The Utah Jazz have undergone a lot of change this offseason.
And there are more trades on the horizon, according to inside reporting.
That means the Jazz will continue to transform in the weeks and months ahead.
Why was all this necessary?
Jazz CEO of basketball operations Danny Ainge got frank about why the team needed a major shakeup.
Utah Jazz CEO Danny Ainge said when he came in midseason and started observing the team, he began to feel "they didn't really believe in each other." Said discussions with others in front office revealed the same. He added there was individual resolve but not collective resolve.
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) September 12, 2022
He said that when he was hired by the team in late 2021, he felt that “they didn’t really believe in each other.”
Ainge said he spoke with others in the front office and saw that they felt the same way.
While there was “individual resolve” within the team, there wasn’t “collective resolve” which meant that Ainge needed to get into the nuts and bolts of the franchise and do whatever was needed to change things.
That’s exactly what he has done.
Ainge was a celebrated executive during his time running the Boston Celtics and he is hoping to find similar success with the Jazz.
But he knows it won’t come easy and it’ll require a lot of hard work, sacrifice, and uncomfortable alterations.
So far, Ainge is off to a good start: he has amassed a lion’s share of talent and draft picks for Gobert and Mitchell.
The Jazz might not be great for a while but they are gathering a lot of promising potential because of Ainge’s hard work.
A new chapter is beginning for the Jazz and it sounds like it’ll be one with tons of ability and belief among the players and executives.NEXT: Jazz Executive Comments On Looking Toward The Future