by Daniel Olsen
During a pivotal offseason like this, the die-hard Utah Jazz fans never rest. They are waiting for the front office to decide who will represent their brand. It’s time to look at the three most important decisions this franchise will make this offseason.
1. Who to hire as head coach
With the departure of Quin Snyder, the Jazz have a crucial vacancy to fill. After eight seasons, Snyder was the second winningest coach in franchise history only to Jerry Sloan.
Several candidates have been interviewed, and the Jazz are still deciding who will be their head coach. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, 11 known coaches have been interviewed. Some of them include former Jazz assistant Johnnie Bryant, current Jazz lead assistant Alex Jensen, current Los Angeles Lakers assistant David Fizdale and former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts. More coaches have been added to the list since then like NBA great Sam Cassell.
You can hear more about the top five coaches recommended in our most recent Utah Jazz podcast.
2. How to upgrade the roster
The Hawks and Bulls among others have been in talks with the Jazz on packages to acquire the services of Rudy Gobert. The Hawks could offer a package including the #16 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and a package including some of these role players: De’andre Hunter, John Collins, Clint Capela and Bogdan Bogdanovic.
The Bulls also have some interest according to The Athletic. Their package isn’t quite as lucrative, but if the Jazz have interest in a package including players like Nikola Vucevic, Patrick Williams, Coby White or Alex Caruso, then maybe they could strike a deal.
3. What will their rebrand look like
The rebrand has been hinted for months to be yellow, black and white. Recently, purple has come on strong as one important color in Jazz history. The J-Note statue has been changed from the old green, yellow and blue to a new purple color today. The jerseys will be released to the public on Friday, June 17, 2022 and 11 a.m. MT. Look on Utah Jazz Twitter to see the new announcement.
Featured image courtesy Matt Jacobson, KUTV