Utah Jazz

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Utah Jazz
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founding 1974
history New Orleans Jazz
Utah Jazz
since 1979
Stadion Vivint Smart Home Arena
Location Salt Lake City , Utah
Club colors Blue, gold, green
league NBA
Conference Western Conference
division Northwest Division
Head coach Quin Snyder
General manager Justin Zanik
owner Gail Miller , Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment Group of Companies (LHMSE)
Farm teams Salt Lake City Stars
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Conference title 2 ( 1997 , 1998 )
Division title 9 (1984, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2017)
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The Utah Jazz are a team of the North American professional basketball league NBA . The team plays its home games in the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City , Utah .

The Jazz were among the best teams in the NBA in the 1990s. The core of this team during this time consisted of Karl Malone and John Stockton , who played together for jazz for 18 years. In 1997 and 1998 the team made it to the NBA finals, where they were defeated by the Chicago Bulls .


New Orleans and Maravich Era (1974–1979)

The Utah Jazz was founded in 1974 as New Orleans Jazz . The team name “Jazz” goes back to the native New Orleans jazz style . Even before the start of the first season in 1974, the young club caused a sensation when, in exchange for future draft picks, Pete Maravich of the Atlanta Hawks could be signed. Maravich was considered a college legend while at home at Louisiana State University and had already caused a sensation with the Hawks. As a local hero and identification figure , Maravich was supposed to increase ticket sales. Maravich's spectacular style of play and the fact that he was one of the best players in the league should fuel a rapid sporting and financial recovery. At the beginning, the jazz was divided into the Eastern Conference .

" Pistol Pete" Maravich (1974–1980)

With Pete Maravich as the franchise's draft horse , the Jazz ended their first season as the worst team. The following year the club improved, but did not reach the playoffs. The next few years in New Orleans were mainly characterized by Maravich's show performances and his high point yield (Maravich won the title of the best scorer in the league in 1977). A 68-point game against the New York Knicks is still a jazz record today. Jazz had no success with it. Not even when former NBA legend Elgin Baylor took the post of coach between 1977 and 1979. Added to this were Maravich's increasing injury problems, which robbed him of his earlier explosiveness. Not once did Maravich and his team qualify for the playoffs.

Jazz's personnel policy in particular was designed for short-term success with stars instead of talent. The rights to important draft picks, with which David Thompson (1975 by the Atlanta Hawks) and Adrian Dantley (1976 by the Baltimore Bullets ) were drafted, were sacrificed for Maravich.

A swap deal with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1977 is particularly noteworthy . At that time, the Lakers gave up the aging star Gail Goodrich in exchange for future jazz draft picks. With one of these picks, the Los Angeles Lakers drafted NBA legend Magic Johnson in 1979 . He won the NBA title five times with the Lakers in the 80s and is still considered one of the best players of all time. Gail Goodrich, however, ended his career in 1979. Likewise, after the ABA was dissolved, the Jazz renounced the rights to Moses Malone in favor of a first-round draft pick, which was later shipped to the Lakers in the Goodrich Deal.

Financial and logistical problems also burdened the young club. The Jazz in New Orleans found little support from fans, investors and the city. The high lease with the local venue, the Louisiana Superdome , as well as the high entertainment tax of 11% that was incurred were a heavy burden on Jazz's finances. Coupled with the bad sporting situation, team owner Sam Battistone decided that Jazz would look for a new home.

Moved to Utah and the Dantley-Griffith Era (1979–1985)

The Jazz chose Salt Lake City in the state of Utah. The market was smaller than New Orleans, but basketball was highly regarded in Salt Lake City, not least thanks to the Utah Stars , who played in the ABA between 1970 and 1976 and were very popular. The Salt Palace with 12,000 seats was designated as the venue . There was also a change from the Eastern Conference to the Western Conference . The management has been restructured. Stars like Spencer Haywood and Truck Robinson were sold. The Maravich era also ended with its sale to the Boston Celtics . Maravich struggled with injuries to the end and ended his NBA career after a few appearances for the Celtics. The young talents Adrian Dantley and Bernard King were hired for this. A new team should be built around both of them in the coming years. Tom Nissalke was signed for Baylor as the new coach. Utah started the new season without great expectations.

The team ended their first year in Utah correspondingly poorly. While Dantley lived up to expectations, King left Utah after a disappointing season for the Golden State Warriors after just one year . The result of the poor performance was a high ranking for the 1980 NBA draft . In the draft, rookie Darrell Griffith , who was voted second, joined another high performer, who was honored with the NBA Rookie of the Year Award at the end of the season for his good performance . However, the playoffs were missed again.

After Nissalke was fired in 1981 due to unsuccessfulness, Frank Layden, the previous manager and president , took over the post of head coach. Layden was to hold that office until 1988 before moving to Jerry Sloan to continue serving as Jazz's manager and president.

In the 1981/82 season Griffith and Dantley formed one of the most dangerous offensive duos in the league. Both scored over 20 points per game; for Dantley followed an appointment in the NBA All-Star Game . However, the sporting success did not materialize and the increasingly precarious financial situation caused problems for jazz again.

In the 1982 NBA draft , the Utah Jazz chose Dominique Wilkins as a future All-Star and Hall-of-Famer. However, Wilkins refused to go basketball for Jazz. Wilkins' unwillingness and financial situation forced Jazz to act. Wilkins was sold to the Atlanta Hawks before the season started. The team received John Drew, Freeman Williams and $ 1 million in exchange for Wilkins. With Mark Eaton, however, who was drawn in 72nd place in the draft, the jazz hit a lucky find. The line-up with top scorer Dantley, Guard Griffith, Center Eaton, playmaker Rickey Green and Drew as the best sixth man played a major role in the improvement in Jazz the following season. It was still not enough for the playoffs. In the 1983 NBA draft , Thurl Bailey and Bob Hansen were selected as two other key players.

The 1983/84 season was under a bad star. The franchise made no profits, so another move was in the room. In terms of sport, however, the team continued to develop. In 1984 they won the Midwest Division title for the first time and also reached the playoffs for the first time in the club's history. Layden received the NBA Coach of the Year Award and the NBA Executive of the Year Award . From then on, the Utah Jazz reached the playoffs continuously until 2003, making this the second-longest series of its kind in NBA history. In the playoffs of 1984 they were finally defeated in the second round to the Phoenix Suns .

