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Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

April 4, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bright Side of the Sun.

Quiet in here
Guess everyone is at church or napping

by rtvanharen on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:17 PM

Don’t know where you guys are but we are looking good….sofar
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:41 PM

Not anymore
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:47 PM

I’m dominating this thread
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:45 PM

This is getting ugly quick
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:57 PM

I’m lonely
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 3:59 PM

This just in
Len has a rare disease to his nervous system that makes him lose control of his arms and legs.

by MIDN116HT SUN on Apr 3, 2016 | 4:06 PM

Looks like that virus is spreading
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 4:07 PM


Here we go again….giving us hope
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 4:25 PM

Len
Is a limp noodle

by MIDN116HT SUN on Apr 3, 2016 | 4:48 PM

At least I had time to pick out my new bike during the game
by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 5:05 PM

sweet…
do you cycle a lot ?

by NameAndSurname on Apr 3, 2016 | 5:11 PM

Yes I do
I’ve started doing triathlons a few years ago. This year the main goal id the 70.3 Arizona Ironman. Only if my knee recovers, I have meniscus surgery this Wednesday. In total when I’m done with it it will be about 2100 euro, about 2400 dollars. The problem is I’m 6’6″ so not sure if my body fits on it.

by TCB on Apr 3, 2016 | 5:16 PM

Gobert is long as monday…
by NameAndSurname on Apr 3, 2016 | 5:15 PM

And here’s your weekly Utah Jazz wrapup

April 3, 2016

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One. Kobe Bryant on Quin Snyder: I know Q very well. Q is a brilliant coach. … We spent a lot of time together. Q, myself, and [Ettore] Messina. We spent a lot of time just talking basketball. All three of us was basketball nerds, so we used to go over things, and see offensive options and defensive schematics, and we just talked. And, yeah, but he’s brilliant.

Bryant on the reception he got at Vivint Arena: I guess it’s, the fans here, I think it’s even more special because of the rivalry, because of the battles, and because of the love-hate relationship between us both. You know, it’s, at the end, it’s hard to say goodbye to that, ’cause we all want to go down memory lane and reminisce…They want to hate me tonight. I want to hate them. But we suck.

P.S. Jazz math lulz:

jazz math

Two. Who celebrated better, the Utah Jazz on Rodney Hood’s 3-pointer or the Charlotte Hornets on Marvin Williams’ dunk?

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marvin-dunk-s

Three. Quin Snyder on the Jazz’s free throw shooting against the Warriors: Well, I know we were trying to make them, so it wasn’t effort…I know we’ve been good from the line of late, and I think we’re — so, i–I don’t know that we can look at a singular game and say — you know, if it were that simple, then I, we just would’ve identified it in the third quarter and fixed it, and then we would’ve made more from there on out.

I think sometimes when you get fatigued, you know, it gets harder to make them. And, but we, you know, we didn’t shoot well from the line. We did a lotta other things really well. And you know, we can lament that fact, or we can say we got beat by the world champs.

Derrick Favors on getting injured against the Warriors: I talked to the trainers, and you know, I was seeing how my knee felt running up and down and doing stuff, and it didn’t feel good enough to go back out there and play. And I, you know, made the j–made the, said I wasn’t going back out ’cause I didn’t want to hurt the team…I felt like I’d hurt the team more if I went back out there, so I stayed back.

Four. The game after the Jazz honored Andrei Kirilenko: ♥♥♥

ak jerry phil

Five. Dante Exum with his own injury update: I’ve been cleared to do everything except contact. You know, I’ve just started last month cutting; being on the court and being able to come off screens and shoot.

But I think in the next month or so, I’ll start to get cleared to, kind of the unpredicted movement, which is, you know, everything I’m doing now is, I can go slow or predict it, but once I start going against someone, it’s just gonna be at random and you know, me reacting. So, it’s just about putting my knee in a good situation, or not compromising so it can get reinjured.

Quin Snyder on where Exum was before his injury: We saw him in the summer league last year start to really — you could tell he started to understand that he could get where he wanted to go on the court, where it almost was like he was discovering himself. Where he had the ball, and all of a sudden someone did something, and bam, he got to this point, and bam, he got to that point, and he was getting more and more comfortable dictating what he wanted to do on the court.

And then, obviously, he turned his ankle at first, so it was only that one game. But I saw, from that point, from the season ending to that point, you know, a big jump. And he knows that’s out there for him. We might not see that right away again, but I think he remembers, you know, that growth before the injury…You know he’s gonna come back hungry defensively, too. He’s just a unique defender.

