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Wildcats name Jason Terry assistant coach

Posted at 9:46 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 14:28:53-04

TUCSON, Arizona — Arizona Basketball has named former Wildcat great and 19-year NBA veteran Jason Terry as an assistant coach.

Terry was most recently assistant general manager of the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks G-League Team. He played for UArizona from 1995-1999, helping to lead the Wildcats to the 1997 NCAA Championship.

"My family and I are excited to be part of the incredible Tucson community again, where our story began," Terry said in a statement. "I am looking forward to joining Coach Miller and staff to develop-student athletes that have a passion for education, basketball, excellence and community leadership."

"Jason's knowledge of the game along with his charisma and competitive spirit are qualities that will make him an exceptional coach," said head coach Sean Miller. "He will impact and energize our current players as well as our recruiting efforts in a major way."

The Wildcats have had an opening since Justin Gainey left for a similar role at Marquette. However, UArizona had been on a hiring freeze. This will be the first coaching position for Terry, a McKale Center fan favorite who is nicknamed "The Jet."