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American Harris leads Yao, China into Olympics

Updated: July 24, 2004, 11:27 AM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- When Del Harris sees his point guard out of position, he rushes nearly to midcourt, ready to start screaming instructions before covering his mouth with his hands.

Catching himself in midbreath, the longtime NBA coach doesn't say a word. He just walks back to the bench, shaking his head.

Harris knew exactly what to say, but only in English.

His players speak Chinese.

So goes the biggest challenging facing the first foreigner to coach ...

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