Coaching Profile: Steve Kerr and the Triangle
Coaching
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Coaching Profile: Steve Kerr and the Triangle

May 7th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Here’s a coach profile we didn’t anticipate writing: Steve Kerr. As Marc Stein first reported, the Utah Jazz have somewhat unexpected gotten into the fray, attempting to lure the TNT analyst into conversations about...
2014 Playoffs: Jazz-Related Rooting
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2014 Playoffs: Jazz-Related Rooting

May 2nd, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
The Jazz aren’t playing in these exciting 2014 Playoffs, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some Jazz interests at stake. Every year, once the Jazz’s season is done, I try to figure out who wins my...
On Ty Corbin’s Tenure as Jazz Coach
Coaching
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On Ty Corbin’s Tenure as Jazz Coach

April 21st, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
The Utah Jazz are entering a pivotal summer that will be full of defining decisions, and they just made their first one. So ends the Tyrone Corbin era of Jazz basketball. Andy Larsen brought you the news earlier today that, after...
The Plan Explained: GM Dennis Lindsey on Decision Time
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The Plan Explained: GM Dennis Lindsey on Decision Time

April 18th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
When Jazz faithful, talk about “The Plan”, it’s with a certain amount of reverence, as though it’s a sacred document sitting under glass in an undisclosed location right next to the Magna Carta and the...
The RPM Smell Test and the Utah Jazz
Analytics
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The RPM Smell Test and the Utah Jazz

April 10th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
This week the basketball metrics community gave us another lens through which to analyze player performance. ESPN’s new Real Plus Minus (RPM) stat combines on-court plus/minus with absolute statistical contribution to give...
PickWatch 2014: The Home Stretch
NBA
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PickWatch 2014: The Home Stretch

April 4th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Fourteen nights of NBA regular season action remain, meaning the rooting guide for the pickwatching Jazz crowd gets a lot simpler from here out. Of course, the rooting guide starts with the question of whether you’re...
The Linearization of Basketball
Analytics
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The Linearization of Basketball

March 28th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Is our desire to analyze leading us to oversimplify a complex game? If a=b and b=c, then a=c. That immutable truth your junior high math teacher taught you is unquestionable. It’s tidy. It’s neat. It’s linear. It’s easy...
They Said It: Telling Jazz Quotes
Alec Burks
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They Said It: Telling Jazz Quotes

March 21st, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Going straight to the source for insights on the...
Franchise Four: Getting a Star in the 2014 Draft
Draft
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Franchise Four: Getting a Star in the 2014 Draft

March 14th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
  Wiggins. Parker. Embiid. Exum. Like it or not, this season is as much about those guys now as it is about Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors or Ty Corbin. Like it or not, the story from here revolves around whether Utah will...
The Difference a Screen Makes
Analytics
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The Difference a Screen Makes

March 6th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Ready for a bold prediction? I think the most significant early advances in the realm of video tracking will have to do with helping us understand and quantify the value of setting and using screens properly. The NBA, more than...