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.”