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2007-08 Utah Jazz season
Utah Jazz
Conference Western Conference
Division Northwest Division
Founded 1974
History New Orleans Jazz
1974–1979
Utah Jazz
1979–present
Arena EnergySolutions Arena
formerly Delta Center
City Salt Lake City, Utah
Team colors Navy blue, Ice blue, and Purple
Owner Larry H. Miller
General manager Kevin O'Connor
Head coach Jerry Sloan
D-League affiliate Utah Flash
Championships 0
Conference titles 2 (1997, 1998)
Division titles 8 (1984, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2007, 2008)
Official website utahjazz.com

The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are currently members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The 2007-08 Utah Jazz season will be their 33rd season in the NBA. Key dates prior to the start of the season: The 2007 NBA Draft is set to take place in New York City, New York on June 28. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The Northwest Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. The division was created at the start of the 04-05 season. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Lawrence Horne Larry H. Miller (born April 26, 1944) is a Utah businessman and philanthropist. ... Gerald Eugene Sloan, better known as Jerry Sloan (born March 28, 1942), is an American National Basketball Association coach. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Utah Flash are a team of the NBA Development League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... This article is about the sport. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Northwest Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. The division was created at the start of the 04-05 season. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... NBA redirects here. ...


The team was originally the New Orleans Jazz, but due to owner Sam Battistone's unhappiness in New Orleans (and perhaps his wife's Utah roots), moved to Utah in 1979. Under current Coach Jerry Sloan, the Jazz were one of the most successful teams throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, winning two Western Conference Titles in 1997 and 1998. The Finalist teams were anchored by the combination of point guard John Stockton and power forward Karl Malone and made the playoffs 20 consecutive seasons (behind only the record Portland Trail Blazers' 21-year playoff streak). Malone and Stockton are generally seen as two of the best players in history at their positions and among the best two-player combinations of all time. Gerald Eugene Sloan, better known as Jerry Sloan (born March 28, 1942), is an American National Basketball Association coach. ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ...

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Franchise history

Early years in New Orleans

In 1974 the Jazz franchise began in New Orleans, Louisiana. Though Pete Maravich was viewed as one of the NBA's most entertaining and talented players, the Jazz were continually a losing team. After five losing seasons in New Orleans, they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1979. Attendance actually went down after this move.[1][2] Whatever the reason was for the move, it was not a lack of fan support.[3] NOLA redirects here. ... Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was an American basketball player known for his dazzling ballhandling, incredible shooting abilities, and creative passing. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ...


1979: Move to Utah

Although the team nickname was not fitting for Salt Lake City at the time, with Utah not being known for its jazz culture like New Orleans was, the franchise decided to keep it. One fan quipped that "This is interesting, Utah has the Jazz and New Orleans has the Saints," referring to the facts that New Orleans' NFL team was named the Saints, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was headquartered in Utah. The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ...


1985-90: Early Stockton and Malone era

In 1984, the Jazz drafted point guard John Stockton from Gonzaga University and the next year added the second half of one of the NBA's greatest pairings in power forward Karl Malone from Louisiana Tech. In both the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons, the Jazz barely scraped into the playoffs. In 1986, the Jazz traded Adrian Dantley to Detroit. During the next few seasons, the Jazz began to establish themselves as a respectable team in their own. Mark Eaton was perhaps one of the best defensive players of the era, while Stockton and Malone soon became superstars. Stockton and Malone developed into an almost unstoppable combo, running pick-and-roll plays with great success. "Stockton to Malone" became a common phrase, as Stockton regularly found ways to pass the ball to Malone in good scoring position. Despite the regular season successes, however, the Jazz were never able to advance past the second round of the NBA Playoffs during the 1980s. During the 1988-89 season, Frank Layden stepped down as head coach to become president of the Utah Jazz. Assistant coach Jerry Sloan took over head coaching duties. Sloan guided the Jazz to their first 50-win season ever with a 51–31 record, also winning the Midwest Division. Once again, however, the Jazz flopped in the postseason, losing to the Golden State Warriors in the first round. Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ... Gonzaga University is a private Catholic university located in Spokane, Washington. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana is a coeducational public institution of higher learning with an approximate enrollment of 12,000 students. ... The 1984-85 NBA Season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1985-86 NBA Season was the 40th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Adrian Delano Dantley (born February 28, 1956 in Washington, D.C.) is a former basketball small forward who played 15 seasons in the NBA, many of which were played as a member of the Utah Jazz where he amassed the bulk of his legendary numbers. ... The pick and roll (also called screen and roll or shortened to screen-roll) in basketball, is an offensive play in which a player sets a screen (pick) for a teammate handling the ball and then slips behind the defender (rolls) to accept a pass. ... Current NBA Playoff logo. ... The 1988-89 NBA season was the 43rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Frank Layden is a former coach and executive with the NBAs Utah Jazz, in addition to being a former coach and player with Niagara University. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... Gerald Eugene Sloan, better known as Jerry Sloan (born March 28, 1942), is an American National Basketball Association coach. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ...


