Dates of Jazz-Spurs series

The NBA just released partial info of the Jazz-Spurs series, including the dates and times for first three games: Game 1 — Sunday, April 29 — Utah at San Antonio — 11 a.m., ESPN Game 2 — Wednesday, May 2 — Utah at San Antonio — 5 p.m., TNT Game 3 — Saturday, May 5 — San Antonio at Utah — 8 p.m., TNT Game 4 — Monday, … Continue reading»

It’s official: No. 8 Utah Jazz vs. No. 1 San Antonio Spurs

(UPDATE: Game 1 of the Jazz-Spurs series will be this Sunday at AT&T Center. No time or TV schedule has been announced by the NBA. It’s still unknown when Games 2-4 will be played.) vs. The Utah Jazz now know their first-round opponent will indeed be the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs. That mystery was solved tonight when the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 106-101. The … Continue reading»

Countdown to BIG GAME is on

A few things heading into tonight’s big match-up between the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns (8:30 MT, TNT):     [poll id="11"] — The Jazz have only been the No. 8 seed twice since making the playoffs 24 of 28 possible times since 1984. Utah’s playoff life has never been on the line this late in the season, though. In 2002 and 2009, the Jazz finished ahead of … Continue reading»

Utah Jazz leave tanking to other NBA teams

Tanking (see: Golden State’s mantra) has become a hot topic as this irregular season heads down the home stretch. Shaquille O’Neal even admitted that the Los Angeles Lakers participated in a version of it to avoid early playoff match-ups with the Utah Jazz. During his regular TNT appearance, O’Neal shared this gem of an insight (via @UtahJazz): “When I was in L.A., we always wanted to stay away … Continue reading»

Josh Howard’s charity bowling event

Josh Howard is going bowling for charity tonight. Here are details about the event from a Jazz press release: SALT LAKE CITY (April 19, 2012) – Utah Jazz forward Josh Howard will help raise money for charity this week as he hosts a celebrity bowling tournament on Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Park City, Utah. The tourney will be held at Jupiter Bowl, located at 1090 Center Drive … Continue reading»

Greg Miller: ‘We are Utah Jazz. And we always will be.’

New Orleans can stop holding its breath to get the Jazz nickname back. NBA commissioner David Stern said the name belongs to Utah, and Jazz CEO Greg Miller just tweeted this out: “The window of opportunity to change our name closed shortly after we moved to Utah from NOLA. We are Utah Jazz. And we always will be.” End. Of. Story. This tweet, no doubt, will not sit … Continue reading»

NBA commissioner: Jazz name “belongs to Utah”

New Orleans’ new owner-to-be is going to have to find a less jazzy nickname than the one he currently covets. While awarding the Big Easy the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, commissioner David Stern let Saints/Hornets owner Tom Benson know that Utah will not be returning the Jazz to its original home. After announcing he will purchase the Hornets, Benson said changing the city’s team name — hopefully back … Continue reading»

Sorry, New Orleans, there is some Jazz in Utah

My first reaction to hearing the new New Orleans owner’s comments about getting the Jazz name back to its original city was laughter. What a way to play up to the home crowd. (The Jazz just have to hope the Saints owner doesn’t put a bounty up for naming rights.) Jazz fans on Twitter were mostly annoyed by Tom Benson’s suggestion that his hope might possibly come to … Continue reading»

On a 10-day contract, 6-3, 190-pound Blake Ahearn knows he doesn’t pass the NBA “eye test” — and the D-League sharpshooter told a couple of funny lines about that. But the Utah Jazz’s newest player very well could get playing time as soon as tonight in Houston. Ahearn spent time with Utah reporters after this morning’s shootaround and just two days after leaving his wife and hospitalized prematurely born … Continue reading»

Will the Jazz ‘March’ into the playoffs?

I work with some pretty great people who are talented, curious, hard-working and, well, kinda nuts. Trevor Phibbs is one of those, especially when it comes to the talented and hard-working part. This email he sent me and the information he put together shows that he’s also kinda nuts and very curious, qualities I can certainly appreciate. (Click here for high quality Utah Blaze and high school coverage … Continue reading»