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Terry Dehere
Shooting guard
Born September 12, 1971 (1971-09-12) (age 38)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College Seton Hall
Draft 13th overall, 1993
Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 1993–1999
Former teams Los Angeles Clippers (1993-1997)
Sacramento Kings (1997-1999)
Vancouver Grizzlies (1999)
Awards 1993 Big East Men's Basketball Player of the Year

Lennox Dominique "Terry" Dehere (born September 12, 1971) is an American Democratic Party politician, restaurateur and former NBA basketball player.

Dehere was born in New York City, New York, and grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey, and attended St. Anthony's High School playing basketball under Coach Bob Hurley. It is through this relationship that he is best friends with coach's son Bobby Hurley.


College career

Dehere's Seton Hall jersey displayed in his Jersey City restaurant

Dehere played for Seton Hall University from 1989 until 1993, where he holds the school record with 2494 career points, as well as career records for 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goals attempted.[1] Dehere also holds single season records for 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goal percentage.[2] He was named Big East Player of the Year in the 1992-93 season, as well as Conference Tournament MVP.

NBA career

A 6'2", 190-lb. guard, he was selected 13th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1993 NBA Draft. He played for the Clippers, Sacramento Kings, and Vancouver Grizzlies averaging 8.0 ppg during his career which spanned six seasons. In January 2002, Dehere signed with the Florida Flame of the NBA Development League, NBDL.[3]

Community involvement

In 1994, Dehere donated $75,000 to rehabilitate the Garfield Park basketball court where he had played in his youth. He also worked with others in the community to rebuild the youth recreational basketball program at the park.[4] [5]The court was renamed by the City of Jersey City in Dehere's honor. After retiring from the NBA, Dehere returned to his hometown of Jersey City. He is currently the owner of Sanai's at the Summit House, a restaurant in the oldest standing building in the city. He is also the Chairman of the Jersey City Community Housing Corporation, a non-profit corporation involved in the construction of affordable housing.[6]


Dehere made his political debut as a candidate for an At-Large Council seat in the Jersey City municipal election of 2001.[7]

Dehere ran as a candidate for a seat on the Jersey City Board of Education.[8] On April 17, 2007, Dehere was elected to the Jersey City Board of Education where he currently serves on the Legal and Affirmative Action Committees.[9]


  1. ^ *"Men's Basketball Career Records". Retrieved 2007-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball Single Season Records". Retrieved 2007-04-07. 
  3. ^ NBA Development League: Lowgators Sign Former NBA Guard Dehere
  4. ^ "Summer Basketball is Restored to Jersey City's Garfield Park". Intercity Sports Review (The Interclub Coaches Association). Summer 1994. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Ball Back in His Court". The Jersey Journal (New Jersey On-Line LLC). October 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  6. ^ Coyne, Kevin (April 1, 2007). "Ex-Basketball Star Helps Rebuild His Hometown". New York Times: pp. Section 14NJ, Page 1. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  7. ^ "Letters to the Editor". April 2001. Retrieved 2007-04-07. 
  8. ^ "Official Master List School Board Election / APRIL 17, 2007". Office of the Hudson County Clerk. Retrieved 2007-04-09. 
  9. ^ "Jersey City Board of Education members". Jersey City Board of Education. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 

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