Complete List Of Utah Jazz Head Coaches In Order

List Of Utah Jazz Head Coaches In Order

Complete List Of Utah Jazz Head Coaches In Order looks at a team founded in 1974 as an expansion team. The Utah Jazz started their NBA journey in New Orleans before moving to Salt Lake City in 1979. Though initially struggling for recognition and success, the Jazz eventually became a powerhouse in the Western Conference, particularly during the era of John Stockton and Karl Malone. Behind this success were the team’s head coaches who provided strategic leadership and vision. Here’s a list of the head coaches of the Utah Jazz:

1 – Scotty Robertson (1974-1975)

Born in 1930 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Robertson did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Detroit Pistons (1978-1980) and the Chicago Bulls (1981-1982).

2 – Elgin Baylor (1976-1979)

Born in 1934 in Washington, D.C. Baylor played for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (1958-1971). He did not coach any other NBA team.

3 – Tom Nissalke (1979-1982)

Born in 1932 in Madison, Wisconsin. Nissalke did not have an NBA playing career. He also coached the Seattle SuperSonics (1972–1973), Houston Rockets (1976–1979), and Cleveland Cavaliers (1982-1984).

4 – Frank Layden (1982-1988)

Born in 1932 in Brooklyn, New York. Layden did not play in the NBA. This was his only head coaching role in the NBA.

5 – Jerry Sloan (1988-2011)

Born in 1942 in McLeansboro, Illinois. Sloan played for the Baltimore Bullets (1965-1966) and the Chicago Bulls (1966-1976). He also coached the Chicago Bulls (1979–1982).

6 – Tyrone Corbin (2011-2014)

Born in 1962 in Columbia, South Carolina. Corbin played for the San Antonio Spurs (1985-1987), Cleveland Cavaliers (1987-1989), Phoenix Suns (1989-1991), Minnesota Timberwolves (1991-1992), Utah Jazz (1991-1994), Atlanta Hawks (1994-1995), Sacramento Kings (1995-1996), Miami Heat (1996), Sacramento Kings (1996-2000), Toronto Raptors (2000-2001), and the Atlanta Hawks (2001-2004). He also coached the Sacramento Kings (2014–2015).

7 – Quin Snyder (2014-2021)

Born in 1966 in Mercer Island, Washington. Snyder did not play in the NBA. Before joining the Jazz, he was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers (1992-1993), Duke Blue Devils (men’s basketball) (1993-1999), Philadelphia 76ers (2010-2011), Los Angeles Lakers (2011-2012), and the Atlanta Hawks (2013-2014).

8 – Will Hardy (2022- present)

Will Hardy was born on January 21, 1988. He hails from the city of Richmond, Virginia. Hardy has also been an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs.

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