Spurs assistant coach Jim Boylen will likely be a candidate for the Jazz head coaching vacancy, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). He’s not to be confused with Cavs assistant Jim Boylan, the former interim head coach of the Bulls and Bucks.
GM Dennis Lindsey, a former Spurs executive, wants a defensive-minded coach who believes in analytics, tweets Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune. The team is likely to tap into Lindsey’s San Antonio connections for their next hire, whether it’s Boylen or someone else, according to USA Today’s Sam Amick (on Twitter).
Boylen was the head coach at the University of Utah from 2007-11, and he was with the Pacers prior to joining the Spurs staff this past offseason. He was an assistant coach for the Bucks, Warriors and Rockets before taking the University of Utah job.