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NBA: Spurs interview Jazz executive Layden

Published August 27, 2012 9:49 pm

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The San Antonio Spurs recently requested to interview longtime Jazz assistant Scott Layden for an executive position, a source informed The Salt Lake Tribune on Monday, and Utah granted the request.

Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey joined Utah on Aug. 7, after adding to his resume as assistant GM/vice president in San Antonio.

Layden has spent 25 years with the Jazz and previously served as general manager.

His success with Utah during the 1990s led to him being hired as New York's GM in 1999.

Layden spent 14 seasons working with former Jazz coaches Jerry Sloan and Phil Johnson, and joins current Utah coach Tyrone Corbin as a holdover from the Sloan era.

If Layden is hired by the Spurs, it would create an opening on Corbin's staff, which is already small by NBA standards. Sidney Lowe and Jeff Hornacek also serve as assistants, and the latter was a candidate this summer for Orlando's coaching job.