Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  17 responses

Del Harris Walks Away from the Nets

After just two months on the job, Del had seen enough: “This is to announce that I have decided to return to my home in the Dallas, TX area after two months with the New Jersey Nets. Even though we have had a difficult time winning as many games as we had hoped to, I enjoyed very much my time with my good friend, GM/interim coach Kiki Vandeweghe, the Nets players, organization and the local community. All were positive and helpful. I had not experienced such a losing situation since 1983, but because the players are such good people, the losing of games did not become the chaotic situation that has happened to so many teams who were locked into a total rebuilding year. The reason for the timing of my return is that I came to help Kiki in his first venture into team coaching. I have seen Kiki go from a man who was trying to encourage a team that was down to one who has developed a good sense of coaching. I believe in these recent games there is strong evidence that the team has gotten over the hump and will be much more competitive the rest of the way. This experience will help Kiki in his role as general manager immensely. Every GM can gain from having the coaching experience.”

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  • JoeMaMa

    “We lost so much, my white actually got whiter”

  • BackInBlack

    wow, nets are gonna b stacked next year

  • riggs


  • http://gmail dirty frank

    In his younger days he would have run.

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

    Harris didn’t expect the team might lose more games than his age.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch/basket Darksaber

    Yep, Lebron’s coming to the swamp next season. Fo surrrre

  • UnRel

    what hump?.. they couldn’t even get over Eddy Curry..

  • ClydeSays

    Translation: “This team has too many talented young players to scuk this badly. If they’re not going to execute plays & pick up their defensive assignments and play hard every night, I don’t want to stick around to watch.”

  • j.b

    @dirty frank, he would have run for sure.

  • http://JoshDrake Josh D

    Don’t blame him

  • Jon

    for a second i thought devin harris walked away. that would’ve been news! who gives about some assistant coach?

  • therighttoremainsalient

    shame on you del harris (they should do a parady basketball movie with Leslie Neilson as his role). Don Nelson doesn’t walk away from his team unless it’s happy hour…

  • http://none The Philosopher

    Del still hasn’t gotten over the Kobe airball quagmire.

  • http://www.laumol.nl/weblog Laumol

    As long as Devin Harris doesn’t leave the Nets, losing Del won’t be much of a loss.

  • http://www.bluefont.com Hisham

    giggidy goo

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