What Would a Quin Snyder All-Star Look Like?
Utah Jazz
2

What Would a Quin Snyder All-Star Look Like?

August 5th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
While the Golden State Warriors and ex-golden boy Kevin Durant are the NBA flavor of the day, front office personnel, journalists, and other pundits who need a palate cleanse are drinking deep from the Utah Jazz cup. If anyone...
Why “You Need a Superstar to Win a Title” Is Wrong
Utah Jazz
45

Why “You Need a Superstar to Win a Title” Is Wrong

June 1st, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
The belief an NBA team needs a superstar to win a championship is strong, especially whenever the lottery and draft creep up, tempting fans and maybe even front offices to gut a roster for that magical ping-pong bullet. One major...
2015-16 Jazz SWOT Analysis
Analytics
0

2015-16 Jazz SWOT Analysis

April 22nd, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) is a popular planning method whereby an organization assesses its own characteristics as well as its situation, be that within a market or professional sports league....
no-cover
Utah Jazz
5

Goodbye, Good Riddance 2015-16: Lakers 101, Jazz 96.

April 14th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
Tonight, Kobe Bryant left the NBA in unparalleled style, the Golden State Warriors earned their record-setting 73rd win of the season, and Houston beat Sacramento 116 to 81. The Jazz’s 101 to 96 defeat at the hands of the Los...
no-cover
Utah Jazz
16

Shelvin Mack: Stopgap Starter, Not Savior

April 8th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
The most significant move of the NBA trade deadline was the Utah Jazz trading a second round pick for a career third string point guard. Yeah, that’s true. When the Jazz brought Shelvin Mack into their deliberate rebuild,...
Keep on Keep’n on: Jazz 101, Suns 86
Utah Jazz
0

Keep on Keep’n on: Jazz 101, Suns 86

April 3rd, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
The old saying “Anyone can beat anyone any given night” was solidly undermined in Utah’s 101 to 86 victory over Phoenix in the valley of the Sun. Despite a first quarter where the Jazz combined horrendous shooting...
no-cover
Utah Jazz
2

Party Like It’s 1978: Jazz Beat Bucks

February 6th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
The Bucks play hoops like it’s 1978, and tonight the Jazz should have as well. There were a host of odd things about Utah’s 84 – 81 victory over Milwaukee, but three point shooting was, for the second night in...
Game Recap: Jazz @ Warriors 12/23/15
Utah Jazz
0

Game Recap: Jazz @ Warriors 12/23/15

December 24th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
The Warriors are who they are. The Jazz are trying to become who they want to be. The space between being and becoming is the biggest difference between these teams. It may seem implausible to claim that a 18-point margin of...
What Makes an Exceptional (or Exceptionally Bad) Quarter?
Utah Jazz
0

What Makes an Exceptional (or Exceptionally Bad) Quarter?

December 11th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
The Jazz’s 29 to 11 first quarter domination of the Knicks was, metaphorically speaking, a ritualized slaughter. It summoned ghostly memories of Vivint Smart Home Arena’s past lives as an altar where visiting teams...
Derrick Favors, Superstar!
Derrick Favors
9

Derrick Favors, Superstar!

November 28th, 2015 | by Clint Johnson
“I think already have a superstar in development. His name is Derrick Favors.” I wrote that on January 8th, 2014. The premise met a healthy dose of skepticism. I suspect as I revisit the theme, the sentiment is not...