John Stockton (1984-2003)

The birth of "Stockalone" (1985–1990)

During the 1984 NBA draft , to which later superstars like Michael Jordan , Hakeem Olajuwon and Charles Barkley signed up, the Utah Jazz chose the unknown point guard John Stockton with the 16th pick . The jazz fans acknowledged the selection with boos. Stockton initially played behind Rickey Green as a substitute playmaker. Compared to the rookies Jordan, Barkley and Olajuwon, his first year was accordingly unspectacular. Meanwhile, Mark Eaton was becoming a major jazz defender and best of the NBA. Limited on the offensive, the 2.24 m tall Eaton was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the 1984/85 season with an average of 5.6  blocks and 11.3  rebounds per game . He won this title again in 1989. Utah again reached the second playoff round, but failed against the concentrated offensive strength of the Denver Nuggets .

In April 1985, Larry H. Miller, originally from Salt Lake City, bought 50% of the team's shares for $ 8 million and co-owned the team alongside Battistone. In the 1985 NBA draft , the Utah Jazz chose the power forward Karl Malone with the 13th pick . Karl Malone was already convincing in his rookie season and pushed into the team's starting lineup. He eventually ousted Bailey and added Dantley to the front court . With 14.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, he achieved respectable statistics for a player who was not drafted as one of the top ten. In the Rookie of the Year poll , Malone came in third. With the injured Griffith, Utah could only win about 50% of the games and was eliminated in the playoffs in the first round against the Dallas Mavericks .

The 1986 off-season was fueled by wild speculation about a move for Jazz. Battistone received an offer to sell his stake in Jazz to two Minneapolis businessmen. In the event of a successful transaction, this would have resulted in another move by Jazz. Larry H. Miller, however, braced against this deal. To avoid a final sale, Miller bought the remaining 50% of the shares of Battistone for 14 million US dollars and thus held Jazz in Salt Lake City. The two Minneapolis businessmen later founded the Minnesota Timberwolves , which were accepted into the NBA in 1989.

In the 1986/87 season , top scorer Adrian Dantley was released to the Detroit Pistons . In return, Kelly Tripucka moved to Utah. Tripucka, previously a star in Detroit, could not get used to his new role as a substitute, which is why he was released in 1988 for the expansion draft and switched to the Charlotte Hornets for no equivalent . Karl Malone developed into one of the top performers in jazz this season. Despite Griffith's renewed injury, the Jazz were able to reach the playoffs thanks to Hansen and the up and coming Stockton.

Difficult ascent (1990–1996)

At the beginning of the 1987/88 season Stockton replaced Rickey Green as the starting playmaker. Karl Malone was now one of the best power forwards in the league. Stockton was also one of the best players in the league in his position of point guard at the end of the season . He was particularly known for his passes and tough defense, while Malone shone as a scorer and rebounder. Many of Malone's points came from Stockton's assists . Both mastered the pick and roll play so excellently that they became known throughout the league as "Stockalone". They were supported by Eaton, Griffith, Hansen and Bailey, who played a good season with almost 20 points per game as a second attack option from the bench and formed a talented forward duo with Malone. From 1988, the previous assistant coach Jerry Sloan took over the job of head coach. However, Frank Layden moved back into the office .

The season 1988/89 ended the jazz successfully. With a record of 51 victories, the team was able to win the title of the Midwest Division again . Stockton, Malone and Eaton were called up to the NBA All-Star Game . After only having to admit defeat to the Lakers in the seventh game last season, expectations were even higher this year. However, they were eliminated by the weaker Golden State Warriors in the first round. In the following season there was a slight upheaval in the team. Coach Sloan, who was considered a defense expert, replaced the injury-prone Griffith with the previous noble defender and reservist Hansen. Bailey was harassed by rookie Blue Edwards and Eaton's career was in decline. Still, the Jazz improved their season record thanks to career highs from Malone in points and Stockton in assists. The quick disenchantment followed, however, in the first round of the playoffs, when they were eliminated by the Phoenix Suns .

Jazz began the new season without Hansen, who was given up for Jeff Malone . Jeff Malone developed into the most important performer alongside the duo Stockton / Malone and scored 18.6 points for Jazz in his first year. However, after a good season, the early playoffs followed. At the end of the season Darrell Griffith ended his career. The 1991/92 season began the Jazz in the new Delta Center , which offered space for 19,111 spectators. Early in the season, the Jazz parted with Bailey, whose performance has since fallen, and got Tyrone Corbin, an excellent defender from the Minnesota Timberwolves . Once again the team won the title in the Midwest Division and was in the Western Conference finals for the first time after series victories against the Los Angeles Clippers and Seattle SuperSonics . As in the previous year, opponents were the Trail Blazers around star player Clyde Drexler . The series was lost 4-2. The 1992/93 season was the last for Mark Eaton, who had ended his career due to injuries and his now 36 years. After they were eliminated in the first round against the Seattle SuperSonics, Felton Spencer was signed as the new center for Eaton during the postseason .

During the 1993/94 season , Tom Chambers strengthened the team. In the middle of the season the Jazz sold Jeff Malone to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for distance specialist Jeff Hornacek . Again, the Utah Jazz were able to advance to the Western Conference finals, where they were defeated by the eventual champions, the Houston Rockets .

In 1994/95 , Jazz was the title favorite for the first time. In addition, Jazz introduced its own mascot for the first time, the Jazz Bear . Despite Spencer's injury, a record 60:22 was achieved. Malone had the most points on the field 13 games in a row and Stockton had the most assists (or at least the same number) - a record that still stands today (December 15, 2012). Despite a better season record and home advantage, the Jazz were again eliminated by the Houston Rockets in the first playoff round . The Rockets also won the NBA title that year. In the 1995 NBA draft , Jazz chose an important building block for the coming years with center Greg Ostertag at the center. In 1996 the Utah Jazz reached the Western Conference final for the third time and narrowly failed in the Seattle Supersonics around the German star Detlef Schrempf .

Karl Malone (1985-2003)

NBA Finals and Final Years of Stockalone (1997-2003)

As every year, Jazz started the 1996/97 season as one of the favorites for the championship title. The team had a good mix of seasoned players like Malone, Stockton, Hornacek, Chris Morris and Antoine Carr , young players like Bryon Russell , Greg Ostertag , Howard Eisley and Shandon Anderson, and an excellent coach in Jerry Sloan. Utah again set a team record with a 64:18 record and at the end of the season had the best record in the Western Conference . Malone received the season's MVP award for his achievements (27.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists) . Once again, the Jazz reached the Western Conference final against playoff rivals Houston Rockets . After a tough fight and thanks to Stockton's decisive three-point throw in the sixth game in the series, the Utah Jazz reached the NBA finals for the first time. There the Jazz met the defending champion, the Chicago Bulls around Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen . Jazz lost the best-of-seven series 2: 4. Karl Malone in particular showed a poor performance in the decisive moments and often stumbled from the free throw line . The following season the team started with an almost unchanged squad. Although John Stockton missed the first 18 games due to a knee injury, Jazz still managed to finish the season 62:20 as the first in the Western Conference. With the aged trio Stockton, Malone and Hornacek (average age 34.3 years) the Jazz moved into the NBA final for the second time in a row after victories against the Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Lakers. Opponents were again the Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan, who had to admit defeat by Jazz again 2: 4.

