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Bulls assistant Del Harris retires

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Bulls assistant Del Harris retires

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bulls assistant Del Harris has retired after a 33-year career in the NBA in which he was coach of the year in 1995 with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 71-year-old Harris is leaving Tuesday after one season working under Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro.

Harris spent 12 seasons as a head coach with three teams. In addition to the Lakers, he coached Milwaukee and Houston. He took the Rockets to the NBA finals in 1981.

He also worked as an assistant in Dallas. In all, he made 27 trips to the playoffs.

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