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

As James Lawrence (a.k.a. The Iron Cowboy) finished up the final portion of his 50 Ironman triathlons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days world record, my family took another challenge. His last 5K was our firs

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The second-year Jazz players didn't get to play much in the team's summer league action, but they showed signs of improvement.
With a young, talented core group already in place, Jazz management went into the 2015 offseason determined to mostly bring back the same group that finished the previous season so strongly.
Here's a quick update on what the players have been doing this summer:
Lyles, who’s struggled offensively since joining the Jazz after a contract delay, got his outside shooting going in Friday’s 84-78 victory.
Jazz second-round pick will likely have a big decision coming up if Utah tenders him a contract offer.
With Dante Exum and Rodney Hood out, nobody on the Summer Jazz squad has played better than Cotton in Las Vegas.
The Utah Jazz can claim they won a championship in their own summer league, but the team won't be able to win one in Sin City.
Almost all of the Jazz players have gathered together in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Santa Barbara this offseason to train together.