This Year’s Gifts for the Utah Jazz
Blog
2

This Year’s Gifts for the Utah Jazz

December 15th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
  Christmas is a time for generosity. So, while it may be easy to focus on the negatives of an early 6 – 16 season, this post assumes the young Utah Jazz are securely on Santa’s Nice List. After all, there is...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Thunder 11/26/14
Triple Teams
0

The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Thunder 11/26/14

November 27th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
1. The Jazz were bullied by a less talented team. Going into the night, Oklahoma City had won only 3 of 13 games, including dropping six straight – ample time to learn how little chance they have of out-talenting other NBA...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Hawks 11/12/14
Triple Teams
6

The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz at Hawks 11/12/14

November 13th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Tonight the Jazz could have, should have, would have, but didn’t. The game had the feel of a contest that could swing either way going in, perhaps because of the multiplicity of connections shared between the two teams....
12 Things to Watch for This Utah Jazz Season
Utah Jazz
0

12 Things to Watch for This Utah Jazz Season

October 29th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Every season is a story – each game a page, each quarter a paragraph, ever evolving toward a final meaning.  The Little Team That Could in 2003-04.  The Apocalypse that was 2010-2011.  Last year’s Crucible of...
What Actually Worked for the Utah Jazz Last Year?
Utah Jazz
2

What Actually Worked for the Utah Jazz Last Year?

September 9th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Wins were precious last season. Only one team in Utah Jazz history garnered fewer wins for 82 games of effort than the Jazz’s 25 victories last year. I think it’s safe to assume Jazz fans, players, coaches,...
A Dissenting Opinion on Gordon Hayward’s Max Contract
Gordon Hayward
23

A Dissenting Opinion on Gordon Hayward’s Max Contract

July 28th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Everything is awesome!  Everything is cool when you’re part of the team, especially when they pay you $63 million dollars! That is pretty much the sentiment in Jazz land.  Following the Jazz formally matching...
Everything Draft Day
Draft
21

Everything Draft Day

June 25th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
I’ve covered these draft prospects for SCH for nine months, and finally, The Day dawns tomorrow.  What follows is everything draft related left in my notebook or bounding about in my brain. The Too-Late to Take It Back...
Water Cooler Conversations: Quin Snyder
Coaching
17

Water Cooler Conversations: Quin Snyder

June 16th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Water Cooler Conversations are glimpses inside Salt City Hoops. These are posted dialogues between staff members and contributors that share what we’re saying among ourselves about Jazz-related topics. The conversation this...
1st Round Mock: Version Two
Draft
20

1st Round Mock: Version Two

June 13th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
Before the mock, a thought on how to address prospects.  It comes from San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s, but it’s a principle I believe in wholeheartedly.  This quote probably explains better than anything...
Pros and Cons for Drafting Gordon, Randle, Smart, and Vonleh
Draft
63

Pros and Cons for Drafting Gordon, Randle, Smart, and Vonleh

June 4th, 2014 | by Clint Johnson
So the last 365 days gained the Jazz no playoffs, no 26th win, no compensation for the loss of Al Jefferson or Paul Millsap, no coach of the future, no emergent star from the young core, and no top three pick. Yup. Well, life...