Buckeye Alum Succeeding at Professional Level
By Ryan Leonardo
While the Cavaliers don’t have the popularity in Columbus like the
beloved Buckeyes, one must have noticed (if one was watching the game,
that is) last week when they showed Chris Jent behind the player’s
bench. The Cavs named him Assistant Coach/ Director of Player
Development in 2006.
Jent was a key player for the Buckeyes from ’88-’92. He led them to three straight NCAA tournament appearances, and two Big Ten Championships. I was in Kindergarten when Jent came to OSU, but having a father who always had the game on, I remember him and Coach Ayers.
Jent played a total of 10 years at the professional level, including 5 years in the CBA, 2 years in the NBA, including a Championship with the 1994 Rockets, and the rest overseas in Italy and Australia. Jent will get more recognition as long as the Cavs can make it to the Finals or beyond again in the future. It must be strange to have the title of Director of Player Development when you have man who his 23 years old named LeBron who plays like he couldn’t develop any further. One thing is for sure, it’s nice to see Jent is succeeding at the next level, and that he is back in Ohio coaching the game he loves.
Written By: srpatterson
Date Posted: 5/4/2008
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