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In his first month with the Jazz, Lindsey has also gotten to know Corbin. Together, they are now most responsible for Utah’s competitiveness.
"We’ve spent some time together," Corbin said. "We built that relationship so we can get on the same page with what our ideas are. ...
Key offseason moves by the Jazz:
» Select Tennessee Tech guard Kevin Murphy with the No. 47 pick in the draft.
» Acquire veteran point guard Mo Williams from the Clippers as part of a four-team trade.
» Acquire small forward Marvin Williams from Atlanta in exchange for Devin Harris.
» Pick up the team’s option on point guard Jamaal Tinsley’s contract.
» Sign free-agent guard Randy Foye to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million.
» Sign forward Jeremy Evans to a three-year, $5.5 million contract.
» Pick up the team’s option on veteran guard-forward DeMarre Carroll.
» Kevin O’Connor steps down as general manager but remains executive vice president of basketball operations.
» Name San Antonio assistant general manager Dennis Lindsey as O’Connor’s replacement.
» Assistant coach Scott Layden leaves to replace Lindsey in San Antonio.
» Director of player development Mike Sanders is promoted to assistant coach.
» D-League coach Brad Jones named assistant and director of player development.
"Some areas will stay the same, and we’ll make improvements in others. I think we’ve come to understand each other."
Lindsey, meanwhile, has started putting his footprint on the Jazz. He has reviewed all aspects of the operation, though he doesn’t expect quick or drastic changes.
"Hopefully," he said, "I can show this group I’m coming at this job with a pure heart. ... I want to develop relationships, understand the Jazz way and not get in the way of that. I want to complement areas that need it and, strategically, cultivate some new areas."
In the next three weeks, Lindsey must finalize some pre-camp details.
Among them: a likely buyout of unhappy veteran Raja Bell and possible contract extensions talks for veterans Millsap and Jefferson.
Lindsey declined to discuss Bell’s situation, citing an agreement he reached with agent Herb Rudoy.
"Going forward, we’re keeping all conversations internal," he said. "... The goal is to keep quiet until the appropriate decisions are made."
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