Jazz To Interview Jason Terry For Head Coaching Job

The Jazz have received permission to interview former NBA guard Jason Terry for their head coaching job, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Terry, a champion and Sixth Man of the Year winner as a player, last suited up for an NBA team in 2018 after appearing in over 1,500 total regular season and playoff games across 19 seasons. He joined the Texas Legends – Dallas’ G League affiliate – as an assistant general manager in 2019, then left the team to become an assistant coach at his alma mater of Arizona for the 2020/21 season. In ’21/22, he coached the Grand Rapids Gold, the Nuggets‘ NBAGL squad.

The Jazz are casting a wide net in their head coaching search — Terry is the 13th candidate the team is expected to interview. Given the amount of competition he’ll face, he’s probably a long shot to fill Utah’s vacancy, but getting a meeting is a step toward realizing his goal of becoming an NBA head coach.

Terry is also receiving consideration from several NBA teams as a potential assistant coach, according to Charania.

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