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Chris Jent Named Head Coach Of Baskersfield Jam

Aug 27, 2015 4:35 PM

The Phoenix Suns and Bakersfield Jam have named Chris Jent head coach of the Jam.

"It's an honor to be named Head Coach of the Bakersfield Jam and to be a part of an organization like the Phoenix Suns," said Jent. "Personally, it's a great opportunity to once again be a Head Coach and there couldn't be a better setting in the NBA D-League to help players develop and reach their basketball potential than in Bakersfield. I can't wait to get into the gym with the team and try to do something special as a group."

Jent, 45, joins the Jam organization after spending the 2013-14 season and the beginning of the 2014-15 season as Michael Malone’s lead assistant with the Sacramento Kings. Prior to his role with the Kings, Jent served as an Assistant Coach at his alma mater Ohio State for two seasons (2011-13). During his tenure at Ohio State, the Buckeyes went 60-15 and earned a Final Four berth in 2012 and an Elite Eight appearance in 2013.

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Tags: Phoenix Suns, Bakersfield Jam, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Aaron Craft Signs In Hungary

Aug 7, 2015 1:52 AM

Aaron Craft has signed with Szolnoki Olaj in Hungary.

Craft played for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League last season, winning the league title in the process.

Craft was on the Golden State Warriors' Summer League team in Las Vegas in each of the past two seasons.

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Tags: Aaron Craft, Santa Cruz Warriors, Szolnoki Olaj, Hungarian NBIA, NBA, D-League, International, D-League Teams, International Teams, International League

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Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Knicks Finalizing Two-Year Deal

Aug 6, 2015 10:57 AM

Thanasis Antetokounmpo is finalizing a two-year deal with the New York Knicks.

Antetokounmpo spent last season playing with the Knicks' D-League team.

Antetokounmpo averaged 6.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in Summer League for the Knicks.

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Tags: Thanasis Antetokounmpo, New York Knicks, Westchester Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League Teams

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D-Fenders Hire Casey Owens As Head Coach

Aug 5, 2015 4:47 AM

The Los Angeles D-Fenders have named Casey Owens as head coach.

Owens replaces Conner Henry, who was called up to the Orlando Magic coaching staff on June 26th, and returns to the D-Fenders after serving as an assistant coach for the team during the 2013-14 season.  

“We are proud to announce Casey Owens as head coach of the D-Fenders,” said Buss. “Casey’s success globally and domestically is critical to our goal of developing players in a winning atmosphere, which will help guide us in our pursuit of a championship.”

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Tags: Los Angeles D-Fenders, D-League, D-League Teams

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Pacers To Purchase D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Aug 1, 2015 2:21 PM

The Indiana Pacers are expected to purchase the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.

The Mad Ants have been the D-League's lone independent affiliate.

There would be a remaining 11 teams without a D-League franchise.

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Tags: Indiana Pacers, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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