Del Harris once quit on Don Nelson in the middle of a Mavericks game. Or it might have been Nellie firing his top assistant.
Depends on who's telling the story. The details tend to get fuzzy over time and it has been four years since the high drama occurred during a visit to Golden State.
Either way, it's the kind of episode one might expect from a pair of close friends who also have strong opinions about the game of basketball. Both laugh about the incident now, but Harris actually left the locker room at halftime conceivably without a job.
Who played peacemaker? Mark Cuban. Yeah, really.
Cuban had no intention of letting Harris go then and he feels the same way today. Harris has moved on to the next stage of his professional career by accepting the owner's offer of a lifetime contract as a team consultant.
"I'm really thankful to Mark, and it's quite a thing when you say in terms "lifetime," but being the smart businessman he is, he knows there's not many years left," joked Harris, who turns 70 next month. "Not many owners do something like that, and you've got to love him for it."