SALT LAKE CITY — As the Utah Jazz need to bolster their coaching staff, they’ll be turning to two people whom head coach Quin Snyder is very familiar with.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday afternoon that the Jazz would be hiring Dell Demps as an assistant coach and Keyon Dooling as a player development coach, and the team made it official a few hours later.

Demps is most known in NBA circles as a longtime executive, but someone who Wojnarowski reported has been looking to get into coaching. From 2010-2019, Demps was the general manager of the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans, but was let go amid the saga of whether the team was going to trade All-Star Anthony Davis (the Pelicans did after Demps’ departure, sending Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers).

Prior to that, Demps worked in the San Antonio Spurs organization, where he and Snyder became close, as Snyder was the head coach of the Spurs’ NBA Development League (now G League) team, the Austin Toros, from 2007-2010.

In July, Snyder told reporters about how he and Demps would meet together often at a coffee shop in Austin, where Snyder said they “had some great meetings and developed a great relationship.”

Before his time with the Spurs, Demps worked in the New York Knicks’ front office and was an assistant coach with the Mobile Revelers in the D League from 2001-03, helping the Revelers capture the 2003 league championship.

Demps played in the NBA in brief stints in the 1990s for Golden State Warriors, Spurs and Orlando Magic, as well as in the Continental Basketball Association and abroad.

“I was fortunate to work with Dell to begin my career as a head coach in professional basketball and I know he will delve into his role on the bench,” Snyder said in a statement Friday. “He has an incredible work ethic and commitment to his craft. His vast experience both as a player and in front office roles brings a unique perspective that will be invaluable to our team. We’re excited to welcome him to the Jazz.”

Said Demps in a statement: “I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with Coach Snyder again. I have always had tremendous respect for Quin and the Jazz organization. I look forward to joining this talented coaching staff and working with our players. My wife Anita and I couldn’t be more excited to make the move to Utah and become a part of a tremendous community.”

Dooling was a key player at the University of Missouri from 1998-2000 when Snyder was the head coach there, and then had a long career in the NBA, playing 13 seasons for seven teams after being the 10th overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft. Over the course of his career, he averaged 7 points, 2.2 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 19.4 minutes per game.

“Keyon is a fantastic addition for us on multiple levels and someone I’ve always had tremendous respect for since our time at Missouri where we formed a close bond that has continued throughout the years,” Snyder said in a statement Friday. “He’s a natural leader who was a captain on multiple teams in the league and I have no doubt that the way he approached the game as a player will translate to the work he puts in with our roster on the court.”

In a statement, Dooling said, “I am so appreciative of the opportunity to join Coach Snyder’s staff. Every former player who loves the game would leap at a chance like this. Player development has always been a cornerstone of Coach Snyder’s programs and I couldn’t be more excited to get on the court and embrace that process with this next generation of players. My wife Natosha and I look forward to our family calling Salt Lake City home.”