Six. A transcript of Orrin Hatch’s pitch to Dennis Lindsey for signing Jimmer Fredette:

Hatch: I still think you oughta take a crack at getting Jimmer out here, because he can hit that shot any time he wants to. And he’s third in the D-League back there…I’m not trying to put you on the spot. All I can say is that I know he’d get a lot of fans out.

(five minutes later)

Hatch: I wish we had a few more dead-eye shooters that you could just put in there and count on if they get the ball, they’re gonna —

Lindsey: We’re open to all suggestions.

Hatch: I suggested Jimmer. He may, they tell me that he’s getting faster on defense. He’s doing a little bit better job, and you know, he was third in the class D-League, but the thing I like about him, he’s not only a very, very fine person, but he can shoot. And he’s a good team player. So, and he doesn’t cuss cost* much.

I mean, when you stop and think about it, I hope that whoever gets him, that he’ll cost a lot in the future because he does what’s right. But he’s a kid that if you give him a chance, he won’t let you down. He’ll keep going and going until he can, you know, cover what needs to be covered. But I’m not trying to tell you how to coach or how to do this, but I —

Lindsey: I completely understand…He’s been great for the state of Utah and basketball.

Hatch: Oh, he has.

* By context, it appears Hatch said “cost” but it sounded like “cuss,” which is not out of the realm of possibility in the context of who/what/where we’re talking about here.

In related news, you’ve all read about how Nike lost Stephen Curry to Under Armour after a Nike official mispronounced his name, right? Well, the Jazz’s chances of signing Curry down the line are now at 50-50 after Orrin Hatch called him “Steph-on” on 1280 this week. (It’s 50-50 because Dennis Lindsey quickly called him “Steffin” seconds later in the segment.)

Seven. Joe Ingles, asked as a supporter-and-carer-of-all-things-Australian, what advice he would give to Iggy Azalea: I don’t really have anything to say on that, I don’t think. I don’t really know what happened. I’ve obviously read a bit about it, but, yeah, I, it’s obviously a pretty ugly situation, and they all probably wish it didn’t happen, but yeah, I mean, best of luck to all three of them in, however that pans out.

Eight. Tender moments in Utah Jazz history: Trey Burke Lyles picking confetti out of Steve Brown’s hair.

brown lyles

Nine. Quin Snyder on Jeff Withey: Every time I play him, he plays well. It’s, I should probably play him more. That’s, you know, that’s on me. But I’m glad he stays ready. I mean, he does all the things that you tell a player to do, and he stays focused. He stays ready.

Jeff Withey on staying ready: It’s been tough. It’s not tough physically. It’s tough mentally, ’cause you’re, you know, you go from playing to just sitting and watching everybody play, and you want to be part of the team. You want to help out, and so, it gets really frustrating.

But you know, you gotta stay mentally prepared, and you gotta keep — you know, in practice, you gotta do game reps…It’s tough. It’s a lot different than going out there and playing.

Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Quin Snyder on his film session on the plane with Shelvin Mack: I think it’s something he wanted to do too. We were gonna try to do it in between games, and I just felt like from an emotional standpoint, it was good to let him have a, catch his breath too.
** Matt Harpring on Andrei Kirilenko: We’ve had a lot of locker room moments. (H/T @JazzJargon)
** Rodney Hood on his performance against the Lakers: I got the feeling a little bit, and you know, I just kept shooting. My teammates kept telling me to keep shooting. You know, it felt good tonight.
** Snyder on minutes: There’s times when we’ve had to extend guys. And so, all those situations can happen, but certainly, you know, being able to give them a little bit of a blow is a good thing.
** Boler on OT against the Warriors: Right now, it’s all about D. Big D.
** Ron Boone: Hayward did not realize LaVine was coming up his backside.
** Snyder on the sideline: Slow it down. Play with it. (H/T @AllThatAmar)
** Dante Exum on changing his shot: I think the biggest thing was making sure I don’t have two hands on the ball as I’m releasing. You know, it was a big issue with my shot last year. I didn’t realize it, but we’ve changed that, so. The shot’s been straight up for the most part, yeah.

Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves : Opponent Game Thread Highlights

April 2, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Canis Hoopus.

