Utah’s basketball team got its Jazz nickname from the franchise’s early years based in New Orleans. The team moved to Salt Lake City in 1979, just five years after their league debut, but didn’t achieve much until drafting John Stockton in 1985 and Karl Malone the following season. In 1988, Jerry Sloan stepped into the Head Coach role and began Nearly two decades of brilliance but no title. After Stockton retired and Malone moved on, the pairing was remade with Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer, but the point guard argued with the coach and both ended up leaving. Now, behind rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz look to compete once again
After adding Mike Conley and other solid rotation players to their already strong roster this offseason, the Utah Jazz now look like true contenders.
Joe Hulbert and Matthew Wellington bring you part 2 of our Round 1 previews, this time looking at the Western Conference
Last night, under the spotlights of the Staples Center, Donovan Mitchell donned a Vince Carter…