Chris Jent will reportedly join Kings as lead assistant coach

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

The former NBA player will reunite with Mike Malone in Sacramento, according to reports.

Chris Jent has agreed to become Michael Malone's lead assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings, according to The Bee. Previous reports had suggested a three-year deal for Jent, which is the same length of that of Malone's contract. Jent was an assistant with Ohio State. He's previously worked as an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic and with Malone for the Cleveland Cavaliers. During his time in C-Town, Jent worked closely with LeBron James on shooting mechanics. Here's a 2009 story from the Columbus Dispatch on how that happened.

"Seeing the way [Jent] could shoot the basketball, I thought 'maybe you could help my shot look like yours,'" James said. "From there, I gravitated to his work ethic, his honesty and genuine personality." [...]

"In my situation, it's hard to trust people, but I trust Chris, and there is just this vibe between us," James said.

A few other coaching rumors continue to float around. Roy Rogers, a Pistons assistant who worked closely with Andre Drummond last year, is said to be under consideration. One assumes that because Jent will be the lead assistant, Patrick Ewing is out.

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