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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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When Dante Exum and Rodney Hood both unexpectedly fell to the Utah Jazz in the draft this past June, the organization couldn’t help but be excited.
With the Phoenix Suns in town for a matchup Friday, one question is on everybody’s mind: Can the Jazz be the Suns of 2014-15?
That move means Utah doesn't have to make any more player transactions leading up to next week's deadline when NBA teams have to settle on rosters between 13-15 deep.
Snyder has noticed a clear improvement from Burke, who'll have his hands full Tuesday night when the Jazz face Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City to end a four-game road trip.
Utah struggled mightily after halftime when starters Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors joined Trey Burke on the sideline for the final 24 minutes.
Utah Jazz rookie guard Dante Exum has already impressed during the early stages of his NBA career.
The two Jazz players had completely different experiences while going against Kobe Bryant in Anaheim on Thursday night. They'll get another shot Sunday in L.A.
It’s still only preseason, but the scrappy, feisty, lunch-pail/cereal-bowl-toting Trevor Booker did another thing Friday night to endear himself to Utah Jazz fans.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers admitted he’s “very impressed” with what he sees from Utah.
Derrick Favors wasn’t nearly as concerned about his ESPN player ranking as Kobe Bryant was.