Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward Named Most Influential in Utah Sports

Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward becomes the team’s first player to top the annual list of the most influential people in Utah sports For 12 years now, The Salt Lake Tribune has put out an annual list spotlighting the most influential people on the sports scene in the state of Utah. Last year, Utah Jazz […] Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward Named Most Influential in Utah Sports - Purple...
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14 hours ago

Utah Jazz: Top Ten Games of 2015-16

In a regular season that lasts 82 games, NBA fans are generally treated to a little bit of everything throughout the course of the year. Nail-biters, blowouts, electrifying dunks, game-winning threes and everything in between are all part of the six-month grind that is the NBA season. Despite the wide range of emotions during any […] Utah Jazz: Top Ten Games of 2015-16 - Purple...
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22 hours ago

Ex-Jazz coach Ty Corbin goes to Phoenix in assistant's role

Tyrone Corbin is back in the NBA coaching ranks. After head coaching stints with the Utah Jazz and the Sacramento Kings, Corbin’s hiring by the Phoenix Suns as an assistant coach is now official. Corbin was an interim head coach for the Kings during the 2014-2015 season, before he was let go to make room for George Karl. He took over for the Jazz when Jerry Sloan retired during...
Via Jazz Notes
1 day ago

Utah Jazz: Stars Announce Return of Dean Cooper as Coach

Dean Cooper, who has coached the Utah Jazz D-League affiliate since 2014, will officially remain with the club in their reboot as the Salt Lake City Stars. A new era begins for the D-League affiliate of the Utah Jazz this fall. Formerly the Idaho Stampede, the newly-christened Salt Lake City Stars have made the move […] Utah Jazz: Stars Announce Return of Dean Cooper as Coach ...
Via Purple and Blues
1 day ago

Evaluating the Utah Jazz offseason moves

The Utah Jazz made some noise during the free agency period, adding some experience to what was one of the more youthful rosters in the league. Both Joe Johnson (acquired during free agency) and George Hill (acquired via trade) are a welcome sight to a team that is currently improving on both sides of the ball. Both Johnson and Hill will have an immediate impact for this club, and...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Kansas Star Jeff Withey Engaged To Former Playboy Playmate

Former Kansas star Jeff Withey, who currently plays for the Utah Jazz, got engaged on Monday to a former Playboy playmate named Kennedy Summers. The announcement comes just over a month after Summers accused Withey of cheating on her on social media. Withey denied the allegations. Regardless, it appears the couple is in a good place. Check it out: @jeffwithey and I got...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Bold predictions for the upcoming season

After a summer filled with massive free-agency signings, trades and summer league action, it is time to reset and get ready for the upcoming NBA season. The Utah Jazz certainly made a splash during the offseason, acquiring George Hill from the Indiana Pacers via trade and signing Joe Johnson to a 2-year deal. They may not be the biggest names in the league, but they certainly add...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Beehive Classic features Utah, BYU, Utah State, Weber State

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The University of Utah, BYU, Utah State and Weber State will play in a December basketball tournament called the Beehive Classic starting this season and running through 2019. The event will be held at the home of the Utah Jazz. Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, the ownership branch of the Jazz and Vivint Smart Home Arena, announced the tournament...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Utah Jazz Are Looking Good–Really Good

Last season the Utah Jazz were a dark horse pick by many to grab the eighth seed in the Western Conference and were thought by some to have an even higher ceiling than that. Their season was marred, however, by bad injury luck. Their young core of Dante Exum, Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, and Rudy Gobert missed significant time due to injuries. The only players to start in more than...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

George Hill found out he was traded in a Larry Bird voicemail

Finding out you’ve been traded is kind of like getting broken up with. You’d rather find out face to face out of respect than via phone call or text message. Apparently, George Hill learned that he had been traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Utah Jazz from a voicemail left on his phone from Larry Bird. Surely this stung Hill a little bit more than it might have for another...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz's Snyder says no set timetable on Exum's return

The Utah Jazz have a lot of things to look forward to next season, but a resurgent, post-ACL injury Dante Exum may not be one of them. In an interview with Jody Genessy of the Deseret News on Saturday, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said that there is still no specific timetable for Exum’s return to the court. “I think that’s an injury that he’ll be back from, but it’s not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Lyles continues to shine for Jazz at Summer L

