Originally written on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 10/7/11
Tyrone Corbin has a new assistant coach on the Utah Jazz bench, his good friend (and former teammate) Sidney Lowe. Reports the Deseret News: “When Tyrone Corbin was hired to be Jerry Sloan’s successor in February, the new Utah Jazz coach received a congratulatory phone call from an old friend. About two months later, the same buddy — whom he played alongside two decades ago — dialed Corbin’s digits for a much different reason. ‘Now,’ Sidney Lowe told Corbin in that second conversation, ‘I’m calling for a job.’ Any extra-minute fees or roaming charges incurred back then proved to be well worth it. Lowe, Corbin’s teammate in 1989-90 during Minnesota’s inaugural season, was introduced Thursday as the Jazz’s third assistant coach. It took half of a year for Lowe’s job-seeking call to result in an offer, but the two-time NBA head coach and his new boss couldn’t be happier that the feeler chat led to them being on the same team again. ‘I always respected him (Corbin) since we played
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