The speaking lineup is now complete with a little NBA flavor! Legendary former NBA head coach, Del Harris, and current assistant with the NBA World Champion Dallas Mavericks, Monte Mathis, will be sharing their extensive basketball knowledge on October 1st.
Coach Harris has been the head coach with the Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Lakers. In addition to those clubs, Coach Harris has been an assistant with the New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, and the Utah Stars (ABA). A seasoned veteran of the international game, Coach Harris has aided national teams from USA, China, Canada, and recently competed in FIBA Americas coaching the Dominican Republic team with John Calipari. He has been inducted into both the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the NAIA Hall of Fame.
Coach Mathis just earned an NBA Championship ring this past season. He assisted Rick Carlisle in earning the Mavericks their first ever World Championship. Coach Mathis was a two-sport athlete at the University of Toledo, playing both basketball and baseball. Following his professional baseball career, Coach Mathis coached at the collegiate level. His assistant coaching stops include Xavier, Ohio State, South Alabama, McNeese State, and Toledo. Coach Mathis has been a member of the Dallas Mavericks staff for the past 5 years.
I am VERY excited to hear and learn from these two fantastic basketball minds!