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  1. Future of Jazz sounds good

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Utah Jazz rookies Dante Exum and Rodney Hood dish on their new roles, throwing out first pitches, frying catfish and what's weird about America....

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. The next wave of head-coaching prospects

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Job security is a touchy subject in a league where coaches and executives are hired to be fired and the average player's career is less than five years. But the dismissal of nearly half the NBA's head coaches last season was enough to send a shock wa...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. ESPN Forecast: Sizing up the NBA's top coaches

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Which teams have the best coaches walking the sidelines? Here's what we found out in the first edition of our NBA front office rankings.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  4. Save April basketball

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Stephen Dunn/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Lakers and Rockets played one of Wednesday night's few meaningful games. LOS ANGELES -- Give the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets their due, the two teams played a frenetic, de facto playoff game. The Rockets ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  5. The Jazz go big in a small-ball world

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty ImagesDerrick Favors, Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap: The Supersize Guys. Prior to the 2011-12 season, coach Erik Spoelstra sat down with LeBron James and told the world's best basketball player that for the Miami Heat to...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  6. James and Wade on Jerry Sloan

    Kevin Arnovitz

    LeBron James was three years old when Jerry Sloan took over for Frank Layden as the Jazz's head coach. In response to Sloan's retirement today, James tweeted: Man its gonna be crazy and weird seeing anyone besides Jerry Sloan walking the sidelines f...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  7. We're No. 2! (Western Conference edition)

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images A compelling case can be made for -- and against -- the Thunder as the West's No. 2 power. When the final 2009-10 regular season was played on April 14, five games separated the seven teams that finished behind the Lo...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  8. What the Chicago Bulls can learn from the Utah Jazz

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images The Bulls would be smart to use these former Jazzmen to install the flex offense in Chicago. The Utah Jazz feature one of the longest-tenured, most consistently successful offensive systems in the NBA. Jerry ...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  9. Are the Jazz really underdogs?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Deron Williams: Too good to be an underdog? SALT LAKE CITY -- When the Utah Jazz greet the media at their practice facility in Salt Lake City, each player (and the head coach) stakes out a familiar spot in the gym wher...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  10. The Jazz surge while the Nuggets look for answers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images The Jazz stand tall. SALT LAKE CITY -- It's not that Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams isn't an emotional player, but during the course of a game, that palette of emotions rarely features a smile. So when he fla...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  11. Andrei Kirilenko remains hopeful

    Kevin Arnovitz

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, sidelined with a strained calf, expressed more cautious optimism that he could return for a potential Game 6 against the Denver Nuggets next Friday. "It's a good goal," Kirilenko said. "Don't f...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  12. The Jazz get their reps

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE/Getty Images What's the secret? SALT LAKE CITY -- It's something you hear frequently when talking to people inside the Utah Jazz organization and opponents around the league: Jerry Sloan has been running the same stuff for...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  13. Don't count out the Utah Jazz

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Doug Pensinger/NBAE/Getty Images Game 2 was a huge pick-me-up for the guys from Salt Lake. DENVER -- A beleaguered Utah Jazz team entered Game 2 in Denver with a litany of worries. In Game 1, they lost their starting center, Mehmet Okur, for the se...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  14. Mehmet Okur out for the season

    Kevin Arnovitz

    DENVER -- The Utah Jazz have lost Mehmet Okur for the remainder of the playoffs. The veteran starting center tore his left Achilles tendon Saturday night when he slipped on a drive to the hole in the second quarter of the Jazz's loss last night to De...

    Blog | April 18, 2010
  15. Carmelo Anthony makes it look easy

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Marc Piscotty/NBAE/Getty Images Why is this man smiling? DENVER - Prior to tipoff, Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan recognized the challenge of containing Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony. Sloan dryly lamented that the daunting task would be ...

    Blog | April 18, 2010
  16. Thursday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    If you're not reading Tom Haberstroh's explorations into the nuances of the pro game, you're missing out. Among Haberstroh's conclusions at Hardwood Paroxysm today: "[T]he ability to finish at the rim (as measured by at rim FG percentage) is more str...

    Blog | March 25, 2010