Reports: Former Jazz Assistant Coach Alex Jensen Joins Dallas Mavericks
Jul 4, 2023, 2:55 PM | Updated: 3:07 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY – According to ESPN sources, former Utah Jazz assistant coach Alex Jensen will join Jason Kidd on the Dallas Mavericks coaching staff.
Jensen coached for Utah for a decade, from 2013 to 2023.
Alex Jensen has agreed to join Jason Kidd’s coaching staff with the Dallas Mavericks, sources tell ESPN. Jensen spent the past decade on the Utah Jazz’s staff, including several seasons as the top assistant to Quin Snyder.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 4, 2023
Jensen specializes in player development. He was key in Rudy Gobert’s transformation into a three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Jensen will join former Utah Jazz lottery pick Dante Exum in Dallas.
Alex Jensen was a driving force in Rudy Gobert’s development into an All-NBA big man and three-time DPOY. Rookie lottery pick Dereck Lively II should benefit tremendously from Jensen joining the Mavs’ staff. https://t.co/JBnzv7kkDh
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 4, 2023
Also in Dallas, former Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey will reunite with Jensen. Lindsey holds an advisory role in the Mavericks front office.
Jensen Had Successful Stay In Utah
Jensen, a former star at the University of Utah made a strong impact on the Jazz during his 10 seasons with the franchise.
After leading the Canton Charge in the NBA G League between 2011-13, Jensen joined the Jazz with a focus on player development.
Alex Jensen is a Utah native, University of Utah standout and was named 2012-13 NBA Development League Coach of the Year.
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) July 23, 2013
A protege of longtime Utes coach Rick Majerus, Jensen helped Rudy Gobert transform from the 27th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft into a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and a multi-time All-Star.
Jensen has also worked for the German National Team during his time in Utah and served as the head coach of the 2022 USA Basketball AmeriCup team.
The Utah native has interviewed for several head coaching positions across basketball over the last decade, including at the University of Utah in 2021.
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