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Richard Alvin Harter (October 14, 1930 – March 12, 2012) was an American basketball coach who served as both a head and assistant coach in both the NBA
NBA
and NCAA.[1]

Contents

1 Early life 2 College head coach 3 NBA
NBA
coach 4 Death 5 Head coaching record

5.1 NBA 5.2 College

6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Harter attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia,[2] where he played basketball for the Quakers and graduated in 1953. He served two years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, and then was an assistant freshman coach back at Penn for a year. He then coached at Germantown Academy
Germantown Academy
for three years, then back to Penn in 1959 as an assistant coach.[3] College head coach[edit] Harter left Penn in 1965 to become head coach at Rider University, then returned to Penn as its head coach.[2] After success at Penn, with just one regular season defeat in his final two seasons, Harter was hired in April 1971 at the University of Oregon in Eugene.[3] He succeeded Steve Belko, who stepped down after fifteen years and consecutive 17–9 seasons to become assistant athletic director. Harter was regarded as one of the top defensive coaches in the 1970s, where his "Kamikaze Kids" at Oregon in the Pac-8 were known for a swarming defense. Many basketball notables came from Harter's Duck program, including Stu Jackson
Stu Jackson
and former Oregon head coach Ernie Kent.[4] After seven seasons in Eugene, Harter left Oregon in 1978, at a salary of $38,000 annually, for Penn State and $41,000,[5] where he stayed for five seasons.[2] NBA
NBA
coach[edit] Harter's first job in the NBA
NBA
was as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
in the 1982–83 season. He left in 1986 to become an assistant for the Indiana Pacers. In 1988, he was hired into his first head coaching position, with the expansion Charlotte Hornets; he was the franchise's first ever head coach.[6] In the team's second season Harter was fired in 1990 during mid-season when the Hornets' record was 8–32.[7] Harter went on to be an assistant coach for the New York Knicks under Pat Riley
Pat Riley
(1991-1994), Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
under P. J. Carlesimo (1994-1997), Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
under Larry Bird (1997-2000), and Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
under Jim O'Brien.[8][9] Harter joined the Philadelphia
Philadelphia
76ers' coaching staff on May 5, 2004.[6] On June 13, 2007, Harter joined the Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
for the third time, as an assistant coach under O'Brien.[10] Death[edit] Harter died on March 12, 2012, at the age of 81.[2][11][12] The cause of death was cancer, said Penn athletic director Steve Bilsky, a co-captain on the '71 team. Harter died at a hospital at Hilton Head, South Carolina, where he had a residence. [13] Head coaching record[edit] NBA[edit]

Legend

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %

Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %

Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result

Charlotte 1988–89 82 20 62 .244 6th in Atlantic – – – – Missed Playoffs

Charlotte 1989–90 40 8 32 .262 (fired) – – – – –

Career

122 28 94 .230

– – – –

College[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason

Rider Broncs (NCAA University Division independent) (1965–1966)

1965–66 Rider 16-9

Rider: 16-9

Penn Quakers (Ivy League) (1966–1971)

1966–67 Penn 11–14 7–7 4th

1967–68 Penn 9–17 4–10 T–6th

1968–69 Penn 15–10 10–4 3rd

1969–70 Penn 25–2 14–0 1st NCAA 1st Round

1970–71 Penn 28–1 14–0 1st NCAA Elite 8

Penn: 88–44 49–21

Oregon Ducks (Pacific-8 Conference) (1971–1978)

1971–72 Oregon 6–20 0–14 8th

1972–73 Oregon 16–10 8–6 3rd

1973–74 Oregon 15–11 9–5 3rd

1974–75 Oregon 21–9 6–8 T–5th NIT Semifinals

1975–76 Oregon 19–11 10–4 T–2nd NIT Quarterfinals

1976–77 Oregon 19–10 9–5 2nd NIT Quarterfinals

1977–78 Oregon 16–11 6–8 T–5th

Oregon: 112–82 48–50

Penn State Nittany Lions (Eastern Athletic Association) (1978–1979)

1978–79 Penn State 12-18 4-6 6th

Penn State Nittany Lions (NCAA Division I independent) (1979–1982)

1979–80 Penn State 18-10

NIT 1st Round

1980–81 Penn State 17-10

1981–82 Penn State 15-12

Penn State Nittany Lions (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1982–1983)

1982–83 Penn State 17-11 9-5 4th

Penn State: 79-61 13-11

Total: 295-196

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

^ "Obituary: Richard A. Harter". Burlington Free Press. August 12, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2013.  ^ a b c d Fentress, Aaron (March 12, 2012). "Former Oregon Ducks basketball coach Dick Harter
Dick Harter
dies at 81". The Oregonian. Portland. Retrieved March 12, 2012.  ^ a b Cawood, Neil (April 21, 1971). "'Long, drawn out, tough decision,' says new Duck coach". Eugene Register-Guard. p. 1D.  ^ Clark, Bob (March 12, 2012). "'Kamikaze Kids' coach Dick Harter, who led standout Oregon teams, dies at 81". Eugene Register-Guard. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2013.  ^ Newnham, Blaine (March 14, 1978). "Harter picks Penn State after all". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1C.  ^ a b Harter joins O'Brien's staff - NBA
NBA
- ESPN ^ Dick Harter
Dick Harter
NBA
NBA
& ABA Basketball
Basketball
Coaching Record Basketball-Reference.com ^ Celtics find winning combination on defense - NBA
NBA
- ESPN ^ " Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
Names Penn Alumnus Dick Harter
Dick Harter
Assistant Coach". Penn Athletics. May 6, 2004. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013.  ^ "76-year-old Harter returning for third stint with Pacers". San Diego Union-Tribune. June 14, 2007. Retrieved November 26, 2013.  ^ "Sugar-Former Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets
coach Dick Harter
Dick Harter
dies". Indiavision news. March 13, 2012.  ^ "Ex- NBA
NBA
assistant Dick Harter
Dick Harter
dies". ESPN. Associated Press. March 13, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2013.  ^ http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/colleges/penn/20120313_Dick_Harter__former_Penn__NBA_coach__dies_at_81.html

External links[edit]

Dick Harter
Dick Harter
at Basketball-Reference.com Sports-Reference.com – Dick Harter Dick Harter
Dick Harter
at Find a Grave

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