Feb 15, 2014; Spokane, WA, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard David Stockton (left) is introduced with his father John Stockton before a game againt the Loyola Marymount Lions at McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: John Stockton candidate for Utah Jazz coaching job

The Utah Jazz are in need of a head coach after dismissing Tyrone Corbin and while the list of candidates is expected to be lengthy, one name who will ring familiarity among Jazz faithful is that of John Stockton.

According to ESPN, Utah is expected to gauge the head coaching interest of Stockton in the coming weeks.

“Sources told ESPN.com that Jazz officials intend to at least pose the question to the Hall of Fame guard about his willingness to move into coaching, while mindful of Stockton’s lack of previous coaching experience and the fact that he has long loathed the sort of spotlight associated with the job.”

The Jazz have yet to comment on the Stockton rumors, outside of suggesting that they are in the process of looking for a new coach.

In addition to Stockton, former player Adrian Griffin, current Jazz assistant Brad Jones, former Missouri coach and veteran NBA assistant Quin Snyder are expected to receive consideration for the job.

Stockton’s former battery mate, Karl Malone, is currently employed by Utah as a development coach.

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