I don’t expect much positive from this game
I just hope we don’t get blown out.

by Joel Hernandez on Apr 1, 2016 | 7:36 PM

Wolves should try to outscore Utah.
by Ray Williams? on Apr 1, 2016 | 7:37 PM

Timeout at the 11 minute mark of the first quarter down 3?
by Ray Williams? on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:12 PM

A known turning point for an NBA game
by Snoekenbijter on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:13 PM

Trey Lyles is just going to destroy us tonight huh
by Joel Hernandez on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:16 PM

Haywood looks like a good player from far away
but then you get up close and see his hair

by MNIslander on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:30 PM

Why do the Jazz play ugly games with us
by Joel Hernandez on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:41 PM

That’s just #JazzBaskeball
by FreeDieng on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:42 PM


Jazz announcer has an interesting pronunciation of Bjelica
by TimothyS1 on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:46 PM

These Utah announcers are turrible
by FreeDieng on Apr 1, 2016 | 8:59 PM

Harpring right?
by MNIslander on Apr 1, 2016 | 9:00 PM

No, fortunately
But they’re just overdoing all this promo stuff, I have no idea what’s going on. Like, did someone on the Wolves just get a technical? Idk they were too busy talking linking us to NBA april fools pranks

by FreeDieng on Apr 1, 2016 | 9:02 PM

Snyder reminds me of McConaughey in “A time to kill”
by MNIslander on Apr 1, 2016 | 9:35 PM

The Pups are Special!!!!
Hard to find a team in any professional basketball league whose starting backcourt combines for one FG in three quarters.

by Hmm! on Apr 1, 2016 | 9:48 PM

I don’t think we got this
by Joel Hernandez on Apr 1, 2016 | 9:58 PM

Fumes
We’re running on them.

by Banana_Peeler on Apr 1, 2016 | 10:15 PM

oh well, if the refs are only going to give you 8 FTA the whole game
the Jazz are going to be virtually impossible to beat. That’ll happen from time to time.
It’s not all on the refs, but pretty tough to let a team that makes their living by being physical be as physical as they want with no repercussions

by VoodooMagic on Apr 1, 2016 | 10:21 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 31, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Golden State of Mind.

this may sound stupid coz of where you are all from but pls realise im on the other side of the world… anyway, is Utah part of the US or Canada??
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:07 PM

USA
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:08 PM

thanks, always been confused about that…
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:08 PM

Utah – land of the max 3% alcohol beer
is two states over from California

by DontcallmeIggy on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:10 PM

we’re almost certainly going to lose this game, so i hope the freakout in this thread is minimal
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:11 PM

Ugh…they are looking slow
This looks like a loss already. Hope they pick things up

by positiveuphemism on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:14 PM

it just feels like tonight is gonna be tough
by alisial3 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:24 PM

why does everyone keep saying this
seriously…Utah is really not that good

by DraymondGotThis on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:33 PM


damn @ Gobert
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:25 PM

Even with that last shot, Curryy looks awful, he just don’t seem to be the same player for some reason. Just don’t look like the MVP atm
by alisial3 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:33 PM

so neto gets that call but steph can’t
by reanasiaj on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:40 PM

they need to keep it close
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:41 PM

Jazz can’t shoot for crap
by TortureOpp on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:45 PM

neither can we
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:46 PM

Jazz are getting looks, they just suck
by TortureOpp on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:47 PM

We’re lucky that the Jazz are unable to hit their shots
by ServantOfLuna on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:47 PM

Is this the team we are afraid of?
by fresh donutz on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:48 PM


Jazz are heating up
by El Shorts on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:51 PM

Jazz cheerleaders are really white
by belilaugh on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:54 PM

i noticed that… & really blonde…
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:55 PM

Mormons?
by toomuchfreetime on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:57 PM

would they let their children be cheerleaders tho??
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:58 PM

these Jazz commentators want to talk about EVERYTHING they can think of except the game they are fkn watching!!
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:55 PM

AK47 in da house
by fresh donutz on Mar 30, 2016 | 6:57 PM


Report from the Vivint men’s room
Looking at the names on the backs of the dudes at the urinals: 3 Currys, 1 Stockton, 1 Malone.
Loads of Warriors fans in the house.

by Euclidite on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:16 PM

here comes our heavy legs comes in 3rd q
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:19 PM

Gotta love scheduled losses
good job NBA

by positiveuphemism on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:21 PM

If Utah is smart, they will accelerate the pace and run us into the ground
A low scoring game just means a good run and we can win it. They should try to blow us out right now.

by positiveuphemism on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:24 PM

but they are not!
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:24 PM

bad coach
by positiveuphemism on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:26 PM

Why do we only have 2 FTAs?
by ServantOfLuna on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:34 PM

Mormons rarely foul
by QualityOverQuantity on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:35 PM


Talk about an absolute trash of a quarter
by DontcallmeIggy on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:49 PM

