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Dennis Lindsey Rumors

It has been less than five months since Smith hired Ainge to work with general manager Justin Zanik and 10 months since longtime Jazz executive Dennis Lindsey resigned. Sources say Ainge and Snyder have worked together well so far, but it’s clear there’s still a getting-to-know-you component here that continues to evolve.
The Jazz were always going to replace Lindsey, and, according to sources, Zanik hoped he could be that guy. So it’s somewhat of a surprise this sort of move comes in the middle of December. But with the Jazz all-in on winning a championship this season and planning to be active on the trade market, the move sets the hierarchy and provides clarification on who is running what in the front office.
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There does not appear to be any connection between Mitchell’s interests and the ouster of former president Dennis Lindsey. That decision stemmed largely, sources confirmed to B/R, from a rift between the executive and Snyder in which Smith sided with his head coach. Jazz staffers point specifically to Lindsey selecting Udoka Azubuike in the first round of the 2020 draft, as well as other draft additions that failed to make an NBA impact as a main stimulant in the turmoil between the president and Snyder.
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When the Timberwolves co-hosted a group predraft workout in July for 48 players over four days, it was open to attendance for all 30 teams, and rival team officials observed how Rosas never joined his own Minnesota staff during the event. While they all congregated in a section of the Target Center, sources said, Rosas instead spent the majority of the time on the opposite sideline with then-Jazz executive vice president Dennis Lindsey, a mentor dating back to their shared days in Houston and whose Jazz co-hosted the event. “[Rosas and his team] couldn’t have been farther apart. It was extremely evident there was tension. It was really almost uncomfortable,” said an Eastern Conference executive.
Brian Windhorst: Dennis Lindsey has done as good of a job as any executive for the last decades in the NBA. He built that team in Utah from scratch in a small market. And the reason he is no longer the president… Some of the stuff that he’s saying about why is leaving, I’m sure it’s true… is because he got on the opposite side of Donovan Mitchell. If you are on the opposite side of your franchise star, you’re just not going to survive. That’s just the way it is.
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Brian Windhorst: It was an open secret in the NBA that Quin Snyder and Dennis Lindsey had a very poor relationship. Some of this stuff is somewhat known. Some of the stuff is private, but was some classic stuff, you know, coaches not not valuing developing players. You know, snide, you know, backstabbing stuff or whatever. It’s endemic in the NBA, it happens.
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