Jody Genessy
Jody is a sports writer who covers the Utah Jazz for the Deseret News (yeah, rough life). He also writes about his fitness/health journey and triathlon exploits in his "Losing It!" column. He has been with the paper since 1995, writing about everything from high school and college sports to Olympic hockey, a weight-lifting great-grandma and seeing the back of Britney Spears' hat at the Sundance Film Festival. Genessy's journalism career began at (you guessed) McDonald's in Taylorsville, where he was an assistant manager and the editor-in-chief of the McD Monthly while attending college in the early 1990s. Since then, Genessy turned down an opportunity to attend Hamburger University (true story), became Sports Editor and Sports Information Director at the Salt Lake Community College, landed a gig with the Deseret News, wrote a few thousand stories, won a few national and local awards his poor family still hears about - and completed an Ironman triathlon, to boot. The Herriman resident - and proud Kearns native - is the father of three adorable children and the husband of one smoking-hot wife, Heather. He served an LDS mission in Switzerland and France from 1990-92, so please pardon his French.
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Based on previous experience around the NBA, the process to hire a new coach could take the Jazz about a month.
The decision was finalized after Corbin met with Jazz management on Monday, five days after Utah finished a rebuilding season with a 25-57 record.
General manager Dennis Lindsey willingly admits the Utah Jazz, days removed from the conclusion of a 25-57 season, have taken a step backwards.
Trey Burke won the rookie of the month award for the third time this season after averaging 15.6 points and topping all NBA rookies in assists with nine a game.
This means, the Jazz will have 104 chances out of 1,000 (compared to the Celtics' 103 chances) to win the No. 1 position in the lottery.
Jazz brass will meet soon to determine the future of head coach Tyrone Corbin, but both sides rebut a report claiming the coach's fate is already known.
The day after finishing a funky 25-57 season with a double-overtime win in Minnesota — consider the extra time their postseason — the Utah Jazz cleaned out their lockers, ate some traditional end-of...
A glance at contract status and summer plans for the 15 players on the Utah Jazz roster at the end of the 2013-14 season.
By virtue of the Utah's win and Boston's season-ending loss to Washington, the Jazz and Celtics finished tied for the fourth-worst record in the league at 25-57.
Before the most intense pondering takes place, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin and his team have two final matters of business to wrap up.