The Five Stages of Jazz Grief
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The Five Stages of Jazz Grief

April 19th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Last time, I wrote about the Psychology of a Jazz fan, and how the science behind fandom can contribute to our behaviors and our (sports) loves. Maybe it was arrogance, maybe it was naiveté, but I genuinely thought—when I...
Psychology of a Jazz Fan
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Psychology of a Jazz Fan

April 5th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
When Dante went down at the beginning of the season, I had to temper my expectations drastically. I was more excited for this season than I had been for years, partially because the young core was finally going to be given the...
Trey Lyles Appreciation Thread
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Trey Lyles Appreciation Thread

March 22nd, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
At the beginning of the season, the only highlights Lyles seemed to provide were those from the bench; his on-court play had many Jazz fans asking if Dennis Lindsey whiffed on the #12 pick, especially with Devin Booker still on...
Grading Quin Snyder: Part 2
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Grading Quin Snyder: Part 2

March 8th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Last time, we covered some of Quin Snyder’s strengths, of which I feel there are many. This round covers a few of the negatives. While these negatives signify areas of improvement for Snyder from my perspective, I think they...
Grading Quin Snyder: Part 1
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Grading Quin Snyder: Part 1

January 27th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
We’re nearing the half-way mark for this season and we’ve had another surprising coaching change. We’ve seen some very interesting facts being tossed around as part of the game of coaching musical chairs. Here are a few:...
Quin Snyder and “Mindset”
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Quin Snyder and “Mindset”

January 12th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
  Several years back, Dan Clayton kept talking about the book Mindset on the Twitters. Intrigued, I ordered it off Amazon and read it within a couple weeks; I still pick it up often and refer to it quite a bit. Quin Snyder,...
Nothing Like Beating The Whiners In LA
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Nothing Like Beating The Whiners In LA

November 26th, 2015 | by Laura Thompson
I should’ve known this game was going to go well for two reasons: a) it only took me 45 minutes for me to get from Newport Beach to the Staples Center—on THANKSGIVING EVE, and b) when walking to my seat, I saw a gentleman...
Interviewing Dr. Lyle Mason, Part III: Owners, GMs, Dante, and Gobert
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Interviewing Dr. Lyle Mason, Part III: Owners, GMs, Dante, and Gobert

September 11th, 2015 | by Laura Thompson
This is my interview with Dr. Lyle Mason, continuing from Part II. Lyle, an orthopedic surgeon, was the Jazz physician for 36 years and sat down with me for a couple hours to talk Jazz and the NBA. My questions are in bold; his...
Interviewing Dr. Mason, Part II: AK, Deron, Ty vs. Quin
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Interviewing Dr. Mason, Part II: AK, Deron, Ty vs. Quin

September 10th, 2015 | by Laura Thompson
I recently spent a couple of hours with Dr. Lyle Mason, picking his brain on the last 36 years of life — just barely more than half of his life — as the team physician with the Utah Jazz. It’s impossible to perfectly...
Interviewing Dr. Lyle Mason, Part I: Jazz Beginnings, Stockton, The Shot
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Interviewing Dr. Lyle Mason, Part I: Jazz Beginnings, Stockton, The Shot

September 9th, 2015 | by Laura Thompson
I recently spent a couple of hours with Dr. Lyle Mason, picking his brain on the last 36 years of life — just barely more than half of his life — as the team physician with the Utah Jazz. It’s impossible to perfectly...