Scott Layden Rumors
Ranadive has been hoping to add a consultant as well, but it remains unclear what his next step will be. In recent days, it appeared he had honed in on Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace, San Antonio assistant general manager Scott Layden and former Indiana Pacers general manager David Morway, but it does not appear that they will be considered for the consultant role. The Kings interviewed a host of others as well, including TNT analyst and former Kings player Kenny Smith.
Ken Berger: Kings narrowing GM search to candidates with GM experience: Chris Wallace and Scott Layden, sources say. David Morway also in mix.
Sam Amick: Hearing that Memphis GM Chris Wallace, former Pacers GM David Morway & Layden are atop Ranadive’s list. And the draft nears…
Three finalists have emerged for the Phoenix Suns’ general manager’s job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Suns plan to have completed interviews with Boston assistant general manager Ryan McDonough, Milwaukee assistant GM Jeff Weltman and San Antonio Spurs assistant GM Scott Layden soon, sources said.
“All I can say is that Jim Dolan treated me very well, paid me well, and I have no ax to grind,” he said. “With Jim, I think people only get part of the story, and that’s because he doesn’t want to put his being on display. When you’re the owner of a team, and the team hasn’t done well and people are judging you by what you do there, it’s usually not good. I mean, George Steinbrenner — who loved him when the Yankees weren’t any good?” Walsh added: “Jim let me do some things he wouldn’t let other people do, and I think in the end, I did what I said I would do when I got there. I put them in a position so the next guy didn’t have to do the things that Isiah and Scott Layden had to do: try to keep their job by trading sideways, taking the worst contracts.”
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that Scott Layden has been named the team’s assistant general manager. Layden brings over 25 years of experience in the NBA to the Spurs front office. Layden has spent the past seven seasons with Utah Jazz as an assistant coach, his second stint with the Jazz.
One of Layden’s primary responsibilities will be administering the Spurs’ scouting department. Houston Rockets VP of Player Personnel Gersson Rosas had also been a serious candidate for the Spurs job, league sources said.
Layden had been an assistant coach with the Jazz, and replaces Dennis Lindsey, who left the Spurs to become Utah’s GM last month. Front-office jobs with the Spurs are considered golden in the NBA, largely because of the chance to work under GM RC Buford and president-coach Gregg Popovich. In recent years, Spurs assistant GMs – including Lindsey, Danny Ferry, Sam Presti and Dell Demps – have taken a fast-track to becoming top executives elsewhere.
The San Antonio Spurs have hired former New York Knicks president and general manager Scott Layden as an assistant GM, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Jazz assistant coach Scott Layden has accepted an invitation by Spurs management to interview for the organization’s assistant general manager vacancy, according to a source. The meeting till take place tonight with general manager R.C. Buford and head coach Gregg Popovich in San Antonio, the source said. Spurs ownership will not be in attendance.