A look at some of the highlights from Tuesday's schedule in the Las Vegas Summer League: LYLES SHINES Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles has been a standout in the summer league, and he continued his excellence in a 92-89 loss to Portland. Lyles had 30 points and nine rebounds and hit 5 of 7 3-point attempts. Lyles tipped in a rebound at the buzzer of the first overtime to force a second...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers, Jazz, Pelicans And The Merits Of Middle Class Improvement

It's hard to tell in the moment who got this offseason right. The Warriors preemptively secured the 2017 title and the Bulls screwed up something fierce, but beyond that, our eyes are still adjusting to the harsh sunlight of a world in which the barely basketball-like stylings of Matthew Dellavedova are worth nearly $40 million. The cash being thrown around in free agency calls to...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Johnnie Bryant - Mic'd Up

Jazz coach Johnnie Bryant gets mic'd up and gives you a look at what a game is like from his chair.
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert plays Pokemon Go at Summer League game

If you have not yet heard of “Pokemon Go,” we’re guessing you’re just returning to the country from some remote location. The smartphone game has taken millennials by storm. How popular is it? So popular that one NBA player was catching Pokemon during a Summer League game. On Monday night, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert shared a screenshot of a Pokemon that showed up while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

George Hill: “I was supposed to retire with Pacers”

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, George Hill hoped to stay with the Pacers for a very long time when he re-signed for five years and $40 million back in 2012. But last month, the Pacers traded Hill to the Utah Jazz as part of a three-team deal to acquire Jeff Teague. The 30-year-old point guard told reporters on Friday that he planned on finishing his career with the Pacers...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons keeps showing off extraordinary passing in NBA Summer League

The top pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and assumed savior of the Philadelphia 76ers franchise, Ben Simmons, really put on an amazing display of passing in the Sixers’ summer league game against the Utah Jazz. You know these passes have to really be something else for us to highlight them, but trust us, you won’t be disappointed. Just look at this, Simmons makes a baseline drive...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Highlights: Jazz 82, Celtics 89 #UtahJazzSL

The Jazz lost a close game to the Boston Celtics during Utah Jazz Summer League tonight 89-82. Trey Lyles led all scores with 26 points and 11 rebounds and Dionte Christmas had 14 points off the bench.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Utah Jazz finally compete in the West?

We are in the middle of a big free agency frenzy in the NBA right now. There are a lot of big names and big teams making moves to strengthen their rosters. But there are smaller-name teams that have been able to make big moves as well. And one of those teams is the Utah Jazz. They have made a couple of moves during the draft and free agency that have gotten some attention. First...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards acquire Trey Burke from Jazz

The Washington Wizards were unable to land Al Horford in free agency. That came after the team didn’t even get an opportunity to sit down with native son Kevin Durant. It’s been a somewhat frustrating past few days for a team that struggled to remain relevant in the Eastern Conference a season ago. Attempting to do whatever they can to improve a roster that surprisingly missed...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz Land Perfect Fit in George Hill, Three Second-Rounders Head to Summer League

The Utah Jazz’s acquisition of George Hill  on the day before the draft might be the most underrated move thus far this offseason. I’m just throwing this out there, but I’d rather have George Hill than Jeff Teague. Throw away all the per-game averages and look at the impact these two make on both ends of the floor. Even assuming we give the edge to Teague on offense, Hill’s...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rudy Gobert - Season Highlights

Rudy Gobert was the best rim protector in the NBA this season, allowing opponents to shoot a league-low 41.0 percent when he was defending within five feet of the basket. He also finished third in the NBA in blocks (2.2) and seventh in rebounds (11.0) per game this season.
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Utah Jazz first round draft pick since 1985

Since the back-to-back, era-defining drafts of 1984 and 1985, in which the Utah Jazz drafted John Stockton and Karl Malone, respectively, the Jazz have drafted 34 players in the first round of the NBA Draft. How many can you name? 
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Team Needs: Utah Searches For This Year's Trey Lyles

This article is part of a series on NBA Draft team needs. So far we’ve covered the draft needs for the Sixers, Lakers, Celtics, Suns, Timberwolves, Nuggets, and Raptors. This article will look at the Utah Jazz. After missing out on the playoffs by just one game to the Houston Rockets, 2017 seems like the most opportune time for a young team to finally get to the postseason...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jazz C responds to Playmate girlfriend's cheating accusation

Jeff Withey was blasted on social media by his girlfriend Kennedy Summers, who accused him of cheating, but the Utah Jazz center has defended himself. Summers, the 2014 Playmate of the Year, apparently got a hold of Withey’s social media passwords and posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter about her cheating suspicions. Summers posted a photo on Instagram of two movie tickets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

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