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Clutch City: Chris Jent

POSTED: Jun 4, 2015 1:42 PM ET

By Fran Blinebury


Chris Jent (right) was a rarely used player on the Rockets' 1994 championship team.

"Clutch City" will air at 9 p.m. ET Monday, June 8, on NBA TV. Produced by the Sports Emmy Award-winning NBA TV Originals, "Clutch City" examines the Houston Rockets' 1993-94 and 1994-95 NBA Championship teams.

These are the then-and-now stories of some of the standout players from those teams:

Name: Chris Jent

Position: Forward/guard

Stats in 1993-94 season: 10.3 ppg, 2.3 apg, 5.0 rpg, 0.0 spg

His part in Clutch City: Undrafted out of Ohio State in 1992, Jent played in the Spain and the CBA before signing with the Rockets for the final three games of the 1993-94 season. He remained on the playoff roster getting spot minutes and earned a championship ring. Jent would go on to play in Australia, Italy and Greece and his only other experience was three games with the Knicks in 1997. That gives him the quite rare distinction of having played in more playoff games (11) than regular season games (6) in his NBA career.

After Clutch City: Jent started the 2014-15 as an assistant coach for the Kings, but was let go when head coach Michael Malone was replaced in December. Previously an assistant in Philadelphia, Orlando and Cleveland, he was also interim coach of the Magic for 18 games in 2005, compiling a 5-13 record. Jent lives with his family in Sacramento.