After the lockout in 1998, only 50 instead of the usual 82 games took place. The Utah Jazz were the first favorite for the title after Michael Jordan's resignation and the breakup of the Chicago Bulls. But Utah did not manage to qualify as the best team in the west. Despite everything, Malone won his second MVP award and the Jazz achieved a 37:13 record. In the playoffs, the Utah Jazz failed in the second round to the young Portland Trailblazers. Frank Layden resigned as manager. Kevin O'Connor took over his post from then on . A year later, the Jazz failed again in the second round due to the "Blazers". Jeff Hornacek's career ended when he left.

In the summer of 2000 both young and experienced players with Danny Manning and John Starks were committed with the signing of Donyell Marshall and the draft selection of high school talent DeShawn Stevenson . This time the Jazz failed in the playoffs after a 2-0 lead against the Dallas Mavericks around Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash with 3-2. In the 2001/02 season , rookie Andrei Kirilenko made his debut in the NBA with rookie Andrei Kirilenko and convinced in his first year. After a 44:38 balance, the end in the first round against the Sacramento Kings to Chris Webber followed . For the 2002/03 season , Marshall and Russell left Jazz as free agents . Utah responded by signing Matt Harpring for the Philadelphia 76ers . Harpring made his career breakthrough in Utah, complementing aging stars Stockton and Malone perfectly. In the vote for the NBA Most Improved Player Award , Harpring took second place. Utah failed again against the Kings. With the departure, the almost twenty-year “stock-alone” era also ended. John Stockton retired from professional sports at the age of 41. Karl Malone, however, signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers to start one last attempt at the championship, which he was denied.

Remodeling and unsuccessfulness (2003-2006)

Logo from 2004 to 2010
Carlos Boozer (2004-2010)

During the summer of 2003, the high-margin Jazz sought to sign up young players like Corey Maggette and Jason Terry . However, the Clippers at Maggette and the Hawks at Terry drew level with the offers of Jazz, so a change failed. Before the 2003/04 season , many NBA experts ridiculed Jazz as a lottery team . Without a star player in the team, the team was predicted to be one of the last places in the league. The jazz team consisted mainly of role-players like Ostertag, Raja Bell and Carlos Arroyo, as well as talents like Kirilenko, Stevenson ( exchanged for Gordan Giriček during the season ) and Raül López . An injury Harpring, which he could only play 31 games, worsened the prognosis. But Jazz surprised many skeptics and achieved a 42:40 balance. Kirilenko had a very good season that was rewarded with an All-Star calling. Bell and Arroyo became important key players. Jerry Sloan took second place in the selection of the NBA Coach of the Year Award . As expected, the playoffs were narrowly missed for the first time since 1984.

In the summer of 2004, two future cornerstones of the club were signed with forward Carlos Boozer and the Turkish center Mehmet Okur . Arroyo and Giricek's contracts have been extended. Still, the Jazz struggled with injuries during the 2004/05 season . Boozer, Kirilenko, Arroyo and Lopez missed large parts of the season. The jazz season, the worst since 1981/82 , ended the season correspondingly badly at 26:56.

At the 2005 NBA Draft , the Jazz were awarded the sixth pick. Shortly before the draft, they agreed on a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers that swapped the sixth pick plus two more draft picks for the Blazers' third pick. This made it possible for Utah to sign its ideal candidate, Point Guard Deron Williams of the University of Illinois . Another draft engagement was high school talent CJ Miles in 34th place. Bell and Lopez left Jazz for Phoenix Suns and Greg Ostertag returned to Salt Lake City after a year with the Sacramento Kings .

Again Boozer, Kirilenko and Giricek were plagued by injuries. Nevertheless, the team stayed in the race for the playoffs for a long time before narrowly failing. At the end of the season, Ostertag announced his resignation. In total, Ostertag played ten of his eleven professional years in Utah. In the 2006 NBA draft , Jazz chose two other key players for the future with guard Ronnie Brewer in 14th place and forward Paul Millsap in 47th place. In addition, Deron Williams was put on the side with Derek Fisher, an experienced point guard.

Okur-Boozer-Williams era (2006-2010)

Many experts saw the young jazz on its way to the playoffs. The 2006/07 season helped Boozer, Okur and Williams break through. Boozer and Okur were first called into the All-Star Game, but Boozer did not take part due to injury. Williams put on the third highest value in the league with 9.3 assists. Rookie Paul Millsap also surprised as a Boozer replacement and was one of the best rookies of his year. Only Kirilenko showed fluctuating performances, which caused negative criticism with reference to his lavish contract. Utah reached the playoffs for the first time since 2003 with 51:31. As the fifth best team in the Western Conference, the team made it into the Western Conference finals after winning against the Rockets and Warriors . There they faced the much more experienced and playfully superior San Antonio Spurs around superstar Tim Duncan . The series was lost 4-1, while the Spurs later won the NBA championship. Boozer and Williams were hailed as the young copy of Malone and Stockton from then on. Fans and experts believed that the young jazz team would have a championship in the near future.

In the off-season 2007 Derek Fisher left jazz. The reason was his daughter's cancer. In order to be closer to her in Los Angeles, Fisher asked Jazz to terminate his contract. The jazz management agreed to the dissolution. Fisher had become a crowd favorite during his stay in Utah. Fisher later signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers . Statements by Kirilenko caused controversy: After he had won the European basketball championship with Russia in 2007 , Kirilenko asked for a move because he was not satisfied with his role in Jazz. However, his request was never complied with.

During the 2007-08 season , Kyle Korver was signed for Gordan Giriček by the Philadelphia 76ers . Jazz started the season very well. Kirilenko, who had previously requested a trade, accepted his role as a high-class defender and energizer. Boozer finally rose to the ranks of the league's best power forwards after earning his second All-Star nomination. Williams, on the other hand, developed into one of the best point guards alongside Chris Paul and Steve Nash and set a career record with 10.5 assists per game. With 54:28 they qualified for the playoffs. With 37 of 41 home games won, Jazz had the best home record. Again, the team defeated the Rockets in the first round, but then lost to the Lakers.

