Kevin O’Connor Promoted, Utah Jazz to Hire New General Manager

Longtime Utah Jazz General Manager Kevin O’Connor, who has been directing basketball operations for the Jazz since arriving in 1999, will move into a high-end executive position with the team. Utah will now look to hire a new GM, with O’Connor leading the search. The Salt Lake Tribune has the details: “A high-ranking Jazz source confirmed the report. The source told The Salt Lake Tribune there has recently been ‘talk in the organization’ that O’Connor plans to turn the GM title over to someone else, but nothing has been made official. Messages left Monday for O’Connor and Jazz president Randy Rigby weren’t immediately returned. A Jazz spokeswoman was unaware of O’Connor’s reported move. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Oklahoma City’s Troy Weaver was targeted for the job but will stay with the Thunder. San Antonio’s Dennis Lindsey and Cleveland’s David Griffin have also reportedly drawn interest.”