After a brief stint away from the game, Danny Ainge couldn't help but return to the NBA. This time, with the Utah Jazz.

The legendary Ainge was named the CEO and Alternate Governor on Wednesday and shortly after, spoke out on why this is such a special opportunity that he couldn't pass up.

“Rarely do you get an opportunity to come into a franchise that is this close to being a special team. It’s a very unique opportunity.”

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Ainge also discussed how he's had a great relationship with Jazz owner Ryan Smith for many years:

Ainge just left the Boston Celtics in June after 19 seasons as their president. However, he has been living in Salt Lake City with his family, so it does make sense why he joined the Jazz. It was always seen as a possibility.

He comes into a Utah organization that is hungry to fulfill its potential and has one of the most complete rosters in the NBA. However, they've fallen short of their title aspirations time and time again. Perhaps, Ainge can change that by bringing in more talent. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Jazz very active at the NBA Trade Deadline. Rumors say they're looking to move for a defensive-minded wing.