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Report: Ex-Celtics president Danny Ainge to join Utah Jazz as alternate governor and CEO of basketball operations

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Former Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge is back in an NBA front office, with The Athletic’s Tony Jones reporting that the Eugene, Oregon native has accepted a position with the Utah Jazz. Ainge, who left the Celtics in his role as team president for nearly two decades this past summer, will serve the Jazz as its alternate governor and CEO of basketball operations.

There had been speculation that the former Celtics president might return to a front office position and had been speculated to have interest in either Utah or the recent opening with the Portland Trail Blazers following the ouster of longtime GM Neil Olshey.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.

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