Cavaliers Name Chris Jent Assistant Coach/Director Of Player Development

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Cleveland, Nov. 1 - The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that Chris Jent has been named Director of Player Development/Assistant Coach. "We're very fortunate to add a person of Chris Jent's caliber to our team,” said Cavaliers Head Coach Mike Brown. “Chris is a very hard worker who knows the NBA well. He has been a great fit with us and worked well with our team during training camp. We can now look forward to Chris' contributions throughout the season.”

Jent, 36, was an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic during the 2004-05 season before being named Orlando’s interim head coach for the final 18 games of the season. Prior to his one year stint with the Magic, he spent the 2003-04 season with the Philadelphia 76ers as assistant coach/player development.

He spent 10 seasons playing professionally, including two years in the NBA. He was a member of the 1994 NBA Champion Houston Rockets and also played for the New York Knicks during the 1996-97 season. Jent played five seasons in the CBA and also spent time playing overseas in Australia, Italy, Spain and Greece. Jent played four seasons (1988-92) at The Ohio State University and helped lead the Buckeyes to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments and back-to-back Big Ten Championships.