Jent leaves Cavs for post at alma mater Ohio St

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Chris Jent is leaving the team to take a similar position at Ohio State, where he played for four seasons.

Buckeyes coach Thad Matta announced the move Wednesday. Jent replaces Brandon Miller, who resigned to spend more time with family.

Jent was a Cavaliers assistant since 2009, joining the organization in 2006 as director of player development. He played at Ohio State from 1988-92, scoring more that 1,000 points in 123 games.

The Sparta, N.J., native played two years in the NBA, with the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets.

He served as interim head coach and an assistant coach for Orlando in 2004-05, and as an assistant coach/player development for Philadelphia in 2003-04.