Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder, left, and Jazz owner Ryan Smith, listen as Danny Ainge, Utah Jazz Basketball CEO, speaks during a press conference about Snyder’s resignation at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 6, 2022.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

The last time Danny Ainge hired a head coach was in 2013, when he hired Brad Stevens to coach the Boston Celtics. Prior to that, his last hire had been in 2004 when he tasked Doc Rivers with leading the Celtics.

The point is, it’s been a while.

When Ainge hired both Rivers and Stevens, he had been heavily involved in scouting, was part of a broadcasting team, spent a lot of time on the road, he’d been in the game, so to speak. Now, as the Utah Jazz CEO of Basketball, the search for a head coach is going to have a different look.

“I’m in a position where I haven’t really been looking to the same extent for those coaches,” Ainge said Monday, as the Jazz bid farewell to Quin Snyder. “There’s a lot of names I know, that I’m familiar with in the coaching world, but this will be much different than the two previous (hires) and probably more thorough.”


What’s next for Quin Snyder and the Utah Jazz?

Jazz owner Ryan Smith added that the team is in no hurry. There’s no need to make a quick decision because the Jazz want to be confident that they make …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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