The Utah Jazz are currently on the hunt for a new head coach after longtime HC Quin Snyder stepped down earlier this week.
This came after multiple seasons of the team making the postseason but not getting very far.
As you can imagine, there are plenty of names in contention for the top job.
We have seen quite a few well-known candidates in the running and now we have a new, surprising, and exciting prospect in the mix.
The Utah Jazz have received permission to interview NBA G League Grand Rapids Gold coach Jason Terry for the franchise’s head coaching job, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Terry is also under consideration for assistant positions with other NBA teams.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 10, 2022
It is being reported that the Jazz have received permission to interview former NBA great Jason Terry for the head coach position.
Terry is currently the coach of the G League Grand Rapids Gold.
He is also apparently in consideration for other assistant coach jobs right now.
Terry is an experienced and beloved figure within the league and could do a lot for the future of the Jazz.
The Jazz are a team full of potential – potential it doesn’t really capitalize on.
They have had two of the best players in the league for years now.
Yet, they keep getting washed in the playoffs.
Obviously, things weren’t working out with Snyder in charge of the team.
There were rumors that the team just didn’t respect Snyder and didn’t really listen to him.
That likely wouldn’t be the case with Terry: he creates harmony within a team and understands the grind and hard work required to be a great basketball player.
He would bring a fresh, understanding perspective to the squad and could really point them in the right direction.
It’s time for the Jazz to take things to the next level: is Terry a key to that?