Randy Rigby Rumors
Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey will represent the team on stage, while Jazz President Randy Rigby will also be in attendance for the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery. This will be the first time Lindsey has served as the Jazz team representative during the NBA Draft Lottery. Kevin O’Connor (in 2004-06, 2010-11), Rigby (2013) and Bryan Miller (2014) were the Jazz’s on-stage participants for each of the franchise’s seven previous Lottery appearances.
Statement from Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby: “I can reassure fans that the Jazz are conducting business as usual and that the changes are designed to keep the LHM Group, including the Utah Jazz, intact as a community asset for future generations. We are grateful to Greg for his many contributions in supporting the Jazz, and look forward to him continuing to serve as our Governor on the NBA Board and as an active member of several NBA executive committees. As owners, the Miller family still runs the Jazz and remains engaged and committed to building a championship-caliber team.”
General manager Dennis Lindsey and team president Randy Rigby will travel to Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday morning to make what a press release forwarded from the Utah Jazz described as a “major announcement” regarding the future of basketball in Treasure Valley. In other words, the Jazz and Idaho Stampede are finally going to announce what has previously been reported: They’re joining together in an exclusive one-on-one affiliation. This will be the third time Utah and Idaho have been partners, although this time the Jazz will be the Stampede’s only NBA affiliate.
Don’t expect a Utah Jazz coaching decision — or even interviews — to happen anytime soon. For one thing, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey and assistant GM Justin Zanik are on a scouting trip in Europe through the end of next week. For another, Jazz president Randy Rigby reiterated that the organization is just beginning the process of establishing requirements for Tyrone Corbin’s replacement. “It will be an exhaustive search. We’ll be expeditious, though,” Rigby said Wednesday during an interview on The Zone Sports Network. “But we’ll be sensitive to taking the necessary time, so that we get it right and it will be the right selection for the Utah Jazz.”
Jody Genessy: Jazz president Randy Rigby said team’s “exhaustive” coaching search will include 20-plus candidates during an interview on 1280.
Jazz president Randy Rigby told The Salt Lake Tribune earlier this year that plans for an ambitious arena upgrade had to be scaled back to fit within the organization’s budget. In October, Rigby said the Jazz were finalizing plans for a new video screen. “We’re looking at major improvements over the next five or six years,” he said at the team’s preseason media day, “continuing to build up our facilities to be a top-quality NBA property.”
If Sloan does not take another coaching job, there might be another way for him to stay connected to the NBA — perhaps in an official or unofficial position with the Jazz. Sloan finally started to attend games last season and has been at the predraft camp in Chicago this week with coach Tyrone Corbin and other members of the staff. “If there’s something out there that’s right for both parties, we would welcome a relationship with Jerry,” team president Randy Rigby said. “The Utah Jazz have great love and respect for him.”
The following is a statement from Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby: Media reports of Kevin O’Connor’s departure are inaccurate and he is not stepping down. He is fully engaged in Jazz preparations for draft season. The working relationship between Kevin and Dennis Lindsey is unchanged as both individuals provide valuable expertise, knowledge and perspective toward building a championship-caliber team. Kevin will be a member of the Jazz family for a long time. No further comment is needed.