Spurs Rumors: Assistant Jim Boylen to land Utah head coaching job?

In Spurs rumors tonight, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Jim Boylen may end up being the front-runner to land the vacant head coaching position for the Utah Jazz.

So posits ESPN's Marc Stein -- with a caveat --

Stein states in a later tweet that key members of Utah's front office are huge fans of Ettore Messina. With the heavy influx of European talent into the league over the past few years, Messina could signal a potential shift in hiring philosophy to coaches with more international experience.

However, Boylen remains in the race as well -- with many NBA analysts tabbing him as the prohibitive favorite to land the job in the wake of former Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin's firing.

Boylen was the Utah Utes head coach from 2007 to 2011 before being fired and landing with the Spurs.

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