Jazz went unchanged into the 2008/09 season . Millsaps, who celebrated his breakthrough, absorbed an injury to All-Star Boozer, due to which he was out about half of the season, with good performances. Okur and Williams were also missing a few games. A weak away balance could be offset with an excellent home balance. On February 20, longtime jazz owner Larry H. Miller died of complications from diabetes . Since then, his wife Gail and son Greg Miller have been the owners of the franchise. With 48:34 the Jazz qualified as the eighth best team for the playoffs. Without a chance they failed again because of the Lakers, who had the best record of the Western Conference. With Rod Hundley , the "radio voice of jazz" went into retirement after 35 years. Both Hundley and Miller were honored by the Jazz by hanging their names in the form of a microphone and a shirt number under the roof of the EnergySolutions Arena .

The Jazz strengthened from the new season with the rookies Eric Maynor and Wesley Matthews . Maynor was transferred to Oklahoma City in the middle of the season with the last often injured Matt Harpring . In return, the Jazz received the rights to Peter Fehse . The starting shooting guard Ronnie Brewer was also exchanged for the Memphis Grizzlies . With the transactions, Jazz wanted to save salary costs that burdened the salary cap through the high-value contracts of Williams, Okur, Kirilenko and Boozer . The personnel policy was particularly criticized by Deron Williams, who saw the team weaken as a result of the transaction. Carlos Boozer caused a stir, publicly calling for a change. Despite his contract expiring, the Jazz Boozer kept it until the end of the season. In terms of sport, things went well for Jazz. Williams was first called into the NBA All-Star Game. Boozer put in a consistent season with 19.7 points and 11.7 rebounds in just four missed games. Kyle Korver set an NBA record for converted three-point throws , while Matthews played a compelling rookie season as a replacement for Brewer. Jazz qualify again for the playoffs. After the first round win against the Denver Nuggets , the Jazz failed again at the Lakers.

In the 2010 NBA Draft , Utah Jazz, via New York Knicks , and Gordon Hayward moved into the top ten for the first time since 2005. Carlos Boozer left Utah Jazz as a free agent and joined the Chicago Bulls in the form of a sign-and-trade . The Jazz received a $ 13 million trade exception . With this exception, the Jazz signed an adequate Boozer replacement with Al Jefferson from the Minnesota Timberwolves . Wesley Matthews followed an offer from the Portland Trail Blazers , while Korver also moved to the Bulls. Raja Bell, on the other hand, was lured back to jazz.

Paul Millsap (2006-2013)

The Al Jefferson Era: Relapse into Mediocrity (2010-2013)

The jazz started the new season with advance praise. By mid-January, the Jazz had a 27:13 record and were on a safe playoff spot. After that, a negative streak started and Utah won only four of 14 games. After a loss to the Chicago Bulls on February 10, 2011, coach Jerry Sloan announced his resignation. At the age of 23, Sloan was the longest-serving coach in US professional sport for Jazz. His successor was assistant coach and ex-jazz player Tyrone Corbin , assistant coach became the son of Frank Layden , Scott Layden . A week later, jazz icon Jeff Hornacek was also accepted into the coaching staff as an assistant coach.

After the NBA All-Star Game on February 23, 2011, star player Deron Williams was surprisingly transferred to the New Jersey Nets . In return, rookie talent Derrick Favors , Guard Devin Harris and future draft picks moved to Utah. The tense relationship between him and coach Sloan was cited in the press as the reason for the sale of Williams. A dispute at the Bulls game, which was followed by the resignation of the coach, was also speculated as a cause. Sloan and Williams didn't confirm the rumors. Team owner Greg Miller referred to Williams' expiring contract. Combined with the looming lockout and Williams' low interest in seeking an agreement on a contract extension, the Jazz probably would not have been able to continue to sign Williams. In addition, a similar change dilemma as with Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets should be prevented. Due to Anthony's unresolved contract situation and Anthony's lack of a clear commitment to the Nuggets, the star player was associated with a change almost daily in the press, which ultimately harmed the team and fans. Ultimately, Anthony was transferred to the New York Knicks the day before the Williams deal . Both transfers were considered the most spectacular in years.

Under the new coach Corbin, the Jazz missed the playoffs. New signing Devin Harris was only able to play a few games for Jazz due to an injury. At the end of the season, the rookies Hayward and Favors, who were considered to be the hopes of the fans, were positive rays of hope. Paul Millsap celebrated his final breakthrough with 17.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists. In addition, Jazz chose the Turkish center Enes Kanter in third place in the 2011 NBA draft with the Nets draft pick, which they had received in exchange for Deron Williams, among other things . With him and Alec Burks , drafted in twelfth place, Jazz was given the right to draft two players within the lottery (Top 14) for the first time.

The 2011/12 season started late in December due to the lockout and was shortened to 66 games per team. Due to the lockout, Kirilenko left the NBA and moved back to his home country in Russia for PBK CSKA Moscow . Okur was also handed over to the New Jersey Nets shortly before the start of the season . In return, Jazz signed Josh Howard and Jamaal Tinsley . Despite the tight schedule, the Jazz were spared serious injuries to the key players. Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson emerged as new leaders in young jazz. With the support of veteran Devin Harris and up-and-coming sophomores Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors, Jazz made it into the playoffs. There the Jazz met in the first round on the San Antonio Spurs , against whom they could not win a game and were eliminated after four defeats.

In the offseason 2012 the team was strengthened with Maurice Williams , Marvin Williams and Randy Foye . CJ Miles and Devin Harris left the team. Kevin O'Connor also resigned from his position as manager after 13 years and moved to the front office as vice president of the team . Dennis Lindsey became the new manager of the team . At the end of the season, Jazz narrowly missed the playoffs and finished ninth in the Western Conference with 43 wins and 39 losses.

Gordon Hayward played for Jazz from 2010 to 2017
The logo of Jazz from 2010 to 2016

Rebuilding with a young core around Hayward (2013 to 2017)

In the summer of 2013, assistant coach Hornacek left Utah and took over the post of head coach at the Phoenix Suns . The Jazz announced that their former coach Jerry Sloan and their former player Karl Malone will take on responsibilities within the team. In the 2013 NBA draft , the Jazz received the rights to point guard Trey Burke , who was selected ninth by the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Jazz also committed the French center talent Rudy Gobert , who was selected in 27th place by the Denver Nuggets. With the expiring contracts of seven players, including key players such as Jefferson, Millsap, Foye and Williams, Jazz went into the free-agent phase in 2013.

