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Terry Dehere
Personal information
Born (1971-09-12) September 12, 1971 (age 51)
New York City, New York
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Anthony
(Jersey City, New Jersey)
CollegeSeton Hall (1989–1993)
NBA draft1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career1993–2002
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Career history
19931997Los Angeles Clippers
19971999Sacramento Kings
1999Vancouver Grizzlies
1999–2000Alba Berlin
2002North Charleston Lowgators
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,235 (8.0 ppg)
Rebounds588 (1.5 rpg)
Assists1,034 (2.6 apg)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at
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Lennox Dominique "Terry" Dehere (born September 12, 1971) is an American former basketball player who played six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was an All-American college player at Seton Hall University. Following his playing career, Dehere became active in Democratic Party politics, as well as a restaurateur.

Dehere was born in New York City, and grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey, and played basketball under Coach Bob Hurley while attending St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.[1] It is through this relationship that he is best friends with the coach's son, Bobby Hurley.[2]

College career

Dehere played for Seton Hall from 1989 until 1993, where he had held the school and conference record with 2,494 career points, as well as school career records for 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goals attempted.[3] Dehere also holds single season records for 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goal percentage.[4] He was named Big East Player of the Year in the 1992–93 season, as well as Conference Tournament MVP.

Professional 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 NBA career which spanned six seasons. Dehere also played two seasons in Germany. In January 2002, Dehere signed with the Florida Flame of the National Basketball Development League (NBDL).[5]

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.[6][7] 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 Newkirk-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.[8]


Dehere made his political debut as a candidate for an at-large council seat in the Jersey City municipal election of 2001.[9][10]

On April 27, 2007, Dehere was elected to serve as a member of the Jersey City Board of Education where he served on the Legal and Affirmative Action Committees.[11] He became vice president of the board on May 21, 2009.[12] He served one term, which expired in April 2010, and was defeated for reelection.[13][14]

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


  1. ^ Terry Dehere
  2. ^ Blaudschun, Mark (26 March 1992). "There's reunion amid the hurly-burly". The Boston Globe.
  3. ^ *"Men's Basketball Career Records". Archived from the original on 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  4. ^ "Men's Basketball Single Season Records". Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  5. ^ NBA Development League: Lowgators Sign Former NBA Guard Dehere
  6. ^ "Summer Basketball is Restored to Jersey City's Garfield Park". Intercity Sports Review. The Interclub Coaches Association. Summer 1994. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
  7. ^ "Ball Back in His Court". The Jersey Journal. New Jersey On-Line LLC. October 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
  8. ^ Coyne, Kevin (April 1, 2007). "Ex-Basketball Star Helps Rebuild His Hometown". New York Times. pp. Section 14NJ, Page 1. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
  9. ^ "Letters to the Editor". April 2001. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  10. ^ "Terry Dehere, former NBA player vows to help hometown Jersey City through political field". 26 December 2010.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-06. Retrieved 2010-05-04.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  14. ^ D'Alessandro, Dave. Terry Dehere, former NBA player vows to help hometown Jersey City through political field. Star-Ledger, 12-26-2010.