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Monday, November 8, 2010
Senor Del Harris en espanol

By Jeff Caplan

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks welcome an old hand as a new voice on the broadcast team, but to enjoy his golden tones you'll have to speak Spanish. Comprende?

Del Harris, a longtime assistant coach under Don Nelson and Avery Johnson, will provide color analysis on 21 Spanish-language home broadcasts alongside play-by-play man Jerry Romo on Time Warner cable channel 168. Those games start tonight with the Mavs taking on the Boston Celtics.

"Maybe," Harris said with a smile. "I can only guarantee one."

The Mavs recommended Harris for the gig, and he agreed to do it. Harris learned Spanish 35 years ago when he coached the Puerto Rican national team. He also coached there for seven summers and spent a year coaching in Barcelona.