After the Utah Jazz decided not to keep head coach Tyrone Corbin, several candidates emerged, but one name, San Antonio Spurs’ assistant coach Jim Boylen, appeared to stand out ahead of the others.
According to Jody Genessy of The Desert News, Boylen is still the leading candidate.
Received yet another indication that Jim Boylen remains the lead candidate in the Utah Jazz’s coaching search.
— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) April 28, 2014
Boylen joined the Spurs this season after previously serving as an assistant with the Michigan State Spartans (1987-1992 and 2005-2007), Houston Rockets (1992-2003), Golden State Warriors (2003-2004), Milwaukee Bucks (2004-2005) and Indiana Pacers (2011-2013). He was the head coach of the Utah Utes from 2007-2011. In four years as head coach of the Utes, Boylen went 69-60 overall and 32-32 in the Mountain West Conference with one tournament appearance.
Boylen is familiar with current Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey from their time together with the Rockets.
Other candidates include longtime European coach and former Lakers’ assistant coach Ettore Messina, Atlanta Hawks’ assistant Quin Snyder and current Jazz assistant Brad Jones.