Coaching

How Utah’s Defense Has Changed (Yes, Through Only Two Games)
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How Utah’s Defense Has Changed (Yes, Through Only Two Games)

October 13th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Any major change in the coaching staff of an NBA franchise is going to bring about periods of adjustment. This is just as true defensively as on the other end, if not perhaps more so – even slight variations on a mostly similar...
Jazz Waive Kevin Murphy, Dee Bost
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Jazz Waive Kevin Murphy, Dee Bost

October 10th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
The Jazz have waived wing Kevin Murphy and point guard Dee Bost, the team announced earlier today. The move leaves the team with 17 players on the active roster with just over two weeks to go before the season opener. Murphy was...
Two Things to Look For in Jazz Preseason
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Two Things to Look For in Jazz Preseason

October 8th, 2014 | by David J Smith
The Utah Jazz got their feet wet with the open scrimmage (kudos to JP Gibson and the entire franchise), followed by a nice victory over the Portland Trailblazers in the preseason opener. With this in mind, what are a few...
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...
Expensive Air: A New TV Deal and the Utah Jazz
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Expensive Air: A New TV Deal and the Utah Jazz

October 7th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
  Don’t touch that dial. Things are about to get interesting. ESPN and TNT are making it rain in the NBA world, with a nine-year $24 billion TV deal that could change the NBA’s economic landscape forever. This...
Previewing the Utah Jazz’s Open Scrimmage
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Previewing the Utah Jazz’s Open Scrimmage

October 6th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
You guys, there’s real basketball! Five guys on one side, five on the other, bouncy orange ball, nylon-lined buckets at both ends…basketball! Stop tugging my arm, I’m totally under control. In the minds of many Jazz fans,...
Tempo Talk: Snyder, Jazz Aim to Push the Pace
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Tempo Talk: Snyder, Jazz Aim to Push the Pace

October 3rd, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
    The Utah Jazz can still count on one hand the number of 2014-15 practices they’ve had, and already they’ve introduced their new philosophy in the form of a triumvirate of “P” words. Play with...
Predictions for the 2014-2015 Utah Jazz
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Predictions for the 2014-2015 Utah Jazz

October 1st, 2014 | by David J Smith
With Utah Jazz media day in the books and training camp going full steam, optimism reigns supreme. That said, there should be a fair dose of realism, too. With this in mind, it’s time for my annual predictions. These are...
Utah Jazz 2014 Media Day Live Blog
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Utah Jazz 2014 Media Day Live Blog

September 29th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
5:08 PM MST: That’ll do it for our SCH Jazz media day live blog! Thanks to everyone who followed along live, and in advance to those who will catch up later on. Another big shout out to our fearless leader Andy Larsen, who...
Utah Jazz Best Case & Worst Case for 2014-15
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Utah Jazz Best Case & Worst Case for 2014-15

September 22nd, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
A franchise known for its continuity made a number of changes over the summer; it remains to be seen whether Utah’s active offseason translates into an improved on-court product. Several such scenarios are entirely plausible...