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The Harrick Chronology

November 07, 1996

* 1964-1969--Harrick begins his coaching career as an assistant at Morningside High in Inglewood.

* 1969-1973--Harrick is head coach at Morningside and compiles a 103-16 record.

* 1973-1977--Harrick becomes an assistant at Utah State.

* 1977-1979--Harrick leaves Utah State to become an assistant under Gary Cunningham at UCLA.

* 1979-1988--Harrick leaves UCLA for a head coaching job at Pepperdine. He leads Pepperdine teams to five conference titles in nine years, compiling an overall record of 167-97. He is named coach of the year four times in the West Coast Athletic Conference, winning 20 games or more four times.

* March 20, 1986--Harrick interviews with Mike McGee, USC athletic director, to be considered as a candidate for the school's head coaching job. George Raveling gets the job.

* April 12, 1988--After UCLA offers the job to North Carolina State Coach Jim Valvano, Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Kansas Coach Larry Brown and all turn it down, UCLA picks Harrick as its head coach, succeeding the recently fired Walt Hazzard.

* May 10, 1990--Harrick and his wife, Sally, donate $75,000 to the UCLA Athletics Campaign for an endowed basketball scholarship in the men's program.

* 1991-92 season--The Bruins win the Pacific 10 title for the first time under Harrick, losing in the West Regional finals to Indiana. In the middle of that season, he complains that his salary is not on par with the Bobby Knights and Denny Crums of the basketball world.

* Aug. 28, 1991--An NCAA investigation into UCLA's 1988 recruitment of Don

MacLean is dropped. Allegations surfaced that Harrick had visited MacLean's home and got him to sign a letter of intent during the so-called "dead period," a span of 48 hours in which coaches are forbidden to contact potential recruits. This was the last of three NCAA inquiries into the recruitment of


* March 9, 1993--Harrick is given a three-year contract extension through the 1996-97 season.

* March 10, 1995--Harrick is named 1994-95 Pac-10 Conference coach of the year.

* April 3, 1995--UCLA defeats Arkansas to win the Bruins' first NCAA championship since John Wooden retired in 1975.

* April 10, 1995--Receives Naismith Award as coach of the year. He is also named coach of the year by the National Assn. of Coaches.

* June 1, 1995--Harrick and the UCLA basketball team are guests at the White House.

* Aug. 3, 1995--Harrick signs a new five-year contract that will take him through the 1999-2000 season and is worth up to $545,000 annually.

* Oct. 21, 1996--Harrick is cleared by the Pac-10 of violating NCAA rules in the sale of a car he owned to Lisa Davis-Hodoh, the sister of top recruit Baron Davis.

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