Layden to interview with Spurs

Jazz assistant coach Scott Layden will tonight for a job as assistant general manager, the Deseret News reported earlier this afternoon.

Citing an anonymous source, the D-N says Layden, who held GM positions with the Jazz and the New York Knicks, will meet with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and general manager R.C. Buford.

Layden’s history in the front office is mixed. The son of former Utah head coach Frank Layden, he is credited with helping the Jazz zero in on future Hall of Famers Karl Malone and John Stockton. He also finished second in the voting for the 1995 Executive of the Year award. But Layden is also persona non grata in the Big Apple after a flurry of poor acquisitions led to his ouster in 2003.

He’s been an assistant in Utah since 2005. As the D-N article notes, the position Layden is interviewing for opened up when Dennis Lindsey left San Antonio to replace Kevin O’Connor in Utah.

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