How is Utah this white.. Like everything that they do during timeouts and half time?
I mean add a little bit of ethnic flavor for God’s sake. I ain’t even talking about Urbanizing it completely but just a dash of flavor

by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:51 PM

i lived in slc for a year. it’s extremely white. like kinda shockingly white from someone who’s lived in california the other parts of his life
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:52 PM

I’ve lived in Central Missouri
That’s white white but NOT like this White.

by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:54 PM

it is really bizarre to see…
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 7:52 PM

COME THE F_CK ON UTAH! How do you fit the stereotype so well??
At least give Atlanta credit, they’re predominantly African American and mix it up so well.

by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:03 PM

Freaking Hayward
I hate you! and your smug face

by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:05 PM


gobert over the back no call
by reanasiaj on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:05 PM

how is that a foul on Steph?!?!
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:06 PM

Ok Gobert got foul?
but Curry was harrased by Gobert no foul

by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:06 PM

This is ridiculous
Game is fixed

by positiveuphemism on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:09 PM

literally everyone in utah expected that to be a foul on gobert, are you fucking kidding me?
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:09 PM

fuck off refs!!
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:10 PM

Refs hate us now
by ServantOfLuna on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:10 PM

Still no foul
by TortureOpp on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:11 PM


Pls make a shot for fucks sake
by Rabble Rouser on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:12 PM

we have played the dumbest fucking basketball we could possibly play
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:12 PM

Utah Jazz I will forever hate your team strictly due to your Announcers
by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:18 PM

god i hate utah
by andrewjpainter on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:20 PM

OT, just what they needed
by TortureOpp on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:28 PM

I’ll easily take Utah over Houston/Dallas/Portland in 1st round please
by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:29 PM

You want the hardest matchup because?
by Godric on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:30 PM

Hardest?
We’ve played one of the worst games of the year and we’re going to OT

by allen.saenz on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:31 PM

no thanks
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:31 PM


Fitz just had an orgasm over that Dray board
by DraymondGotThis on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:39 PM

I think even Matt Harpring did the same over that sequence.
by jv209 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:41 PM

green hammer!!!!! the dagger!!!!!!!!!! we’re gonna actually win this game lololololololololololol
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:40 PM

true warriors
by bogut on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:40 PM

Love this team
by chakdephatte on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:40 PM

Respect to Harpring for being so complimentary towards Draymond’s effort.
by jv209 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:41 PM

Dray smacked right in the face with no call
by DontcallmeIggy on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:43 PM

fuck these refs!! even in Rugby thats a foul!!
by James of Melbourne on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:44 PM

That is a flagrant
by mykelala01 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:44 PM

Shocking that they didn’t even bother to look at it
by cybermaldonado on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:45 PM


What effort on a second night of a B2B!
by dinohealth on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:46 PM

WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!
by TortureOpp on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:46 PM

We win, baby!
by ServantOfLuna on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:46 PM

WE WIN!
by Rabble Rouser on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:46 PM

what an amazing win
by AJC3317 on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:46 PM

Au revoir Utah you little pissants
by El Shorts on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:47 PM

Take that…Utah, land of Donny and Marie!
by maxdusty on Mar 30, 2016 | 8:48 PM

Andrei Kirilenko honored by the Utah Jazz

March 29, 2016
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Read this on AK by @JazzBasketball1. It’s the best AK post you’ll find. JBB also put together a fantastic video covering AK’s entire Jazz career here:


ak 1

On being back in Utah: I’m missing Salt Lake. And my and my wife always talking when we landing in the airport, like, it feels like home. It feels, like, so natural. And it’s a great feeling. …

With all my respect to Minnesota and Brooklyn, it’s always been Utah Jazz. And you know, all the fans around the world would always associate me with Utah Jazz. And I’m, I’ve been very happy to considering and you know, think that the Utah franchise was my team and you know, all the organization been my team.

On how this night came about: Well, in the beginning of, end of February, beginning of March, Randy Rigby called me about Jazz alumni program and asked me if I’m gonna be here because Jazz wants to do this kind of night. And you know, I’m very grateful because it’s really been, majority of my career here. Not only basketball, but I always mention off the court part of my life because it’s not less important than the basketball part. And you know, along with basketball results, and you know, filling stats and playing great with the team and going through those stages, you know, my kids were born here.

You know, Salt Lake City really taught me a lot of things. You know, relationship with the community; how to treat my kids; how to treat the family. And those standards is really hard to, you know, value. You know, you can’t really bring it up from the basketball standpoint. So that, those things I would be really grateful for. You know, on the court, off the court kind of combining. …

Salt Lake City, as a city, really gave me great example how to raise my kids, how to be inside a community, how to, you know, work with the people, talk with the people, and I value that even more than the sports aspect. …

To be honest, I should be honoring Jazz, because you know, everything I have, Jazz gave me. You know, coming to America, young kid from Russia, you know, from other part of the world, and really, you know, becoming elite player in NBA. You know, Coach [Jerry] Sloan, all the organization believes in me. Fans; you know, city of Salt Lake gave me so much off the court. It’s a big honor for me.