1990s

Throughout the early 1990s, the Jazz's playoff woes continued, with the Jazz losing in the first round in 1990 to the Phoenix Suns and in the second round in 1991 to the Portland Trail Blazers. In 1990-91, the Jazz acquired Jeff Malone, and after the 1991-92 season they waived veteran Darrell Griffith. In 1991 the Jazz also moved out of the old Salt Palace and into the new Delta Center. In 1992, the Jazz finally made it to the conference finals, losing to the Portland Trail Blazers in six games. In 1993, the Jazz had a disappointing run in the playoffs again, losing to the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round. During the 1993-94 season, the Jazz traded Jeff Malone to the Philadelphia 76ers for shooting guard Jeff Hornacek, who provided high three-point and free throw shot percentage. The Jazz made the playoffs with a 53–29 record, shutting down NBA scoring leader David Robinson and San Antonio 3–1, then fought off a determined, upstart Denver Nuggets team 4–3 in the Conference semi-finals (almost blowing a 3-0 series lead), and advanced to the Conference finals, where they lost to the eventual NBA champion Houston Rockets 4–1. The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Jeffrey Nigel Malone (born June 28, 1961 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Darrell Steven Griffith (born June 16, 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former NBA basketball player who spent his entire career with the Utah Jazz. ... The Salt Palace was an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States owned by Larry H. Miller. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Jeffrey Nigel Malone (born June 28, 1961 in Mobile, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... Jeffrey John Hornacek (IPA: ); (born May 3, 1963 in Elmhurst, Illinois) is a retired American basketball player who played at the shooting guard position in the NBA from 1986–2000. ... It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


In the 1994-95 season, the Jazz had amazing depth and talent at their disposal and were expected to make a serious run for the championship. The Jazz finished with a 60–22 record during the regular season. Despite this, however, the Jazz lost to the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs in five games. Big man Greg Ostertag was added to the team for the 1995-96 season, and the Jazz reached the conference finals for the third time in history, almost overcoming a 3–1 deficit and narrowly losing to the Seattle SuperSonics 4–3. The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Gregory Donovan Ostertag (born March 6, 1973, in Dallas, Texas) is a retired American basketball player in the NBA, who spent most of his career with the Utah Jazz. ... The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ...


1997-98: The NBA Finals years

In the next two seasons, the Jazz were finally able to capitalize on their regular season success. In 1996-97, The Jazz had their best record in franchise history at 64–18, with such players as Stockton, Malone, Hornacek, Russell, Ostertag, Antoine Carr, Howard Eisley, and Shandon Anderson. They finally reached the NBA Finals for the first time ever after beating the Los Angeles Clippers 3–0, Los Angeles Lakers 4–1, and Houston Rockets 4-2 to meet Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals. A three-pointer at the buzzer by John Stockton in Game 6 of the 1997 Western Conference Championship sent the Jazz to the finals. This shot remains one of the highlight shots of the Jazz franchise. In the 1997 NBA Finals, the Jazz lost to the Bulls 4–2, after losing the last two in the final seconds of the games (90–88 and 90–86). Malone won the MVP for the regular season for the first time ever. The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Antoine Labotte Carr (born July 23, 1961) is a retired 16-year National Basketball Association journeyman player well known for the sunglass shades he wore onto the court. ... Howard Eisley (born December 4, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. He played for the Boston College Eagles basketball team before being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round (30th overall) in 1994. ... Shandon Rodriguez Anderson (born December 31, 1973 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a professional basketball player in the NBA currently with the Miami Heat. ... Clippers redirects here. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2007 In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or simply three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ... The 1997 NBA Finals was the concluding series of the 1997 NBA Playoffs that determined the champion of the 1996–97 NBA season. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ...


