Utah Jazz Hiring Danny Ainge as Alternate Governor and CEO, Per Report

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The Utah Jazz are hiring Danny Ainge as their organizational Alternate Governor and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), per a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.


Ainge, 62, most recently served as the Executive Director of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics, leading the storied franchise to its 17th championship in 2008.

Ainge was also a 2x NBA champion and 1x all-star as a player – and the former head coach of the Phoenix Suns from 1996-1999.

In 2021, Ainge retired from the Celtics, allowing head coach Brad Stevens to inherit the Executive Director position.

Ainge will reportedly oversee all basketball operations for the Jazz whilst working closely with General Manager Justin Zanik.

The Jazz currently sit in third place in the Western Conference with a record of 19-7.

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