December 1, 2009 |
New Jersey Nets General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe is set to become the team's coach for the rest of the season. He doesn't have to worry about being on the bench for a potential record-setting loss, though. Vandeweghe won't coach his first game with the team until Friday, a person with knowledge of the team's plans told the Associated Press on Monday. The person requested anonymity because the Nets don't plan to announce their plans until this morning. Tom Barrise , who led the team Sunday night after Lawrence Frank was fired, will coach again Wednesday against Dallas, when the Nets can set an NBA record with an 18th straight loss to begin a season.
January 1, 2008 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Former Denver Nuggets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe has joined the New Jersey Nets as a special assistant to team President Rod Thorn. Vandeweghe, the Nuggets' general manager from 2001-06, will help Thorn prepare for the NBA draft and evaluate players. Before joining the Nuggets, Vandeweghe spent two seasons as an assistant coach and director of player development for the Dallas Mavericks.
February 20, 1994 |
For basketball fans with an appetite for offense, it did not get any better than Dec. 13, 1983, when the Detroit Pistons defeated the Denver Nuggets, 186-184, in triple overtime, the highest-scoring game in NBA history. Kiki Vandeweghe led the Nuggets with 51 points. "Everybody was worn out," Vandeweghe told Sport magazine. "I just went home that night and crawled into bed. I didn't have anything to eat."
December 15, 1992 |
Ernest Maurice Vandeweghe III, a month into his 13th NBA season and four months into his 34th year, climbs aboard a stationary bicycle in the Clippers' exercise room at the Sports Arena and begins to crank away, quickly accelerating to the desired speed. He stays there 35 minutes, never breaking the rhythmic pace even as he talks.
October 14, 1992 |
Linked for parts of three decades, by friendship as well as basketball, Larry Brown and Kiki Vandeweghe are reunited. They first hooked up during the 1979-80 season at UCLA, Brown's first at the school and Vandeweghe's last, the year the Bruins finished fourth in the Pacific 10 Conference but reached the NCAA final before losing to Louisville.
October 12, 1992 |
The Clippers on Sunday signed rookie holdout Elmore Spencer to a three-year contract worth an estimated $1.65 million and veteran free agent Kiki Vandeweghe for one year at the NBA minimum of $140,000. Two other free agents, swingman Jaren Jackson and center Tito Horford, also signed partially guaranteed contracts. Spencer, the 25th pick in the draft, is expected to backup Stanley Roberts at center. Vandeweghe, a 12-year veteran, played a season for Clipper Coach Larry Brown at UCLA.