Utah Jazz head coaching candidates Will Hardy, Kevin Young reportedly impress

Danny Ainge, left, and Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith, speak about Ainge’s new role as CEO of Utah Jazz Basketball at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. According to Substack’s Marc Stein, “the rising expectation in coaching circles” is that the Jazz prefer to hire “a young first-time coach” rather than a retread.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Thursday’s NBA focus will primarily be about the league’s annual draft, but in the morning, Substack’s Marc Stein reported a development in the Utah Jazz’s search for a new head coach.

According to Stein, “the rising expectation in coaching circles” is that the Jazz prefer to hire “a young first-time coach” rather than a retread (Terry Stotts and Frank Vogel are the two candidates with previous NBA head coaching experience who have been reported to be candidates).

While “young” may be a subjective term, Stein noted that Boston Celtics assistant coach Will Hardy and Phoenix Suns assistant coach Kevin Young are “said to have made a strong impression on the Jazz to date.”

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