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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BYU's all-time leading scorer gained confidence that he can play in the NBA this summer, but his professional journey will begin overseas.
The Jazz open and close the upcoming NBA season on the road. Their first home game will be Nov. 4 against Portland.
Thirty-four players will participate in a three-day minicamp with USA Basketball.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder is pushing for the deal, according to the source, because the 6-foot-6 Temple would give the team a big defensive presence in Exum's absence.
The team hasn't announced it yet, but surgery will be in Exum's future to repair his damaged knee.
Second-year point guard will be evaluated by team doctors when he returns to the Beehive State after the left knee injury.
The former University of Utah player is hoping his NBA career will begin in the same spot where his college career began.
While the NBA has been off, Burke has been on the go as he tries to improve his game following a rough second season.

Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke is one of 20 NBA players who will participate in the first-ever NBA game in Africa, which takes place Saturday (7 a.m., ESPN) at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jazz preseason schedule includes four road games and three home contests from Oct. 4-22.