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When Tyrone Corbin was hired to be Jerry Sloan’s successor in February, the new Utah Jazz coach received a congratulatory phone call from an old friend.

About two months later, the same buddy — whom he played alongside two decades ago — dialed Corbin’s digits for a much different reason.

“Now,” Sidney Lowe told Corbin in that second conversation, “I’m calling for a job.”

Any extra-minute fees or roaming charges incurred back then proved to be well worth it.

Lowe, Corbin’s teammate in 1989-90 during Minnesota’s inaugural season, was introduced Thursday as the Jazz’s third assistant coach.

It took half of a year for Lowe’s job-seeking call to result in an offer, but the two-time NBA head coach and his new boss couldn’t be happier that the feeler chat led to them being on the same team again.

– Reported by Jody Genessy of the Deseret News