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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For a moment, Gordon Hayward had the game-winning shot against Boston at the TD Garden.

BOSTON — On Tuesday, the Utah Jazz left Memphis with an impressive win. On Wednesday night in New England, they checked into Heartbreak Hotel.

Moments after Gordon Hayward gave the Jazz the lead with a

Coach Snyder gets a technical foul after spiking the ball, but he manages to crack a joke about it afterwards.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Utah Jazz must have misunderstood something. The FedEx Forum, home of the Memphis Grizzlies, is called “The Grindhouse” because of what the home team usually does to oppon

The Jazz stock bottomed out, no doubt, during that nine-game losing streak in December, but they've been steadily inclining recently.
The Jazz were terrific in two areas that matter — on defense and on the scoreboard.
Also, Jazz coach Quin Snyder spent several minutes in his pregame interview discussing 27-year-old rookie Elijah Millsap — for good and not as good.
By the time draft night ended in 2013, Rudy Gobert was officially a member of the Jazz. Utah was one of the 12 teams he’d worked out for, and he knew the organization was interested in him after his impre...
Quin Snyder wasn’t easy on the Utah Jazz after they blew Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. He was much more impressed after Friday's game.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder routinely seeks out information and trends from Utah general manager Dennis Lindsey and his analytics crew.