2001 John Stockton stepped onto the floor with the Jazz on Opening Night, beginning his 18th season with the same team, establishing the longest tenure with one organization. Stockton had been tied with Hakeem Olajuwon, whose 17 consecutive seasons with the Houston Rockets ended when he joined the Toronto Raptors during the offseason.
2001 Andrei Kirilenko made his NBA debut for the Utah Jazz in a 119-112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
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4) Hayward's best asset might be his ability to maintain/increase his secondary skills (8 rebs, 7 assts) even if his shooting isn't working.