Al Jefferson, who has led Jazz in points and rebounds for the past three seasons, announced his move to the Charlotte Bobcats . The team's second star, Paul Millsap , joined the Atlanta Hawks and role-players like Randy Foye and DeMarre Carroll also left the team. Even in the run-up to the season, the season was viewed as a rebuilding without many wins, but with a lot of playing time for young players. The young players Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors became the new leading players in Jazz . They were supported by Rookie Burke, Center Kanter, Guard Burks and the veterans Marvin Williams and Richard Jefferson . Utah made its weakest start since moving to Salt Lake City with a record of 1:14. The season ended with only 25 wins and ended up in last place in the Western Conference. Afterwards the Jazz announced the separation from head coach Tyrone Corbin . He was succeeded by Quin Snyder , who was previously an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks.

During the offseason, the contracts with Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks were extended for another year. At the 2014 NBA draft , Jazz received the fifth pick. With this one selected the 18-year-old Australian talent Dante Exum . In addition, Rodney Hood from Duke University was selected in 23rd place . Marvin Williams and Richard Jefferson left the team; Trevor Booker was signed as a replacement by the Wizards.

Rudy Gobert has been playing in Utah since 2013

Alec Burks injured his shoulder and had to end the season prematurely after 27 games. Center player Rudy Gobert developed into an important part of the defense and meanwhile ousted Enes Kanter from the starting line-up. During the season, Enes Kanter was transferred to the Oklahoma City Thunder after complaining about his role. With Gobert as the new starting center and rookie Exum, who ousted Trey Burke, the Jazz belonged to the best defensive teams in the second half of the season and took 19 wins in the remaining 29 games. The team improved to 38 wins compared to the previous season, but again missed the playoffs.

The Jazz go into the 2015/16 NBA season with an almost unchanged squad . Alec Burks returned from his shoulder injury. Sophomore Dante Exum, on the other hand, will be absent the whole season due to a torn cruciate ligament that he sustained during a friendly with the Australian national team. The team is strengthened with the Canadian Trey Lyles , who was drawn in 12th place in the 2015 NBA draft . The German Tibor Pleiss and the Brazilian Raul Neto also switched to jazz. Both were previously active in the Spanish league. The Jazz suffered many injuries during the season. In addition to Exum, Burks was again canceled for a large part of the season. Gobert and Favors also missed numerous games, so that they again finished ninth in the Western Conference and thus just missed the play-offs.

For the 2016/17 season , the Jazz signed George Hill , a new playmaker from the Indiana Pacers . Furthermore, the young team was strengthened with the former All-Star Joe Johnson and the French veteran Boris Diaw . Trevor Booker , Tibor Pleiß and Trey Burke , however, left the team. Jazz increased in the 2016/17 season, thanks to the good performance of newcomer Hill, but also thanks to Hayward, who became an NBA All-Star for the first time, and above all to the greatly improved Rudy Gobert. Utah was able to qualify early for the playoffs and thus ended their lean period of four unsuccessful years without qualification in a row. In addition, the Jazz secured the Northwest Division title for the first time in 9 years, with 51 wins this season. In the playoffs, the Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in seven games in the first round. In the Conference semifinals they were eliminated without a win against the Golden State Warriors 0: 4.

The Gobert Era and the Arrival of Donovan Mitchell (Since 2017)

Donovan Mitchell (right) has been with the team since 2017

The Jazz stepped up during the 2017 NBA draft with guard Donovan Mitchell , for whom Utah Trey Lyles and a draft pick sent to the Denver Nuggets to draft Mitchell in 13th place, and center Tony Bradley in 28th place. Shortly before the start of the Free Agency , the Jazz exchanged for the Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Thus, the previous point guard George Hill was available and switched to the Sacramento Kings . Despite all efforts to extend jazz with her star player and free agent Gordon Hayward , Hayward decided to join the Boston Celtics . During the Free Agency, jazz was reinforced with the Europeans Thabo Sefolosha and Jonas Jerebko as well as with EuroLeague MVP Ekpe Udoh , who comes from the EuroLeague winner Fenerbahce Ülker .

The Jazz started the season poorly. This was mainly due to the many injuries. Starcenter Gobert was initially out for several games. Until the All-Star Break, Jazz was in 10th place in the Western Conference and therefore not on a playoff spot. With the recovery of Gobert and the signing of Jae Crowder from the Cleveland Cavaliers , the Jazz started a strong comeback, won 30 of the last 35 games of the season and qualified early for the playoffs. Rookie Donovan Mitchell in particular impressed with a strong season and led Jazz as the top scorer with over 20 points per game. On the offensive, he filled the void that had arisen after Hayward's departure. In the playoffs, Jazz defeated the favorite Oklahoma City Thunder 4-2 in the first round . In the conference semifinals, they met the experienced Houston Rockets , against whom they lost 4-1. For the good performance, Coach Snyder came second in the election for Coach of the Year , Mitchell was second in the Rookie of the Year , while Gobert won the election for Defensive Player of the Year .

In the summer of 2018, the Jazz Grayson Allen selected in the first round of the draft. In addition, the contracts of Dante Exum , Raul Neto and Derrick Favors were extended.

The Jazz started again mixed in the NBA season 2018/19 , but were able to win many games from the turn of the year and at the end of the season ended up in fifth place in the Western Conference and thus in the playoffs. Mainly responsible for the success of Jazz were again Center Gobert and Guard Mitchell, who had a slightly improved second career year and finally established himself as the new face of the franchise. Another negative was the renewed serious injury of the former hope Dante Exum, who at the age of 23 suffered the third serious injury in five years. As in the previous year, the jazz failed again in the playoffs to the Houston Rockets. This time, however, already in the first round with 1: 4. Gobert received the Defensive Player of the Year award again for his strong defensive performance .

At the end of the season it was announced that the previous General Manager Dennis Lindsey, after seven years of managerial activity , is moving to the Presidium of Jazz, while his previous assistant Justin Zanik will be promoted to the new General Manager of Jazz.

Just before the NBA Draft in 2019 , the Jazz with ertauschten Mike Conley, Jr. an elite point guard of the Memphis Grizzlies . In return, Jae Crowder , Kyle Korver , Grayson Allen and Draftpicks moved to Memphis. Jazz signed Croatian forward Bojan Bogdanović through the Free Agency . Derrick Favors left jazz after over eight years and was replaced by Jeff Green and Ed Davis . The Jazz Emmanuel Mudiay continue to commit .

During the 2019/20 season, in which the jazz started again mixed, they signed Jordan Clarkson of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In exchange, Dante Exum , who could never meet the high expectations of jazz, went to Cleveland. During the months of December and January jazz managed to move up to second place in the Western Conference after several victories. For the first time since 2007, Jazz put up two All-Stars for the NBA All-Star Game with Gobert and Mitchell .

