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Terry returns to Arizona as assistant coach

Field Level Media
29 May 2020, 04:55 GMT+10

Former NCAA and NBA champion Jason Terry is returning to Arizona as an assistant coach.

Head coach Sean Miller made the announcement on Thursday.

"Jason's accomplishments as a player and champion are iconic in our sport, with so many of his incredible moments on the court taking place here at the University of Arizona. His basketball journey is one that so many players dream of, but he was able to make it a reality," Miller said.

"Jason's knowledge of the game along with his charisma and competitive spirit are qualities that will make him an exceptional coach. He will impact and energize our current players as well as our recruiting efforts in a major way. We look forward to having [Terry] back on our sideline in the McKale Center."

Terry was part of coach Lute Olson's squad with the Wildcats from 1995-99 and played on the national championship team in 1997 -- the school's only title. He scored 1,461 points in an Arizona uniform, good for 18th place in school history. He is one of just six Wildcats to have had their jersey retired.

Terry was selected No. 10 overall in the 1999 NBA Draft by Atlanta and played 19 seasons in the league. After five seasons with the Hawks, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, where he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2009 and won the NBA title in 2011.

He later played with the Boston Celtics (2012-13), Brooklyn Nets (2013-14), Houston Rockets (2014-16) and Milwaukee Bucks (2016-18).

In September 2019, he was named assistant general manager for the Texas Legends, the G-League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks.

"My family and I are excited to be part of the incredible Tucson community again, where our story began," Terry, 42, said. "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."

--Field Level Media

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