SALT LAKE CITY — Scratch Nov. 1 as the 2011-12 NBA season-opening date for the Utah Jazz.
The cancellation of the season's first two weeks turned Nov. 18 into the Jazz's new tipoff date.
If the lockout ends in time, of course.
It's unknown whether the NBA will release a shortened schedule or play out the remainder of the current slate minus the first two weeks. As it stands for Utah, the ongoing labor strife wiped out eight regular season games and one of the year's longest road trips.
Utah's two-week stretch included home games against Houston, Memphis and New York and road games at the Rockets, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta and Charlotte.
Some Jazz players took to Twitter to voice their displeasure. Derrick Favors tweeted "D--- the first 2 weeks man" and C.J. Miles joked about taking an internship.
A Jazz spokesman said nobody from the organization could comment on the cancellations due to an NBA mandate.
The league did announce that "refunds plus interest" will be made to ticket-holders for canceled preseason and regular season games.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: DJJazzyJody
- Utah Jazz: A look at each player's contract...
- Utah Jazz: Future of Trevor Booker, Joe...
- BYU volleyball: Cougars upset No. 1 Hawai'i...
- Rookie Rodney Hood wins award, Jazz lose...
- Gymnastics: Utes end two-year drought,...
- What are the chances? Breaking down NBA...
- Doug Robinson: The high cost of coaches
- Three Salt Lake City golf courses slated for...
- Former BYU star Ena fitting in well at... 76
- Utah football: Dres Anderson shines in... 58
- Morning links: Krystkowiak shares his... 32
- Rose still has lofty goals for BYU's... 30
- Dick Harmon: Careers of Aaron... 24
- Mountain West Conference announces... 22
- Morning links: Booker ends the year... 17
- Video: Utah football coaches revved up... 16