Sources: Jazz rework front office; Zanik to GM

In moves that will reshape the front office of one of the Western Conference’s perennial playoff franchises, the Utah Jazz are promoting general manager Dennis Lindsey to executive vice president of basketball operations and assistant GM Justin Zanik to GM, league sources told ESPN.

Lindsey, the Jazz’s general manager since 2012, will take on a broader, strategic and leadership role, and Zanik will become responsible for the day-to-day duties of running basketball operations, league sources said.

A formal announcement is expected as soon as Friday, league sources said.

The Jazz made the playoffs for a third straight season this spring, after making trips to the Western Conference semifinals in 2017 and 2018.

Lindsey, the 2018 Executive of the Year runner-up, oversaw draft-day trades that resulted in the selections of Jazz cornerstones Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell. He also oversaw the hiring of accomplished coach Quin Snyder.

Zanik, 44, has established himself as one of the league’s top young executives since moving to the team side from a decade-long career as a player agent.

He has spent five seasons as an assistant general manager with the Jazz, buffered by a year-plus departure to Milwaukee in 2016 where he served as an assistant GM and interim GM.

Zanik was a finalist for the Philadelphia 76ers‘ GM job that went to Elton Brand last year.

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