Will Hardy agrees in principle for a five-year deal to coach the Utah Jazz, according to reports.
The Utah Jazz and Will Hardy have agreed in principle to sign a five-year agreement that will create Hardy who was previously
a Boston Celtics assistant as the next head coach of the team, according to The ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Hardy aged 34. Hardy is the most recent active coach to lead the NBA.
Hardy was one of four finalists who met owners at the edge of Salt Lake this week
including Celtics assistant Joe Mazzulla, Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin and Jazz assistant Alex Jensen, sources said.
The Jazz under the direction of new president Danny Ainge conducted an extensive process of selection that included at least 15 potential successors
to Quin Snyder, who resigned in the middle of this month. The squad was rebuilt Snyder recorded a record of 372-264
over his eight seasons with Utah which included an impressive six-year streak in the postseason however,
he was not able to make it to the Western Conference semifinals in that time.
Hardy was a part-time athlete who played for Boston Celtics in the role of assistant coach for Ime Udoka. He was instrumental in helping Boston reach getting to the NBA Finals.