The news just broke that the Utah Jazz are restructuring their front office. While no one is getting the boot, a lot of people are being rewarded for their good work over the last two years. Most around the twitter-sphere believe the Utah Jazz made the right call.
Zanik is a very smart guy. Once he made the jump to the team side, think he was always going to end up as a GM. This is a good idea for Utah to preemptively do it to make him happy and potentially keep him around as long as possible. https://t.co/d1fYo6ck0x— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) May 10, 2019
Would also be remiss in adding that Lindsey is one of the most well-respected execs in the sport. That Utah was able to not only survive Gordon Hayward’s departure but thrive as it has the past two years is a testament to how the Jazz are run from top-to-bottom. https://t.co/lPJdj2MCSi— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 10, 2019
Former Wolves GM candidate Dennis Lindsey. https://t.co/Ug6qYPK3DK— Derek James (@DerekJamesNBA) May 10, 2019
Kevin O'Connor has been acting as a "Senior Basketball Advisor" for a few years now... I don't expect that to change with that announcement. Jazz will take his input on draft day, etc. as long as he wishes to give it, I think. https://t.co/hymwYW1P3Y— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) May 10, 2019
Smart move by the Jazz. Zanik is well respected in league circles and allows Jazz to keep front office in place.— Scott Garrard (@ScottyGZone) May 10, 2019
Lindsey/Zanik/Morway is a stellar three headed monster of a front office. This keeps everything intact. https://t.co/XfoTL1gzMk
Honestly? Very few. It's not *purely* title, there may certainly be some small shifts in overall philosophy and such. But Zanik has been performing much of the traditional GM job for some time now. https://t.co/ixEqKxXxYP— Ben Dowsett (@Ben_Dowsett) May 10, 2019
Can confirm the news. New contracts in place for Dennis Lindsey and Justin Zanik. Priority was for organization to maintain front office. David Morway stays in his current role of assistant GM, giving Jazz a deep, experienced FO. https://t.co/y533wO3EqP— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) May 10, 2019
Justin is beyond great.— Hayley Byrnes (@HayleyByrnes) May 10, 2019
Yep, I think this tells the story. Plus, always good to keep the people who make the biggest difference for you happy and invested. https://t.co/XOwtjlrWp6— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) May 10, 2019
That all requires more day-to-day management, more layers of executives. Having a separate EVP of Basketball Ops and GM means you can just do more.— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) May 10, 2019
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