During the offseason, the Jazz made no significant changes to their roster. During the 1997-98 season, expectations were high for another championship run. However, Stockton suffered a serious knee injury before the season began and missed the first 18 games. Despite the setback, the Jazz were still able to finish at 62–20. In the playoffs they beat the Rockets 3–2, the Spurs 4–1, and the Los Angeles Lakers 4–0 to advance to their second NBA Finals appearance in a row. Utah, an aged core made up of veterans Stockton, Malone and Hornacek, were facing a Lakers squad comprised of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, two young superstars of the NBA at the time. Though the Jazz were favored to beat the Lakers, since they owned home court advantage, there were doubters. Many felt the Lakers were far too talented and athletic and that the Jazz's age would show. Yet all thoughts of this were dispelled in game one, where the Jazz dominated the Lakers to a 112–77 victory. It was the worst playoff loss in franchise history for the Lakers and set the tone for the series. Though games were far closer than what occurred in game one, Utah would go on to sweep the Lakers and return to the NBA Finals for the second straight year. In the 1998 NBA Championship, the Jazz took Game 1 at home 88–85. However, the Bulls overcame a slow start to win Game 2 93–88, easily took Game 3 96–54 and won a closer Game 4 86–82 to lead 3–1 in the series. The Jazz fought back to win Game 5 83–81 at the United Center and the series returned to Salt Lake City, where the Jazz had always been dominant. The Jazz held a lead in most of Game 6, but the Bulls rallied, and in the last seconds of the game, Michael Jordan made a jump shot to win the game, 87–86. This shot is one of the most famous shots in history, as Jordan retired for the second time that off-season, and highlights the Jazz's struggles in the postseason, despite their overall, consistent success. Former referee Mike Mathis, an adament critic of current NBA officiating, did not cite the supposed offensive foul on Jordan and stated it was the correct no call in an article denouncing NBA officials following the Tim Donaghy incident.[4] The game was also controversial because of two incidents early in the game. In the second quarter Howard Eisley made a three pointer, but the officials incorrectly ruled that the shot was taken after the shot clock expired. Later in the game, Ron Harper made a two-pointer after the shot clock expired, but this time the officials allowed it. Many Jazz fans also feel that these "phantom five" points also cost them the game, since the final margin was only one point. The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


1999-2003: Stockton and Malone's final years

In the 1999 season, shortened to 50 games due to a lockout, the Jazz finished the season 37–13, tied with the Spurs for the best record in the league. They defeated the Sacramento Kings in five games in the first round of the playoffs. However, they lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite yet another disappointment, Malone was awarded his second MVP. During the 1999-00 season, the Jazz finished 55-27 and won the Midwest Division but once again struggled in the postseason, losing to the Portland Trail Blazers, again during the second round. During the offseason, Hornacek retired and Howard Eisley was traded in a four-team deal that brought in Donyell Marshall. They selected promising high school basketball star DeShawn Stevenson in the first round of the NBA Draft. In the 2000-01 season, they went 53–29, but their playoff woes once again struck when they blew a 2–0 series lead in the first round of the playoffs to the Dallas Mavericks, a team that had not made the playoffs since 1990. The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The 1999-2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Howard Eisley (born December 4, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. He played for the Boston College Eagles basketball team before being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round (30th overall) in 1994. ... Donyell Lamar Marshall (born May 18, 1973 in Reading, Pennsylvania USA), attended Reading High, is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Cleveland Cavaliers. ... DeShawn Stevenson (born April 3, 1981 in Fresno, California) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Washington Wizards of the NBA. He originally committed to the University of Kansas, but decided to enter the NBA directly from Washington Union High School in his hometown of Fresno, and was... The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ...


