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Utah Jazz senior vice president of basketball operations, Kevin O'Connor, announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Jason Hartto a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.
Hart (6-3, 185, Syracuse) has appeared in 240 career games over six NBA seasons with Milwaukee, San Antonio, Charlotte, Sacramento and the Los Angeles Clippers, owning career averages of 5.7 points, 2.6 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game. He split time between Sacramento and the Clippers in 2006-07, appearing in a combined total of 36 games and averaging 6.9 points, 2.9 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.22 steals in 23.6 minutes. With the Clippers, he appeared in 23 games (22 starts) and posted 9.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.78 steals in 32.4 minutes per game.
His best statistical NBA season came in 2004-05 with Charlotte, when he averaged career-highs of 9.5 points and 5.0 assists in 74 games (27 starts) with the Bobcats.
Originally selected by Milwaukee in the second round (49th pick overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft, Hart played four seasons at Syracuse, where he left as the school's all-time steals leader. He also appeared in 12 games with the Asheville Altitude during the NBA Development League's inaugural season in 2001-02, becoming the second ever D-League call-up when he signed with San Antonio in December of 2001.