Though Ohio State head coach Thad Matta will return for the 2017-18 season, the Buckeyes reportedly could lose one of their top assistants.
Fox Sports’ Sam Amico reported on Wednesday that Ohio State assistant Chris Jent is a candidate to become the next head coach at Cleveland State.
Former #Cavs and current Ohio State assistant Chris Jent has emerged as candidate to replace Gary Waters at Cleveland State, per source.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) March 8, 2017
Jent played at Ohio State from 1988-92, averaging 8.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in four seasons. He enjoyed a 10-year professional career, played primarily overseas with brief stops with the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks. Since 2013 he has been an assistant coach in the NBA, NBA Development League, and NCAA, working at Ohio State on two different occasions. His second stint in Columbus began last April.
Jent is quite familiar with Cleveland, having served as a Cavaliers assistant from 2006-11.
Cleveland State head coach Gary Waters announced his retirement Tuesday.