SALT LAKE CITY -- After days of speculation they would do so, the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday named former Utah Jazz assistant coach Scott Layden as their new assistant general manager.
Layden will replace Dennis Lindsey, whom the Jazz recently hired as their general manager.
Layden's departure leaves the Jazz in need of an assistant coach. He had been a Jazz assistant since 2005, working under Jerry Sloan and current head coach Tyrone Corbin.
"I want to personally thank Scotty for all his tireless work and assistance these past few years," said Jazz Head Coach Tyrone Corbin. "To work alongside him under Coach Sloan and then to have the opportunity to have him on my staff has been a real pleasure. He is a great guy, a good friend, and while I am sorry to see him go, I understand his decision and am happy for him. I wish him and his family nothing but the very best in the future."
Layden has previous experience as GM for the Jazz as well as the New York Knicks.
"Scott has been a valued member of the Jazz family in a variety of capacities for more than 25 years," said Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby. "His contributions have been many and his effort and dedication are certainly appreciated. On behalf of the Jazz organization and the Miller family, I would like to thank Scott for his service and wish him success in his future endeavors."