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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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The Jazz now have 13 players with guaranteed contracts heading into Utah coach Quin Snyder's first campaign
West Virginia Wesleyan coach Patrick Beilein will join Quin Snyder's staff to help with player development and video work, it was confirmed to the Deseret News.
Jazz announced dates and locations of their annual youth clinics barnstorming tour, which will span three weeks, four states, 42 cities, cover 4,000-plus miles and reach more than 2,000 boys and girls.
Jazz management believes Booker will give the team some needed interior toughness and will work well within new coach Quin Snyder's system as a big man who can drive with the ball.
The French big man is the only Jazz player to earn All-NBA Summer League recognition after almost averaging a double-double.
The NBA Summer League provided offseason entertainment for fans, gave media something to report on and offered an opportunity for new members of the Utah Jazz to dip their toes into the professional waters.
The pass-heavy system was introduced in recent weeks for the summer squad and will be fully incorporated when the crew assembles in October.
Exum and the Jazz will have fonder memories of the way the game ended Friday for the No. 5 pick of the 2014 NBA draft.
One thing everybody saw happen this week: Rudy Gobert flourished during his four NBA Summer League games.
Despite another strong outing by rookie Rodney Hood (19 points), the Jazz flailed in the fourth quarter en route to an 86-77 loss to San Antonio’s summer squad Thursday at the Thomas & Mack Center.