American basketball coach, Tom Barrise, Dies at 68

Tom Barrise was an American basketball coach who served as the New Jersey Nets’ temporary head coach for two games.

After the Nets lost 16 games in a row to start the 2009–10 season, Barrise was brought in to replace Lawrence Frank.

Tom Barrise, the former coach of the Brooklyn Nets, has died at the age of 68.

After a 0-16 start in 2009, the New Jersey Nets fired coach Lawrence Frank. However, before general manager Kiki VanDeWeghe took over for the rest of the season, the Nets had Tom Barrise coach two games, resulting in the team’s worst start to a season tying and breaking records.

New Jersey putting those losses on Barrise’s record aroused compassion for the interim coach.

It also made him one of only 343 persons to ever head coach in the NBA, a major accomplishment for someone who has spent decades in the sport.

Those two losses with New Jersey are Barrise’s only two games as an NBA head coach. Following that, he returned to the Nets as an assistant for VanDeWeghe and subsequently Avery Johnson.

When now-Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau was in Chicago, he served as a scout for the Bulls.

Tom Barrise Age, Family, and Early Life

Tom Barrise was born on 3rd  February 1954. He was 68 years old and was an American by nationality. He was of white ethnicity and his zodiac sign as per his date of birth is Aquarius.

tom barrise family

 The names and identities of the family and parents of Tom Barrise are not yet made public.

Tom Barrise Career, What is his profession?

From 2004 through 2010, Barrise worked as an assistant coach for the Nets under Coaches Lawrence Frank and Kiki Vandeweghe, until he was named Special Assistant to Team President Rod Thorn in January 2010. When Thorn announced his retirement in June of that year, Barrise was mentioned as a prospective successor.

Barrise’s return to his former post as an assistant coach, this time for newly appointed Head Coach Avery Johnson, was announced in July. Barrise was released by the Nets after the 2011–12 season.

From 1992 until 1995, Barrise was the head coach of Ramapo College.

Which school and college did he go to?

Talking about the education details of Tom Barrise, he might have done his education in his hometown. The high school he went to or the university he attended are all under review.

Tom Barrise Net Worth, How much does he earn?

The net worth of Tom Barrise is not known.

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Tom Barrise’s Wife, What about his relationship?

The details on the marital life of Tom is not clear.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

We did a quick search for the social handle of Tom Barrise but weren’t able to find him on any social sites. He might be available under an anonymous username.

Body Appearance of Tom Barrise‘s Height, Weight

HeightN / A
Eye colorDark brown
WeightN / A
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Tom Barrise’s which  you should be known

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