The Utah Jazz's future may be preparing to get a crash course from the franchise's storied past.
Per ESPN.com's Marc Stein, "the Utah Jazz, as part of a broad coaching search expected to feature some 20 candidates, plan to reach out to Jazz legend John Stockton to gauge whether he has any interest in the position, according to sources with knowledge of the situation."
Stockton spent 19 years as a player in the NBA, with the entirety of that time spent with the Utah Jazz. His name is synonymous with Jazz basketball, and his legendary basketball intelligence may be the biggest draw for the franchise in potentially bringing him on as their next head coach.
While the NBA Hall-of-Famer has no previous NBA coaching experience, he told Chris Mannix of SI.com (via Brad Rowland of SI.com) in an interview last November that if he "were to come back, it would be on the coaching side," and not in a front-office capacity.
The Jazz are still in the preliminary stages of feeling out candidates for their vacant head coaching position, so nothing by any means is finalized. However, a Stockton hire may be just what the Jazz and their fan base are looking for to open up a new, exciting chapter in the team's history.
We will have more on this developing story as additional information is made available.
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