Salt City Hoops News… and Feedback, Please?

May 19th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
Hey, that's me! (Photo by Deseret News)

Hey, that’s me! (Photo by Deseret News)

It’s been an exciting year for Salt City Hoops. 364 days ago, Spencer Hall announced he had been hired as the News Director at KSL.com, and chose myself as successor to the Salt City Hoops Managing Editor position.

In the last year, we’ve made a lot of changes to the site. Spencer and I immediately hired a staff of writers to provide daily content, and they’ve done a fantastic job.1 We’ve posted over 400 articles in the last year on all sorts of topics in Jazzland. We’ve also expanded our coverage: we sent a writer to interview players and coaches at every home game last season, and are sending SCH writers to cover other big Jazz events. 2 In the winter, we released a new site design, hopefully making our site better looking and easier to use.3 We also made T-Shirts.

Last Friday, I went on the Bill and Hans Show to announce a new partnership with ESPN700, the ESPN Radio affiliate in Salt Lake City.  The gist: ESPN700 will be highlighting Salt City Hoops with a new radio show, a new podcast, and featuring Salt City Hoops writers on other ESPN700 shows. You’ll be able to find our content on both Salt City Hoops and ESPN700’s website, and we’ll be able to use their studios for recording, meaning much better audio (and soon video!) quality. More info on this (including show times) will be coming, but we’re very excited.

 

Tomorrow begins Year 2 of Salt City Hoops 2.0, and in a continuing effort to make SCH the best Jazz site on the Internet, I’m looking  to you, our readership, for feedback.

  • What can we do to make Salt City Hoops better?
  • What do you like on Salt City Hoops that we should do more of?
  • What kind of content would you like to see from the site? What topics should we cover?
  • How can we improve the site design?
  • What would you like to hear in our new radio show and podcasts? What would make you tune in?
  • What do you just really wish SCH had, but lacks?

Please, please, comment below and let me know what you think. If you’d like to keep your feedback private, please email me at saltcityhoops@gmail.com. With your help, we can make Year 2 of Salt City Hoops 2.0 the best it can be.

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen is the Managing Editor of Salt City Hoops, the ESPN TrueHoop affiliate for the Utah Jazz. He also hosts a radio show and podcast every week on ESPN700 AM in Salt Lake City.
Andy Larsen

14 Comments

  1. Morgan Boyack says:

    I stubbled across your site last August and I have been a reader almost everyday.
    I do enjoy many of the articles where the writer speculates on the jazz’s future or tries to explain what the Jazz might be thinking. I can’t seem to find this anywhere else. I would love to see an article of why it is taking the jazz so long to find a new coach. I would also like to see articles about Ante Tomic and Raul Neto. Are they ever going to help the jazz? Speculate on possible free agents that would come to Utah for this year and possibly next. How much cap space will the jazz have this year and next? What kind of contract should Gordon, Alec or Kanter get?

  2. DW says:

    Please make your site more mobile friendly. It doesn’t auto fit very well. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

  3. Angie Treasure says:

    Better pay for t-shirt models! Just kidding, I love you guys–keep up the great work. And don’t be afraid to bring the humor every once in a while; I know y’all are funny.

  4. Roscoach says:

    I like the site and articles. I enjoy that they are generally fresh, meaning more than 2-3 articles a week. I would like to see a bit more rawness to it, it is ok to criticize your time a bit and the players when they don’t show up, a good 80/20 good to bad ratio would do. Also include more of the team in relation to the rest of the league, do they stack up in their division, if not or if so how come?

    I was disappointed throughout this season because I felt that a rebuilding team had no business playing older veterans significant minutes that were not a part of their future, and it was rarely critiqued. Finding out if Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter, Favors combination could find continuity was a must and was more than worth the losing to find out as they were going to lose anyhow and possibly benefit more in the draft. I hope they get a legit coach though like a George Karl who can get the most out of a roster.

  5. cw says:

    I disagree with the guy above. The thing that sets you apart from the other Jazz sites is that most of you seem to have access to the reason section in your brain. You did not waste all your bandwidth trashing Corbin, which is an amateur sports fan move.

    What would improve the site is more reporting from Jazz sources (if possible), more comments (don’t know how you develope that), maybe just a few more posts a week. On the other hand, I would prefer quality over quantity.

  6. Joe says:

    I think the site has improved a lot. Mainly in terms of increased amount and quality of content. Keep up the good work.

  7. Dave says:

    I like the site a lot with the quality of the articles sitting it above other sites. I would like a little more explanation on all the new numbers though I’m an old school dummy trying to learn more. Thanks for the good work you do.

  8. UtahsMrSports says:

    I have enjoyed the site since finding it via twitter. Keep up the great work!

    • Angie Treasure says:

      Ben! Come back to Twitter, pls and thnx.

      • UtahsMrSports says:

        Haha! Thanks for the kind words, really. Safe to say I am done with the twitter machine. I tried to do “twitter in moderation” and couldnt handle it. That, and too many just out and out dumb people on there that I could not seem to get rid of all of them. So I just cut it off completely.

        I miss the interaction with the cool fans I met. But you can find me trolling the comment boards here!

  9. Mark says:

    The load speed on your site is terrible. It is the first impression that I get when I click on SCH and I am immediately ready to move on. The articles are good but they lack personality. I am not sure if it meant to be that way or not. I always feel like I am reading a news site more than I am reading fun personalities that are talking about my favorite thing, the Utah Jazz. Last thing, please keep your podcasts under 30 minutes, even if you have to do them more often. It is so hard to find 45-60 minutes of consecutive time to listen. I have avoided some of them just based on length in the past. Overall the site is good but to improve it: increase load times, keep content (especially podcasts) short, and add some fun and character into the writing. Hope this helps. Keep up the good work.

  10. LKA says:

    Have enjoyed articles and I can see there is time spent on them. What it comes down to it is everyones opinions anyway.. Jazz brass always play their hands close to their chests anyway so we will hear it from the horses mouth when the time comes..But please hurry on naming a coach..

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