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Jazz reportedly talking to David Fizdale about front office position

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DECEMBER 19: Assistant coach David Fizdale of the Los Angeles Lakers fills in for head coach Frank Vogel who was listed in Covid protocol before a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 19, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Lakers 115-110. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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David Fizdale is interviewing with the Utah Jazz — but not for their open head coaching position.

Instead, Fizdale is talking to the Jazz about a front office job, reports Ian Begley of SNY.TV.

Take that for data.

The connection here is that Fizdale is close with Jazz minority owner Dwyane Wade, back from when Fizdale was a Heat assistant coach. Fizdale was the head coach of the Grizzlies and Knicks, and spent last season as a lead assistant on Frank Vogel’s bench with the Lakers.

A diversity of voices and perspectives in a front office is a good thing, and Fizdale could bring that to a Jazz power structure with Danny Ainge on the top of the ladder with Justin Zanik as the general manager.

It’s something to watch as the Jazz consider their organizational structure and reshape their roster this offseason.