Utah Jazz completes staff training

The Utah Jazz announced today that Alex Jensen, Lamar Skeeter and Brian Bailey will serve as assistant coaches on coach Will Hardy’s first-year staff with Evan Brads, Irv Rowland, Sean Sheldon and Jason Terry. Chris Jones and Sanjay Lumpkin serve as player development coaches. Additionally, Jeff Hornacek will join Jazz as a training advisor, and Becca Ward will serve as team operations manager.

Jensen will enter his 10th season as an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz. Jensen’s coaching experience includes one season as a player development assistant with Jazz and two seasons as head coach for the NBA Development League’s Canton Charge team. Jensen served as the head coach for the 2022 America’s Cup Basketball Team, which took the bronze medal at the 2022 Basketball World Cup.

Skeeter concluded his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Jazz in 2021-22 after spending the previous two seasons as a development/video analyst. Prior to moving to Salt Lake City, Skeeter spent a season with the Atlanta Hawks as a trainee in basketball operations in the summer of 2013 before moving to player development/internship video for the 2013-2014 campaign.

Bailey concluded his third season with the Jazz Player Development Division in 2021-22 after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach for the Salt Lake City Stars. Prior to joining the Stars, he spent the 2016-2017 season as an assistant coach for the Westchester Knicks in the NBA.

Brads will join the coaching staff at Utah, most recently serving as a player promotion coach for the Boston Celtics in 2021-22. He has additional coaching experience as an assistant to the Maine Red Claws in the G League in 2017-18 and as a Video Analyst with Celtics (2018-20).

Terry joined the jazz after recently serving as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Gold in the GJ League at 2021-22 and as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona in 2020-2021. Prior to his coaching career, Terry had an impressive NBA career for 19 years (1999-18), playing for six different teams and winning the NBA Championship in 2011 with the Dallas Mavericks.

Roland will enter his second year in the organization’s coaching staff. Roland is a longtime basketball coach, player development specialist, player, and basketball coach, having last coached in the NBA with the Houston Rockets. He got his start in the NBA in 2004 as a video assistant with the Boston Celtics and went on to work in various video and player development roles with the Hornets, Suns and Rockets.

Sheldon will be in his first season with the Jazz Coaching Crew, having spent five seasons with the San Antonio Spurs in various capacities, including Principal Video Coordinator, Assistant Video Coordinator, and Quality Assurance Assistant. Prior to his time with Tottenham, he worked as a graduate assistant at Michigan State while earning his master’s degree in 2017-18. Prior to joining coaching, he played professionally in Switzerland in 2016-2017 after four years working for William and Mary.

Jones in his fourth season, and Lumpkin in his third season with the team, previously served in the Advanced Development/Exploration and Video division. Jones was a college player for four years in Pittsburgh (2013-17) and Lumpkin competed for five seasons at Northwestern (2012-17) where he played two seasons in the NBA G with the Erie BayHawks (2018-20).

Hornacek returned to join the Jazz who previously worked as an assistant coach with the franchise from 2011-13. He has other previous coaching experience with the Houston Rockets as an assistant (2020-22), head coach for the New York Knicks (2016-18) and the Phoenix Suns (2013-16). As a player, he appeared in 1,077 games (910 games) with Phoenix (1986-92), Philadelphia (1993-1994) and Utah (1994-00). His shirt was retired by the Jazz on November 19, 2002.

In addition, Anthony Beaumont will serve as video moderator with Andrew Warren and Matthew Temple as assistant video moderators on Team Hardy.

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