Jones was named head coach of the Toros prior to the 2010-11 season after Quin Snyder was hired to the Philadelphia 76ers coaching staff. The Toros struggled in his first season, finishing with a 22-28 record.
Their record improved dramatically this season as they earned the No. 3 seed in the D-League playoffs with a 33-17 record. Austin advanced to the D-League finals against the Los Angeles D-Fenders and were faced with a daunting 0-1 deficit in a three game playoff series. They ultimately overcame the odds and clinched a D-League championship due in large part to an excellent 6-0 record in elimination games.
Preceding his tenure with Austin, Jones coached the Utah Flash (the D-League franchise was recently discontinued in 2011) to a 84-66 record through three seasons. He also brings six years of experience as a regional scout for the Jazz so his qualifications for an assistant coaching job are certainly sufficient to say the least.