G League farm team

Jazz's first farm team was the New Mexico Thunderbirds in the newly founded NBA Development League - today the NBA G-League - in 2005. However, the Jazz had to share this with two other NBA teams. Just two years later, the Jazz set up their own farm team, the Utah Flash . However, the Flash stopped gaming operations in 2011 and were later sold. Between 2012 and 2014 the jazz collaborations with the Reno Bighorns and Bakersfield Jam started . Since 2014 the Jazz started a cooperation with the Idaho Stampede . They have been their owners since March 2015. The Stampede were relocated to Salt Lake City in April 2016 and renamed Salt Lake City Stars in reference to the former ABA team of the Utah Stars .


The Utah Jazz are among the most successful teams in NBA history. The team qualified regularly for the playoffs in the 1980s and 1990s. Particularly explosive and frequent duels fought the Jazz with the following teams:

In 1994 and 1995 Utah was beaten by the Rockets on the way to the championship. Utah, however, won the series in 1997 and 1998 en route to the NBA Finals against Houston. The Jazz were beaten by the Lakers en route to the championship in 1988, 2009 and 2010 and by the Blazers en route to the NBA Finals in 1992.

A geographic rivalry connects Jazz with the Denver Nuggets in the neighboring state of Colorado .


Karl Malone and John Stockton participated as part of the legendary Dream Team of 1992 and Dream Team III of 1996 in the Summer Olympics in Barcelona and Atlanta and won gold medals both times.

In 2004 Carlos Arroyo took part for Puerto Rico . Carlos Boozer was part of the US team and won bronze.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing , Utah was the only NBA team with Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer to make two players for the US Olympic selection. Both could win the gold medal. Andrei Kirilenko, however, was part of the Russian national basketball team .

At the Olympic Games in Rio , Rudy Gobert and Boris Diaw played for France. Raul Neto was active for the hosts Brazil. Joe Ingles , on the other hand, played for the Australian national team.

Current squad

Utah Jazz roster as of December 24, 2019
player Coaches
No. Nat. Surname position birth size info college
00 PhilippinesPhilippines United StatesUnited States Jordan Clarkson Guard 06/07/1992 196 cm Missouri
0 United StatesUnited States Nigel Williams-Goss Guard 09/16/1994 191 cm R. Gonzaga
2 AustraliaAustralia Joe Ingles Forward October 2, 1987 203 cm Australia
3 United StatesUnited States Justin Wright-Foreman Guard 10/27/1997 188 cm G / R Hofstra
5 United StatesUnited States Jarrell Brantley Forward 06/07/1996 201 cm G / R Charleston
6th United StatesUnited States Rayjon Tucker Guard 09/24/1997 191 cm R. UA Little Rock
8th Congo Democratic RepublicDemocratic Republic of Congo Emmanuel Mudiay Guard 05.03.1996 196 cm Prime Prep Academy (TX)
10 United StatesUnited States Mike Conley Guard 10/11/1987 185 cm Ohio State
13 United StatesUnited States Tony Bradley center 01/08/1998 211 cm North Carolina
16 United StatesUnited States Juwan Morgan Forward 04/17/1997 203 cm R. Indiana
17th United StatesUnited States Ed Davis Forward / Center 06/05/1989 208 cm Cruz Roja.svg North Carolina
23 United StatesUnited States Royce O'Neale Guard / Forward 06/05/1993 198 cm Baylor
24 United StatesUnited States Miye Oni Guard 08/04/1997 196 cm R. Yale
27 FranceFrance Rudy Gobert center 06/26/1992 218 cm France
31 United StatesUnited States SenegalSenegal Georges Niang Forward 06/17/1993 203 cm Iowa State
44 CroatiaCroatia Bojan Bogdanović Guard / Forward 04/18/1989 203 cm Cruz Roja.svg Croatia
45 United StatesUnited States Donovan Mitchell Guard 09/07/1996 191 cm Louisville
Nat. Surname position
United StatesUnited States Quin Snyder Head coach
United StatesUnited States Alex Jensen Assistant coach
GreeceGreece Fotis Katsikaris Assistant coach
unknownunknown Mike Wells Assistant coach
unknownunknown Johnnie Bryant Assistant coach
unknownunknown Mark McKnown Player development
unknownunknown Jeff Watkinson Player development
unknownunknown Eric Waters Medical trainer
unknownunknown Nick Asay Medical assistant trainer
unknownunknown Isaiah Wright Strength and conditioning trainer
Abbr. meaning
No. Jersey number
Nat. nationality
C. Team captain
R. Rookie
G Two-way contract
Cruz Roja.svg Inactivity due to injury

International rights

The Jazz own the rights to the following players:

Draft round Pick player position nationality team
2008 2 44 Ante Tomić C. CroatiaCroatia Croatia FC Barcelona ( Spain )

Honors and achievements worth mentioning

Darrell Griffith played for the jazz from 1980 to 1991
Point guard Deron Williams played for the Jazz from 2005 to 2011
Mehmet Okur was active for jazz from 2004 to 2011
The Russian Andrei Kirilenko played for the team from 2001 to 2011
Derrick Favors wore the jersey of Jazz from 2011 to 2019
Jersey numbers that are no longer assigned
No. Nat. Surname position time
1 United StatesUnited States Frank Layden Head coach 1981-1988
4th United StatesUnited States Adrian Dantley Forward 1979-1986
7th United StatesUnited States Pete Maravich Guard 1974-1979
9 United StatesUnited States Larry H. Miller Team owner 1986-2009
12 United StatesUnited States John Stockton Guard 1984-2003
14th United StatesUnited States Jeff Hornacek Guard 1993-2000
32 United StatesUnited States Karl Malone Forward 1985-2003
35 United StatesUnited States Darrell Griffith Guard 1980-1991
53 United StatesUnited States Mark Eaton center 1981-1993
1223 United StatesUnited States Jerry Sloan Head coach 1988-2011
microphone United StatesUnited States Rod Hundley Basketball commentator 1974-2009
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame players
Nat. Surname position time Year of admission
United StatesUnited States Pete Maravich Guard 1974-1980 1987
United StatesUnited States Walt Bellamy center 1974 1993
United StatesUnited States Gail Goodrich Guard 1976-1979 1996
United StatesUnited States Adrian Dantley Forward 1979-1986 2008
United StatesUnited States John Stockton Guard 1984-2003 2009
United StatesUnited States Karl Malone Forward 1985-2003 2010
United StatesUnited States Bernard King Forward 1979-1980 2013
United StatesUnited States Spencer Haywood center 1979 2015
United StatesUnited States Jerry Sloan Head coach 1988-2011 2009
United StatesUnited States Rod Hundley Basketball commentator 1974-2009 2003
Other well-known former players
Surname current club
Thurl Bailey Career ended
Carlos Boozer Career ended
Tyrone Corbin Career ended
Derrick Favors United StatesUnited States New Orleans Pelicans
Rickey Green Career ended
Matt Harpring Career ended
Gordon Hayward United StatesUnited States Boston Celtics
Al Jefferson Career ended
Enes Kanter United StatesUnited States Boston Celtics
Andrei Kirilenko Career ended
Kyle Korver United StatesUnited States Cleveland Cavaliers
Jeff Malone Career ended
Paul Millsap United StatesUnited States Denver nuggets
Mehmet Okur Career ended
Greg Easter Day Career ended
Truck Robinson Career ended
Bryon Russell Career ended
Deron Williams Career ended
Mo Williams Career ended

