Jerry Sloan walked up the steps to the stage at the Basketball Hall of Fame to give his enshrinement speech in 2009, almost as if he were dreading what the next few minutes would bring.
DETROIT (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 32 points and the Utah Jazz withstood two big Detroit rallies to beat the Pistons 111-105 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory.
HOUSTON (AP) — Jazz coach Quin Snyder kept telling Bojan Bogdanovic to keep playing despite his shooting struggles on Sunday night.
Bogdanovic ended up hitting the biggest shot of the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Utah Jazz thrive on making that one extra pass to pile up assists, even if it means they run right up against the shot clock on many possessions.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell carrying Utah late in a game was no surprise, but having Georges Niang shoulder some of the load certainly was as the Jazz duo combined to take down the...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Jazz answered a big run with one of their own and withstood a final push down the stretch to walk away with another victory.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With his team trailing by eight points at halftime, Jazz coach Quin Snyder showed his players some clips from the first half when they were missing players in the corners...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell’s dunk changed everything.
With the Jazz trailing by seven in the fourth quarter, Mitchell drove down the lane and rose up to jam the ball in traffic...
TORONTO (AP) — Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors hardly anticipated an easy night against the Utah Jazz.
“I don’t think any of us expected to be up 40 against that team,” VanVleet...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Utah coach Quin Snyder didn’t have a lot to say to his team at halftime, despite a 15-point deficit. A little video session, but no harsh words or motivational...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the second time in three nights, the Utah Jazz watched the Minnesota Timberwolves fire away from 3-point range. The result was different this time.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic didn't hesitate to ask his new coach for the final shot.
With 1.3 seconds left, Utah coach Quin Snyder drew up a play the Jazz practiced earlier...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rebounding became a primary focus for the Utah Jazz after they struggled on the boards in two straight losses. It turned into an area of strength against the Philadelphia...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing rugged defense has helped Utah become a consistent playoff team.
Now the Jazz seek to become a bigger postseason threat with a more versatile...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah changed the entire dynamic of its backcourt after acquiring veteran point guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies in July. Will it be enough to turn the Jazz into...
NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer has won this season's coach of the year award, presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell got fired up after being told he wasn't playing good enough.
Mitchell matched his career high with 46 points and led the Utah Jazz to a 118-108 victory...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Everything fell into place for the Utah Jazz early on defense. It equaled a tough 40 minutes for the Sacramento Kings.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An eye injury forced Donovan Mitchell to spend much of the first quarter in the locker room. His vision seemed better than ever when he returned.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A little film study went a long way for Ricky Rubio and helped Utah keep its long winning streak in Sacramento going.
Even with leading scorer Donovan Mitchell sitting out with bruised ribs.
Rubio scored 23 of his 27 points in the first half, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 15 rebounds and the Jazz beat the Kings 133-112 on Sunday.
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas and Utah made history. The Jazz weren't pleased with their share.
Harrison Barnes scored 19 points in 26 minutes and the Mavericks handed the Jazz their worst loss since moving to Utah, 118-68 on Wednesday night.
While in New Orleans, the Jazz lost to Milwaukee by 56, 158-102 on March 14, 1979.
"There was a point where we stopped competing," Utah coach Quin Snyder said. "We all have to own that and obviously the scoreboard reflected that.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell returned to Utah's lineup, and so did the Jazz's tenacious defense.
The Jazz nearly led wire-to-wire in a 117-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night that snapped a four-game skid. They got there on the type of defensive play that propelled Utah into the playoffs a season ago.
The Jazz clogged passing lanes and forced the Mavericks to make bad decisions. Dallas committed 25 turnovers, and Utah turned them into 31 points.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell wasn't happy with Utah's sporadic defense and neither was coach Quin Snyder.
Good thing the Jazz had plenty of scoring options to make up for it.
Mitchell scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Utah overcame an uneven performance on both ends of the floor to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-117 in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bringing back a roster virtually unchanged from the end of last season isn't intended to be a sign that the Utah Jazz have embraced the status quo.
The Jazz want to send a much different message.
This is a team eager to prove last season's strong finish was simply a snapshot of a climb toward becoming an elite team. One thing is certain: Utah will not be sneaking up on anyone this time around, so an even better encore performance will be needed.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah didn't make any major offseason moves but fans shouldn't mistake that for a sign the Jazz are satisfied with the status quo.
With the start of training camp, Utah players and coaches are echoing the same message: Continuity doesn't equal complacency.
The Jazz are focused on maximizing potential they showed toward the end of last season — with a roster that has returned mostly intact — once the regular season starts in mid-October.
Quin Snyder walked into his news conference after Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals with a stoic look, slowly rubbing his forehead, barely if ever cracking anything that would resemble a smile.
HOUSTON (AP) — Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio will miss Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets because of a strained left hamstring.
Rubio left Friday night's game against the Thunder in the first quarter with the injury. The team says it does not know how long he will be out, but coach Quin Snyder said after Friday's game he hoped it wasn't too serious. He said the injury "caught up with him a little bit" in a "tough series."
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell arrived at the arena wearing a white hoodie featuring the Mona Lisa. He left the court having authored a playoff masterpiece.
Even when the Jazz trailed in the first half, Utah coach Quin Snyder reminded Mitchell what he was capable of accomplishing.
"We're going to win this game and you're going to go off," Mitchell said his coach told him. "When you got a coach telling you that, your mindset changes and maybe you don't need to be nervous anymore."
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Derrick Favors can find ways to impose his will, good things happen for the Utah Jazz.
Favors has been quietly, albeit effectively, getting it done against the Oklahoma City Thunder, playing in the shadows of Utah rookie of the year candidate Donovan Mitchell and Jazz center Rudy Gobert.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It wasn't even clear until an hour before the game if Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell was going to play in Game 2 against Oklahoma City.
