's left for his team. "We're extremely disappointed with a loss," Giannini said after the Explorers (15-14, 7-9 Atlantic Ten)
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February 27, 2015 | By Chris Mascaro, For The Inquirer
NEW YORK - La Salle didn't score in the first 5 minutes, 14 seconds of its game at Fordham on Wednesday night. And the Explorers' shooting barely improved, as they hit just 29.5 percent from the field in a 63-48 loss to the Rams at Rose Hill Gymnasium in the Bronx. "I thought it was our worst game of the year," La Salle coach John Giannini said of the 15-point loss, which is his team's largest margin of defeat this season. "I don't have an explanation as to why it was our worst game of the year.
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February 26, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle coach John Giannini wanted a specific answer from his senior center, and that is what he got. During an interview last week after a victory over Duquesne, Giannini - who actually was being interviewed at the time - asked Jerrell Wright, "Who's the most important person in our program, Jerrell?" Without hesitation, Wright, second on the team in scoring and rebounding, had an answer. "The newcomers," Wright said. "The people that are new here - freshmen and transfers . . . When they get here, our job is to make them comfortable.
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February 26, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shortly after leaving the December funeral for Nate Fox, a player he coached at the University of Maine who was tragically shot and killed, La Salle coach John Giannini had a revelation. "As I went to the viewing, the only thing I could think of was how lucky I was to coach a player like Nate," Giannini said of Fox, who played professionally for 12 years overseas after playing for Giannini. "And then, as I went to my car in the parking lot, the only thing I could think about was how lucky I am to coach guys like D.J., Jerrell, and Steve.
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