The Oregon Ducks (22-9) will face LSU (18-14) in the first round of the National Invitational…
Harter Dead at 81
He compiled six consecutive winning seasons, including three straight National Invitation Tournament trips from 1974-1977 with records of 21-9, 20-10, and 19-10. He was also named Pac-8 Coach of the Year in 1977.
The Pottstown, Pa., native went on to coach as an assistant in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.
Harter became the first head coach of the expansion Charlotte Hornets in 1988, coaching the franchise in its first two seasons in the NBA. He was also an assistant on the 2000 Pacers team that lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.
Prior to Oregon, Harter served as head coach at both Penn and Penn State.
Harter was inducted into the University of Oregon Hall of Fame in 2001. He was also a member the Big Five Hall of Fame in Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania (Pottstown Chapter) Hall of Fame. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
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