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Jan 17, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Jim Boylen gives direction to his team during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at AT&T Center. The Blazers won 109-100. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Jim Boylen is the Utah Jazz's leading candidate

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.

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.

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