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Old 08-28-2013, 12:33 AM   #344
Xiao Yao You
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Default Re: The sure to be epic 2013 Jazz off-season!

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When Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin reached out to Alex Jensen about joining his staff, a number of qualities drew him to the D-League Coach of the Year and, likewise, Jensen to Corbin. That Jensen was a Centerville native and played a starring role on the University of Utah team that advanced to the 1998 NCAA championship game was low on Corbinís list. Presumably, too, was this side benefit to five years playing professionally in Turkey: a unique ability to communicate with Jazz center Enes Kanter. "Iíve already sworn at him [in Turkish]," Jensen said, his permanent half-smile twisting into a full one. "Those are the first words you learn."

Salt Lake Tribune

A much-beloved local guy on the bench? Not a priority, said Lindsey. "I can understand why it would be a story and why it would be a question," he said, "because itís hometown kid done well. But I think Ty first looked at the coaching acumen and the background and how he adds to our staff. Itís clearly an ancillary benefit but itís not one that ... was at the top of the list."

Salt Lake Tribune

Someone to communicate with Kanter after they got rid of Okur.
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