On his place in the stat books: I’ve been w–fortunate enough to get a lot of stats in the duration of my career. It means, like, it’s very balanced player. If not Coach Sloan, if not Phil Johnson, I would never be on a place, you know, that high, ’cause they really made me such a balanced player…It’s really important to think about your team rather than, again, personal stats. It’s very nice to have great lines in every categories, but again, I always been thinking about a little differently.

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On how Jerry Sloan and Phil Johnson affected his career: Without them, I don’t know how my career would go, ’cause starting from my first couple years, you know, they gave me so much. They really put me in a position to succeed, and you know, I really make that step to become an All-Star [in] my third year and really kind of put myself in a, that elite category of the players who were really playing in the highest level in this league. … Him and Phil — I don’t know, I can’t split them up. You know, they go for me as a one — they really gave everything, you know, all their best. …

It’s 10 years. Imagine 10 years, it’s like more than my nine-years-old kid…It’s like a relationship in a family. You know, it’s always ups and downs. You know, for majority of time, it’s great time, but sometimes you have a conflicts. You have things which is you don’t like, which is coach doesn’t like. And in 2007, we have some tough times, which is, you know, we cou–I couldn’t handle first. And it’s kind of over the time, we figure out how to handle it. But at that time, it was just tough, and like in any family, it was a kind of breakdown.

On Larry H. Miller: He’s a guy who really believed in me, and you know, gave me the chance, along with Jerry and Phil, you know, [to] kind of be an important part of this franchise. And you know, I will have only good thoughts about him. You know, he always been a fan of the team. He always been really passionate about the team, and this is how the owners supposed to be. Without them, you know, w–there’s no success in the franchise when there’s no involvement. …

He didn’t take [the Jazz] as a business. He took it as a, as his passion.

earl tweet

On the Western Conference Final team and the importance of team chemistry: It was really fun for those, like, three, four, even five years. We have such a great group of guys who really been close together, and not only on the court, but off the court. You know, we always been celebrating, like, different, Christmas, different, I don’t know, Halloweens, all the celebration together. And this is very important, because, you know, every team, almost every team have the same type of, not chemistry, but same type of offers they can give you. But chemistry, you have to create. And that’s what probably the values the most, when they, when the guys on the team or the players, they like each other, they like to play for each other.

On being president of the Russian Basketball Federation : It’s a fun job. You know, it’s a very important job, and you know, I’m taking it seriously. Big challenge for me because, you know, finish my career being, you know, in the physical presence, going to practices. Right now, it’s more chair job. You know, sitting in the chair, you know, talking on the phone all day long. But, it’s a lot of work, you know, starting from the kids basketball and finishing with the national team, and everything is kind of lay on my shoulders. But again, it’s a very nice job to have and very, very challenging. I like that.

On his back tattoo: You know, like, everybody trying to get a tattoo in the early age, and I always wanted to try, but I didn’t really know that I’m ready for a tattoo. And you know, I kind of late, wait, but by the age of 30, I felt like, well, I still want it. You know, I still want to try, and I gave myself a present for 30 years old. And you know, I work for about six or eight months with my kids on the, what they wanted, and it’s kind of for them. It’s not for the showing off. And you know, I, if, you’ve seen probably one or two pictures in the Internet. It’s only be, by accident. So, it’s not really for the fans or for somebody to see. It’s for myself, for my kids, and I really enjoy it.

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The ceremony:

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 29, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Silver Screen and Roll.

Simmed the lottery 5 times.
Lakers fell out every time lol

by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:08 PM

Kobe better stick to Hood
or he’ll burn us

by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:12 PM

I like Gobert. We need to find someway to steal him.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:12 PM

Jazz’s D is awesome
by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:21 PM

Ugh.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:23 PM

lmaooo
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:23 PM

2 – 15
Can we haz fire byron now pleeze..?

by Capt’n Shugg on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:24 PM

24 points
by the opposing team with 4 min left
LOL

by Capt’n Shugg on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:27 PM

Fucking hate byron’s rotations.
Truly. HATE

by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:28 PM

who doesn’t?
by Shehzeb Imam on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:28 PM

Ryan Kelly.
by deadmuse on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:29 PM


byron is the closest you’ll ever get to being robotic and dense.
by Shehzeb Imam on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:44 PM

