Dennis Nutt

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Dennis Nutt
Position: Guard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 170
Nationality: American
Born: 3/25/63
Birthplace: Little Rock, A.R.
Draft: undrafted
Drafted By: undrafted
College: Texas Christian University
NBA Career: 1986-1987
Mavs Tenure: 1986-1987

Dennis Nutt (born March 25, 1963 in Little Rock, Arkansas) was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Mavericks on December 31, 1986.

Nutt attended TCU where he was voted all-Southwest Conference in both 1984 and 1985. He led the Frogs in scoring as a senior with a 17.8 average and was twice selected as the teams most valuable player. With a 17.8 points per game average as a senior he led the team in scoring and finished third nationally in free throw percentage at 92%. Nutt was named to the all-time Southwest Conference men's basketball team and still ranks 15th overall on TCU's career scoring list with 1,192 points.

He was signed as a free agent by the Mavs prior to the 1985-1986 season but was released after seeing action in only two preseason games. Nutt played in the Continental Basketball Association with the LaCrosse Catbirds and was a teammate of former Mavericks guard Oliver Mack.

He was invited back to Dallas' 1986 training camp but was released during the final roster reduction. He returned to the CBA but received his opportunity when Dallas cut rookie guard Myron Jackson. Nutt signed with the Mavs on December 31, 1986 and remained the team for the duration of the season.

Appearing in 25 games with the Mavs, Nutt averaged 2.3 ppg in just under four minutes a game. He had a season high of 11 points on February 23 against Golden State.

Coaching was always an interest of Nutt and after his short-lived NBA career, he became a graduate assistant with Texas A&M.

He resumed his playing career for one more season, playing under coach George Karl, in Spain.

Returning to the States, Nutt accepted an assistant coaching position with Arkansas State and was hired in April of 2000 as head coach at Texas State, where he coached for six seasons.

After a short stint as an assistant at Coastal Carolina in 2006, Nutt is now back in the NBA as a scout with the Charlotte Bobcats.