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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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Two days after ending negotiations with big man Enes Kanter, the Jazz reportedly reached a $42 million deal with the shooting guard.

DALLAS — On his 48th birthday, Utah coach Quin Snyder got a new Jazz polo shirt, enough well wishes to make him embarrassed, a forgettable serenade from his rookies and a lousy gift from the NBA.

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That’s an almost stunning development considering Ingles was playing for the Los Angeles Clippers just a week ago.
Although so much is different than it was during the rough 25-57 season of 2013-14, the final result was quite familiar as the Jazz fell to the Houston Rockets.
Like Hayward this past summer, the 22-year-old Kanter will be a restricted free agent next offseason.
The new coach's Jazz career officially begins Wednesday night, and his players are eager to follow his lead.
Utah’s two first-round picks from the 2014 draft will begin their NBA careers Wednesday night when the Jazz host the Houston Rockets in the season opener.
Just in time for the final rosters for the regular season to be set, the Utah Jazz made a few player transactions on Monday afternoon.
If Gordon Hayward’s shot has the range he’s been displaying on I-15 the past few days, the small forward will be in for a great year.
Jazz's early success has team optimistic it can be a surprise squad in the NBA in 2014-15.