Retro Jazz

What if: Rony Seikaly had come to the Utah Jazz in 1998?
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What if: Rony Seikaly had come to the Utah Jazz in 1998?

September 4th, 2014 | by David J Smith
Off the heels of an impressive 1996-97 season, which saw the team go 64-18 en route to its first-ever NBA Finals appearance, the Utah Jazz came back the following year more determined to not only get back to the big stage, but...
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...
My First Favorite Player: Jeff Hornacek
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My First Favorite Player: Jeff Hornacek

September 1st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Last week, I re-watched the 1998 Finals between Utah and Michael Jordan’s Bulls for what was the first complete time since my childhood, and “live-blogged” the retro experience, if you will. It was a fun exercise, both as a...
Examining the Utah Jazz Bench
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Examining the Utah Jazz Bench

August 28th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
The key to how good the Utah Jazz can be in 2014-15 probably lies in the developmental leaps by key players such as Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors. The key to how bad they could be might be on the bench. The reality is, with...
What If: the Utah Jazz had kept Donyell Marshall?
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What If: the Utah Jazz had kept Donyell Marshall?

August 28th, 2014 | by David J Smith
Pondering the “what ifs” in sports can be painful and unhealthy. But like so many things in life that are painful and unhealthy, we do it. We spent time analyzing, scrutinizing, occasionally obsessing on what might...
TeamSPACE and the Jazz’s “Core Five”
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TeamSPACE and the Jazz’s “Core Five”

August 15th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Earlier in the week, I spent some time breaking down last year’s Jazz starting (and most-used) lineup using shooting data expertly compiled by Matt D’Anna of Nylon Calculus – how the five-man unit as a whole as well as...
TeamSPACE and the 13-14 Jazz, Part 1
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TeamSPACE and the 13-14 Jazz, Part 1

August 11th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
The NBA may take the summer off, particularly the typically dead month of August, but nerdiness has no “season”, so neither do I. Last week I used this space to look at some contextualized elements of last season for the Jazz...
World Watch: Utah Jazz Guys Tuning Up With National Teams
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World Watch: Utah Jazz Guys Tuning Up With National Teams

August 8th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
A hoopless August? No way. A few Jazz players are keeping busy this summer in preparation for FIBA’s World Cup of Basketball in Spain. And even though that tournament doesn’t start until the very end of August, the...
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...
Jazz 2013-14 SportVU Snapshot
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Jazz 2013-14 SportVU Snapshot

August 1st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
As I mentioned in my piece last week, I’m lucky enough to count myself a writer for Nylon Calculus, the new analytics arm of Hardwood Paroxysm (under the Sports Illustrated/Fansided banner). Several of my colleagues are...