Chris Jent Accepts Job with Kings

By Anonymous (not verified) on June 10, 2013 at 4:00p
Chris Jent will have a new seat next season

UPDATE (6/10): 

Now, it's official. 

"Adding Chris to our coaching staff provides the team with a coach who will remain loyal to the mission of returning this franchise to prominence," said Kings Coach Mike Malone to "He's experienced at the professional and collegiate levels, is extremely well-prepared, and has made a significant contribution in every stop along his coaching career."

Original Story (6/7): 

According to a report from Ailene Voisin ofThe Sacramento Bee, Chris Jent has accepted the lead assistant coach job with the Sacramento Kings.

Jent will be returning to the NBA after just two years with the Buckeyes to team up with new Kings' head coach Mike Malone. Malone and Jent spent time together with the Cavs while LeBron was with the team. 

With Jent's departure, Thad Matta will now be looking to add another assistant coach to the staff. With it being this late, look for Thad Matta to seriously considered Greg Paulus. Paulus has served as the Video Coordinator for the past two seasons after one year as an assistant at Navy. Paulus turned down an assistant coaching job with Toledo earlier this year. 

On Wednesday, we mentioned that losing Jent could hurt Ohio State's chances with 2015 top-prospect Carlton Bragg after he had built a strong relationship during his time in Columbus. 



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biggy84's picture

I'm surprised he stayed here as long as he did. I wonder if Thad knew that his employment would be a temporary move?

cronimi's picture

Isn't an asst coaching job always a temporary move, at least if you're good? I'm sure Thad knew Jent would be in demand and would jump for the right job. 

SilverBulletNYC's picture

I love me some Chris Jent but to be quite honest with you, I haven't been impressed with our offensive sets the last couple of years. Best of luck to him! 

The South will NOT rise again!

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

Best of luck Coach.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Why Sacramento?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

LadyBuck's picture

Good luck Coach Jent! Thanks for coming a few years with us.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Best of luck to Chris Jent!  A great Buckeye and credit to the University!!  Best of luck to you and hope to see you stay involved with OSU. 
Go Bucks!

BeijingBucks's picture

I think Chris Jent I will always think 'drive the baseline'.  still have JJ memories rattling around too.  Geriatric.

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

9Route's picture

2 words: Mark Titus

I'm just happy to be here

WolverineKiller's picture

I hope this doesn't mean that Sam Thompson's jumper will regress.  I loved watching the progress he made this past season.

Just Win.

BucksfanXC's picture

Move Paulus up and replace Paulus with Danny Peters from Arizona's staff

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

DeepSouthBuckeye's picture

Thad doesn't have to look far in this coaching search. His replacement is sitting three seats down from him in the heading photo. Paulus is a smart kid, played under one of the best basketball minds in our century. Gregg would make a great addition to the full time staff.

Loving all things Buckeye from SEC country in Alabama.

"How firm thy friendship....O-HI-O"

thatlillefty's picture

I thought Paulus took a position with another school (NW, maybe)?
Perhaps those were just rumors.