Utah Jazz obtain permission to interview assistants from Knicks, Bucks, Celtics in head-coaching search

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9:03 PM ETTim MacMahonCloseESPN Workers WriterJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears often on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMAdrian WojnarowskiCloseSenior NBA InsiderHost of The Woj Pod
Joined ESPN in 2017The Utah Jazz have obtained permission to interview a number of assistant coaches of their seek for Quin Snyder’s substitute, sources informed ESPN on Tuesday.The listing consists of New York Knicks affiliate head coach Johnnie Bryant, Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Charles Lee, and Boston Celtics assistant coaches Will Hardy and Joe Mazzulla, sources mentioned.Utah additionally intends to interview Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen and former Portland Path Blazers head coach Terry Stotts, sources mentioned.Jazz governor Ryan Smith and CEO Danny Ainge mentioned throughout a Monday information convention with Snyder that they’d conduct an expansive seek for their subsequent head coach. The listing of candidates may broaden.”We will take our time,” Smith mentioned.2 RelatedAinge mentioned he didn’t really feel any urgency to rent a head coach earlier than the NBA draft or the beginning of free company.”We have to get this alternative proper,” mentioned Ainge, who joined the Jazz in midseason, months after his resignation after an 18-year tenure operating the Celtics’ basketball operations. “Bought massive footwear to fill.”Stotts frolicked with the Jazz late within the season as an invited visitor of Snyder, who had a 372-264 report in eight seasons in Utah, a tenure that ended along with his resignation this week after he declined an extension provide for the second consecutive offseason. Stotts, who additionally had stints as a head coach with the Atlanta Hawks and Bucks, has a profession report of 517-486.Bryant, 36, established a robust relationship with Utah’s All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell throughout Bryant’s tenure as an assistant coach beneath Snyder. Bryant, who performed on the College of Utah, spent six seasons on the Jazz’s employees earlier than leaving for New York two years in the past.Jensen, 46, who additionally performed on the College of Utah, has been on the Jazz’s employees since 2013. He spent the earlier two seasons as the top coach of the then-D League’s Canton Cost, incomes Coach of the Yr honors in 2012-13. Sources mentioned Jensen would be the main coach dealing with the Jazz’s offseason and is predicted to educate Utah’s summer time league group.

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