One of the NBA clubs with the busiest offseasons was the Utah Jazz. They will appear entirely different from the team they did in 2021–22 the following year. First, they made a historic trade to give away Rudy Gobert, a key member of the organisation, to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Donovan Mitchell, their finest player, was recently moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In addition, they sent experienced guard Patrick Beverley to the Los Angeles Lakers in the trade. The team stated on Friday that they had released two players.
Forwards Paris Bass and Xavier Sneed have been released by the Utah Jazz. Two days after signing with the organisation on September 14, Bass was released. Sneed participated in seven games for the Jazz while on a two-way contract this past season.
He spent the first two games of his NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies before that. Sneed also participated in 15 regular-season games for the Greensboro Swarm and Salt Lake City Stars. He recorded 15.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game throughout that span.
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In addition to the regular season, he also played for the Swarm in 14 Showcase Cup games, averaging 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. The Jazz, who was the fifth seed in the Western Conference last season, lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs.
As such, Alex Jensen, Lamar Skeeter, and Bryan Bailey will join Evan Bradds, Irv Roland, Sean Sheldon, and Jason Terry on the Utah Jazz’s first-year head coach Will Hardy’s coaching staff as assistant coaches. Coaches for player development will be Chris Jones and Sanjay Lumpkin. Becca Ward will take over as director of team operations, while Jeff Hornacek will return to the Jazz as a consultant on coaching.
As the Utah Jazz’s assistant coach, Jensen will begin his tenth season. In addition to one season as a player development assistant with the Utah Jazz, Jensen has two seasons of head coaching experience with the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League. Jensen oversaw the USA Basketball AmeriCup team in 2022, which finished third at the FIBA AmeriCup.
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After working as player development and video analyst for the Utah Jazz’s first two seasons, Skeeter finished his sixth season as an assistant coach in 2021–2022. Before moving to Salt Lake City, Skeeter worked as an intern for the Atlanta Hawks for a season as a basketball operations intern in the summer of 2013. For the 2013–14 season, he worked as a player development/video intern.
After working as an assistant coach for the Salt Lake City Stars for the previous two seasons, Bailey finished his third season with the Jazz player development division in 2021–2022. He worked as the Westchester Knicks’ assistant coach in the NBA G League for the 2016–17 season before joining the Stars.
Bradds, who most recently worked as the Boston Celtics’ player development coach in 2021–2022, will join the Utah coaching staff. In 2017–18, he served as an assistant coach for the G League’s Maine Red Claws and worked as a video analyst for the Celtics (2018–20).
Terry joins the Utah Jazz after most recently serving as the Grand Rapids Gold’s head coach in the G League in 2021–2022, as well as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona in 2020–2021. Terry had a successful NBA career, playing for six different teams and winning an NBA Championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. Prior to entering the coaching field, Terry had a successful career as a player.