Individual awards


NBA Rookie of the Year

NBA Defensive Player of the Year

NBA Coach of the Year

All-NBA First Team

All-NBA Second Team

All-NBA Third Team

NBA All-Defensive First Team

NBA All-Defensive Second Team

NBA Rookie First Team

NBA rookie second team

NBA All-Stars

NBA draft

Top 10 voting rights in the NBA Draft
Pick Surname position nationality Draft year
7th Rich Kelley center United StatesUnited States 1975
2 Darrell Griffith Guard United StatesUnited States 1980
3 Dominique Wilkins Forward United StatesUnited States 1982
7th Thurl Bailey Forward United StatesUnited States 1983
3 Deron Williams Guard United StatesUnited States 2005
9 Gordon Hayward Forward United StatesUnited States 2010
3 Enes Kanter center TurkeyTurkey 2011
5 Dante Exum Guard AustraliaAustralia 2014


Team records as of June 25, 2013
Type of service Player (Regular Season) Record value
Points United StatesUnited States Karl Malone 36,347
Rebounds United StatesUnited States Karl Malone 14,601
Assists United StatesUnited States John Stockton 15,806
Steals United StatesUnited States John Stockton 3,256
blocks United StatesUnited States Mark Eaton 3,064
Three point throws United StatesUnited States John Stockton 2,203
Games United StatesUnited States John Stockton 1,504
Surname time statistics Wins [%]
Scotty Robertson 1974 1:14 6.7
Elgin Baylor 1974, 1975-1979 86: 135 38.9
Butch Van Breda Kolff 1974-1977 74: 100 42.5
Tom Nissalke 1979-1981 52: 112 31.7
Frank Layden 1981-1989 277: 294 48.5
Jerry Sloan 1989-2011 1127: 682 59.2
Tyrone Corbin 2011-2014 112: 146 43.4
Quin Snyder Since 2014 227: 183 55.4
Playing times in the NBA
year Victories: defeats Wins [%] Play-offs
New Orleans Jazz
1974/75 23:59 28.0 Not qualified for the play-offs
1975/76 38:44 46.3 Not qualified for the play-offs
1976/77 35:47 42.7 Not qualified for the play-offs
1977/78 39:43 47.6 Not qualified for the play-offs
1978/79 26:56 31.7 Not qualified for the play-offs
Utah Jazz
1979/80 24:58 29.3 Not qualified for the play-offs
1980/81 28:54 34.1 Not qualified for the play-offs
1981/82 25:57 30.5 Not qualified for the play-offs
1982/83 30:52 36.6 Not qualified for the play-offs
1983/84 45:37 54.9 2: 4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Phoenix Suns
1984/85 41:41 50.0 1: 4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Denver Nuggets
1985/86 42:40 51.2 1: 3 in the first round against the Dallas Mavericks
1986/87 44:38 53.7 2-3 in the first round against the Golden State Warriors
1987/88 47:35 57.3 3: 4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers
1988/89 51:31 62.2 0-3 in the first round against the Golden State Warriors
1989/90 55:27 67.1 2: 3 in the first round against the Phoenix Suns
1990/91 54:28 65.9 1: 4 in the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers
1991/92 55:27 67.1 2-4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers
1992/93 47:35 57.3 2-3 in the first round against the Seattle SuperSonics
1993/94 53:29 64.6 1: 4 in the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets
1994/95 60:22 73.2 2: 3 in the first round against the Houston Rockets
1995/96 55:27 67.1 3: 4 in the Western Conference Finals against the Seattle SuperSonics
1996/97 64:18 78.0 2-4 in the NBA Finals against Chicago Bulls
1997/98 62:20 75.6 2-4 in the NBA Finals against Chicago Bulls
1998/99 37:13 74.0 2-4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers
1999/00 55:27 67.1 1: 4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers
2000/01 53:29 64.6 2: 3 in the first round against the Dallas Mavericks
2001/02 44:38 53.7 1: 3 in the first round against the Sacramento Kings
2002/03 47:35 57.3 1: 4 in the first round against the Sacramento Kings
2003/04 42:40 51.2 Not qualified for the play-offs
2004/05 26:56 31.7 Not qualified for the play-offs
2005/06 41:41 50.0 Not qualified for the play-offs
2006/07 51:31 62.2 1: 4 in the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs
2007/08 54:28 65.9 2: 4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers
2008/09 48:34 58.5 1: 4 in the first round against the Los Angeles Lakers
2009/10 53:29 64.6 0: 4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers
2010/11 39:43 47.6 Not qualified for the play-offs
2011/12 36:30 54.5 0: 4 in the first round against the San Antonio Spurs
2012/13 43:39 52.4 Not qualified for the play-offs
2013/14 25:57 30.5 Not qualified for the play-offs
2014/15 38:44 46.3 Not qualified for the play-offs
2015/16 40:42 48.8 Not qualified for the play-offs
2016/17 51:31 62.2 0-4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors
2017/18 48:34 58.5 1: 4 in the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets
2018/19 50:32 61.0 1: 4 in the first round against the Houston Rockets
2019/20 44:28 61.1
total 2008: 1708 54.0 124: 144 in the playoffs ( 46.3% ) As of: Reg.Season August 2020


  • The Jazz are the only NBA team that never lost 60 games in a season.
  • The highest win ever came with 144: 96 at home against the Milwaukee Bucks on January 27, 1990. The setting of the record was achieved on March 28, 2016 against the Los Angeles Lakers with 123: 75 (48 points).


