Dwyane Wade already flexing Jazz ownership status with shocking team demands
In case you missed it, Dwyane Wade is now a minority owner of the Utah Jazz. As it turns out, it didn’t take long before the Miami Heat legend started making his presence known within the organization.
According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, Wade has already made it known that he wants to see some major changes within the team’s front office:
Ainge’s departure from Boston, meanwhile, was not nearly as unexpected around the NBA as Stevens’ new position. There have been whispers about his connection to new Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith for some time. And additional rumblings persist about potential changes coming within Utah’s front office at the urging of new minority partner Dwyane Wade, despite Utah’s success this year.
The report was made in the context of the recent reshuffling within the Boston Celtics organization. Apparently, the Jazz had their eye on Brad Stevens before he was promoted as the Celtics’ new president of basketball operations. The above report seems to imply that Wade may have had a hand in that botched coup.
The Jazz have found considerable success over the past few years, but they took it to another level this season. They finished with the best record in the regular season, and are now set to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of the playoffs. Nevertheless, Wade does not seem to be pleased with how things are run at the top, and it looks like he’s already using his influence.