In this Dec. 2021 file photo, Boston Celtics forward Jabari Parker (20) looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Parker was one of 20-players who worked out for the Utah Jazz Monday.
The Utah Jazz were already preparing for a packed offseason before the departure of their head coach Quin Snyder.
Now, on top of everything else that needs to get done — all of the preparation that goes into the draft and free agency period — there’s a coaching search that has to be given as much attention as anything else.
“The last two weeks have been, I mean, they’ve been different, obviously, with Quin resigning,” Jazz vice president of pro personnel and Salt Lake City Stars general manager Bart Taylor said. “We have the coaching search that we’ve had to add on to it, so it’s been a lot more work. In a way it’s kind of good that we don’t have a draft pick.”
Despite the heavy schedule and burden of finding a head coach, that hasn’t stopped the Jazz brass from filling the days, including holding a free agent mini camp on Monday to take a closer look at some of the lower profile free agents of the league.
The two-day, 20-player camp includes Jabari Parker, Aamir Simms, James Palmer, Ade Murkey, Jay Huff, Bruno Caboclo, Joel Ayayi, Caleb Homesley, Justin Robinson, Denzel Valentine, Langston Galloway, DJ Funderburk, MaCio Teague, Frank Bartley, Reggie Perry, Grant Riller, Sindarius Thornwell, Isaiah Pineiro, Trae Bell-Haynes and Vitto Brown.
“It’s really a year-long process,” Taylor said of picking who would take part in the camp. …read more
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