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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In some ways, Sunday’s exhibition-opening win over the Los Angeles Lakers was a microcosm of the Utah Jazz’s 2014-15 season.
It’s a good thing Utah’s first-year players make a living playing basketball, not singing or dancing.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder is intrigued to see how his players balance being in a tropical paradise with their basketball duties during the team’s six-day stay in Hawaii.
Jazz preseason-opener will be the first game for Utah shooting guard since he injured his shoulder last December.
Lyles is doing a nice job of handling everything thrown at him so far — from video game frivolities to an interesting gift from teammates to competition with older NBA players.
The second-year Jazz coach likes the progress Millsap seems to have made on offense, especially with situational awareness, over the offseason.
Jazz power forward Derrick Favors, who had an impressive scrimmage, said his coach is having more fun in his second training camp with the team.
If they hope to have any shot at competing for a playoff spot, the Jazz’s defense will have to emulate what it did the last couple of months of last season for a remarkable turnaround.
Players and management have high hopes that they will jump back on the pathway to success this season.
BYU's all-time leading scorer gained confidence that he can play in the NBA this summer, but his professional journey will begin overseas.