Chris Quinn

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Chris Quinn
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Quinn in a game against the Denver Nuggets on Dec 22, 2010.
Miami Heat
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1983-09-27) September 27, 1983 (age 31)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Dublin Coffman (Dublin, Ohio)
College Notre Dame (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–2013
Position Shooting guard
Number 11, 1, 20
Coaching career 2013–present
Career history
As player:
20062010 Miami Heat
2010 New Jersey Nets
2010–2011 San Antonio Spurs
2011–2012 Khimki (Russia)
2012 Valencia (Spain)
2012–2013 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2013 Cleveland Cavaliers
As coach:
2013–present Miami Heat (asst.)

Christopher James "Chris" Quinn (born September 27, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Miami Heat.

High school[edit]

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.[1]

College career[edit]

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.[2]

Professional career[edit]

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.[3] 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.)[4]

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.[5]

On January 5, 2010, Quinn was traded along with a 2012 second round draft pick and cash to the New Jersey Nets for a conditional second round pick in 2010 NBA Draft.[6]

In October 2010, Quinn joined the Philadelphia 76ers for training camp, but he was waived. He was signed by the San Antonio Spurs in November 2010.[7]

On July 21, 2011, he joined the VTB United League club Khimki Moscow Region.[8] In November 2012, he joined the Spanish League club Valencia.[9] He then signed with the NBA D-League's Tulsa 66ers on December 28, 2012.[10]

On March 20, 2013, Quinn was signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the rest of the 2012–13 NBA season.[11]

On July 19, 2013, he was waived by the Cavaliers.[12]

On Oct. 28, 2013, Quinn was hired by Northwestern coach Chris Collins to serve as the team’s new director of player development.[13]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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

Regular season[edit]

2006–07 Miami 42 1 9.7 .366 .351 .676 .7 1.5 .4 .0 3.4
2007–08 Miami 60 25 22.3 .424 .403 .867 2.0 3.0 .8 .1 7.8
2008–09 Miami 66 0 14.6 .408 .409 .810 1.1 2.0 .4 .0 5.1
2009–10 New Jersey 25 0 8.9 .357 .313 1.000 .6 1.2 .4 .0 2.2
2010–11 San Antonio 41 0 7.1 .363 .297 .500 .6 1.0 .1 .0 2.0
2012–13 Cleveland 7 0 11.1 .250 .000 1.000 .3 1.3 .4 .0 1.4
Career 241 26 13.7 .399 .377 .809 1.1 1.9 .4 .0 4.5


2009 Miami 5 0 4.8 .429 .000 1.000 .2 1.0 .4 .0 1.6
Career 5 0 4.8 .429 .000 1.000 .2 1.0 .4 .0 1.6


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