Hahahaha Rodney Hood just broke the graphics
by av1o3 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:53 PM

God this is sad.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:55 PM

lol so fucking bad.
by av1o3 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:58 PM

Hood is breaking KObe’s record today lool
by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:58 PM

Kobe for 0!!!
Way to answer that 3 with an airball.

by Kilgary on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:58 PM

KOBE looooool
by madmaxx350 on Mar 28, 2016 | 6:59 PM

Hood just toying with the Lakers …
by Shehzeb Imam on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:00 PM

Good good
Eliminating any chance the Buss family would be dumb enough to bring byron back for another year

by sumo390 on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:03 PM

Hood is legend
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:05 PM


Okay this is bad even for us
by NukMoss on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:06 PM

Hood stats
Rodney Hood has 30 points on 13 shots, 115.4% True Shooting.

by Kilgary on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:21 PM

Lakers so bad even Gobert is making jumpshots
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:28 PM

Okay well that went well I’m out this is beyond stupid.
by LadyAlannya on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:31 PM

Worst game of the season. Easily
by jepl on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:36 PM

The lowest point in all of my lakers’ fanhood
by GIBRANXM on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:40 PM

Watching this game makes me wish I never heard of basketball
My eyes hurt.

by MILEHIGHORANGEHORSEPOWER on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:50 PM

byron getting his ass beat so bad right now his grandchildren’s grandchildren won’t be able to get a coaching job
by sumo390 on Mar 28, 2016 | 7:55 PM

I wonder if we can push this lead to 70 with some special byron Turnovers
by sumo390 on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:00 PM


byronomics has reached it’s maximum efficiency level
it has taken 2 long years of hard work and dedication to reach this level of ineptitude

by Q.Calloway25 on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:04 PM

We’re losing by 52 HOLY SHIT LOL
by WiiTarded on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:03 PM

and utah jazz coach is our former asistant
by angelswing on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:05 PM

WTF is this s**t?
by Steelxl on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:08 PM

Did we spot them 30 points?
by Steelxl on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:09 PM

Well at least the Lakers played their worst possible game on byron Scott’s birthday
by WiiTarded on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:17 PM

byron may you be the Clippers next coach.
by OC guy on Mar 28, 2016 | 8:17 PM

And here’s your weekly Utah Jazz wrapup

March 28, 2016

After the Houston game:

standings 324

Now:

327 standings

One. Shoutout to these two Karl Malone fans in Chicago. Especially the one that could be Greg Ostertag’s brother.

karl fans

Two. Quin Snyder on Trey Burke’s role: You know, it’s hard to, for me to just kind of encapsulize any player’s individual role. I mean, I think what’s, you know, Shelvin [Mack]’s obviously our starting point guard, and as I’ve said, you know, Trey’s done an unbelievable job staying ready for when that time comes.

We’ve got Raul [Neto], who’s been a consistent defender throughout the course of the year, and you know, there’s always opportunity to play. And you just don’t know when it comes, and the one thing I can say about Trey is just, you know, his professionalism is outstanding.

And you know, we’re aware that that situation, you go from, you know, from playing minutes to all of a sudden, you know, as the year progresses, not playing minutes. But we made a trade, and that’s the reality of the situation.

The same thing happened to [Trevor] Book[er] the other night. You know, I mean, Trey Lyles played really, really good, and then Book didn’t get in the game the second half. But you know, Book’s role hasn’t changed. So, I mean, in that sense, I don’t think people’s roles have changed as much as the times their minutes have changed.

Three. Too bad Gordon Hayward wouldn’t shell out the money to live in a better neighborhood without so many creepy weirdos roaming the streets accosting his wife.

robyn ig

Four. Speaking of Jazz WAGs, best Jazz WAG tweet ever?

kennedy tweet

Five. Love love love!

ak tweet

But go ahead and retire #47, Utah Jazz. First of all, because #47 should be retired. Second, because #47 belongs more to Andrei Kirilenko than any number will ever belong to any Jazz player.

Six. Speaking of AK, this is pretty awesome:

porzingis

Meanwhile in New York, Carmelo Anthony is undoubtedly complaining to Kristaps Porizingis about whose jersey he should have worn on that day 10 years ago.

For those that need a refresher, this is from the Deseret News in 2004:

carmelo ak

Seven. Quin Snyder on the state of the team: Everybody should kinda keep this in mind, frankly. The NBA, a large part of wins and losses is dictated at a given point in the season by schedule.

And as excited as we were and people were going into the All-Star break — we were winning games at home that we should win, and o–that w–you know, we felt like we could win. And then this stretch after the break, we lose to Washington when we fly back and forth across the country.

