Jazz pick former Rockets assistant Dean Cooper to coach D-League Stampede
has been hired to coach the Jazz's D-League affiliate in Boise.Cooper has spent the last two years in Houston on
r said in a press release. "Dean has a proven history of player development which is an integral aspect of my coaching philosophy. As an extension of our staff, he will work hand-in-hand with us to establish a clear, seamless connection to ensure we are stressing the same principles in Utah and Idaho."Lindsey called Snyder's job a "critical component" of building an NBA team."Dean’s addition is another step in the continued expansion of our basketball operations, and his experience and teaching ability will be a tremendous asset to both the Idaho Stampede and Utah Jazz."In a press release, Cooper said, "The Utah Jazz and Idaho Stampede are both model organizations with winning traditions and passionate fans. I am looking forward to working with Coach Snyder as we develop a unified approach to player development while continuing to put a team on the floor that will compete every night and make the Boise community proud."