Welcome to my website

 

I have designed this website for several purposes. First, I want it to be a resource for coaches and players to use for improving their knowlege and skills in the game of basketball. Secondly, I want to inform you about our national basketball program in India. This will include introducing our players, sharing our competition schedule, and communicating any news that relates to our team. Thirdly, it is my desire to share life lessons with you that I have learned by experience or through others that have made a positive impact on my life.

                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog

The Nationals and Del Harris in India

03/22/2014 08:04
We recently held our national tournament in Delhi at the Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium. This is where the best teams from states all over India come into one venue and compete for the National Championship. There were over 50 men's and women's teams in all. For those basketball junkies it is a great...

The Big Apple, O Canada, O-H-I-O, LA, & SacTown

12/07/2013 11:32
My recent trip to the U. S. was a whirlwind of travel and great experiences. I started in New York City, meeting up with my wife, Chawn and spending time with our daughter Tory. While there we stayed with a former player of mine, Steve Mayes, in Harlem. Because of my Aunt passing away, I shifted my...

Just Me in Delhi

10/31/2013 17:53
Since arriving back from the U18 national team training camp in Aurangabad I have been batching it in Delhi. Chawn is back in the U.S. during this stretch. Even at that it is good to be "home" in Delhi. WIth my recent schedule I haven't been here much lately. Besides planning for the upcoming year...

ABC's and More

09/02/2013 10:23
As I write this I am in Gandhinagar, India, the birth place of Gandhi. I am staying at a remote sports center training the U16 Boys national team. They are preparing for the Asia Basketball Championship in Iran. Certainly one of the best parts of my job is growing close to these young men and...

Things Are Heating Up

04/22/2013 21:24
Not only are the tempertures rising fast here but so are my activities. I have now been in India for about 6 months. I can still claim that I see something everyday that I've never seen before. Since returning from the U.S. a week ago I have been all over India. I traveled down to Mumbai for the...

Finally, I Have a Team

02/23/2013 20:57
I have now been in India for over 3 months. It is starting to feel more like home. Granted, there have been many cultural adjustments but overall I love the people and I have a passion for my assignment.    Afer scouting three different tournaments (Savio Cup, Senior Nationals, Federation...

India, Something New Everyday

11/28/2012 17:07
Chawn and I have now been in New Delhi, India for two weeks. It has been an adjustment as we expected but I am enjoying my position and we have already made some good friends. As we wished for there are many opportunities to make a difference at several levels. I have connected well with our BFI...

Africa, Summer 2012

11/18/2012 11:22
  I wanted to give you a report of my trip to Africa this past July where I conducted a combined training camp / coaches clinic in the Ivory Coast. We came very close to not going at all. Our first flight out of Jacksonville was canceled which started a domino effect of missing all the...

My Two Years in the NBA Development League

10/06/2012 11:35
In the summer of 2010 I left a college position where I had been head men's basketball coach and athletic director for 20 years. Earlier in the year I had received a phone call from Donnie Nelson, the general manager of the Dallas Mavericks and former player of mine, telling me he was purchasing...

News

Family, Friends and the Final Four

04/19/2014 15:49
Chawn and I were recently in the U.S. for a visit. We started in Florida watching our daughter, Tory, play softball for Nyack College on their spring trip. This was also a chance to spend time with my Dad, who lives in Clearwater. While we were in Florida I was able to see lifelong friends Lynn...

Back to the Basics in Nagpur

02/24/2014 15:20
Last week I spent 3 1/2 days in Nagpur, India. I was there with "Nagpur For Kids" program sponsored by the Times of India newspaper. In that short time I conducted 7 clinics, 2 school programs, and a Q & A session. They kept me busy. I worked with all age groups, male and female. I appreciate...

Gold in Goa

01/29/2014 09:26
I am in Goa, India right now and our national team is celebrating winning the Gold Medal at the Lusofonia Games. This is an event where almost 1000 athletes compete in different sports from Portuguese speaking countries or those that have a common past with Portugal. The opening ceremony was...

Aurangabad in October

10/16/2013 13:32
I am now at the airport in Aurangabad, India heading back to New Delhi. I have been in Aurangabad for the last 3 weeks conducting the U18 Boys National Team training camp. When I stay in one place this long and develop a routine it almost becomes a second (or third, fourth,,,,,) home to me. My...

NBA China

09/21/2013 18:52
I am writing this from the CBA Dongguan Basketball School - an NBA Training Center. I am accompaning the U16 Indian boys national team. We have been in China for 7 days and leave tomorrow. This is a first class facility with 8 indoor courts, 2 weight rooms, hotel like dorm rooms, classrooms, a...

Istanbul

07/21/2013 20:00
After training in India since February we are taking the first ever exposure trip by the senior national team to Istanbul, Turkey in preparation for the Asian Basketball Championships. With great anticipation we boarded the plane on July 19 in New Delhi and landed in Turkey 6 hours later. Our host...

Preparing for the ABC's

07/05/2013 00:01
We are now in the middle of our 3rd training camp this year. We have been able to practice at Jaypee Greens Sports Complex, one of the best training facilities in India. In addition to our training sessions we have been scrimmaging the Air Force team once a week. I really appreciate them coming and...

India Wins SABA Qualifying Tournament

06/12/2013 15:34
On June 2-4 we played in the SABA Qualifying Tournament. The winner moves on to play in the Asia Basketball Championship in the Philippines this August. We have been practicing since our initial camp in February and besides a few scrimmages this was our first competition since I arrived. Our first...

Back in the USA

03/25/2013 08:54
After completing a very productive senior team trainining camp Chawn and I flew back to the U.S. this past week. We are in New York City right now staying with Steve Mayes, a former player of mine. We were able to watch my daughter, Tori, play college softball on Saturday and we hope to again this...

Federation Cup in Bangalore

02/11/2013 18:29
I recently attended the the Federation Cup in Bangalore. This is a tournament where the top senior club teams in India annually play. Chawn and I enjoyed Bangalore where the mild temperatures are much like a San Diego in the U.S. It gave me one more opportunity to see many of the best players in...
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