Dennis Lindsey Rumors
They could get out of money concerns in a pinch by dealing a player into someone’s cap space, and with extra picks in the bag, they would have a chance of replacing outgoing production with someone on a cheaper rookie deal. Those picks are insurance against such a trade, and the Jazz know set-in-stone rookie deals will look even better as the cap leaps. Don’t expect Utah to deal them for a short-term upgrade. “Picks are that much more valuable,” Lindsey says.
The Utah Jazz announced today that Linda Luchetti has been named vice president of basketball operations. The longtime Larry H. Miller Group of Companies executive and sports industry veteran joins the Jazz front office in a senior management position and will report directly to general manager Dennis Lindsey. “We are very pleased to be able to add someone of Linda’s character and caliber to a leadership role within basketball operations,” said Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey. “I am confident that her vision and wealth of experience both within the company and externally will prove her to be a valuable addition to the Jazz.”
Thibodeau isn’t here to be added to the Jazz’s staff, but Utah general manager Dennis Lindsey’s old co-worker in Houston is in town to do some coaching. “Thibs” has helped a handful of other NBA teams since his dismissal from Chicago last spring, and most recently the Mavericks last week. “I was happy that he could come out and take a look at some of the things that we are doing,” Snyder said, “and give us some ideas and some thoughts and some coaching.”