Jan 28, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Earl Watson (11) dribbles while defended by Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7) during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Earl Watson wants to coach Utah Jazz


The Utah Jazz are looking for a new head coach and that may lead them down a road that the Brooklyn Nets took this past offseason when they hired Jason Kidd straight out of retirement. There have been a number of players rumored to be up for coaching jobs and we can add Portland Trail Blazers veteran Earl Watson to the list.

According to CSNNW.com, the Blazers veteran has come out and said he’d like to interview for the head coaching gig in Utah.

Per Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest:

Earl Watson of the Portland Trail Blazers has a strong desire to become the next head coach of the Utah Jazz and would relish the opportunity to interview for the position, league sources associated with the guard informed CSNNW.com.

It’s unclear who the Jazz are coveting as they’ve been all over the map with possible interests but Watson isn’t the worst option ever. Haynes points out that Gordon Haywood has already endorsed the idea of playing for Watson which bodes well for his chances. We will have to see how good Watson’s chances are but given the shallow head coaching market he may end up being a better candidate than we think.

Tags: Portland Trail Blazers Utah Jazz

  • Andrew

    The Jazz player you are “quoting” is named Gordon Hayward. Not Haywood. It makes the quote seem falsified if you can’t even identify the source properly.