And I actually felt like we were playing pretty good by the end of that long road trip where we were losing. I mean, we lost to Boston in a game I felt like we had a chance to win. Nobody’s winning at Toronto right now, and nobody’s winning at Boston. And we played really well against New Orleans. That doesn’t always — and we obviously did win that game.

But wins and losses don’t always reflect kinda where your team is…So, there was a stretch when we’re playing some teams that are just good. You know? I mean, the, we lost at Golden State. We lost to San Antonio at home. So when you start looking at those games and you see Boston on the road, Toronto on the road, San Antonio, Golden State, it starts to make a little more sense that the possibility exists that we’re not playing as poorly as maybe the record at a given time would indicate…

I mean, we’re still missing two, what were two of our s–top six guys, you know, at the beginning of the year, without Dante [Exum] and Alec Burks. So, this team has overachieved in many ways already, regardless of what the result is, when you lose [Derrick] Favors and [Rudy] Gobert…

There’s also just reality, that there’s certain things, you know, like OKC. You know, if we tacked that up as a game we should win, that’s, you know, that’s probably not fair to these guys. Although we wanna win them all, you know, that’s why Vegas has a line. And I’d probably bet that every game that we lost, we weren’t favored to win.

And Dennis Lindsey’s take: We have a very young group. That, I think that’s the way we set it up. And so, we want to give Quin a full runway to develop. And with development, there comes some of that pain, where, you know, experimenting with this, and putting a player in a particular situation that allows for growth to happen. And sometimes the outcome isn’t pretty, but there is a plan behind it.

Eight. Alec Burks’ sartorial selections were mentioned last week. Here’s another one: a normal looking shirt in the close shot, but zoom out and surprise!

burks shirt

Nine. No Trey Lyles bench celebration this week, but we do have a Rudy Gobert celebration!

rudy-celebration

Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Craig Bolerjack: Mopping up the floor after Mack went down.
** Ron Boone: It is more of a zone on the backside.
** Boler on Joe Ingles 3-pointer: If you find that sweet spot, feed it. (H/T @dianaallen)
** Media to Derrick Favors: You and Rudy have been do–playing even better back there. Have you guys done anything different, or is something — what’s better now than before?
** Andy Larsen to Rodney Hood on Dwight Howard and Stickum: Have you ever felt a ball that was sticky or anything like that?
** Jeff Van Gundy on Dwight Howard and Stickum: You would think that the people shooting could feel it right away. So, I’d be surprised if it’s widespread.
** Boler on Gordon Hayward: Matty, he fell right in my lap.
** Boler on Thunder fan proposing during game: Way to pull that off.
** Boler on inbounds pass: Mack takes it from Rudy.

Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 27, 2016
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Canis Hoopus.

I wonder if we’ll get the Trey Burke revenge game though
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 6:46 PM

Scoreless through 3 minutes
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

by SoDakHammer on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:14 PM

We can’t lose if don’t allow a point
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:15 PM

The first time in two weeks that I can watch a game.
And it happens to be a brickfest
Sup, fellow masochists?

by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:16 PM

Brick by brick we’ll build this victory house.
by E-6 on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:17 PM

Lyles is playing like a Stuuuuuuuudddddd
by SoDakHammer on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:46 PM

Lyles is killing us again…
MPE?

by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:47 PM

the wolves look terrible tonight
but at least Ricky looks particularly well groomed

by Malastare on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:50 PM

Well that was an ugly first half.
by chl on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:58 PM


The Jazz need to be embarrass by this performance
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 7:58 PM

if I was a jazz fan
I’d probably be out giving people pamphlets they don’t want, but if I had time for basketball I’d be really pissed off at their first half.

by Malastare on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:02 PM

The Jazz are a decent team, but man…They are not fun to watch.
They are very Memphis and Chicago-Thibs like. Just tough to watch.

by criteriado on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:08 PM

We could trade Bazzy for Burke…
by SoDakHammer on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:30 PM

Gosh he can’t even get playing time behind Mack and Neto…
by chl on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:31 PM

Burke’s not even
the best Trey on the Jazz.

by PoorDick on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:34 PM

Or the best player with the last name starting with Burk
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:35 PM

[Joe Ingles dunks]

Cool–
my dad just got a steal and a dunk for the Jazz.

by PoorDick on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:37 PM


Bench blew it again oh well
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:46 PM

Bench the benchers,
by Ensiferumm on Mar 26, 2016 | 8:47 PM

yeah that’s it
bench needed to contribute and they were absolutely goddamn useless. good night guys.

by Malastare on Mar 26, 2016 | 9:00 PM

Oh well gg jazz bros
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 9:06 PM

That hairstyle Hayward is sporting does nothing to lessen…
his facial punchability…
Still looks like that obnoxious frat dude who was so annoying in your MacroEcon class.

by SoDakHammer on Mar 26, 2016 | 9:02 PM

So you are saying you won’t open the door if he tries to tell you about the story of Jesus Christ?
by Joel Hernandez on Mar 26, 2016 | 9:02 PM

If he knocks to tell me the story of Shakes, the clown,
I might consider it…

by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 26, 2016 | 9:04 PM

Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 25, 2016
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.

