Quinn in a game against the Denver Nuggets on Dec 22, 2010.
September 27, 1983 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|High school||Dublin Coffman (Dublin, Ohio)|
|College||Notre Dame (2002–2006)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2006–present|
|2010||New Jersey Nets|
|2010–2011||San Antonio Spurs|
|2012–2013||Tulsa 66ers (D-League)|
Christopher James "Chris" Quinn (born September 27, 1983) is a former American professional basketball player who currently serves as the director of player development for the Northwestern University Men's Basketball team.
Quinn played his high school basketball at Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio, where he set 14 school records and was named Columbus Dispatch Player of the Year in 2002. He was also twice named first-team all-state and was runner-up for Mr. Basketball honors in Ohio as a senior finishing behind NBA star Lebron James. Having also been named the Ohio Capital Conference Player of the Year, Quinn led his team to back-to-back conference championships, as well as two straight district championships.
At the University of Notre Dame, Quinn was a three-year starter and two-time co-captain. He finished his career averaging 14.6 points, 3.5 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.27 steals per game. As a senior, he led the team in scoring (17.7 ppg), assists (6.4 apg) and was tied for first in steals (1.55 spg), while shooting 42 percent from three-point range. Quinn was a First Team All-Big East selection and also was a Big East Academic All-Star selection as a junior and freshman.
Having not been selected in the 2006 NBA Draft, Quinn signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Miami Heat, and played for the team in the Orlando Summer League. During his first season, he played in 42 games and, in a February 5 bout against the Charlotte Bobcats, started his first ever game for the Heat, filling in for a suspended Gary Payton, and scored 14 points. He also dished 9 assists in an April 16 match against the Boston Celtics. During that first season, Quinn showed competent ballhandling skills and shooting touch, although he was left out of the Heat's playoff roster.
In 2007–08, with Payton's retirement and constant injuries to Dwyane Wade and Smush Parker, Quinn garnered more playing time, especially before the February trade that brought Marcus Banks from the Phoenix Suns. He scored a season-high 22 points against the Washington Wizards on December 13, connecting six three-point field goals.
In late March, former teammate Shaquille O'Neal made disparaging comments about Quinn to a reporter from The Boston Globe. "I love playing for this coach and I love playing with [the Suns]," O'Neal told the Globe. "We have professionals who know what to do. No one is asking me to play with Chris Quinn or Ricky Davis. I'm actually on a team again." After Phoenix's subsequent loss to Boston and an in-kind response from Heat coach Pat Riley, O'Neal elaborated, saying that defenses would sag off of Quinn and Davis and he wasn't able to get the ball. After O'Neal's comments, Quinn went on to average 15 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists in April, nearly tripling his career averages. On December 1, 2008, in an overtime game against the Golden State Warriors, Quinn made a three-point shot to tie the game at 129–129, with 7.1 seconds left on the clock. (The Heat went on to win 130–129.)
Quinn scored a career high 26 points against the Detroit Pistons on April 15, 2009 on 9-of-13 shooting. He scored 19 of the Heat's last 30 points in the game.
On July 21, 2011, he joined the VTB United League club Khimki Moscow Region. In November 2012, he joined the Spanish League club Valencia. He then signed with the NBA D-League's Tulsa 66ers on December 28, 2012.
On July 19, 2013, he was waived by the Cavaliers.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Quinn's high school data
- Heat sign Notre Dame's Quinn
- Shaquille O'Neal criticism
- Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors - Recap - December 01, 2008 - ESPN
- Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat - Play By Play - April 15, 2009 - ESPN
- "Nets Acquire Chris Quinn and Second-Round Draft Pick from Miami". NBA.com. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
- Spurs Sign Chris Quinn, Waive Simmons
- "Khimki brings back Mozgov, adds Quinn". EuroLeague.net. July 21, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2011.
- Valencia signs Chris Quinn
- 66ers Acquire Guard Chris Quinn.
- "Cavaliers Sign Chris Quinn". NBA.com. 2013-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
- Cavaliers waive Kevin Jones and Chris Quinn
- NU hoops hires former Irish guard Chris Quinn
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