Improving the Arena Experience: Advice from a Fan
Opinion
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Improving the Arena Experience: Advice from a Fan

February 10th, 2015 | by Matt Pacenza
The email arrived early last May. The Utah Jazz were offering several hundred season tickets for the 2014-15 season at a special price. The price? The cost per game would equal the draft slot the Jazz received during the upcoming...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans 2/9/2015
Triple Teams
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans 2/9/2015

February 9th, 2015 | by Matt Pacenza
A trio of observations about the Jazz come-from-behind win on the road over the New Orleans Pelicans tonight, as soon as I finish stroking my beard. 1. Steve Who? It’s surprising, given how badly the Jazz have needed outside...
The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Heat 12/17/14
Triple Teams
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The Triple Team: Three Thoughts on Jazz vs. Heat 12/17/14

December 17th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
1. Jazz got out to a great start! As everyone knows, the Jazz have had many slow starts this season, falling routinely behind by double digits in the first quarter. Tonight against the Heat, they were immediately hot, especially...
Joe Ingles: Historically Unusual?
Analytics
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Joe Ingles: Historically Unusual?

November 24th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
Watch a Jazz game with a 10-year-old, as I often do, and they can be uncomfortably honest. “THAT guy is an NBA player?” my son asked a few weeks ago. That guy, is, of course, Joe Ingles. Ingles just doesn’t look like a...
JazzRank #4: Trey Burke
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JazzRank #4: Trey Burke

October 28th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
I’m hopeful about the future of Trey Burke – for a somewhat unusual reason. Burke shot free throws extremely well last year. In his rookie season with the Jazz, the heralded Michigan alum made 102 of 113 free throws – over...
JazzRank #8: Trevor Booker
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JazzRank #8: Trevor Booker

October 22nd, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
Read everything you can about the Jazz’ new power forward Trevor Booker, and two things jump out at you: The consistency of how he’s described. And the cereal. We’ll get to the crunchy breakfast thing in...
A $15 Million Man? One Fan’s Doubts About Max-Matching Gordon Hayward
Gordon Hayward
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A $15 Million Man? One Fan’s Doubts About Max-Matching Gordon Hayward

July 7th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
The Utah Jazz face a critical decision as soon as next week: Whether to match a huge contract offer to their young swingman Gordon Hayward. Virtually every prominent voice and writer that cover the Jazz agree on two things: Not...
Jumping the Gun: Six Free Agents the Jazz Should Consider
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Jumping the Gun: Six Free Agents the Jazz Should Consider

June 23rd, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
In Salt Lake City, all eyes are on Thursday’s draft – indeed, some have been there for months. Sure, we’re all plotting Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker trades and pretending to be experts on Joel Embiid’s...
Coach D? Finding the Next Great Jazz Coach Among NBA Assistants
Coaching
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Coach D? Finding the Next Great Jazz Coach Among NBA Assistants

April 28th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
Let’s first state the obvious: there is no magic secret sauce recipe that will automatically produce the perfect coach for the Jazz. Successful NBA coaches have come from wide and far. Some are coaching lifers, who barely if...
What If We Had Kept Wesley Matthews? An Alternate History
Former Jazz Players
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What If We Had Kept Wesley Matthews? An Alternate History

February 19th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
When your team is 19-33, it has plenty of needs. Ask a fan of the Utah Jazz what it lacks, and that list is sure to include 3-point shooting, wing defense and toughness. (Among other things.) That list raises an interesting...