  • Nate LeBoutillier: The Story of the Utah Jazz. Creative Education, Mankato, Minnesota 2007, ISBN 978-1-58341-427-9 .

Web links

Commons : Utah Jazz  - Collection of images, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Article in Desert News - Commitment by Pete Maravich
  2. ^ History of the Jazz and How Gail Goodrich Gave Magic Johnson HIV
  3. Remember the ABA: Utah Stars , remembertheaba.com, accessed July 10, 2011.
  4. ^ Utah History Encyclopedia - Utah Jazz . Utah History Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on August 28, 2010. Retrieved on August 17, 2010.
  5. ^ Quiet, efficient, tough as nails, Stockton defined the point . NBA. Archived from the original on November 19, 2010. Retrieved on August 17, 2010.
  6. ^ Larry H. Miller Group: Information from Answers.com, accessdate = 9/22/2010
  7. Late Jazz owner Larry Miller spurned huge payday to keep team in Utah . Deseret News. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  8. www.basketball-reference.com by Jeff Malone
  9. a b page no longer available , search in web archives: 1996–1997 Season In Review - NBA Turns 50; Bulls Drive for 5@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.nba.com
  10. ^ John Stockton :: Spokesmanreview.com article, 10/15/1997 ( Memento of May 2, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  11. CNN / SI NBA Preview '97: Utah Jazz Scouting Report ( Memento of August 13, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  12. ^ Los Angeles Lakers History - Playoff Performances
  13. NBA.com: The Bulls Triple Double
  14. ^ Over and Out - MVP an MIA in Jazz's latest playoff failure. Published May 28, 1999 - accessed March 19, 2011.
  15. ^ Hawks match Jazz offer sheet, re-sign G Jason Terry
  16. ^ SI's 2003-4 NBA Preview: Utah Jazz Jazz With a legend gone, a talent-starved team has a new point to make . In: Sports Illustrated . Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  17. Boozer, Okur officially sign offer sheets with Jazz
  18. 2005 NBA Draft Pick Transactions
  19. Marc Stein: Offseason review: Rating the West from Mavs to Griz . ESPN. September 21, 2006. Retrieved April 22, 2007.
  20. Michael Ventre: NBA Offseason Report - Utah Jazz . MSNBC. Retrieved April 22, 2007.
  21. Fran Blinebury: Kirilenko feels like forgotten you . In: Houston Chronicle . April 23, 2007. Retrieved October 13, 2010.
  22. Fisher leaves Jazz to focus on daughter's cancer treatment
  23. Kirilenko 'ready' to leave NBA, $ 63 mil contract. . ESPN.com, updated September 21, 2007.
  24. Jazz owner Miller dies at 64
  25. Jazz trade Brewer to Grizzlies
  26. Utah Jazz: Deron Williams sad to say goodbye . Deseret Morning News . February 19, 2010.
  27. ^ Utah Jazz Selects Gordon Hayward with Ninth Pick in 2010 NBA Draft
  28. ^ Jazz complete sign-and-trade with Bulls for Boozer . SLTrib.com. Retrieved August 18, 2010.
  29. ^ Minnesota Timberwolves send Al Jefferson to Jazz for Kosta Koufos, draft picks . ESPN. Retrieved August 18, 2010.
  30. ^ Bulls sign guard Kyle Korver . Bulls.com (nba.com/bulls). Retrieved August 18, 2010.
  31. ^ After 23 years at the helm, Sloan leaves us wishing for more
  32. ^ Nets trade for Deron Williams
  33. ^ Brian Smith D-Will gets a new jersey - New Jersey’s ( February 26, 2011 memento in the Internet Archive ) The Salt Lake Tribune , February 23, 2011
  34. David Aldridge : Utah owner: No hard feelings, D-Will . NBA. February 23, 2011. Archived from the original on February 25, 2011. Retrieved on June 2, 2012.
  35. ^ Utah Jazz select a Turk and Burks
  36. ^ Andrei Kirilenko to play in Europe
  37. ^ Utah Jazz trade Mehmet Okur to New Jersey for trade exception, future 2nd-round pick
  38. ^ Match report Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz from April 24, 2012
  39. ^ Jazz CEO Greg Miller on Mo Williams, Marvin Williams, Devin Harris, free agency
  40. ^ Utah Jazz: New acquisition Randy Foye speaks on why he chose Utah
  41. ^ Utah Jazz: Dennis Lindsey, Kevin O'Connor to team in expanded Jazz brain trust
  42. Utah Jazz bring back Jerry Sloan as team consultant
  43. ^ Karl Malone to work with Utah Jazz players
  44. ^ NBA Draft: Utah Jazz get Trey Burke and Rudy Gobert
  45. Al Jefferson to Bobcats
  46. ^ Paul Millsap, Hawks agree
  47. Jazz hire Quin Snyder as coach
  48. Sources: Jazz match Hornets' offer sheet for restricted free agent Gordon Hayward
  49. Jazz sign Alec Burk's multi year contract extension
  50. Welcome to Utah, Dante Exum and Rodney Hood
  51. Thunder Acquires Augustin, Singler, Kanter, Novak and Draft Pick
  52. Dante Exum Injury Update
  53. ^ Utah Jazz: German center Tibor Pleiss signs three-year deal
  54. Jazz draft pick Donovan Mitchell stays grounded off the court, flies high on it Jazz draft pick Donovan Mitchell stays grounded off the court, flies high on it
  55. PG Ricky Rubio acquired by Jazz for 2018 protected first-rounder
  56. Gordon Hayward's $ 128 Million Contract Is Meaningless In The Land Of LeBron
  57. Jerebko, Sefolosha, Udoh amplify jazz
  58. nba.com: Utah Jazz acquire Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder in three-team trade
  59. spox.com: Thanks to Donovan Mitchell! Utah Jazz book playoffs by winning the Los Angeles Lakers
  60. ^ Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert brings home Defensive Player of the Year trophy
  61. nba.com: Utah Jazz Sign Grayson Allen
  62. nba.com: Jazz Agree to Terms with Favors, Exum and Neto
  63. Danté Exum injury update — May 3, 2019
  64. Rudy Gobert named NBA's Defensive Player of the Year for the second season in a row
  65. ^ Utah Jazz announce basketball operations promotions of Lindsey, Zanik
  66. NBA News: Memphis Grizzlies trade Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz
  67. ^ New / old Mike Conley changes everything for the Utah Jazz
  68. Deseret News: A few reactions to Utah Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert being named All-Stars
  69. ^ Stampede-Jazz Affiliation ( Memento from July 2, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  70. ^ NBA Development League's Idaho Stampede Relocates to Salt Lake City