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Jason Hart
Jason Hart

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Syracuse '00

03/05/2013

Men's Hoops Begins WCC Championships Thursday vs. USD

The Pepperdine-San Diego game will air on BYUtv at approximately 8:30 p.m.

03/01/2013

Men's Hoops Ends Regular Season at USD on Saturday

The Waves and Toreros may meet again next week at the WCC Tournament.

02/25/2013

Pepperdine Hosts SMC on Wednesday for Senior Night, ESPNU Telecast

Lorne Jackson will play in his 123rd game and move into the top five in Pepperdine history.

02/22/2013

Men's Hoops Headed to Bay Area Again to Play USF Saturday

Pepperdine's final home game is next Wednesday vs. Saint Mary's

02/15/2013

Men's Hoops Aims for Road Victory at Santa Clara on Saturday

One more win would give Pepperdine its most victories in the last eight seasons.

Southern California native and former Syracuse and NBA standout Jason Hart spent one season (2012-13) with the Pepperdine men's basketball team as an assistant coach.

Hart had previously spent the 2011-12 season as the head boys' basketball coach at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Hart played at Inglewood and Westchester High Schools in the Los Angeles area.

He then headed to Syracuse, where he started all four years (1996-97 through 1999-2000) and was an All-Big East first team selection as a senior. He left as the school's all-time leader in steals (329), while finishing second in assists (709). He also shares the school record for most steals in a season (101 in 1998-99).

Hart played in the postseason all four years, as the Orangemen made the NCAA Tournament three times (reaching the Sweet 16 in 1998 and 2000) and the NIT once. Syracuse had a record of 92-40 (.697) during his four seasons.

During his senior season in 2000, he was named to Syracuse's All-Century Team, which honored the top 25 players in the program's history. In 2011, Syracuse awarded him the Vic Hanson Medal of Excellence.

He was picked in the second round of the 2000 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, and went on to enjoy a nine-year career in the NBA. He played for Milwaukee, San Antonio, Charlotte, the Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento, Utah, Denver, New Orleans and Minnesota, and also spent a year playing in Greece. His best season statistically came in 2004-05, when he averaged 9.5 points and 5.0 assists with the Charlotte Bobcats. Hart played in the NBA Playoffs four times.

He retired in December 2010 and began coaching on the AAU circuit. He then took the job at Taft, and in his one season there, he led the Toreadors to a 29-4 record, the Los Angeles City Section Division I title, the second round of the Division I state championships and a perfect 10-0 record in league play. He was named the L.A. City Coach of the Year.

Hart graduated from Syracuse in 2000 with a degree in sociology. He is married (his wife's name is Brandi) and they have two children, Jason and Justin.

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