HoopsHype Dennis Lindsey rumors

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Utah's willingness to slide back into the lottery, and its patience with young players. Dennis Lindsey is Utah's new GM, fresh from San Antonio (and Houston before that), which means things will start changing slowly in Utah. Among those changes: Multiple league sources who dealt with Utah ahead of the deadline insist the Jazz presented themselves as willing to take a step back next season and snag a solid pick in a loaded 2014 draft. That is in part Lindsey's influence, those sources say. And while that runs counter to the Jazz's desire to make the playoffs this season, this roster was already set when Lindsey arrived over the summer, and new front offices are sometimes cautious in flexing their muscles. Grantland

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The D-League also is useful to those with goals of gaining employment in the NBA, and that includes those such as Marks and Dell Demps, the former Spurs assistant GM who runs the New Orleans Hornets. “Being GM of my own team is a dream, for sure,” Marks said. “I know I have a long way to go, but I have a great stepping stone now with the opportunity I have had to learn from Pop, Danny (Ferry), Dennis (former assistant GM Dennis Lindsey). “The way R.C. handles it is amazing: He says, ‘Here, have fun with it; it’s your team, run it. He doesn’t micromanage, and until he gets sick of me asking question after question, I’ll keep picking his brain.” San Antonio Express-News

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They've assembled the deepest young frontcourt in the NBA with Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors, who is the most promising of them all. The problem is money. Millsap and Jefferson, both 27, are going to be free agents in the summer. Can the Jazz afford to maintain their frontcourt in an expensive market that will pay Millsap and Jefferson eight figures each per year? "The possibilities are always there," said Dennis Lindsey, in his first year as GM of the Jazz. "Is it realistic? We'll find out in time." SI.com

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“Greg Miller, Randy Rigby and Kevin O’Connor made an excellent choice when they selected Tyrone Corbin to lead this team. I have been very impressed with Ty’s leadership skills, as well as his openness and collaborative nature,” said Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey. “He inherited a young team under difficult circumstances and did a remarkable job last season of developing our players and advancing the team to the playoffs. He has shown poise, steadiness and an overall passion for the franchise’s well-being that I am confident will serve the Jazz well moving forward.” NBA.com

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Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey confirmed the plans, but cautioned the deal is not official and wouldn’t reveal potential candidates. Corbin led the search process, Lindsey said, and drew from a list of personally selected names. "We’re getting close but we’re not going to announce anything prematurely," said Lindsey, who is with Corbin on a trip. Salt Lake Tribune

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The Missouri County Youth Home was nearby, and abused, abandoned children were in need. As many as 16 kids under one roof were soon protected by the Lindsey name. The family home in Freeport was temporarily left behind, while Lindsey’s mother and father became substitute parents for disadvantaged African-American, Caucasian, Hispanic and American Indian children. Time and energy that could have been given to Lindsey were devoted to faces he barely knew. By the time Lindsey had emotionally moved past a second- through fourth-grade stint at the youth home, a stay that followed his sophomore season in high school was under way. "You show up at a basketball game and you’ve got 16 people [with you] and everybody looks different," Lindsey said. "You get the stares. You get parents’ divided attention." He added: "I had an atypical upbringing that really impacted me to this day." Salt Lake Tribune

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Lindsey was formally introduced Tuesday during a news conference at the team practice facility. Jazz CEO Greg Miller and president Randy Rigby praised the addition, touting Lindsey’s low-conflict, high-character personal nature. Jazz owner Gail Miller laughed and cried discussing O’Connor’s unyielding devotion to Utah’s lone major professional sports franchise. "I have absolutely no worry that Kevin and I can put a great group together and have great chemistry," said the 43-year-old Lindsey, who spent five seasons in San Antonio as the Spurs’ vice president/assistant GM and was splicing video for Houston in 1997 when John Stockton drilled a Game 6 buzzer-beater that sent the Jazz to the NBA Finals. Salt Lake Tribune

O’Connor had long considered removing himself from the NBA’s daily grind, but held off making the move during a lockout-compressed 2011-12 season that left little time for big-picture planning. Now, Lindsey assumes a position that first appeared within his grasp when he served as the Rockets’ vice president of basketball operations and player personnel. Current Houston GM Daryl Morey assumed that title in 2007, though, and Lindsey spent the past five years adding to his resume in San Antonio. Salt Lake Tribune

Lindsey was a media hit Tuesday. Confident and calm, respectful of the Jazz’s legacy but promising a strong push into the future, Utah’s new GM will immediately be tasked with turning a 2011-12 team that exceeded regular-season expectations into more than just a first-round playoff failure. With as many as eight expiring contracts in hand, young standouts such as Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward still developing, and a talented but tradeable veteran core highlighted by Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson, Lindsey’s first GM job initially looks an NBA executive’s dream. Salt Lake Tribune

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