Chris Jent Rumors
Chris Reichert: Chris Jent isn’t staying with the Phoenix Suns’ D-League affiliate. – RT: Steve Helwagen: OSU just made the Chris Jent re-hire official, huge boost for Thad Matta and his program after Jeff Boals departure.
The Phoenix Suns and Bakersfield Jam have named Chris Jent head coach of the Jam. “It’s an honor to be named Head Coach of the Bakersfield Jam and to be a part of an organization like the Phoenix Suns,” said Jent. “Personally, it’s a great opportunity to once again be a Head Coach and there couldn’t be a better setting in the NBA D-League to help players develop and reach their basketball potential than in Bakersfield. I can’t wait to get into the gym with the team and try to do something special as a group.”
The Suns are putting a piece of their future in the hands of Chris Jent. Jent, 45, will be tabbed as the next head coach of the Bakersfield Jam, the Suns’ D-League affiliate for which they run basketball operations with a mirror system. Jent has spent 8 1/2 seasons on NBA staffs, including an 18-game stint as Orlando’s interim head coach in 2005. He last served as Michael Malone’s lead assistant in Sacramento for the 2013-14 season and the start of the 2014-15 season until Malone’s firing.