Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  12 responses

Kiki Vandeweghe to Man Nets’ Sinking Ship

The man who helped get New Jersey in this rebuilding mess will get an up close and personal look at his creation: “Now, with the team’s rebuilding phase stuck in a record-tying, 0-17 quagmire, Rod Thorn figures the general manager who brought the younger players to New Jersey should be responsible for getting them to grow up a little faster. Vandeweghe will be announced as the 16th coach in the franchise’s NBA history Tuesday, and then take over the hot seat Friday night against Charlotte at the Izod Center. Del Harris, the distinguished head coach with the Rockets, Bucks and Lakers who retired last summer after a one-year stint on Vinny Del Negro’s staff in Chicago, will be brought in to be Vandeweghe’s top assistant.”

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  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    Del Harris is 72 years old, and was actually retired after last season with the Bulls. I’m surprised that he came back – no that’s what you call a “lifer”.

  • riggs

    should’ve bought back the unfolding arms

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Gerard I almost thought you said Devin Harris was 72 years old.. wow.

  • http://www.basketbrasil.com.br Rubens

    But they’ll burn Barrise in the Mavs record breaking game… Classy…

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    haha niQ. I’d like to see Devin Harris play at least 72 games though. But that’s another story.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Hey, it could be worse. Oh wait, no it couldn’t.

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    i like how he takes over AFTER the Laker/Mavs games.

  • Hoodsnake

    So who’s next years number 1 pick? He and some well paid free agent(Bosh?) are going to break the Celts turnaround record

  • JD

    This is the ideal situation for Kiki,i mean he can’t exactly do much worse,can he?

  • Seven Duece

    why not get AI and at least make it entertaining?

  • J

    ^why does it always have to be A.I.’s name that comes up when the team sucks? and the reason is always “to make it entertaining”? isn’t it unfair to the man?

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    by the way, it wouldn’t have made sense to go after AI when it comes to the Nets. Ridiculous suggestion.