Nets add Cartwright to coaching staff
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets have hired former
Chicago Bulls head coach Bill Cartwright as an assistant. Terms of the
contract were not disclosed.
The 47-year-old Cartwright was fired by the Bulls last November after the team
got off to a 4-10 start. The former All-Star center compiled an overall record
of 51-100 in parts of three seasons as Chicago’s head coach.
Cartwright also spent six years as an assistant with the Bulls before being
named head coach on December 28, 2001.
“Bill brings a wealth of experience to our coaching staff,” said Nets’ CEO Rod
Thorn. “His knowledge of the game, gained from playing and coaching, will be
an invaluable asset to Coach (Lawrence) Frank and the Nets players.”
Cartwright played 15 NBA seasons with the New York Knicks and Chicago and
averaged 13.2 points and 6.3 rebounds for his career. A first-round pick by
the Knicks in 1979, Cartwright was a member of three World Championship squads