Harrick to coach ABA expansion team
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) – Jim Harrick, who once led the UCLA Bruins to
an NCAA Championship and later was forced to resign as head man at Georgia
has found a new home in the coaching ranks.
On Tuesday, Harrick was given a new lease on coaching as he was hired as head
coach of the Vancouver expansion team in the American Basketball Association
Harrick, who was fired from UCLA in 1996 just a year removed from winning the
NCAA championship, was forced to resign at Georgia among accusations
of improper payments to players in addition to academic fraud.
Despite the problems that plagued him at both schools, Harrick has had a
successful career in the college ranks. He has coached at Pepperdine and led
Rhode Island to the round of eight in 1998. In 23 seasons, Harrick has guided
his teams to 14 NCAA tournament appearances, while compiling a 470-235 record.