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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The Jazz bid farewell to Elliot Williams and might add another D-League player to their team.
Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors are playing like All-Stars this season, but neither is expected to be voted in as a reserve by the coaches.
The Utah Jazz fall behind big in the first half and lose an opportunity to win their third-straight game on Monday.
Jazz forward Gordon Hayward got an interesting request from old college roommate Ronald Nored on Monday morning.
'Bad luck' with his feet has kept the Jazz rookie out of 17 games during his rookie season.
The 23-year-old Jazz player said his shoulder hasn't been 100 percent for years, but that should change after his surgery.
The 19-year-old has already played more games with the Utah Jazz than he ever did in any previous season of basketball while growing up in Australia.
Elijah Millsap, who signed a second 10-day contract with Utah on Thursday, has played in five games with the Jazz since signing his first contract on Jan. 5.
Utah credited Golden State's hot hands more than its own poor defense in that 116-105 loss on Tuesday.
Kanter also said he's got a couple of things he'd like to do before his important offseason gets here.