In the 2001-02 season, Andrei Kirilenko made his rookie debut, but overall the Jazz began to show their age and dwindling talent. The Jazz finished just 44–38 and lost to the Sacramento Kings 3–1 in the first round of the playoffs. In 2002-03, Marshall and Russell moved on to other teams. Matt Harpring, however, was brought over from the Philadelphia 76ers, contributing to the offense and experiencing his best season. The Jazz approached 50 wins going into the playoffs, ultimately going 47–35 and again losing to the Kings 4–1. After the season, the end of an era came when Stockton retired and Malone moved to the Lakers in the hunt for a championship ring with several other future Hall-of-Famers (The Lakers fell to Detroit in the Finals the following season, after which Malone retired). The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Andrei Kirilenko (Russian: Андрей Кириле́нко; born February 18, 1981 in Izhevsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a professional basketball player, playing at the forward position for the Utah Jazz in the National Basketball Association. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... The 2002-03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Matthew Joseph Harpring (born May 31, 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary using the Transwiki process. ...


2003-06: Rebuilding

In the 2003-04 season, the Jazz finished with a 42-40 record. The team featured several unheralded players who emerged into key contributors, including Kirilenko, Raja Bell, Matt Harpring, and Carlos Arroyo. In particular, Kirilenko demonstrated versatility on both offense and defense and earned a spot in the All-Star Game. Kirilenko helped the team late into the season's playoff hunt, in which the Jazz missed out by just one game to the Denver Nuggets, ending their streak of 20 consecutive seasons in the playoffs. Jerry Sloan finished second in the voting for the NBA Coach of the Year Award, losing to Hubie Brown of the Memphis Grizzlies. The 2003-04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Raja Bell (born September 19, 1976) is a basketball shooting guard who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns, Bell is well known for his defense and 3 point shooting. ... Matthew Joseph Harpring (born May 31, 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. ... Carlos Alberto Arroyo Bermudez (born July 30, 1979 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Gerald Eugene Sloan, better known as Jerry Sloan (born March 28, 1942), is an American National Basketball Association coach. ... The person recognized as the NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. ... Hubert Jude Hubie Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach and television analyst. ... This is an article about the National Basketball Association team; for the defunct World Football League team, see Memphis Southmen. ...


In the 2004 offseason, the Jazz obtained free agents Carlos Boozer (from the Cleveland Cavaliers) and Mehmet Okur (from the Detroit Pistons) and Greg Ostertag left as a free agent to the Sacramento Kings. The franchise was again expected to contend in the West. The season began well for the Jazz, but a series of injuries, first to Arroyo and Raul Lopez, and later to Boozer and Kirilenko, caused the team to fall to the bottom of the division. There were rumors of internal discontent between the younger players and Sloan, leading to the trading away of Arroyo mid-season to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Elden Campbell (who was immediately waived). They ended the 2004-05 season with a record of 26–56, their worst since the 1981–1982 season. In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Carlos Austin Boozer, Jr. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Mehmet Okur (born May 26, 1979 in Yalova, Turkey) is a Turkish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the NBA. He is a 211 cm (6 11)[1] power forward/center. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Raúl López Molist (born April 15, 1980) is a Spanish basketball player who plays for the NBAs Utah Jazz. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Elden Jerome Campbell (born July 23, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is a former professional basketball player who played center in the NBA. Campbell played college basketball at Clemson University. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


In the summer of 2005, the Jazz continued to shape their roster by dispatching some of their underperforming young players and trading three draft picks in order to acquire the #3 pick overall, with which they selected point guard Deron Williams of the University of Illinois. Raja Bell left the team for the Phoenix Suns, the Jazz re-obtained Greg Ostertag from the Kings, and oft-injured point guard Raul Lopez was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. Deron Michael Williams (pronounced (DARE-in)[1]) (born June 26, 1984 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the NBA. Prior to playing in the NBA, Williams played for the University of Illinois mens basketball team. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Raúl López Molist (born April 15, 1980) is a Spanish basketball player who plays for the NBAs Utah Jazz. ... This is an article about the National Basketball Association team; for the defunct World Football League team, see Memphis Southmen. ...


