Justin Zanik was officially hired Tuesday by the Utah Jazz as assistant general manager.
A player agent since 2003, Zanik is known for expertise on the collective bargaining agreement and European game. His impending hiring was first reported last week by ESPN.com.
Zanik, who served as vice president of ASM Sports since 2004 and represented players including Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka, will officially join the Jazz on Sept. 1. Assistant GM is a new position in the Jazz front office .
"He is a high-character individual with a strong work ethic," GM Dennis Lindsey said in a statement, "and will be a tremendous addition to the Jazz basketball operations staff. I am very happy to welcome Justin, his wife, Gina, and their children to the Jazz family."