Chris Jent Biography
Chris Jent is a retired American basketball player, former head coach of the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League and the current assistant coach of the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Chris Jent Age
Jent celebrates his birthday on the 11th of January every year. Born in the year 1970, he is 49 years old as of 2019.
Chris Jent Family
Chris Jent (born Christopher Matthew Jent) was born in Orange, California and together with his two brothers, Eric and Tim Jent grew up in Sparta, New Jersey.
Chris Jent Education
As a teenager, he attended Sparta High School (New Jersey), then went to Ohio State Buckeyes, where he played college basketball, leaving in 1992 after four seasons.
Chris Jent Wife | Son
He married his longtime girlfriend Alice and the pair has one son Jimmy and two daughters, Corrin and Robin.
Chris Jent Career
Undrafted in the 1992 NBA draft, Jent was drafted in the fourth round (50th generally speaking) in the 1992 CBA draft. He started his expert vocation with CBA groups Rapid City Thrillers and Columbus Horizon.
He had a short vacation in the NBA, making three recreations each for the Houston Rockets (winning a title ring in 1994) and New York Knicks (1996–97). He played in 11 playoff recreations in 1994, hence giving him the uncommon refinement of having played in more profession playoff-diversions than standard season amusements in the NBA. In the middle of his spells with the Rockets and the Knicks, he played with the Australian NBL’s North Melbourne Giants in 1995 and furthermore played in Italy, Spain, and Greece.
Survey him as a coach, he went about as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2003-04 season. The following season, he worked in a similar limit with the Orlando Magic and was named interval head coach for the last 18 rounds of the 2004-2005 season (going 5-13), after Johnny Davis was terminated. Toward the beginning of the following season, he was supplanted by Brian Hill.
Starting in November 2006, he assumed the job of Assistant Coach/Director of Player Development with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He filled in as LeBron James’ own shooting mentor while James was in the group.
On June 29, 2011, Ohio State head b-ball coach Thad Matta presented Jent as an associate mentor for the Buckeyes. On June 10, 2013, he turned into an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings.
He was diminished by his obligation on December 16, 2014. He would, later on, be the freshest head mentor for the Bakersfield Jam after their previous head coach wound up tolerating an assistant coach /driving player development position for the Phoenix Suns. He came back to Ohio State as an associate after the 2015–16 season. For the 2017–18 season, he was enlisted as a collaborator with the Atlanta Hawks.