Utah Jazz hire Sergi Oliva as assistant coach

(Courtesy of Utah Jazz) Sergi Oliva joined the Utah Jazz as an assistant coach on Oct. 16, 2020. He previously spent six years in the Philadelphia 76ers organization.

The Utah Jazz have made another addition to their coaching staff, announcing Friday that they have hired Sergi Oliva to serve as an assistant under Quin Snyder.

Oliva has spent the past six seasons in the Philadelphia 76ers organization, most recently as Vice President of Strategy.

The Gelida, Catalonia native has an analytics background, having joined the Sixers in 2014 as a Basketball Operations Analyst after earning multiple degrees from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Oliva earned a a doctorate in Computational Complexity, and both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science.

He also spent 12 years as a head coach on the amateur circuit in Catalonia, on both the junior and senior levels. Oliva has also worked with the Catalan Basketball Federation (FCBQ).

He is the third assistant coach to join the Jazz this offseason, after Utah previously added Dell Demps and Keyon Dooling to the staff.