Rumor: Danny Ainge Linked to Utah Jazz


Can we say that "retirement" didn't sit well with Danny Ainge? Just a day after stepping down as Boston Celtics' President of Basketball Operations, rumors are linking him to a possible job in the Utah Jazz front office. 

A Jazz source says Ainge and new team owner Ryan Smith are "best friends". They both hail from Eugene, Oregon, and both went to Brigham Young University. And there's a political connection between the former Celtics' exec, his son Tanner Ainge, and the billionaire Smith.

When Danny Ainge pushed his son Tanner to run for a seat in Congress in 2017, Smith was one of the first on social media to give it the thumbs up.

Nothing is expected to happen anytime soon, as Utah is a little busy at the moment, on a playoff run as a legit title contender. But come the offseason, the Jazz, and possibly Danny Ainge, could be playing a different tune. 

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