Larry Farmer echoed my thoughts from Day 1 of the Jim Harrick fiasco when he was quoted in Robyn Norwood’s excellent update [Feb. 21] on the current Rhode Island coach: “The firing, to this day, I’m still not clear on all the reasons. Just the ones that surfaced, to me, did not warrant that.”
For a coach who ostensibly ran a clean program for his entire career, it seems to me that dismissal for [Harrick’s] alleged offense was far too great a punishment. Is it possible Peter Dalis used it as an excuse to rid himself of someone he just didn’t like?
WILLIAM J. SINCLAIR, Glendale
While at UCLA, Jim Harrick, you lied to your bosses six times and tried to twist the arm of one of your assistants to lie for you. You got caught. You got fired. Learn from your mistakes and move on.
JULIAN THAYER, Los Angeles
So Jim Harrick thinks he would’ve won two more NCAA titles if UCLA had let him stay. What a joke. Most of his teams, loaded with talent, underachieved. Remember Tulsa and Princeton? Did he even get one serious inquiry from a name school after he got the boot? Of course not.
Sitting in his little office with a puny salary is where he belongs.
BOB COLLINS, Reseda