Beehive State basketball fans who've fretted about former University of Utah coach Jim Boylen being hired as the Jazz's next head coach can take a deep breath. Boylen, a friend of Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, is no longer in the running to replace Tyrone Corbin as Utah's bench boss, according to multiple sources. Former Missouri coach Quin Snyder, longtime NBA coach Alvin Gentry and Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin remain the leading candidates to become the Jazz's fifth coach since the organization left New Orleans in 1979. They all had second interviews with Utah brass this week. Another mystery candidate is also being interviewed by the Jazz, according to sources. His identity is being guarded tightly by Utah management. While Jazz officials have kept mum about their coaching candidates, team president Randy Rigby said the organization continues to make progress on making a hire. "I’m excited about the mindset of the candidates, of what they’ve all proposed, their excitement about this young team, about the opportunities that we have with assets, with picks, with assets we have financially," Rigby said during his weekly appearance on 1280 The Zone.
Jim Boylen no longer candidate for Jazz coach position; four coaches in mix
The Deseret News | Jun 5