The 2005-06 season was injury-riddled from before the season even started; Boozer missed the first 49 games and Gordan Giricek and Kirilenko both missed significant time due to injuries. Okur and Kirilenko, however, showed consistently good play, while Williams, despite a midseason slump, did not disappoint. However, rumors of discontent between Jerry Sloan and the young players persisted, while team owner Larry Miller continually expressed his discontent with the team's effort. They stayed in the playoff race until the third-to-last game, when they lost to the Dallas Mavericks. The Jazz ended the season 41–41 and just 3 games out of the playoffs. Ostertag retired at the end of the season, having spent 10 of his 11 seasons with the team. Gordan Giricek (born June 20, 1977 in Zagreb) is a Croatian basketball player who currently plays in the NBA with the Utah Jazz. ... Gerald Eugene Sloan, better known as Jerry Sloan (born March 28, 1942), is an American National Basketball Association coach. ... Larry Miller is the name of several notable people: Larry Miller, American comedian and actor. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ...


In the 2006 NBA Draft, the Jazz selected promising University of Arkansas shooting guard Ronnie Brewer in the first round and in the second round selected point guard Dee Brown and power forward Paul Millsap. Several young players were traded away for Golden State Warriors guard Derek Fisher, giving them a veteran shooting guard and a potential backup to Williams. The Jazz were heralded by several major sports websites for drafting well and making good offseason moves.[5][6][7] The 2006 NBA Draft was held on June 28 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Ronnie Brewer (born March 20, 1985 in Portland, Oregon) is an American basketball player, who was the 14th pick of the 2006 NBA Draft, in which he was selected by the Utah Jazz. ... Daniel (Dee) Brown (born August 17, 1984 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American professional basketball player. ... Paul Millsap (born February 10, 1985 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The term major professional sports league is used to describe the most important and well regarded leagues in the biggest professional sports in a country or region. ...


2007-08: Returning to the Playoffs

Main article: 2007-08 Utah Jazz season

The Jazz developed a very deep and well-rounded team during the 2007 season. Boozer mostly avoided injuries (although missed his first All-Star game selection due to a minor leg injury) and Okur, who had developed a reputation as a great clutch shooter, was selected to the All-Star game as well (as an injury replacement). Deron Williams improved considerably, finishing second in the league in assists per game with 9.3 (behind Steve Nash). The team also developed a deep bench; in the 10 games that Boozer and Okur (the two leading scorers) missed, the team went 8-2. Paul Millsap became one of the biggest surprise rookies of the year and became a competent backup to Boozer. Despite the elevated play of the Jazz's budding stars, Kirilenko showed a significant drop in his statistics and had struggles adapting to his reduced role. This eventually led to a well-publicized breakdown early in the first round of the playoffs. The Jazz clinched the playoffs as the #4 seed with a 51-31 record. The 2007-08 Utah Jazz season will be their 33rd season in the NBA. Key dates prior to the start of the season: The 2007 NBA Draft is set to take place in New York City, New York on June 28. ... In American sports terminology, clutch means performing well under extreme pressure. ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Paul Millsap (born February 10, 1985 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. ...


The Jazz went on to face the Houston Rockets in the first round. The series was a physical, close-fought one, with each of the first 6 games being won by the home team. The Jazz were able to break this trend in the 7th game, beating the Rockets 103-99 in Houston. The Jazz then went on to face the eighth-seeded Golden State Warriors, who were coming off a historic upset of the #1-seeded Dallas Mavericks (who had gone 67-15 in the regular season, one of the best in NBA history). However, the Jazz easily handled the Warriors, winning the series 4-1. The Jazz went on to face the San Antonio Spurs, fresh off a controversial victory over the Phoenix Suns, in the Western Conference Finals, but were eliminated from the playoffs 4-1. The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ...


