"Last year, I was with [assistant] coach Mike Sanders a lot and we were doing mostly the same stuff," Favors said. "But me and Alex, we be in the gym a lot more because Coach Sanders had to do more scouting reports on teams."
Jensen learned as a player and an assistant under Rick Majerus before spending the past two years as a head coach in the NBA's Development League. Last year, Jensen earned the D-League's Coach of the Year award as he led the Canton Charge.
Bringing Jensen onto the staff this season has paid dividends, Jazz coach Ty Corbin said: "Because we are so young, we have room to add a guy to make sure we pay attention to the guys we have. We have a lot of teaching to do."
"He knows the game really well," Kanter said. "He has a high basketball IQ. Every time I come to the bench, he's always telling me what I'm doing wrong, what I'm doing right. It's really helping."
With no practice Tuesday in Washington, D.C., coaches and staff took a White House tour in the morning. The Jazz players did not attend, after arriving from Milwaukee at 4 a.m. but they did spend the afternoon visiting the U.S. Capitol.