Spurs to Interview Scott Layden for Assistant GM Job

The San Antonio Spurs are scheduled to interview Utah Jazz assistant coach Scott Layden for their vacant assistant general manager position. The move is somewhat ironic, considering the vacancy was created when former Spurs executive Dennis Lindsey agreed to become Utah’s GM earlier this month. Via DeseretNews.com: “The Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs could pull off an unconventional swap of sorts. And this particular one wouldn’t include any players, draft picks or trade exceptions. Jazz assistant coach Scott Layden has accepted an invitation by Spurs management to interview for the organization’s assistant general manager vacancy, according to a source. The meeting was scheduled for Monday night with general manager R.C. Buford and head coach Gregg Popovich in San Antonio, the source said. Spurs ownership will not be in attendance. It’s unknown if there are other candidates for the Spurs assistant GM position. Layden, a former general manager with Utah and New York, was not interviewed for the Jazz GM position, which opened up when O’Connor decided to relinquish his general manager duties to focus exclusively on his position as executive vice president of basketball operations.”