About Matt Petersen

Matt joined the DeseretNews.com staff after three years of sports reporting and sports web editing at The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah. While there he covered BYU, UVU, high school and NBA sports. Born in Nebraska and raised in Phoenix, AZ, Matt has grown to love the scenery, sports and people in Utah since moving there in 2009 to finish his studies at Utah Valley University. Matt is an avid NBA follower and makes time to dust off the high-tops to do more than just write and watch the game.

When it comes to the NBA Draft, hindsight is the easiest I-told-you-so in the book. Never mind that people are quick to forget what scouts actually thought at the time. Believe it or not, Dwayne Wade was a reach for … Continue reading»

Would you take the Deron Williams trade back if you could? That’s what the crew at ESPN 700 sports radio asked DeseretNews.com Jazz beat writer Jody Genessy earlier this week. Here’s what he had to say (full interview audio can … Continue reading»

Jazz searching for answers, but no more than usual

Between injuries and voluntary experimentation, Jazz fans have expressed frustration over head coach Tyrone Corbin’s roster/rotation moves. Corbin’s seeming lack of consistency (see Favors’ benching against Milwaukee) has left reporters questioning his decision-making…and Corbin quick to respond. Truth is, however, … Continue reading»