I’m a bad fan
if they lose, I’m OK tonight. Because it screws Houston.

by bondom34 on Mar 24, 2016 | 6:53 PM

you really don’t like the Rockets that much
by IreneAdler on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:00 PM

I’d rather anyone win
than Houston. They are the least likable team in the league by far.

by bondom34 on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:06 PM

russ cracks me up…
he’s like the little show dog that keeps humping your leg in public.
you push it away and it gets testy, then returns to humping your leg.

by RingoKid on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:23 PM

Hayward’s hair game is strong!
by RingoKid on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:34 PM

maybe he put some stickum
by IreneAdler on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:35 PM


AW … it’s a beautiful night
by Grumble2much on Mar 24, 2016 | 7:54 PM

KD with 57 straight games of at least 20 points
by D Sizzle on Mar 24, 2016 | 8:45 PM

right…
…i’m calling this game done

by RingoKid on Mar 24, 2016 | 9:00 PM

i dont know why Snyder hate Burke
by IreneAdler on Mar 24, 2016 | 9:05 PM

I’m starting to think…
…them white jammies is lucky.

by RingoKid on Mar 24, 2016 | 9:16 PM

Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 24, 2016
tags: ,

Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Dream Shake.

Yikes.
Fun start…..

by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:14 PM

Maybe we will get a point soon… maybe…
by Jodorowsky on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:14 PM

It’s like counting civilians’
pushups…..zero, zero, zero, zero, zero…..

by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:16 PM

I miss the fun I had watching the Rockets last season
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:17 PM

I hate the person that watching this team has turned me into…
by Jodorowsky on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:18 PM

we got a lead
13-9

by DoubleBogey on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:22 PM

I hate this team.
by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:27 PM

Great defense by them.
by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:33 PM

What’s with their coach’s hair?
That looks…bad.

by TexasBornAndRaised on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:36 PM


17 point lead at home
this is usually when we stop playing right?

by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 7:58 PM

Rare occasion, 1 in 20 games
where we actually contesting shots and play not horrible defense

by iCheerio on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:01 PM

I wish we got this dwight every night and not just the playoffs
going low for loose balls, contesting and blocking shots

by ChucktheWagon on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:01 PM

Im sick of James chucking iso threes like he is Curry
disgusting basketball

by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:04 PM

Make your fucking FT’s DMo
by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:22 PM

the collapse is on
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:27 PM

Please sub these dumbasses out.
by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:28 PM


the coaching is just kind of comical honestly
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:40 PM

DMo…..
gotta be better

by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:41 PM

no he doesn’t
there isn’t anyone else to take his place

by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:41 PM

Boy, the Rockets seem to be playing to the level of their competition.
by TexasBornAndRaised on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:41 PM

So many of our players are terrible
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:42 PM

That may of been the worst save of all time.
by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:55 PM

normal idiot bullshit that the Rockets pull every game
by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:56 PM

we are going to get wiped the fuck out in the playoffs
wiped the fuck out

by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 8:56 PM

The team is stupid.
by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:02 PM


18 points to tied
fuckin losers

by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:03 PM

And James Harden chokes again
when we need him to not suck. It’s starting to be a pattern.

by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:11 PM

Utah wit the lead y’all
by wavytrillswagg on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:15 PM

BEV!!!!!!!!
by Bobbythegreat on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:17 PM

I never doubted you Bev
except for a few minutes ago

by twinkilling0303 on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:18 PM

Wow Utah fucked up
should’ve IMMEDIATELY grabbed Dwight when he got the ball

by goingforthecorner on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:23 PM

LOL WE GIVE UP A DUNK WITH 1 SECOND LEFT
LOL

by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:23 PM

18 point lead choked away
what a fucking comedy

by H&Hguy on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:24 PM

Great job, Rockets. Choke an 18 point lead on your homecourt against a team your fighting with to get into the postseason.
Fuck. This. Team.

by KLP713 on Mar 23, 2016 | 9:27 PM</span

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