During the offseason, the Jazz gained a hometown D-League affiliate in the Utah Flash (based in Orem), that they share with the Boston Celtics. During the offseason, the Jazz selected shooting guard Morris Almond in the first round, although ultimately they made few lineup changes. The most significant move was in letting Derek Fisher go. Fisher had also become a fan favorite due to his daughter's well-publicized battle with a rare form of eye cancer; he moved to Los Angeles during the offseason to be closer to better care for his daughter, and later signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he won 3 championships from 2000-2002. Although most fans supported this move, some have criticized him for betraying the Jazz, arguing that his daughter can receive proper medical care even while he stays with the Jazz. Offseason controversy arose after Kirilenko led his Russian national team to a European championship and won European League MVP honors. After this, Kirilenko posted on a blog that he wished to be traded from the Jazz and would be willing to walk away from his contract. He later reaffirmed this in interviews. However, no trade was made and Kirilenko has since backed off these requests (although he has also not said that he has changed his mind). The National Basketball Association Development League, more commonly known as the NBA Development League, NBA D-League, or just D-League, is the NBAs officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Utah Flash are a team of the NBA Development League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state of Utah in Utah County. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Morris Almond (born February 2, 1985 in Dalton, Georgia) is an American professional basketball player, currently with the Utah Jazz. ... Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


During the 2007-08 season, After a trade that sent disgruntled shooting guard Gordan Giricek to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Kyle Korver, the Jazz ran off a record-tying 19 game home winning streak and improved on the road after a rough December. Despite the offseason controversy and trade talk, Kirilenko has elevated his play, improving all stats from the previous season and seeming content with his new role more as a defender and a facilitator as opposed to a scorer. Carlos Boozer again won an All-Star selection, while Deron Williams continues to elevate his play, averaging 13.3 assists per game in March (as opposed to 10.5 for the season as a whole). The Jazz finished the regular season 5th best in the west with a 54-28 record. That included a 37-4 home record but they did not have a good year on the road going 17-24 which included two defeats against the Minnesota Timberwolves (22-60) and a loss against the league worst Miami heat (15-67). They also sold out all 41 home games for the first time since the 1997-98 season. Again they currently face 4th placed Houston in the opening round of the playoffs with the Rockets (55-27) having homecourt advantage over the Jazz (54-28). The Jazz struck first with a 93-82 defeat of the host Rockets in Game 1, followed by another victory of 90-84 to give them a 2-0 edge returning to Salt Lake City. In Game 3 The Rockets quickly rebounded with a rare win in Salt Lake, but was halted after another Utah win on April 26th to put the Jazz up 3-1 in the series. The series returns to Houston for Game 5. Gordan Giricek (born June 20, 1977 in Zagreb) is a Croatian basketball player who currently plays in the NBA with the Utah Jazz. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Kyle Elliot Korver[1] (born March 17, 1981 in Lakewood, California) is an American basketball player with the Philadelphia 76ers. ... Carlos Austin Boozer, Jr. ... Deron Michael Williams (pronounced (DARE-in)[1]) (born June 26, 1984 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Utah Jazz of the NBA. Prior to playing in the NBA, Williams played for the University of Illinois mens basketball team. ...


Rivals

Over its 28 years in Utah, the Jazz have had many rivals. During the 1990s and in recent years, Utah and the Houston Rockets became heated conference rivals, often meeting in the NBA Playoffs. In 1985 The Jazz defeated the Rockets in the first round of the playoffs in 5 games. And though early in the 90s the Rockets had Utah's number during postseason play beating them in the 1994 Western Conference Finals and 1995 First Round. In 1997 the Jazz finally defeated the Rockets in the Western Conference Finals, advancing to the team's first ever NBA Finals. The victory came after John Stockton hit a game winning three as time expired. In 1998, the Jazz and Rockets again would meet, this time in the first round. Utah entered that series tied with the best record in the NBA, held the #1 seed and promptly lost game one to the Rockets. After rallying back and winning game two, the Jazz would then go on to lose game three in Houston. Facing elimination — and the possibility of becoming only the second #1 seed in NBA history to lose to an 8th seed — the Jazz overcame a 20 point defecit and beat Houston and sent the series back to Utah for a definitive game five. The Jazz would easily defeat the Rockets in that game, advancing to the second round and cruised back to the NBA finals with ease before falling to Chicago for the second straight year. The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ...


