Tyrone Corbin is expected to take over as the head coach of the Utah Jazz in the wake of the Thursday resignation of Jerry Sloan, according to a report.
Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Jazz players told friends before the team's 5 PM Eastern press conference at which Sloan's resignation will be announced that they expect Corbin, a retired journeyman forward, to take over. Phil Johnson, who has been Sloan's top assistant in Utah since 1988, was also expected to resign on Thursday.
Corbin has been a hot name in coaching circles for a couple of seasons. In his seventh year as a Jazz assistant, Corbin drew heavy interest from the New Orleans Hornets and Atlanta Hawks last summer. He is said to have great relationships with current Jazz players, and a strong rapport with the media. He has never been a head coach at any level. Before joining the Jazz, he worked in the New York Knicks' front office.