Jazz promote front-office leaders Lindsey and Zanik

Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey has been promoted to executive director of basketball operations.

The Utah Jazz have promoted general manager Dennis Lindsey and assistant GM Justin Zanik, giving both men shiny new titles.

Lindsey will now be the executive vice president of basketball operations; Zanik the new GM.

What this means, basically, is that the two received a raise and will likely be with the Jazz for quite some time. The Jazz have a history of not firing coaches, from Frank Layden to Jerry Sloan to now Quin Snyder.

“Dennis has put together a team and staff that we are very proud of and who represent our values,” Jazz owner Gail Miller said. “We believe in the importance of continuity and have been fortunate to have Dennis, Justin and their families in our organization.”

The Jazz have made the playoffs three straight seasons with Lindsey running the basketball side of things. He’s been the head of operations for seven seasons.

Utah lost to the Houston Rockets in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.