Jason Terry is returning to his alma mater.
Terry is taking a coaching job at Arizona as an assistant coach. The Athletic’s Shams Charania says the announcement is expected to be made on Thursday.
Terry, who played 19 seasons in the NBA, had been working as an assistant general manager for the Texas Legends in the G League. A report last month suggested Terry would be leaving the G League to coach at Arizona.
Terry played at Arizona from 1995-1999 and helped them win the national title in 1997. He was critical of the program a few years ago, and now he will be in a position to help them improve.
Arizona was 21-11 prior to the season being shut down this year.
One Arizona Wildcats legend appears poised to return to the program.
College basketball insider Jeff Goodman reported Tuesday that former NBA Sixth Man of the Year Jason Terry has emerged as the leading candidate to join Arizona head coach Sean Miller’s staff as an assistant.
Terry, a 19-year NBA veteran who has since been working as an assistant GM for the G League’s Texas Legends, played for Arizona from 1995 to 1999. He was a key contributor on the team that won the national title in 1997 and graduated as one of the top scorers in school history.
The 42-year-old Terry recently called on his alma mater to clean up their act, and now it seems that he will get an opportunity to help them do that himself.
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A new social media movement called “The Choco Challenge” has gained popularity in recent weeks, and the idea is to eat a piece of chocolate created by the hot sauce company Fuego Box that contains a dangerously hot pepper. If you want to know how difficult the chocolate is to eat, just ask Jason Terry.
Terry decided to take the challenge during the NBA on TNT broadcast Thursday night. It did not go well.
Poor Jason Tried the hot chocolate challenge and he's sweating & possibly puking pic.twitter.com/x8wUUnG9hI
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 1, 2019
We’d say Terry probably regrets eating the chocolate, but the idea behind the challenge is to raise awareness for prostate cancer research. Fuego Box is donating $5 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for every insanely spicy mini chocolate bar that is purchased, and as of Friday morning they had raised nearly $50,000.
We’ve seen some weird things happen with the NBA on TNT crew when it comes to food, but no one has ever ended up in pain the way Terry did. Kudos to him for taking the hit for a good cause.
It’s always sad watching once-great athletes enter the twilight of their careers. For sports fans, it feels like we’re losing a piece of ourselves. Father Time doesn’t discriminate, and though some athletes push the envelope into their 40s, we all sadly have a shelf life.
In the past two years, fans have seen notable figures like Tim Duncan, Amar’e Stoudemire, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce retire. Here are 10 well-known players who may follow in their footsteps in the next year.
10. Vince Carter
I sat down with V.C. on draft day to discuss his future, and at the time it was uncertain. He was waiting for LeBron to announce his decision so the rest of the league could react and adjust their free-agency plans accordingly. Once LJ finally did so, the Hawks scooped Carter, signing him to a one-year deal. Atlanta wanted “Carter around its young locker room,” per Woj. The 41-year-old will receive $2.4 million for the season — keep getting them checks! Carter is no longer the Vinsanity we all knew and loved, but he’s had a heck of a career, and he’s still a valuable piece. Last season, with Sacramento, he played in 58 games, averaging 17.7 minutes, 5.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc. The former No. 5 overall pick (1998, Golden State Warriors) has now played for eight teams.
Arizona Wildcats alumni are having to come to terms with the fact that their program looks to have committed some very egregious NCAA violations.
One of those alumni is Jason Terry, who played for Lute Olson at Arizona from 1995 and 1999. Terry suggested that the Wildcats are going to have to clean house and start over in order to take their program back.
@APlayersProgram BearDown it’s time to clean house and bring home our own bloodlines to carry on Lutes Legacy. We have too much pride, too much tradition to allow outsiders to tear down what we built.
— Jason Terry (@jasonterry31) February 24, 2018
It sounds like Terry wants to see someone well-connected with the Arizona program take over the reigns. Sean Miller had no such connections upon taking over, and now finds himself in a world of trouble. It seems more likely than not that Arizona will need a new coach soon, and it may be someone who has to navigate some unparalleled challenges.
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The Milwaukee Bucks may look to re-sign Jason Terry as their next move.
The Bucks released Spencer Hawes on Friday night, clearing a roster spot on the team. Racine Journal Times columnist Gery Woelfel expects the team to re-sign Terry to fill the spot.
As noted in recent WPB story on Bucks' payroll, team waives center Spencer Hawes, now re-signing guard Jason Terry figures to be next move.
— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) September 1, 2017
Terry turns 40 in a few weeks, so he would just be on the roster mostly for his leadership and veteran presence. He averaged 4.1 points per game in 74 contests last season behind Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova at point guard.
The Jet apparently wanted to land in Los Angeles this summer, but Luke Walton wasn’t having any of it.
In a recent interview with Tom Byrne of SiriusXM NBA Radio, veteran guard Jason Terry revealed that he wanted to join the Lakers and reached out to new head coach Luke Walton (who also played his college ball at Arizona), but Walton wasn’t interested.
“I called my good friend Luke,” Terry said. “I told him if he needed any help, veteran leadership, in that capacity – Lakers – with an ability to coach at the end of my deal, then that was something I would be looking forward to. He utterly declined, and I respect him for that.”
The 38-year-old Terry ultimately chose to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks. While the Lakers have a number of young guards who could have used some Terry Tips, their roster has enough elder statesmen as is after adding Jose Calderon, Timofey Mozgov, Luol Deng, and Yi Jianlian this offseason.
On an even younger Milwaukee team, Terry can both tutor and get some actual playing time on a squad desperate for three-point shooting, so it looks like everything worked out for the best.