HoopsHype Alex Jensen rumors
When Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin reached out to Alex Jensen about joining his staff, a number of qualities drew him to the D-League Coach of the Year and, likewise, Jensen to Corbin. That Jensen was a Centerville native and played a starring role on the University of Utah team that advanced to the 1998 NCAA championship game was low on Corbin’s list. Presumably, too, was this side benefit to five years playing professionally in Turkey: a unique ability to communicate with Jazz center Enes Kanter. "I’ve already sworn at him [in Turkish]," Jensen said, his permanent half-smile twisting into a full one. "Those are the first words you learn." Salt Lake Tribune
A much-beloved local guy on the bench? Not a priority, said Lindsey. "I can understand why it would be a story and why it would be a question," he said, "because it’s hometown kid done well. But I think Ty first looked at the coaching acumen and the background and how he adds to our staff. It’s clearly an ancillary benefit but it’s not one that ... was at the top of the list." Salt Lake Tribune
Former Canton Charge coach Alex Jensen is leaving to join the coaching staff of the Utah Jazz. He was the D- League coach of the year last season. "I'm really proud of him," Grant said. "That's why you have the development league, not just for the players." Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jody Genessy: Former University of Utah standout Alex Jensen will join the Utah Jazz staff as director of player development, sources have confirmed. Twitter @DJJazzyJody
Jody Genessy: Interesting non-player tidbit: Former Ute Alex Jensen was spotted with Jazz brass at a Salt Lake City restaurant last night. Staff addition? Twitter @DJJazzyJody
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced that they have hired college assistant Alex Jensen as the first head coach of their still unnamed NBA D-League franchise in Canton, Ohio. Jensen's only coaching experience has been as an assistant under longtime Utah head coach Rick Majerus at St. Louis University. Ridiculous Upside
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