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Jimbo’s Mailbag – A Jazz Time Machine
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – A Jazz Time Machine

April 29th, 2016 | by Jimbo Rudding
Welcome to the next edition of Jimbo’s Mailbag! At Salt City Hoops, we know that covering a team without any humor can be dreary. As such, we decided to add a little bit more levity to our site via Jimbo’s unique outlook on...
The Utah Jazz and the Roadblocks of Free Agency
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The Utah Jazz and the Roadblocks of Free Agency

April 26th, 2016 | by Clark Schmutz
Location, Location, Location Imagine you are a small business owner making a comfortable salary in whatever city you currently live in.  Let’s say you make $100,000 a year and you like your job. But you are considering a...
2015-16 Jazz SWOT Analysis
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2015-16 Jazz SWOT Analysis

April 22nd, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) is a popular planning method whereby an organization assesses its own characteristics as well as its situation, be that within a market or professional sports league....
The Five Stages of Jazz Grief
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The Five Stages of Jazz Grief

April 19th, 2016 | by Laura Thompson
Last time, I wrote about the Psychology of a Jazz fan, and how the science behind fandom can contribute to our behaviors and our (sports) loves. Maybe it was arrogance, maybe it was naiveté, but I genuinely thought—when I...
Salt City Seven: That’s a Wrap
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Salt City Seven: That’s a Wrap

April 14th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
Get it while you can, fans and friends of the Utah Jazz. It’s time for the 24th installment of our weekly wrap-up on all things Jazz, the last before we carefully power down the SC7 machine until next fall. This is...
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Goodbye, Good Riddance 2015-16: Lakers 101, Jazz 96.

April 14th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
Tonight, Kobe Bryant left the NBA in unparalleled style, the Golden State Warriors earned their record-setting 73rd win of the season, and Houston beat Sacramento 116 to 81. The Jazz’s 101 to 96 defeat at the hands of the Los...
Thinking Out Loud — Here Lies Jazz Season 2015-16
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Thinking Out Loud — Here Lies Jazz Season 2015-16

April 12th, 2016 | by Clark Schmutz
The Utah Jazz season passed away peacefully last night with very little fight and in the presence of 19,911 of its closest friends. This Jazz season was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 28, 2015. Its life was highlighted by...
Stifle Tower Collapses Along with Utah’s Playoff Hopes
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Stifle Tower Collapses Along with Utah’s Playoff Hopes

April 11th, 2016 | by Aaron Hefner
You could sense it the moment Rudy Gobert tumbled to the ground, writhing in pain. The tone and mood changed in the arena, on Twitter and even on the Jazz TV broadcast after seeing the Stifle Tower collapse. And with that fall,...
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Shelvin Mack: Stopgap Starter, Not Savior

April 8th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
The most significant move of the NBA trade deadline was the Utah Jazz trading a second round pick for a career third string point guard. Yeah, that’s true. When the Jazz brought Shelvin Mack into their deliberate rebuild,...
Salt City Seven: Why We Watch, Playoff Picture, Alec Burks & More
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Salt City Seven: Why We Watch, Playoff Picture, Alec Burks & More

April 7th, 2016 | by Dan Clayton
Seven more nights of NBA regular season basketball. And they’re big ones. For this last regular-season installment of the SC7, we refocus the playoff race, starting with a mammoth game on this weeks’ schedule. Games...