Morning Jazz 04-24-14

Welcome to another edition of the “Morning Jazz”, where we bring you the best Utah Jazz content from around the web in the past 24 hours. A few bits of Jazz related news to bring to you today, so check them out below.

The Utah Jazz and their coaches – past and future (via

By now you have almost undoubtedly heard Monday’s news. The Jazz officially announced that Ty Corbin won’t return as head coach for the 2014-15 season. As Dennis Lindsey and company embark on the search for the 8th head coach in franchise history, let’s take a look at the 7 coaches the team has had so far and a few names being thrown around as candidates for the next coach. One thing of note is that despite having had 7 head coaches, this is only the second time the team has made a coaching change in the off-season. The only previous off-season coaching change was when Tom Nissalke succeeded Elgin Baylor prior to the 1979-80 season, the team’s first in Utah. (Continue reading here)

Utah Jazz would select Jabari Parker with first pick (via

The Utah Jazz currently hold the fourth best odds to secure the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Needless to say, they’ll need a little luck to end up with the number one selection but if it comes their way they’re likely to draft Duke’s Jabari Parker, thisaccording to ESPN’s Chad Ford.

During his weekly chat, Ford went on to say that while the Jazz have yet to make a decision on who’ll they draft (that will be determined after they know their position), it’s the general assumption that Parker is their top choice given his ability to step in and play immediately. (Continue reading here)

Utah Jazz to interview 20 plus candidates for coaching vacancy (via

Don’t expect a Utah Jazz coaching decision — or even interviews — to happen anytime soon.

For one thing, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey and assistant GM Justin Zanik are on a scouting trip in Europe through the end of next week.

For another, Jazz president Randy Rigby reiterated that the organization is just beginning the process of establishing requirements for Tyrone Corbin’s replacement.

“It will be an exhaustive search. We’ll be expeditious, though,” Rigby said Wednesday during an interview on The Zone Sports Network. “But we’ll be sensitive to taking the necessary time, so that we get it right and it will be the right selection for the Utah Jazz.”

Rigby said the Jazz front office won’t make exploratory phone calls until the coaching criteria, research and analysis have been completed ahead of a “very comprehensive” search. (Continue reading here)


Five reasons a coach would pick the Utah Jazz (via

There only are 30 of these jobs in the world, so that’s a draw.

But when the Utah Jazz try to sell themselves to a potential coaching candidate, chances are they’ll try a different pitch.

The Jazz are searching for a new coach after they decided against bringing back Tyrone Corbin on Monday.

Jazz beat reporter Aaron Falk offered his traits/skills the franchise will be looking for in its next coach.

But how can the Jazz sell a potential coach on Salt Lake City? Falk offers his top five reasons why the Jazz opening is attractive. He didn’t bother mentioning the only 30 in the world thing. (Continue reading here)

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