He was arguably the first and most prominent face of the Utah Jazz when they first arrived in Salt Lake City in 1981.
Frank Layden was the boisterous, often hilarious head coach who worked his way into the hearts of the fans, and most importantly, his players.
Now at age 88, he's enjoying the fruits of all that hard work and affection.
FOX 13's Bob Evans sat down with Coach Frank Layden and asked him three questions:
1. How tough was it for the Utah Jazz in the early days?
2. How important were John Stockton and Karl Malone to the Jazz?
3. How important was humor in your role with the Jazz?
Watch the full interview with Coach Layden here: