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Jay Humphries
Position(s) Guard
Jersey #(s) 24
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Born October 17, 1962 (1962-10-17) (age 47)
Career information
Year(s) 1984–1995
NBA Draft 1984 / Pick: 11

Selected by Phoenix Suns

College University of Colorado
Professional team(s)
Phoenix Suns (1984-88)
Milwaukee Bucks (1988-92)
Utah Jazz (1992-95)
Boston Celtics (1995)
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John Jay Humphries (born October 17, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA. Most recently an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns, he is currently the first head coach of one of the NBA D-League's newest franchises, the Reno Bighorns.[1]

A 6'3" (1.90 m) guard from the University of Colorado, Humphries was selected 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 1984 NBA Draft. He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 1987. The Bucks traded him to the Utah Jazz prior to the 1992-93 season in exchange for Blue Edwards.

Humphries retired in 1995 as a member of the Boston Celtics; he holds career averages of 11.1 points and 5.5 assists per game.

Humphries began his basketball coaching career as an associate head coach in the Chinese CBA in 2001. He spent another five years in the Korean Professional Basketball League in South Korea as head coach of the Inchon ET Land Black Slamer, and associate head coach for the Wonju TG Xers.[1]

In 1987, Humphries was one of 10 men, three of them Phoenix Suns players, indicted in a cocaine trafficking ring. Humphries was immediately drug tested, and tested negative. He later admitted to using marijuana during his rookie year and enrolled in a drug-rehabilitation program to clear his record. Throughout his 11-year career, Humphries did not test positive once.[1]

In 1998 he joined a team of retired NBA players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson and Adrian Dantley on a tour of China for a series of exhibition games against the Chinese national team.[2]


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