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Chris Duhon
Chris Duhon
Position: None
Born: 08/31/82
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
After completing a two-month suspension for a drunken driving charge, Marshall University assistant coach Chris Duhon – a nine-year NBA veteran – insists he’s returned far more serious to the coaching craft and committed to living a less cluttered post-playing life. After having something you love taken away from you like this, you have to really sit back and be honest with yourself, and understand there are lifestyle changes that you need to make,” Duhon told The Vertical recently.
“I had recently retired and I wasn’t putting all my focus and energy into coaching,” Duhon told The Vertical. “I still had some ideas that maybe I would make another comeback, find another way to get back and play again. It is not always an easy transition out of your playing career, but that part of my life is done. It isn’t an easy transition, but I’m learning from what happened and I want to focus my energy on becoming a good coach.”
Chris Duhon is slated to be the latest in a long line of former Duke players under Mike Krzyzewski to pursue a college coaching career, as he is expected to be named an assistant under new Marshall head coach Dan D’Antoni on Friday. “You got to just start thinking as a coach,” Duhon told WSAZ’s Rich Donnelly when asked about his transition from being a player (Duhon was most recently a member of the Los Angeles Lakers last spring). “You can’t expect guys to do it the way that, you know, you did it as a player. You have to adjust to them in ways, try to teach them the right way to do it and adjust to the way they play and their playing style.”
Late last month, veteran NBA guard Chris Duhon was ready to get his career restarted, signing a contract to play with JuveCaserta of the Italian League, with an eye on an eventual return to the NBA. But, after agreeing to the deal, Duhon had a change of heart and backed out. The reason, it turned out, is that Duhon’s wife, Andrea, was pregnant with twins, and Duhon decided he needed to remain near her rather than make the trip across the Atlantic. It turned out to be a sound decision, as last week, Andrea Duhon gave birth to twins, two months premature. The babies and their mother are healthy. “Obviously, Chris wants to play, he has a lot of basketball left in him and he was excited to get started again,” Duhon’s agent, Kevin Bradbury, said. “But when he went over the situation, he felt like is family needs him to be home.”