Kevin O'Connor (basketball)

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Kevin O'Connor is the former General Manager and current Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations of the Utah Jazz. He took part in the drafting of Deron Williams in the 2005 Draft.[1] He is said to have learned how to develop character profiles in players from Frank Layden, his predecessor as General Manager.[2] O'Connor stepped down as General Manager in 2012, and the team hired former San Antonio Spurs executive Dennis Lindsey to assume the position.[3]

O'Connor attended Monsignor Farrell High School in Staten Island, New York and is a member of the Monsignor Farrell Hall of Fame.[citation needed]

EDUCATION: Belmont Abbey College (North Carolina) 1969, degrees in economics and business (Captained the basketball team to a 21-5 record his senior year)

BORN: Born in the Bronx, O'Connor grew up in Staten Island, N.Y.

Philadelphia 76ers Director of Player Personnel (1997–99) Regional scout Jazz (1994–97) Regional scout Nets (1990–94) Regional scout Trail Blazers Regional scout Clippers Assistant coach UCLA (1979–84) Assistant coach Virginia Military Institute (1974–76) Assistant coach Colorado (1976–79) Assistant coach Virginia Tech (1972–74) Served in U.S. Army (1969–71)


  1. ^ "A look at the Jazz's draft picks under Kevin O'Connor". Deseret News. 2006-06-25. Archived from the original on 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Lee (2003-12-17). "PRO BASKETBALL". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Utah Jazz name Dennis Lindsey new GM". The Salt Lake Tribune. 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2013-03-03.