Jason Terry no longer candidate for UAB job

Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry told KRIV-TV on Sunday that he has been told by UAB that he is no longer being considered for the school's head-coaching vacancy.

"I'm encouraged," Terry told KRIV-TV before the Rockets' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. "It was my first time [to interview]. The AD told me I had a good interview."

Terry said he interviewed for the UAB job on Thursday.

The UAB job opened when Jerrod Haase left to become the head coach at Stanford. UAB finished the year at 26-7, first in Conference USA, before losing to BYU in the first round of the NIT.

Terry, 38, is playing in his 16th season in the NBA. He is averaging 5.8 points and 1.3 assists per game this season.

"Now the word is out there of my aspirations to coach," Terry told KRIV-TV.