Dennis Nutt

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Dennis Nutt
Personal information
Born (1963-03-25) March 25, 1963 (age 54)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Little Rock Central
(Little Rock, Arkansas)
College TCU (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Undrafted
Position Guard
Number 21
Career history
As player:
1985–1987 La Crosse Catbirds
1987 Dallas Mavericks
1987–1988 La Crosse Catbirds
1988–1989 Sioux Falls Skyforce
1989–1990 Real Madrid
1990–1991 Sioux Falls Skyforce
As coach:
2000–2001 Texas State
2011–present Ouachita Baptist
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SWC (1985)
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Dennis Clay Nutt (born March 25, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. He is the head basketball coach at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.


Nutt was a 6'2" (188 cm) and 170 lb (77 kg) guard and played collegiately at Texas Christian University from 1981–85. He is now the head basketball coach at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He has worked as a scout for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.[1][2] Previously, Nutt was an assistant coach for Coastal Carolina University men's basketball team,[3] and was the head coach at Texas State University for six seasons before resigning in 2006.[4]

Nutt played in the CBA with the La Crosse Catbirds and the Sioux Falls Skyforce,.[3] He played 25 games with the NBA's Dallas Mavericks in the 1986–87 National Basketball Association season then signed with Milwaukee Bucks in 1989 and the Sacramento Kings in 1990.[5] Following his NBA career, he played for Real Madrid in Spain for one year[6] for the season 1989–90.[7]

Dennis Nutt is the brother of Dickey Nutt, head men's basketball coach at Southeast Missouri State University, under whom he served as an assistant for five years until April 2000.[6] They are also the brothers of Houston Nutt, who is the former head football coach of the University of Mississippi[8] and the University of Arkansas, and Danny Nutt, a former running backs coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team.[9]


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