by Elmer Mejia | The season for the Utah Jazz might be over, but that doesn’t mean that the team isn’t working hard for the next season. The Jazz have acquired Dell Demps and Keyon Dooling for their coaching staff.
What they are Bringing to the Jazz
Demps is a former NBA player and he’s been a long-time executive in the league. He will be an assistant coach and will be responsible to help Snyder with the team. He was the Senior Vice President of basketball operations and general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans from 2010-2019. His NBA resume as a player includes playing for the Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, and San Antonio Spurs.
Dooling was hired as a coach for player development. He was coached by Snyder at the University of Missouri back in the 1999-2000 season. He played in the NBA for 13 years and previously worked as the National Basketball Players Association wellness counselor and mental health advocate.
It’s no doubt that these two new acquisitions are bringing experience to the team. Coach Snyder needs all the help that he can get. It is great that he is bringing people that he knows and that he can count on. Both men bring a vast amount of knowledge and hopefully this transitions into the games once the season resumes.
NBA Draft in November 18
The Utah Jazz have the 23rd pick in the draft and are eying BYU Senior Forward Yoeli Childs. He is 6’8 and weighs 225 lbs. He is a great rebounder and can score points. It will be a great pick if he is available for the Jazz at the draft. The Jazz need a strong player like him that can also score. He is also great at threes which is a plus since the Jazz are a great three point team.
The Jazz look to have a promising future. They have a solid foundation and now a great coaching staff. All they need to do now is to show it on the court. They were so close this year, but they will have to close the games so no surprises can emerge. The Jazz have a good young team and with Bogdanovic coming back, they will be even stronger. They will try to learn from their mistakes so what happened with the Nuggets won’t repeat once again.
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