Coaching

What the Quin Snyder Extension Means
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What the Quin Snyder Extension Means

May 6th, 2016 | by David J Smith
In the summer of 2014, the Utah Jazz were facing a daunting off-season. For the first time in literally decades, the team was encountering something very unfamiliar: a hiring search for a new head coach. With Tyrone...
The Bench’s Role in the Utah Jazz’s Recent Success
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The Bench’s Role in the Utah Jazz’s Recent Success

March 23rd, 2016 | by David J Smith
During the forgettable skid following the All-Star break, the Jazz’s bench play was sporadic. There were nights where the lack of depth was astoundingly glaring. Poor shooting, a rash of turnovers and inconsistent efforts...
The Jazz’s Forgotten Man: Jeff Withey
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The Jazz’s Forgotten Man: Jeff Withey

February 24th, 2016 | by David J Smith
Things are starting to really hum smoothly for the Utah Jazz. While they dropped a few heart-breakers of late, they have emerged victorious in nine of their past 12 outings. They look every bit the part of a Playoff team in the...
Early Utah Jazz Impressions: The Bench
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Early Utah Jazz Impressions: The Bench

November 11th, 2015 | by David J Smith
Most of the attention the Utah Jazz have received after a solid — and surprising for some media members — 4-3 start has centered around Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert and Gordon Hayward. They are, after all, Utah’s...
Predictions for the 2015-16 Utah Jazz
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Predictions for the 2015-16 Utah Jazz

October 14th, 2015 | by David J Smith
With half the preseason in the books, we are starting to get a better idea of what the 2015-16 Utah Jazz will look like. Not a clear picture, but better than two weeks ago. There have been some encouraging elements along with...
Playing With the Pass: A Key for the Utah Jazz
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Playing With the Pass: A Key for the Utah Jazz

October 1st, 2015 | by David J Smith
When Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder was hired in the summer of 2014, one of the points of emphasis that was consistently mentioned was his desire to see his team “play with the pass.” A focus on a pass-heavy system...
The Utah Jazz Roster Spot Battle
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The Utah Jazz Roster Spot Battle

September 23rd, 2015 | by David J Smith
As the final days of the dreadful NBA offseason tick down, basketball fans everywhere are rejoicing. The dog days of summer are waning, and Utah Jazz fans are inching closer and closer to the team’s return. It is a joyous...
One Perspective on the Dante Exum Injury: Ramifications and Options
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One Perspective on the Dante Exum Injury: Ramifications and Options

August 5th, 2015 | by David J Smith
The image of Dante Exum crumpling to the ground, writhing in pain was the one that most likely occupied most Utah Jazz fan’s thoughts and dreams — more like, nightmares — the past 24 hours. As the news broke,...
Has the Door Closed on Jeremy Evans in Utah?
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Has the Door Closed on Jeremy Evans in Utah?

May 5th, 2015 | by David J Smith
  For five seasons, the high-flying, beyond athletic Evans has called Utah his home. He has spent his entire NBA career in a Jazz uniform. Thanks to his acrobatic plays, astounding alley oops, constant all-out hustle and...
Reviewing My Preseason Predictions for the 2014-2015 Utah Jazz
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Reviewing My Preseason Predictions for the 2014-2015 Utah Jazz

April 15th, 2015 | by David J Smith
As the final moments of the 2014-2015 Utah Jazz season sadly tick down, it is accountability time. Back in October, this writer took the opportunity to jot down some predictions for this season. Some were bold, others were...