Utah Jazz: Looking back at the busy offseason

Published: Saturday, Sept. 29 2012 7:53 p.m. MDT

"I just want to play," Favors said during a Junior Jazz clinics trip. "I'm really not worried about starting, all that stuff right now. I just want to go out there and play."


Lindsey wasn't the only one to join the Jazz from the Spurs this summer. Brad Jones, a former Jazz scout and ex-Utah Flash coach, was added to Corbin's staff in the wake of Layden's departure. Jones had been working as the head coach of the Spurs' D-League team in Austin before accepting a role as the Jazz's player development manager/assistant coach.

Corbin also promoted Michael Sanders to be a full-time assistant coach alongside Sidney Lowe and Jeff Hornacek. This past week, the Jazz added former University of Utah standout Johnnie Bryant to be Jones' player development assistant.

On the player side, the Jazz invited four players with varying levels of professional experience to camp: center Brian Butch, forwards Trey Gilder and Darnell Jackson, and guard Chris Quinn.

On a personal side, the Jazz family added a new member this summer. Evans married his college sweetheart, Korrie Walters, in August.

Considering camp is only a day away — and the offseason is finally in the rear-view mirror — this Corbin quote from a couple of weeks ago is even more fitting:

"We're anxious to get started to see where we are individually and then we have to build a team again."

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