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Jazz Assistant Alex Jensen To Interview For Memphis Grizzlies Vacancy

Apr 30, 2019, 3:35 PM
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Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen goes over video with Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) after practice as the Utah Jazz prepare to play the Houston Rockets in game one of the NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center in Houston on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)
(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – According to multiple reports, Utah Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen will interview with the Memphis Grizzlies for their head coaching position. He will also interview with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jensen is a highly sought after assistant, who will likely make the jump to NBA head coach in the near future.

After his successful college career at the University of Utah, Jensen spent seven years overseas with multiple teams. Once his playing career ended, he joined St. Louis University as an assistant coach under his college head coach, Rick Majerus.

He left after four years to become the head coach of the Canton Charge in the G-League. Jensen was hired by Quin Snyder in 2013 after two seasons with the Charge. He has been with the Jazz since then, while also being an assistant coach with the German National Team since 2015.

Memphis is looking for a head coach after JB Bickerstaff was fired after the Grizzlies finished the 2018-19 season with a 33-49 record. The Cavaliers fired Tyronn Lue shortly after the season started and did not retain Larry Drew after taking over for Lue. Cleveland finished the season with a 19-63 record.

Jensen has been widely known for his development of big men, particularly Rudy Gobert, who has improved every season with the Jazz.

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