Larry Harris (basketball)

American basketball player

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Larry Harris
Larry Harris Warriors Assistant GM.jpg
Harris with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy
Personal information
Born1963 (age 57–58)
NationalityAmerican
Career information
CollegeEastern New Mexico (1981–1985)
Coaching career1987–present
Career history
As coach:
19871992Milwaukee Bucks (video-coordinator/scout)
19911997Milwaukee Bucks (scout)
19961999Milwaukee Bucks (Director of Scouting)
19982002Milwaukee Bucks (Director of Player Personnel)
20012004Milwaukee Bucks (Assistant General Manager)
20032009Milwaukee Bucks (General Manager)
2008–2009Golden State Warriors (Assistant General Manager)

Larry D. Harris (born 1963) served as the General Manager of the Milwaukee Bucks from 2003 until March 19, 2008. He currently serves as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel for the Golden State Warriors.

Personal life

Harris's father is former National Basketball Association (NBA) coach Del Harris. Larry Harris graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1985 with a degree in mathematics and was a four-year starter on the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds men's basketball team. As a senior, Harris was team captain.[1] Harris and his wife, Gail, have five children between them: Zachary, Garrett, Janaya, Brooke, and Addison.

Career

From 1987 to 1991, Harris was video coordinator and scout for the Milwaukee Bucks and only a scout from 1991 to 1996. Harris moved up to director of scouting, a position he would serve from 1996 to 1998, then was director of player personnel from 1998 to 2001 and assistant general manager from 2001 to 2003.[2]

Bucks owner Herb Kohl appointed Harris to succeed departing GM Ernie Grunfeld in 2003.[3] Harris' most notable moves included the drafting of Australian center Andrew Bogut with the first pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, re-signing star guard Michael Redd, and drafting Chinese basketball star Yi Jianlian with the 2007 NBA Draft's 6th overall pick, despite attempts by Yi's handlers to prevent such a scenario.

Harris was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors during the 2008–09 season. Harris later became a scout and consultant the next season.[2] In 2015, Larry was named Director of Player Personnel and then added Assistant General Manager to his title in 2016.

Milwaukee Bucks

Notable trades

Notable signings

[6]

  • September 20, 2007 – Re-signed guard Charlie Bell to a five-year, $18.5 million contract, by matching the Miami Heat's offer sheet.
  • July 24, 2007 – Re-signed guard Maurice Williams to a six-year, $52 million contract, by matching the Miami Heat's offer sheet.
  • August 13, 2005 – Re-signed guard Michael Redd to the maximum contract permitted, for six years and $91 million.
  • August 12, 2005 – Re-signed center Dan Gadzuric to a six-year $36 million contract.[7]
  • August 8, 2005 – Signed 2004–05 NBA most improved player Bobby Simmons, formerly of the Los Angeles Clippers, to a five-year $47 million contract.[8]
  • August 21, 2004 – Signed guard Maurice Williams, formerly of the Utah Jazz.

Sources and notes

  1. ^ "Larry Harris – General Manager" (PDF). Milwaukee Bucks Media Guide 2003–2004. p. 19.
  2. ^ a b http://www.Kauffman[permanent dead link] sports.com/harris.html
  3. ^ Braun, Rick (July 2, 2003). "Harris officially Bucks' GM". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ ESPN – Raptors deal Villanueva to Bucks for Ford – NBA
  5. ^ ESPN – N.Y. gets Thomas, Mohammed; Baker next? – NBA
  6. ^ HoopsHype – NBA General Managers – Larry Harris
  7. ^ Bucks to sign center Gadzuric to long-term contract – NBA – CBSSports.com Archived 2013-02-03 at archive.today
  8. ^ ESPN – Forward won most improved honors with Clippers – NBA
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