The Thunder probably wish he hadn't.
Mitchell, who played with a bruised left foot, scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to help the Jazz defeat Oklahoma City 102-95 and tie their Western Conference playoff series at one win apiece.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has a chance to write one more chapter to an improbable comeback story.
The Jazz put themselves in position to claim the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference after cruising to a 119-79 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. Utah did not waste time taking control of the game and led by double digits over the final 3 1/2 quarters.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quin Snyder wasn't too concerned about the pressure of a win-and-in situation for his Utah Jazz.
"I'd rather have that pressure than the alternative," the coach said.
Now, he and the rest of the Jazz can rest easy.
Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points to help Utah clinch a playoff berth with a 112-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell looked at coach Quin Snyder when he arrived for shootaround Thursday, and the intensity on his face and in his body language was unmistakable.
"When he comes in like that, man, we generally respond with the same energy," Mitchell said.
The Jazz rookie scored 19 points, Rudy Gobert had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 117-95 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Passing the ball isn't the only role for Ricky Rubio these days. Rubio has remade himself into a true scoring threat with the Utah Jazz.
Rubio scored 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting, and added eight assists and six rebounds, to lift the Jazz to a 117-110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder isn't keeping track of those wins just yet.
Utah's winning streak stood at nine on Sunday night after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 115-96. Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and newcomer Jae Crowder had 15 in his Jazz debut.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The season hit a low point for Utah nearly three weeks ago in a 14-point loss to an Atlanta team that's currently tied for the fewest wins in the league.
The Jazz haven't lost since.
Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points and previewed his Slam Dunk Contest appearance with two tomahawk jams, and the Jazz extended their league-best winning streak to eight with a 106-94 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Utah Jazz ended their four-game road trip undefeated, though the final victory was much different than the others.
The Jazz offense, which had been running smoothly, struggled a bit Wednesday night but still did enough to produce a 92-88 win over the Memphis Grizzlies that marked Utah's seventh straight victory.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rodney Hood put to rest any concerns about his health when used a hesitation dribble to blow past Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic and bolted down the lane for a soaring one-handed dunk.
Hood scored 30 points in his second game back from a bruised left shin and the surging Utah Jazz extended their winning streak to six with a 133-109 victory over New Orleans on Monday night.
TORONTO (AP) — Ricky Rubio's big 3-pointer gave the Utah Jazz back-to-back wins for the first time in more than a month.
Rubio drained the winning basket with 4 seconds remaining as the Jazz earned a 97-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
"Ricky is mentally tough," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. "He wants those shots and he got one tonight. It was good to see him knock it down."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had another big game and added to his growing list of spectacular dunks with a one-handed jam in the third quarter. Still, coach Quin Snyder had a little critique for the rookie.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha will have surgery on his right knee Wednesday.
The defensive specialist has decided to repair an avulsion of the medial collateral ligament after suffering the injury against the Hornets on Jan. 12. He was originally diagnosed with a knee sprain.
The team did not give a timeline for his return, but there are fears it could be a long absence.
DENVER (AP) — Trey Lyles was considered expendable by Utah on draft night in June. He did his best to show the Jazz it was a mistake to let him go.
Lyles scored a career-high 26 points, Jamal Murray also had 26 points and the Denver Nuggets beat Utah 99-91 on Friday night.
Lyles also grabbed seven rebounds. He averaged 21 points and 7.5 rebounds in the two home games against his former team to help the Nuggets split the season series with the Jazz.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is out because of an injured left knee and will be reevaluated in two weeks.
Gobert had an MRI on Saturday that revealed a sprained posterior cruciate ligament and a bone bruise. He was injured less than two minutes into Friday's game against Boston when teammate Derrick Favors fell backward into his leg, sending Gobert to the floor.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz looked lottery bound two weeks ago after losing 8 of 10. They've rebounded with six straight wins, including their most lopsided victory of the season.
Alec Burks scored 27 points for his third straight game with 20 or more, and the Jazz blew out the Wizards 116-69 on Monday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert is available to play for the Utah Jazz against the Washington Wizards on Monday night after missing the last 11 games with a bruised bone in his lower right leg.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder said the center will be on a minutes restriction but declined to detail the exact number, saying "they're not hard and fast."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a matchup of injury-riddled teams, the Utah Jazz had more depth and made it matter.
Alec Burks scored a season-high 28 points off the bench and the Jazz went on a 22-4 run early in the fourth quarter Thursday night to turn a one-point advantage into a 126-107 victory over the worn-out Los Angeles Clippers.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Faith became the keyword in Quin Snyder's postgame press conference. The Utah Jazz coach talked about his faith in rookie Donovan Mitchell, his faith in Ricky Rubio and his faith in his team.
Mitchell scored a career-high 28 points and the Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 112-103 in overtime Wednesday night.
The game was tight throughout, with 17 lead changes and 14 ties — and neither team ever leading by double-digits.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum will have surgery to repair a separated left shoulder.
The surgery is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Los Angeles and there is no announced timeline for his return.
Exum was injured in a preseason game against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 6 when he landed awkwardly on the floor.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alec Burks is just happy to be healthy after missing 146 games the last three seasons due to ankle, knee, leg and shoulder issues. He's finally feeling like the versatile, athletic wing that the Utah Jazz were excited to sign to a multiyear extension in 2014.
Burks scored 16 points and the Jazz cruised to a 117-78 preseason victory over Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Forward Joe Ingles agreed to a four-year contract to remain with the Utah Jazz on Saturday, who are also hoping to retain Gordon Hayward.
Priority Sports announced the deal on Twitter, which ESPN first reported was worth $52 million.