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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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For Rodney Hood, Trey Lyles and Raul Neto, the three Jazz players' basketball careers started many years earlier in Mississippi, Indiana and Brazil, respectively — far from the glitz and glamor of the NBA...
Hood also outscored, outrebounded, outdunked and outdefended his Jazz buddies in a fun night they'll never forget.
The three Utah Jazz players will represent the organization during All-Star Weekend at Friday's Rising Stars Challenge.
Snyder stopped at every player’s locker and delivered a quick, friendly pre-All-Star-break message to each player after Wednesday's tough loss.

NEW ORLEANS — It was fun while it lasted.

The Utah Jazz galvanized their fanbase by winning seven games in a row, including Tuesday’s overtime thriller in Dallas, but that streak came to an end i

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Utah hadn't won in Dallas for six years and Hayward and Derrick Favors never had in their Jazz careers until Tuesday night.
As he occasionally does, Joe Ingles listened in on his road locker neighbor’s interview — and then some.
It's been a long time since Utah has won seven straight games and even longer since the team has had success in Dallas.
The Jazz center shot more free throws in the final three-plus minutes than he did in the first three-plus quarters against the Suns.
Utah used its No. 12 pick in last year's draft on Devin Booker’s teammate, Trey Lyles. So far, this is a situation where it looks like it’s worked out for both teams.