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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NBA hopefuls and prospects get a terrific opportunity to wow the Jazz — as the Stifle Tower did — or to fall off of Utah's radar.
Thon Maker and projected first-round pick Demetrius Jackson of Notre Dame highlight this group.
Ryan Arcidiacono, who helped the Wildcats win the 2016 NCAA title, was among six players to work out for the Jazz on Saturday.
The arena, home of the Jazz since it was constructed as the Delta Center in 1991, will soon undergo updates from the plaza to its interior.
The Jazz are confident they can get a good player at No. 12 in the June 23 NBA draft.
The Jazz remained in the No. 12 spot in the lottery, and general manager Dennis Lindsey is excited about the prospects of that position.
The Jazz have to beat the odds to move up from the No. 12 spot.
The Jazz joined some of the other teams in the NBA — and the soccer world — by introducing a sleeved jersey option.
The updated design — same colors — that were leaked on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon no longer included mountain peaks.

SALT LAKE CITY — Another group will take the Zions Bank Basketball Center court on Thursday. Those hopefuls include Arizona forward Ryan Anderson, Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame, Michigan State forwa