Jazz Notes: Jones, Vonleh, Favors, Kanter

Jazz assistant Brad Jones is indeed a candidate for the head coaching position, but he could also be in line for an assistant job on the team’s new staff if they go with Alvin Gentry, Quin Snyder, or Adrian Griffin as the hire, tweets Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.  After having spent the 2012-13 season in charge of player development, Utah promoted Jones to a full fledged assistant in July of last year.  Being appointed as head coach would mark a very rapid climb up the organizational ladder for Jones.  The latest out of Utah..

  • A source tells Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune (Twitter link) that the Jazz saw Indiana big man Noah Vonleh workout privately last week in New York.
  • After attending Utah’s pre-draft workout yesterday, Jones learned (link) that the organization sees Derrick Favors as a center, not as a power forward.  Because of that, the Utah front office is confident that Vonleh can come in and play alongside Favors without any trouble (link).  Meanwhile, if the Jazz see Favors as a five, that raises some questions about how they view Enes Kanter (link).
  •  Utah State big man Jarred Shaw and Weber State guard/forward Davion Berry are among the 12 players working out for the Jazz this morning, tweets Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.  Neither player is featured on DraftExpress’ Top 100.
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