Wednesday , Jun , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Harrick denies accepting job with ABA’s Vancouver

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – One day after the American Basketball
Association’s expansion team in Vancouver announced that Jim Harrick was hired
as head coach, the former UCLA and Georgia coach denied the announcement

Harrick said that he hasn’t agreed to or signed anything with the club. He did
say, however, that he expects negotiations to continue.

Harrick, who was fired from UCLA in 1996 just a year removed from winning the
NCAA championship, was forced to resign at Georgia this past year 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.