Reports surfaced the other day that current Ohio State assistant coach Chris Jent, who worked with Michael Malone during their time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, was offered a job on the Kings’ new staff.
He apparently left Sacramento undecided, possibly to discuss the job with his family and now according to the Sacramento Bee, Jent has decided to take the job and join Malone in Sacramento.
Per Sacramento Bee:
Sources say Chris Jent is done. He is joining Michael Malone’s staff here in Sac.
Jent has been widely credited with improving the one time sub-par jump shot of LeBron James during their time together in Cleveland, something that a handful of Sacramento King players could stand to do.
Prior to taking the job at Ohio State, Jent was an assistant with the Philadelphia 76ers and the aforementioned Cleveland Cavaliers along with being named interim head coach for the Orlando Magic in 2005. Jent also won an NBA Championship as a player with the Houston Rockets in 1994, despite playing in SIX career games – three for the Houston Rockets, three for the New York Knicks in ’96-97.