Red roundup: Jim Boylen finalist for Lakers assistant job

Published: Monday, June 20 2011 9:25 a.m. MDT

ESPN.com is reporting that former Utah basketball coach Jim Boylen is one of three finalists for a position on the Los Angeles Lakers' staff. New head coach Mike Brown is also considering former Utah Jazz player and current Toronto assistant Scott Roth as well as Philadelphia player development coach Quin Snyder. Boylen is reportedly going to meet with Brown today.

— A Colorado sports writer looks at the renewal of the Utah-Colorado football series in the Pac-12. He also takes a swipe at Utah rival BYU, calling the Cougars "a jealous independent with 25-year-old players."

— Pro Football Weekly predicts that former Ute cornerback Sean Smith of the Miami Dolphins is one of the AFC East's "best bets to break through in 2011."

— Ex-Utah standout Paul Kruger of the Baltimore Ravens stopped by ABC 4's "Sports Zone."

— And last but not least, "Voice of the Utes" Bill Riley is reporting that former Utah basketball assistant coach Stan Johnson is joining the staff at Drake.

The Red Roundup is a sampling of Utah Utes-related news on the Web. It is compiled each weekday, except holidays.

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