The Dallas Mavericks worked with former Sixth Man of the Year Jason Terry last summer as head coach Jason Kidd rounded out his coaching staff. There was plenty of interest in The Jet joining the staff, but he ultimately accepted the head coaching position of the Denver Nuggets G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Gold.
Terry spent one year as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona before taking over the G League squad. He wants to be an NBA head coach someday, and The Jet is getting his first chance at interviewing.
Shams Charania reported that Terry is the latest of 13 rumored candidates to interview for Utah’s head coach opening after Quin Snyder stepped down. Mavericks' assistant Sean Sweeney is also up for the position. Terry had some recent comments about the opening on CBS Sports Radio.
Former Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry to interview to be Utah Jazz head coach
The Jet was on CBS Sports Radio with Zach Gelb on June 6 where he was asked about the Jazz’s opening. Terry had plenty of thoughts including saying he was “quipped to be the head coach of an NBA franchise or Division I college program”. He also discussed what he would do to keep Donovan Mitchell in Utah. Fans can hear his comments below.
Terry was not shy in saying how the Jazz can win and do it right now. That is exactly what Utah is trying to do, so they are likely eager to hear The Jet’s plan for what they should do moving forward.
Former NBA head coaches Terry Stotts and Frank Vogel headline the list of 13 candidates interviewing for the job, and the Jazz made it clear that they are in no hurry to hire a head coach. It will be interesting to see if Jason Terry or Sean Sweeney can become a finalist for this job. Both have outstanding resumes and are just searching for their first opportunity as an NBA head coach.
Shams Charania also reported that Jason Terry is considering NBA assistant coaching roles for next season, so do not rule out him re-joining the Dallas Mavericks after Igor Kokoskov departed to join the Brooklyn Nets. It is something to watch this summer.