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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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Securing veteran playmaker George Hill was a good start for this playoff-hungry franchise.
A widely spread rumor turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the relationship of Dennis Lindsey, Gordon Hayward and Quin Snyder.
The Jazz picked for Atlanta at No. 12 and then had a very active second round.
In what had to be a gut-wrenching decision for the Utah Jazz small forward, Hayward declined the invitation from USA Basketball.
The Jazz will send that late lottery pick to the Atlanta Hawks and acquire Pacers playmaker George Hill in a three-way trade, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Dante Exum continues to progress at a steady, encouraging rate since suffering an ACL tear in his left knee last summer with Team Australia.
Since the beginning of May, the Jazz have worked out about 100 NBA hopefuls in their practice facility.
On Friday morning, the latest group to work out left a good impression on Jazz management, which has evaluated about 100 NBA hopefuls in the past month and a half.
The former Michigan State player, a likely stretch four in the NBA, impressed the Jazz with his shooting touch.
Josh Gray turned things around after some troubled teen years, while Brannen Greene escaped a harrowing experience with an exploding car last month.