How an organization conducts a search can for an opening can tell you a lot of where the organization stands. The Utah Jazz have hired a new general manager while almost no one in the NBA knew the search was going on. The Jazz hired a general manger for the future in a seamless fashion.
The Jazz are a unique organization. When they embark on a search for someone only certain types of people fit the mold. The person has to fit into the culture of the organization, they have to match the way the Jazz do business and how the Jazz play the game. The Jazz don’t have a doubt on how they are conducting business.
The uniqueness of the Utah Jazz minimizes the potential candidates from the beginning. Contrast that to how some other organizations are doing their searches. The list of candidates is often endless. The people interviewed have completely different personalities and styles. It is an organization that is not clear on their future. Those are organizations searching for a method to the madness.
The Jazz in contrast have no doubt where they are headed and how they plan to execute the plan. Therefore, the searches are quiet. The candidates are unique to fill spots in the Jazz organization and that shows direction.