Dennis Lindsey's top priority this offseason is to re-sign Gordon Hayward for the Utah Jazz.
“It goes without saying that every fiber of our collective soul as the Utah Jazz want him back,” Lindsey said. “We think it’s a great fit. You can’t force a marriage, it’s got to be both ways. But we’re very comfortable with where we’re at.”
The Jazz have several advantages in what they can offer Hayward, who will receive max contract offers from multiple teams.
“It’s not like we can legally come to an agreement right now,” Lindsey said.
“What we told him is, he’s us,” Lindsey said. “All that development stuff . . . using our facilities and using (assistant coach) Johnnie Bryant as the lead guy in his development. When Gordon committed last summer, there was a very detailed plan.”