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Jazz announce Dennis Lindsey as new GM

By John Clyde | Posted - Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:47 a.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz are mixing things up in their front office and on Tuesday they introduced a new General Manager.

Jazz president Randy Rigby announced Dennis Lindsey as the team's new GM. Lindsey spent the last five years with the Jazz's Western Conference foes the San Antonio Spurs' vice president and assistant general manager.

Former GM Kevin O'Connor will remain the Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations and Lindsey will take over as GM.

"I am honored that we have one of the league's preeminent basketball minds in Kevin O'Connor working as our Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations. The addition of Dennis to the Jazz front office staff further demonstrates the Miller family's commitment to this franchise," said Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby. "He will be a key element of our basketball operations staff that we already believe is the best in the league. In addition, he brings with him valuable experience from two championship-level organizations and we appreciate the Spurs allowing us the opportunity to interview him."

San Antonio posted an impressive 271-123 record during Lindsey's time there and Jazz executives hope he can help the Jazz get to a similar level.

"Dennis is a proven talent evaluator whose experience will be a real asset to the Jazz organization," said O'Connor. "He is a high-character individual who is well respected around the league and I look forward to working with him on a daily basis."

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