January 22, 2007 |
Scouting was "fine," he says, semi-retirement "OK." But the only man other than John Wooden to coach UCLA to an NCAA basketball championship could not resist the lure of the locker room, the seduction of the sideline. Jim Harrick is coaching again. "It's like a drug," he says of his life's work. "For every guy that's ever done it, it's a drug. It gets in your system."
June 24, 2004 |
Former UCLA and Georgia basketball coach Jim Harrick says reports that he has been hired to coach the Vancouver expansion team in the American Basketball Assn. are premature. The hiring was announced Tuesday by the ABA. Contacted Wednesday, Harrick said "We have signed nothing, agreed on nothing." However, Harrick said he expected to continue negotiations next month. "We'll see how it goes, but it isn't finalized," Harrick said. "I don't know how that got out."
June 23, 2004 |
Jim Harrick, who was forced to resign last year at Georgia amid accusations of improper payments to players and academic fraud, was hired Tuesday as coach of the Vancouver expansion team in the American Basketball Assn. "This is a great opportunity for me," Harrick said in a statement. Harrick was fired from UCLA in 1996 -- a year after winning an NCAA championship -- for lying about an expense report.
March 4, 2004 |
Most college students dream of getting a final exam with questions such as: How many points is a three-pointer worth? That was among the questions on basic basketball knowledge on the final exam -- and only test -- in Georgia assistant basketball coach Jim Harrick Jr.'s Coaching Principles and Strategies of Basketball class in 2001.
September 30, 2003 |
Jim Harrick is back in basketball, hired Monday by the Denver Nuggets as a scout and coaching consultant. Harrick was forced to resign as Georgia's coach in March amid accusations of improper payments to players and academic fraud. That scandal, which led Georgia to pull out of postseason play, was the latest in a series that followed Harrick on nearly every step of his 23-year career as a college coach.
May 22, 2003 |
Former Georgia assistant basketball coach Jim Harrick Jr. was solely responsible for the academic fraud that left two players ineligible, the school said in a letter to the NCAA. Starters Chris Daniels and Rashad Wright were declared academically ineligible in March after an investigation showed they were given preferential treatment in a class taught by Harrick.