SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz announced Friday that Brad Jones has been promoted to an assistant coach on Tyrone Corbin's staff, after having spent the 2012-13 season as assistant coach/player development. Jones joins returning assistants Sidney Lowe and Michael Sanders on Corbin's staff.
Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
"I am very pleased with the basketball staff we have assembled," said Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin. "Brad is a talented, well-respected coach with a proven track-record of success who has earned this promotion. I look forward to working with him more closely in his new, expanded role."
Jones returned to the Jazz last season as assistant coach/player development after having spent the previous two seasons as head coach of the San Antonio Spurs-owned Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. Jones led the Toros to the D-League Championship in 2012.
Prior to his time with the Toros, Jones spent three seasons as the original head coach of the NBA D-League's Utah Flash (2007-10), based in Orem. As an NBA D-League expansion team, the Flash enjoyed a successful inaugural campaign under Jones, finishing the 2007-08 season with a 24-26 mark. A year later Jones guided the Flash to a 32-18 record and advanced them to the 2009 D-League Finals. The Flash posted a 28-22 record in 2009-10, making a second straight playoff appearance.
During his five-year D-League coaching career (139-111), Jones had eight different players under his tutelage called-up up to the NBA.
Before joining the Flash, Jones served as a regional scout for the Utah Jazz for six years (2001-07). Jones also served as the head coach at his alma mater, Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., from 1995-2001.
* LAKERS HIRE FORMER PLAYER MARK MADSEN AS COACH: It didn't take long for the Los Angeles Lakers to promote Mark Madsen.
The former Stanford player who was part of the Lakers' NBA champion teams in 2001 and '02 was hired as the team's player development coach, along with Larry Lewis.
In May, Madsen was hired to coach the Los Angeles D-Fenders this season. Instead, he will help Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, who says Madsen "has endless energy and is a workaholic."
Madsen played nine seasons in the NBA and spent the last two years as a Stanford assistant
Lewis spent last season as an assistant with the D-Fenders and before that was head of player development for the team.
* NEW CAVALIERS C BYNUM INTRODUCED IN CLEVELAND: Andrew Bynum is officially a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The free agent center signed a two-year, $24 million contract at the team's suburban training facility on Friday, and he was introduced by general manager Chris Grant.
Bynum sat out the entire 2012-2013 season with Philadelphia because of knee injuries, but said he will be medically cleared to practice by the start of training camp. He underwent surgery on both knees in March.
The Cavaliers only guaranteed Bynum $6 million in the first year of the deal, but he could earn an additional $6 million through performance incentives. Cleveland holds a $12 million team option for the second season.
The 25-year-old Bynum previously played for Cavaliers coach Mike Brown with the Lakers two years ago, making his lone All-Star appearance.