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  • Team USA Hates Utah, America

    Team USA hates Utah.  Coach K hates Utah.  Somebody over there hates Utah, that’s for sure. Rumors began to circulate late last night, with news becom...

  • NBA Schedule: The Nationally-Televised Teams

    NBA Schedule: The Nationally-Televised Teams

    With the NBA schedule out, there’s a certain hierarchy between the league and the media, primarily which teams will be nationally televised how often....

  • Rudy Gobert Our Center of the Future?

    Rudy Gobert Our Center of the Future?

    One thing you should know about me: I’m a francophile.  (No that’s not what you think… don’t go there!)  Simply put a francophile is someone who is shall we...

  • Five Ways the Utah Jazz Have Improved

    Five Ways the Utah Jazz Have Improved

    That 25-57 season is behind the Utah Jazz. It was a season of frustration, disappointment, tanking-not-tanking, a yeoman season to do what needed to be done...

Drafting the Future of the Jazz: What Should They Do Tonight?

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Allow me to diverge a bit from my typical mission here at Torn By Sports and talk about the Jazz just a bit.  Ever since the season ended, I’ve intended to sit down and write a post season recap, a free agency manifesto of sorts, or a draft preview.  I’ve started and stopped several times as I’ve allowed the priorities ... Read More »

Inaugural Torn By Sports Podcast: Utah Jazz Draft, Jimmer to the Jazz?

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On the inaugural Torn By Sports podcast @M_England83 hosts the fellas, @JediZaugg, @jermsguy, and a-fresh-from-the-gym @downrightdave talking Utah Jazz draft choices — should they try to replace Millsap, Jefferson? Move up? And extended Jimmer Fredette 21 draft pick trade conversation, and much more. Read More »

Jerry Sloan Returns To Jazz As Senior Basketball Advisor

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On Wednesday, June 19, Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby announced the return of Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan to the Jazz organization via an interview on 1280 The Zone. Sloan, who lead the Jazz to 19 playoff appearances, two Western Conference championships, and 16 straight winning seasons, said “I’m happy to be back in the organization” Wednesday. The discussions leading ... Read More »

Utah Jazz Announce New Video Display and Sound System

Yesterday, Miller Sports Properties (MSP) announced a new, upgraded video and sound system to be installed in EnergySolutions Arena this summer. Steve Miller, president of MSP, Ryan Young, vice president of YESCO Electronics, Jim Olson, COO for MSP, and Randy Rigby, president of the Utah Jazz, announced the new video board via a press conference at the arena. The video package ... Read More »

Runnin’ With The Utes: Evaluating The Pac-12 + BYU Draft Prospects For The Utah Jazz

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  We now stand at less than 2 weeks until the 2013 NBA draft.  Now is crunch time for team executives as the race to find that missing piece or needed star heats up. Over the past two years, the University of Utah men’s basketball team has seen many talented players come through the Jon M Huntsman Center from the ... Read More »

Win Now Or Later – The Utah Jazz Conundrum

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The NBA draft is upon us next Thursday (the day after I leave for the MTC on  mission) and every front office is working frantically, trying to figure out which players to bring in and which ones to not touch with a ten-foot pole. However, the Utah Jazz are in an interesting position in this year’s draft – they currently ... Read More »

Taking Advantage of a Situation

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Currently in NBA news, the LA Clippers and Boston Celtics are having discussions about the Clippers acquiring the services of Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce. The Clippers are attempting to be an instant title contender right now, on paper, for 2014. But is blowing up a young, promising team the right answer for this team and what would ... Read More »

Draft-day possible trades for the Utah Jazz

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We’re less than two weeks away from the NBA Draft, and we know some trades are going to go down. So could the Jazz wind up being involved in one of those trades? If they trade up, it would be for a point guard, so what would be appealing and worth doing? Cleveland isn’t giving away the #1 pick, and ... Read More »

Ty Corbin Has A Job And George Karl Doesn’t?

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Early Thursday morning as I was sipping my glass of Mountain Dew and attempting to wake up, I happened upon a rather interesting article from Kevin Graham over on KSL.com. Graham shared his thoughts on the ever-divisive and extremely controversial topic of Utah Jazz head coach Ty Corbin.  As I read through Graham’s musings on Corbin, I smiled slightly, because ... Read More »

Karl Malone Hire Sounds Familiar

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Where were you when the Jazz landed Derrick Favors in that blockbuster trade? Well, we all know Deron Williams was watching Sports Center. All I remember was a text message from ESPN. Immediately fans were excited and ready to start comparing Favors to elite NBA centers. One current center that drew comparisons was Dwight Howard. What my eyes tell me ... Read More »