Though there is some semblance of a rivalry between the two teams today, it had died down over the years. After 1998, the Jazz and Rockets would not meet again in the NBA Playoffs until 2007, where it was revived by a near epic 7 game series. The Jazz fell down 0-2 to the Rockets and stormed back to win 4 of the final 5 playoff games, including the decisive game 7 in Houston. The playoff series victory was the Jazz's third consecutive over the Rockets, who haven't won a playoff series in 10 years. The teams also met again in 2008. The rivalry also lost some of its luster when the NBA decided to revamp its divisional standings. In the old Western Conference, Utah and Houston were divisional foes, however the Jazz have since relocated to the Northwest Division, while Houston is now in the Southwest Division. During the 1990s the Jazz also became heated rivals with the L.A. Lakers and Bulls, often battling them in important regular season and playoff games. Most recently the Jazz have sparked up a rivalry with the nearby Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Los Angeles Lakers is a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ...


Season-by-season records

Main article: Utah Jazz seasons

Home arenas

In New Orleans
In Salt Lake City

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Players

Main article: Utah Jazz all-time roster

The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Utah Jazz NBA franchise. ...

Current roster

Utah Jazz roster
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Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
SG 22 Flag of the United States Almond, Morris 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Rice
F/C 5 Flag of the United States Boozer, Carlos (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 266 lb (121 kg) Duke
G 9 Flag of the United States Brewer, Ronnie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Arkansas*
C 31 Flag of the United States Collins, Jarron 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Stanford
C 44 Flag of Ukraine Fesenko, Kyrylo 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Ukraine
G/F 15 Flag of the United States Harpring, Matt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Georgia Tech
PG 3 Flag of the United States Hart, Jason 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Syracuse
F 47 Flag of Russia Kirilenko, Andrei 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Russia
SG 26 Flag of the United States Korver, Kyle 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Creighton
G 34 Flag of the United States Miles, C. J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Skyline HS (TX)*
PF 24 Flag of the United States Millsap, Paul 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 258 lb (117 kg) Louisiana Tech*
F/C 13 Flag of Turkey Okur, Mehmet 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 263 lb (119 kg) Turkey
PG 17 Flag of the United States Price, Ronnie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Utah Valley State*
PG 8 Flag of the United States Williams, Deron (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last change: 2007-12-29
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Tyrone Kennedy Corbin (born December 31, 1962 in Columbia, South Carolina) is a former NBA forward who played from 1985 to 2000 for the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, and Toronto Raptors. ... DePaul University[1] is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest who valued philanthropy, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Scott Layden is the former general manager of the New York Knicks from 1999-2003. ... North Campus Saint Francis University is a four-year, coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Loretto, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Basketball Hall-Of-Famers

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Persons associated with the Jazz in the Hall of Fame

Utah Jazz alternate logo, 2005–present

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Retired numbers

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Broadcasters

Craig Bolerjack is an American sportscaster. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Rodney Clark Hundley (born October 26, 1934 in Charleston, West Virginia) is a former professional basketball player and television broadcaster. ... Tom Nissalke is a former professional basketball coach in the NBA and ABA. He has coached several teams in both leagues, and has an overall coaching record of 371-508. ... Dan Roberts is an American public address announcer best known for his work for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. ...

