Utah Jazz’s recent transactions, including the release of two players

One of the clubs in the NBA with the busiest offseasons was the Utah Jazz. They will appear entirely different from the team they put together in 2021-22 the following year. First, they made a historic trade to give key organizational member Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Donovan Mitchell, their best player, was recently traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Additionally, they traded experienced guard Patrick Beverley to the Los Angeles Lakers. The team said Friday it released two players.

Forwards Paris Bass and Xavier Sneed have been released by the Utah Jazz. Two days after signing with the organization on September 14, Bass was released. Sneed appeared in seven games for the Jazz while on a two-way deal last season.

He spent the first two games of his NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies before that. Sneed also appeared in 15 regular season games for the Greensboro Swarm and Salt Lake City Stars. He recorded 15.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game throughout that span.

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NBA News: Utah Jazz recent deals, including release of two players
NBA News: Utah Jazz recent deals, including release of two players

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In addition to the regular season, he also played for the Swarm in 14 Showcase Cup games, averaging 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. The Jazz, who were the fifth seed in the Western Conference last season, lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

As such, Alex Jensen, Lamar Skeeter and Bryan Bailey will join Evan Bradds, Irv Roland, Sean Sheldon and Jason Terry on first-year Utah Jazz head coach Will Hardy’s coaching staff as as assistant coaches. The player development coaches will be Chris Jones and Sanjay Lumpkin. Becca Ward will take over as director of team operations, while Jeff Hornacek will return to the Jazz as a coaching consultant.

As assistant coach of the Utah Jazz, Jensen will enter his tenth season. In addition to a season as a player development assistant with the Utah Jazz, Jensen has two seasons of head coaching experience with the NBA Development League’s Canton Charge. Jensen oversaw the USA Basketball AmeriCup team in 2022, which finished third in the FIBA ​​AmeriCup.


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NBA News: Utah Jazz recent deals, including release of two players
NBA News: Utah Jazz recent deals, including release of two players

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After working as a player development and video analyst for the Utah Jazz’s first two seasons, Skeeter completed his sixth season as an assistant coach in 2021-22. Prior to moving to Salt Lake City, Skeeter worked as an intern for the Atlanta Hawks for one season as a basketball operations intern in the summer of 2013. For the 2013-2014 season, he worked as a development intern of players / video.


After working as an assistant coach for the Salt Lake City Stars the previous two seasons, Bailey completed his third season with the Jazz Player Development Division in 2021-22. He worked as an assistant coach for the Westchester Knicks in the NBA G League for the 2016-17 season before joining the Stars.

Bradds, who most recently worked as the Boston Celtics’ player development coach in 2021-22, will join Utah’s coaching staff. In 2017-18 he was an assistant coach for the Maine Red Claws of the G League and worked as a video analyst for the Celtics (2018-20).

Terry joins the Utah Jazz after most recently serving as head coach at Grand Rapids Gold in the G League in 2021-22, as well as assistant coach at the University of Arizona in 2020-21. Terry had a successful career in the NBA, playing for six different teams and winning an NBA Championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. Before entering the coaching field, Terry had a successful career as a player.

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