Dennis Lindsey promoted to VP of basketball operations. Justin Zanik promoted to GM

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  1. Jingled

    Jingled Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Andy Larsen said on the radio yesterday that Lindsey will still have final say on all draft picks, trades and free agent signings.
     
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  2. kabenac

    kabenac Well-Known Member

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    Zanik wishes we still had those 2nds we traded to the Cavs.
     
  3. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    GM is the one who has final say, so he's giving it up. He isn't focusing on less important issues, he's now going to have time to focus on all issues.
     
  4. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess I was incorrect on that
     
  5. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    FIFY.
     
  6. Jingled

    Jingled Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Here's a little clip of Larsen talking about it.

     
  7. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    He said think tho.
     
  8. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    What's that phrase about failing upwards?
    Hopefully DL is one step closer to what happened to KOC. Dennis will be banished to the world of "special consultant" and never heard from again.

    Most likely is that other teams came sniffing around Zanik's butt and he had to be promoted in order for Utah to deny permission for him to be interviewed for a GM position with another team.
     
  9. Tragic66

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    Yeah right.
     
  10. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    Actually, the rumor is the Jazz (i.e. Lindsey) really liked a big but knew he'd be gone so Lindsey then traded up for Burke.

    I guess we can thank Lindsey for liking Olynyk so much - and Boston for trading up to take him. Otherwise we'd be stuck with Olynyk and maybe Canaan or Wolters? Jazz desperately needed a PG and Dennis likely would have taken best available with the Jazz' 2nd pick.
     
  11. LogGrad98

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    Especially when they get to the finals
     
  12. RJF

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    This isn’t a stretch. Zanik was an agent before. Those relationships don’t just go away.
     
  13. Odgerton13

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    DL gets way more flack then he deserves. Gobert, Don, Kanter, Hood were all good picks. Oneal, Ingels were great finds. Rubio and Crowder were good trades. Quin is an exceptional choice for head coach.

    He has put together this team which is a really good team needing only a few tweaks to become a great team. Most of our fans expect home run hits every year but that's just not how it works. Even if you get a big hit it doesn't always work, see Lakers, Celtics.
    The stability of this organization is because of our front office and DL deserves all the credit he gets.
     
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  14. yamers

    yamers Well-Known Member

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    Yea rly think dl has been solid
     
  15. homeytennis

    homeytennis Well-Known Member

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    Who had the position DL is assuming?
     
  16. Stoked

    Stoked Well-Known Member Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    I’m assuming they just created it.

    I see it as just more money for both and just a reorganizing/refocusing of responsibilities between the two.
     
  17. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    KOC was always the “Vice President of basketball operations,” so they added the “executive” to the beginning of DL’s new title. Not sure why, but whatevs. We’ll keeping making up new titles and in 20 years we’ll be giving ball boys the title of assistant GM to retain them at reduced pay. But everyone knows your front office hinges on your assistant to the traveling secretary.
     
  18. Jack Strop

    Jack Strop Well-Known Member

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    Is KOC even alive?
    He probably has the same mental capacity as Ol' Jer. Somewhere in an assisted living center, KOC is asking for the phone so he can call JLIII's agent to offer him a contract.
     
  19. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    JLIII was DL’s guy. JLIV will be Zanik’s.
     
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