Utah Jazz: NBA All-Time Starting Fives

September 9th, 2010 by Emile Avanessian Leave a reply »
If the word of the day is “concise,” and for me that might not be a bad thing, the Utah Jazz is the perfect franchise to try to sum up.

Simply put, the history of the Jazz organization, the last three decades in particular, is best summed up in two words: stability and consistency.

In the 31 years since moving from New Orleans to Salt Lake City, the Jazz have the taken floor under just three coaches: Tom Nissalke for 2+ seasons, the outgoing Frank Layden for the next 6+ seasons, and the maniacally intense Jerry Sloan for the past 22 and change.

Over the past 27 years, or the combined Frank Layden-Jerry Sloan era, the Jazz have finished .500 or better 26 times, have made 23 trips to the postseason (21 of them consecutively), have won 50+ games 14 times, 60 or better three times, made six appearances in the Western Conference Finals, and a pair of trips to the NBA Finals.

Over that same period, the Utah Jazz franchise has enjoyed incredible stability in the owner’s suite as well, with local business mogul, the late Larry Miller (and his family following his passing in 2009) owning the team for the entirety of that peri ...

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