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...
The Australian Connection: Dante Exum and Joe Ingles
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The Australian Connection: Dante Exum and Joe Ingles

March 24th, 2015 | by Laura Thompson
While the Suns–and now also the Heat–have the unique distinction of being teams with a set of brothers on the roster (the Morris twins and the Dragic brothers, respectively), the Utah Jazz have the unique distinction...
The Excited Fan Post: the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward
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The Excited Fan Post: the Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward

November 20th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
Sometimes I like to think of myself as a somewhat objective Jazz fan. While I’m certainly no Andy B. Larsen, Ben Dowsett, Dan Clayton, or any of the other fantastic advanced-analytics-based Jazz fans, I like to think of myself...
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...