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Karl Malone Humbled By NBA Hall Of Fame Induction

August 14th, 2010
Guided by hard work and a never-ending quest to be the best player he could possibly be—Karl Malone has finally found himself at the end of a long journey. The two-time MVP and original Dream Team member was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Friday night, but not without ...

2010 NBA Draft Results: Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward Pick Brings out Boo-Birds

June 25th, 2010
I guess the New York Knicks got the last laugh after all. The much ballyhooed lottery pick that New York surrendered to the Utah Jazz, as part of the 2008 Tom Gugliotta trade, may be have been much ado about nothing. When the Jazz  selected Butler’s Gordon Hayward with the ninth ...

How the Refs and AK’s Return Will Change the Jazz-Lakers Series

May 6th, 2010
Let’s cut to the chase.  The Lakers are the more talented team in this Western Conference Semifinal matchup with the Utah Jazz.  L.A.’s trio of near 7-footers, in Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, and Lamar Odom has overwhelmed the smaller Jazz.   In essence, the defending world champions are perfectly built to defeat ...

10 Things You Need To Know about Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan

May 3rd, 2010
A long time ago, a wet-behind-the-ear coach by the name of Jerry Sloan resigned from his coaching position at the University of Evansville. He never had a chance to run a single practice or cuss out a single player. And thank goodness he resigned—because that decision may have saved Sloan's ...

NBA Mock Draft: How the Declared Underclassmen Shake Things Up

April 29th, 2010
Once again, a virtual flood of underclassmen are bolting for the NBA this summer. The charge for the next wave of “young guns” is to turn around flagging franchises and bring excitment to a league that markets itself on star power. Declaring for the NBA Draft marks a crossroads. ...

Deron Williams Leads the Utah Jazz To a Mile-High Upset Over the Denver Nuggets

April 20th, 2010
On the way off the court, after Utah's stunning 114-111 upset of the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference first-round matchup, Denver Bronco's cornerback Champ Bailey exchanged high-fives with D-Will as the Jazz tied this best-of-seven series at 1-1. The defeat was certainly enough to ...

2010 NBA Playoffs: 10 Under-the-Radar Players To Watch This Postseason

April 15th, 2010
The moment has arrived NBA fans. The playoffs are here, and if nothing else, it brings the promise of the “big shot” or that dramatic buzzer beater. The art of being the man has been mastered by many, and playoff time is when these heroic gun-slingers—whoever they might be—take center ...

2010 NBA Playoffs: Utah Jazz Facing Must Win Situation

April 9th, 2010
What ever momentum was gained from Utah’s 140-139 overtime win over MVP candidate Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City was quickly squandered by the Jazz—thanks to a forgettable blowout loss in Houston on Wednesday.   From here on out the Jazz must sweep their three remaining games, to even think about securing home ...

The Utah Jazz Must Adopt A Boxer’s Mentality

April 5th, 2010
On a night when Kobe Bryant agreed to a three-year $90 million extension to remain a Laker for life, the Utah Jazz looked like a Mike Tyson punching dummy, absorbing a 106-92 beatdown at Staples Center.   The Jazz didn't just lose a game, it may have lost its postseason mojo.   Even more troubling for Utah's ...

Why the Utah Jazz Are Favorites to Finish Second in the West

March 31st, 2010
In all likelihood, the top-eight teams battling for position in the Western Conference playoff race have already clinched a spot in the postseason.   With apologies to Memphis, Houston, and New Orleans, they’ll be watching with the rest of us—as a dramatic finish to the West’s playoff picture is about to unfold.   Obviously, ...