College - Milligan College

In his first season with the Bulls as an assistant coach … spent last season as a consultant with the Dallas Mavericks … hired as an assistant on July 3, 2008 … prior to becoming a consultant, Harris spent seven seasons (2000-2007) as an assistant with the Mavericks … during his time with the Mavs the team posted a 406-188 (.684) record … in 12 full seasons as a head coach he has compiled a 556-457 (.549) overall record with three different teams (L.A. Lakers, Milwaukee, Houston) … has been a part of the NBA Playoffs 26 times … prior to joining the Mavs, was head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers for four seasons (1994-1998) … compiled an impressive 218-110 (.665) record, highlighted by the 1997-98 season’s 61-21 mark, the best record ever for a Harris-led club … joins Pat Riley and Phil Jackson as the only coaches in L.A. franchise history to register three consecutive 50-plus wins in a season … was named the 1995 NBA Coach of the Year with the Lakers … prior to his stint with the Lakers, Harris coached in Milwaukee (from 1987-88 through the first part of 1991-92) … guided the Bucks to four consecutive playoff appearances and compiled a 191-154 (.554) overall record in his four-plus seasons as head coach … before becoming head coach in 1987, served as the Bucks scout and assistant coach under then-head coach Don Nelson (1983-1987) … Harris, began his NBA coaching career as an assistant with the Rockets in 1976 … after spending three years as an assistant with Houston, he was promoted to head coach during the 1979-80 campaign … led the Rockets to three playoff berths and a trip to the 1981 NBA Finals … Harris, 71, has had success at every level in 50 years of coaching, including the NBA, collegiate, overseas and high school … led Earlham College (Indiana) to a school-record 176 victories and the first three conference championships in school history during his nine-year stint … is a member of both the state of Indiana Hall of Fame and the NAIA Hall of Fame … coached seven seasons in Puerto Rico (1969-1975), posting a 176-61 record and winning three national championships … won a gold medal with Puerto Rico at the 1974 Central American Games and a silver and bronze medal at the 1973 and 1974 World Club Championships with Club Bayamon (Puerto Rico) … was an advisor to the Canadian National Team in 1993-94 for the 1994 World Games … in the summer of 1998, Harris served as one of the assistant coaches for the bronze medal-winning Team USA at the World Championships of Basketball in Athens, Greece … coached the Chinese National Team to an eighth place finish at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens … Harris attended Milligan College in Tennessee, where he graduated cum laude in 1959 with a degree in religion … earned a master’s degree in history from Indiana University in 1965 … Del and his wife, Anne, have one son, Nik … Harris has four children from a previous marriage, sons Larry, Alex and Stan, and a daughter Carey … he is also a grandfather of eight.