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.
A 6'3" (1.90 m) Guard from the University of Colorado, Humphries was selected 11th 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 People's Republic of China 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.
- College & NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
- Jay Humphries' Admission of Drug Use published September 11, 1987 @ query.nytimes.com
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