Jazz Coach and Players Futures’ Uncertain
Utah Jazz old men Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors are up for contract extensions, and coach Tyrone Corbin is entering the final year of his deal.
You can imagine how thrilled they were Monday to discuss how those talks are going.
“I’m completely fine with where I am,” Corbin said. “I respect the organization’s side and my side in the negotiations.”
Lindsey said he has a “gentleman’s agreement” with the agents of Hayward and Favors to not discuss their deals in public, either. Utah has until the end of October to extend the players’ contracts. If that doesn’t happen, the Jazz have the option of turning them into restricted free agents next offseason.
“As you guys can assume, we’re having active conversations. We’re hopeful,” Lindsey said. “The good news is guys, we’ll (maybe) reach a deal now — that’s what we’re hoping to do. There’s some advantages to that. There’s also some advantages if we can’t reach a deal; we can wait until next year.”