Longtime NBA veteran Jason Terry is heading into the next stage of his post-playing career.
Jason Terry is finalizing a deal to become the new head of the Grand Rapids Gold, the new G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets, sources tell ESPN. Terry has been an assistant at the University of Arizona. He played 19 years in the NBA.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 19, 2021
This won’t be Terry’s first administrative experience at the G-League level. After he retiring from the NBA in 2018, the 19-year veteran took a job as the assistant general manager for the Texas Legends in 2019, the G-League affiliate of his former Dallas Mavericks squad.
Taking his talents to the college game in 2020, Terry served as an assistant coach for the Arizona Wildcats, his alma mater, this past season. This departure shouldn’t come as a surprise to the school as the former National Player of the Year made it very clear he was interested in finding a coaching job in the NBA.
The majority of Terry’s playing career took place with in Dallas. Through eight seasons with the Mavs, “The Jet” averaged 16.1 points per game off the bench — propelling him to a NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2009. His secondary scoring prowess also helped the team to a league championship in 2011. Terry currently ranks at No. 7 in all-time three-point field goals made.
Looking to continue the success of his playing career, Terry will bring his veteran knowledge of the game to his new position in Grand Rapids.