Jason Terry Agrees to Contract as Head Coach of Nuggets' G League Affiliate

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVAugust 19, 2021

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - JUNE 29: Jason Terry #31 of Trilogy warms up against Triplets during week two of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Spectrum Center on June 29, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/BIG3/Getty Images)
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Longtime NBA player Jason Terry was hired as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Gold, a G League squad that will be an affiliate of the Denver Nuggets beginning this upcoming season.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN initially reported the two sides were nearing a deal.

Prior to being affiliated with Denver, Grand Rapids was previously connected to the Detroit Pistons.

Terry spent 19 years in the NBA as a player, competing for six different organizations. He entered coaching last season as an assistant at the University of Arizona, his alma mater.

The 43-year-old also has experience in the G League after serving as an assistant general manager for the Texas Legends.

Terry is still best known for his extensive playing career that saw him average 13.4 points per game while winning the NBA title in 2011 with the Dallas Mavericks. He also won Sixth Man of the Year in 2008-09 and currently sits seventh all-time in made three-pointers.

Though he never made an All-Star Game, Terry ranks 10th in NBA history with 1,410 games played.

That came after a college career that featured an NCAA title and an All-American selection for the Wildcats.

Terry will now get a chance to impart his knowledge to a younger group of players.