While the Utah Jazz wasn't overly active in the 2022 NBA Draft, the team has been extremely busy in other aspects of the offseason. The Jazz is still searching for its next head coach, and trade rumors surrounding Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell continue to circulate throughout the league.
Former Knicks head coach David Fizdale is interviewing for a front office position with the Utah Jazz, per SNY sources.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 25, 2022
Fizdale spent the 2021-2022 season as Frank Vogel's assistant head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. Before this, Fizdale was the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies from 2016 to 2017. He then served as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 2018 to 2019 before joining Vogel and the Lakers. He also won two NBA championships as the assistant coach of the Miami Heat from 2008 to 2016.
If hired, Fizdale could have a direct impact on the Jazz's decisions regarding Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert this offseason. Mitchell has been tied to trade rumors with the Miami Heat, and Gobert's been involved with trade rumors with the Chicago Bulls.
Meanwhile, the Jazz front office is also busy trying to find a new head coach. Quin Snyder stepped down from the position following the 2021-2022 season. This is the first time the organization has had to fill its head coaching vacancy since Snyder was hired in 2014.