Tom Barrise born (February 3, 1954) is an American basketball coach who became the interim head coach of the New Jersey Nets for two games. Barrise replaced Lawrence Frank after the Nets began the 2009–10 season with 16 consecutive losses.1 There were talks of Barrise finishing out the season as Interim Head Coach, but the job went to Kiki Vandeweghe. The Nets lost both games in which he served as head coach.
Barrise served under Coaches Lawrence Frank and Kiki Vandeweghe as Nets' assistant coach from 2004 to 2010, until he was named Special Assistant to Team President Rod Thorn in January 2010. When Thorn announced his retirement that June, Barrise was rumored to be a possible replacement. It was announced in July that Barrise would return to his old job as an assistant coach, this time for newly appointed Head Coach Avery Johnson. Following the 2011–12 season, Barrise was let go by the Nets.
Barrise was also head coach of Ramapo College from 1992 to 1995.
- Jonathan Abrams (December 2, 2009). "The Bottom of the Nets". New York Times.