College - Pennsylvania
Dick Harter returns to the Pacers for his third stint as an assistant coach.
Harter, regarded as one of the top defensive coaches in the game, had previously been a Pacers’ assistant under Jack Ramsay (1986-88) and Larry Bird (1997-00). He not only brings a familiarity with the franchise but with head coach Jim O’Brien as well. Harter was an assistant under O’Brien at Boston and Philadelphia.
He has also served with Chuck Daly at Detroit, Pat Riley with the New York Knicks and P.J. Carlesimo in Portland. In 1988, Harter became the first head coach of the expansion Charlotte Hornets and was with the team until 1990.
Prior to entering the NBA in 1983 with Daly and the Pistons, Harter was the head coach at Rider (N.J.) University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon. He collegiate record is 295-196 (.601) with two Ivy League Championships and two NCAA appearances at Penn.
Harter is a member the Big Five Hall of Fame in Philadelphia, the University of Oregon Hall of Fame and the State of Pennsylvania (Pottstown Chapter) Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
The 76-year-old (10/14/30) Harter and his wife, Mari, are avid golfers.