Brad Rock
Brad Rock, a.k.a. "Rockmonster," has been a sports columnist at the Deseret News since 1994. Prior to that he worked as a beat writer, covering the Utah Jazz (1990-94). He has covered the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, NBA Finals, world title fights and the Olympics. Rock's career began at the Gallup (NM) Independent. He has won dozens of local and national writing awards and has authored three books. His experience includes writing articles for numerous national publications, as well as syndicated radio advertising copy. He has also taught sports writing for five years on the major university level.

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There's too much invested in basketball stars to risk injury playing in international games.
Wednesday's reported trade left Jazz with three pick at end of the draft. And that's a good thing.
Youth is good, but Hill gives depth and talent to a team that needs more than just another fresh face.
Also, Frank Layden gets an honor that's long past due.
Former Jazz president Dave Checketts was around when Jazz drafted Malone and Stockton. Something similar would have to happen again for team to be a title contender.
Some cities can afford to lose their big-league teams. Salt Lake isn't one of them. There's no reason to take a chance.
Real Salt Lake has had trouble acquiring trophies, but took a step in win over Wilmington.
Former Jazz coach and executive Frank Layden will be honored for his contribution to the city and state in Tuesday ceremony.
Also, bad blood in Utah-BYU basketball rivalry is done. Seriously. Kind of. Maybe not.
Michael Jordan "pop-up store" in Salt Lake draws enthusiastic crowd that shows up to see memorabilia and remember the "Flu Game" that made the Jazz ill.