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Lindsey’s upbringing, hard work make perfect fit for Jazz
NBA » Utah’s GM, Dennis Lindsey, must find ways to help the team raise the bar.


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"We have good players that we hope to keep," Lindsey said. "We have good [draft] picks coming up. We have option-value, as far as potential money under the luxury tax and salary cap to create a path. We’ll have a full year to evaluate it."

At a glance

Dennis Lindsey file

Position » Jazz general manager

Age » 43

Career » San Antonio vice president/assistant GM (2007-12), Houston vice president of basketball operations and player personnel (2002-07)

NBA start » Rockets video coordinator/scout in 1996

Pre-NBA » Assistant coach at Fort Worth Southwest High School and Pensacola (Fla.) Junior College

Playing career » Baylor (1988-92)

Born » Freeport, Texas

Dennis combines some terrific skills. He’s very confident, but at the same time incredibly humble. Plus, he combines the old-school traditional scouting methods with the cutting-edge analytical method. Because he can cross into both worlds, it allows him to be very, very unique.”

Jeff Van Gundy

ESPN analyst and ex-NBA coach, on Lindsey

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It was GM-speak at its best. Buford and O’Connor incarnate, with Popovich at the core.

Lindsey’s ready for the grind.

"He’s a cerebral basketball junkie," said Tom Penn, a former executive with Portland and Memphis, who was recently linked to Philadelphia’s open GM job. "He’s in the trenches. He knows everybody and everything. And then he’s very thoughtful and intelligent. … That combination fits perfectly with Kevin O’Connor and the Utah Jazz organization."


Big decisions

Dennis Lindsey has taken over day-to-day basketball operations for a Jazz organization that exceeded expectations last season, finishing 36-30 and making the playoffs during a lockout-compressed 2011-12 campaign. But while Utah has potential, it’s also loaded with uncertainty. Star players such as Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap hold expiring contracts, training camp could feature battles for three starting spots, and the Western Conference has only become tougher. Factor in everything from the unresolved Raja Bell buyout situation to possible extensions for Jefferson and Millsap, and Lindsey will be busy during his first year on the job.



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