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Report: Spurs assistant Jim Boylen a likely Jazz coaching candidate

Apr 21, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

Gregg Popovich, Ime Udoka, Jim Boylen Gregg Popovich, Ime Udoka, Jim Boylen

Tyrone Corbin is out in Utah, and the Jazz will need a replacement.

Their search hasn’t drawn the reported names like the Timberwolves’, but one potential candidate has emerged.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Don’t confuse him with Jim Boylan, who has twice become interim coach following the mid-season firing of Scott Skiles, once for with the Bucks and once with the Bulls. Boylan is a Cavaliers assistant.

Boylen is an assistant in San Antonio – where Lindsey was an assistant general manager – and previously served as the University of Utah’s head coach. His Utes went 69-60,  making the NCAA tournament once in four years. But their record worsened during his last three seasons.

A couple decades as an NBA and college assistant gives Boylen plenty of experience, and working for Gregg Popovich always helps someone’s reputation. But there’s nothing about him that screams obvious NBA head coach. He’s the type who’d have to – and might – interview well to get the job.

  1. glenuendo - Apr 21, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    As a Utah Ute fan and a Jazz fan, I can confirm there is a certain amount of panic in hearing this.

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