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And he insists he couldn’t be happier. Asked if he wants to be a head coach, or replace O’Connor if he ever retires, Layden shakes his head and says:
"I’m indebted to coach Sloan for bringing me back and to coach Ty for retaining me. That’s what I’m focused on, doing the best job I can in the job I have. I’ve been in the NBA for 30 years. How lucky is that? I’m perfectly content with being coach Ty’s assistant. I don’t know what’s ahead, but I hope the Jazz keep me for another 25 years. I feel honored to do what I do and fortunate to be able to do it."
GORDON MONSON hosts the "Gordon Monson Show" weekdays from 2-6 p.m. on 97.5 FM/1280 AM The Zone.
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