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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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The 2010 Oly grad is among six players who will participate in the Utah Jazz's workout session Wednesday.
On Monday, the Cougars' sharpshooter made his NBA pre-draft workout stop in his home state with the Jazz.
Tyler Haws will highlight a group of six NBA hopefuls at the Jazz's pre-draft workout this morning at Zions Bank Basketball Center.
Impressively, the 23-year-old with long blonde hair has dealt with his biggest life challenge by raising money to fight the cancer that will take his mom's life.
Though he only averaged 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in a complementary role for the Utes this past season, Bachynski is determined to show NBA teams that he has a good outside shot.
Ute center Dallin Bachynski and Australian guard Hugh Greenwood are in the group of six that will audition for the Jazz on Wednesday.
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The two teams will play in early October at the University of Hawaii's campus arena.
For the Stifle Tower, he of the 7-foot-9 wingspan who finished fifth in voting for NBA defensive player of the year and third for most improved in 2014-15, year three may be even better.
Miller Sports Properties announce it has decided to not renew the lease on the land in Tooele County and will close the track, the Deseret News was informed.