Oh My Heck Utah! Your Angst Is Showing

June 29th, 2010 by Matthew Cox Leave a reply »

Dear Utah Jazz fan,

Many Indiana sports fans kept tabs on the June 24 NBA draft, not only to see who the Pacers would select with the 10th pick, but also see which team would select Butler star Gordon Hayward, and maybe not necessarily in that order.

 When the Utah Jazz selected Hayward with the ninth pick, I figured the pressure was off Pacers president Larry Bird to select the hometown favorite and avoid a repeat of the Steve Alford-Reggie Miller draft-day sideshow from 1987. We all know how that turned out.

 Thinking Hayward would be a good fit in Utah coach Jerry Sloa ...

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