Chris Jent Rumors

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has named Melvin Hunt, Chris Jent, Greg Foster, Marlon Garnett and Matt Hill as assistant coaches on Head Coach Lloyd Pierce’s coaching staff. Nate Babcock has also been added as Special Assistant to the Head Coach. “When we set out to assemble a staff, we were looking for A-plus talent and A-plus people, and that speaks to the individuals we added,” said Pierce. “These coaches embody what we’re looking for in terms of character and credibility, and will help us grow our program and our organization. They will be great teachers and mentors for the players they’ll be working with and great representatives for the Hawks.”
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.