Former Utes star Alex Jensen has been hired as the head coach of the Canton, Ohio, D-League NBA affiliate, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reported Tuesday.
Jensen, who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA championship game, spent the last four seasons as an assistant under Rick Majerus, his former coach now at St. Louis University. Jensen reportedly turned down an opportunity to join Larry Krystkowiak's staff at Utah in the spring.
"Alex is a great fit for our team and organization and what we want to develop and accomplish in Canton," Canton general manager Wes Wilcox said in a statement. "He has a very successful and diverse background that is rooted in strong defensive principles and learned from one of the best coaches and basketball teachers in college basketball in Rick Majerus."