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Utah Jazz: Remembering the 26-56 Season

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How, for one year, the Jazz became the accidental tankers After the 2002-2003 season, when Jerry Sloan guided the “worst roster in the NBA” to a 42-40 season, the Jazz then landed two significant free agents in Carlos Boozer and Mehmet Okur, and they had a good draft on paper with Kris Humphries and Kirk Snyder. They re-signed solid role-players ... Read More »

Utah Jazz Free Agency: DeMarre Carroll

Oh, this is going to be a tough one. I’m about to consider the merits of one of the most beloved players on last season’s Jazz roster. And I’m going to probably tick some people off in doing so. Alas, I proceed…. Let’s talk about DeMarre. As an overview, DeMarre is a small forward who in 66 games played last ... Read More »

4 Things to Consider Post NBA Draft

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After the dust has settled and the loudest question that has yet to be answered is the destination spot for unsettled big man, it seems to be an appropriate time to reevaluate the draft, where contenders stand, and what we can expect next season. History told us not too long ago that Howard likes to take his time when considering ... Read More »

Wild NBA Draft ends with Jazz getting their point guard

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1. CLE – Anthony Bennett (PF/6-7) 2. ORL – Victor Oladipo (SG/6-4) 3. WAS – Otto Porter (SF/6-9) 4. CHA – Cody Zeller (C/7-0) 5. PHX – Alex Len (C/7-1) 6. NOP – Nerlens Noel (C/7-0) 7. SAC – Ben McLemore (SG/6-5) 8. DET – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG/6-6) 9. MIN – Trey Burke (PG/6-1) 10. POR – CJ McCollum (PG/6-3) ... Read More »

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 »