Franchise leaders

  • Career
    • Games: John Stockton (1,504)
    • Minutes Played: Karl Malone (53,479)
    • Field Goals Made: Karl Malone (13,335)
    • Field Goal Attempts: Karl Malone (25,810)
    • 3-Point Field Goals Made: John Stockton (845)
    • 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: John Stockton (2,203)
    • Free Throws Made: Karl Malone (9,619)
    • Free Throw Attempts: Karl Malone (12,963)
    • Offensive Rebounds: Karl Malone (3,501)
    • Defensive Rebounds: Karl Malone (11,100)
    • Total Rebounds: Karl Malone (14,601)
    • Assists**: John Stockton (15,806)
    • Steals**: John Stockton (3,265)
    • Blocked Shots: Mark Eaton (3,064)
    • Turnovers: Karl Malone (4,421)
    • Personal Fouls: Karl Malone (4,462)
    • Points: Karl Malone (36,374)
  • Per Game
    • Minutes Played: Truck Robinson (43.35)
    • Field Goals Made: Adrian Dantley (10.65)
    • Field Goal Attempts: Pete Maravich (22.75)
    • 3-Point Field Goals Made: Jeff Hornacek (0.92)
    • 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: Bryon Russell (2.32)
    • Free Throws Made: Adrian Dantley (8.27)
    • Free Throw Attempts: Adrian Dantley (10.11)
    • Offensive Rebounds: Truck Robinson (3.50)
    • Defensive Rebounds: Truck Robinson (11.42)
    • Total Rebounds: Truck Robinson (14.92)
    • Assists: John Stockton (10.51)
    • Steals: John Stockton (2.17)
    • Blocked Shots: Mark Eaton (3.50)
    • Turnovers: Pete Maravich (4.25)
    • Personal Fouls: Danny Schayes (3.85)
    • Points: Adrian Dantley (29.58)
** - Leads NBA

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Head coaches

Years Coach Record
1974-1975 Scotty Robertson 1–14
1974-1975 Elgin Baylor 0–1
1974–1977 Bill Van Breda Kolff 74–100
1977–1979 Elgin Baylor 86–134
1979–1981 Tom Nissalke 60–124
1981–1988 Frank Layden 277–294
1988–present Jerry Sloan 941–568
1974–2007 Total 1439–1235

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References

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Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C.) is an American former basketball forward. ... Tom Nissalke is a former professional basketball coach in the NBA and ABA. He has coached several teams in both leagues, and has an overall coaching record of 371-508. ... Frank Layden is a former coach and executive with the NBAs Utah Jazz, in addition to being a former coach and player with Niagara University. ... Gerald Eugene Sloan, better known as Jerry Sloan (born March 28, 1942), is an American National Basketball Association coach. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the sport. ... NBA redirects here. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Utah Flash are a team of the NBA Development League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Utah. ... Soccer redirects here. ... 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Conference American Division Western Year founded 2006 Home arena EnergySolutions Arena City, State Salt Lake City, Utah Head Coach Danny White ArenaBowl championships none Conference titles none Division titles none Wild Card berths 2: 2006 & 2007 The Utah Blaze is an Arena Football League team based in Salt Lake City... The American Indoor Football Association(AIFA) was formed in October of 2006. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The Utah Grizzlies are an ice hockey team in the ECHL. They play in West Valley City, Utah, USA at the E Center. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... , Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is a private coeducational school completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. ... Southern Utah University, or SUU, is located in Cedar City, Utah. ... The Utah Utes are the athletics teams of the University of Utah. ... Utah State University (USU) is a public land-grant university whose main campus is located in Logan, Utah. ... A Panoramic view of the UVSC campus Utah Valley State College or UVSC, is a publicly-funded college located in Orem, Utah. ... Weber State University is a public university located in the city of Ogden in Weber County, Utah, USA. There is also a Davis County satellite campus located in Layton. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Dixie State College of Utah (also Dixie College or the Dixie State; started by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on September 19, 1911 under the name St. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... Westminster College, Salt Lake City, or simply Westminster College is a four year accredited liberal arts college located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. It also offers four graduate programs. ... The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is an association of community college athletic departments throughout the United States of America. ... CEU Prehistoric Museum (©2001 SW Clyde, courtesy of byways. ... 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