The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz @ Clippers 11/3/2013
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz @ Clippers 11/3/2013

November 4th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
I was at Staples last night for the Jazz/Clippers game and, aside from the fact that the Clippers intro is one of the coolest multimedia displays I’ve seen–the floor ended up being one giant big screen–here are...
JazzRank #6: Rudy Gobert
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JazzRank #6: Rudy Gobert

October 27th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Jazz fans have known since summer league that this season could be a break-out year—maybe even a special year—for Rudy Gobert, long before GMs took a poll of potential break-out players. Gobert’s performance in the World...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/19/2014
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Lakers 10/19/2014

October 20th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
I don’t think any Jazz fan likes seeing a loss to the Lakers, but there were some very encouraging moments from last night’s game. 1. The asterisk. Though technically a loss, I think this game has an asterisk next to the...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Clippers 10/17/2014
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs Clippers 10/17/2014

October 18th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
For all the talk about how we as fans had to temper our expectations after a 4-0 start in the preseason, I think last night showed that much of what we’ve seen so far may translate to the regular season, because that certainly...
A Defensive Jump in 2014-2015?
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A Defensive Jump in 2014-2015?

October 8th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
A little over a year ago, I wrote Defensive Coaches: The Two-Year Theory discussing how, oftentimes, a coach who eventually becomes known as a defensive-minded coach, makes his mark on his team’s defensive identity usually...
Looking at Last Year’s Predictions and Making New Ones
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Looking at Last Year’s Predictions and Making New Ones

September 3rd, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Since I was so right on with my predictions for last year (that’s some serious sarcasm, folks), I thought I’d go for Round 2 and see if maybe, just maybe, practice will make perfect. I’ll dare to dream. Last year, I was...
Laura’s Utah Jazz Offseason Grades
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Laura’s Utah Jazz Offseason Grades

August 26th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Here are my offseason grades for the Jazz: 1. Ty Corbin / Quin Snyder Whether you want to call it a firing, or that the Jazz chose not to renew Tyrone Corbin’s contract, the outcome was the same: Corbin was no longer going to...
Coach Quin Snyder: Communication and Development
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Coach Quin Snyder: Communication and Development

August 20th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Listening to this recent interview with Quin Snyder, I came away so impressed with a few things: He’s incredibly articulate. You’d expect that from someone with a J.D./M.B.A., but it’s still wonderfully refreshing to...
Creative Off-Court Ideas for a Creative Coach
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Creative Off-Court Ideas for a Creative Coach

August 7th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
We’ve been hearing really great things about Quin Snyder over the past couple of months. Everything from how he was the first coach to work with DeMarre Carroll on footwork, to his intelligence level from Paul Millsap, and...
Focusing on FTr: Alec Burks and Trey Burke
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Focusing on FTr: Alec Burks and Trey Burke

July 29th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
  I was looking at some stats for the team, and what stood out to me was the discrepancy between Trey Burke’s free-throw rate (.126) and Alec Burks’ (.449). Burks has a FTr better than 3.5x that of Burke’s. I don’t...