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Hollis: Hopefully, Jeff Hornacek will turn out to be a good fit as Knicks' coach

Jeff Hornacek will soon be named the new N.Y. Knicks' head coach. Is he a good fit for that highly scrutinized job?

Karl coaching Kings amid reports he could be fired

George Karl is slated to coach the season finale for the Sacramento Kings amid reports that he could be fired as soon as Thursday. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Guest commentary: He tried to tell us: ‘We’re not there yet’

Quin Snyder tried and tried and tried to tell us, but we didn’t want to listen to him about process and patience and progress — the sounds of hoopla are much more soothing. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Deseret News NBA Podcast: Breaking down the Jazz's breakdown and their playoff chances

(Click the play button below to listen) jwplayer("mp3audio").setup({ file: "http://pod.ksl.com/audio%2F51_85_1460507936192.mp3", width: 450, height: 30 }); In this edition of the Deseret... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Utah Jazz are about to make history with Kobe

Depending on what happens in Houston earlier in the night, the Jazz still could be playing for a playoff spot. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Is Kobe Bryant overrated? Sports economist says yes

A closer look at the statistics indicates that Kobe Bryant is simply overrated, according to economist David Berri. To put it simply, Bryant scored a lot of points, but he took a lot of shots... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Morning links: Former BYU TE Dennis Pitta not ready to give up; Lakers, Warriors finale tickets very expensive

Baltimore Ravens veteran isn't giving up after missing most of the last two seasons with injury; ticket prices skyrocket for Kobe Bryant's final game; Utah Jazz swingman Joe Ingles used to be a... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Former Jazzmen Williams, Matthews come up big in Mavs' win over Utah

Deron Williams scored 23 points and Wesley Matthews added 20 in Dallas' 101-92 victory over Utah, which likely will keep the Jazz from making the playoffs. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Jazz suffer big loss to Mavs, will need help to make playoffs

Utah's playoff hopes are in danger after the Jazz squandered an opportunity to move closer to the postseason. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Brad Rock: Jazz are in playoff mode — just not in playoffs

Certain circumstances could still get them in the postseason, but for now they'll have to settle for growing up. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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NBA playoff watch: What’s at stake in tonight’s games

By night’s end, the Jazz could have a playoff spot locked up if they beat Dallas. The key word there is “could.” Tonight's Utah-Dallas and Houston-Minnesota games play big roles... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Morning links: Reaction after Golden State Warriors tie NBA wins record; Mitch Mathews an NFL Draft sleeper?

Twitter users sound off after Warriors grab their 72nd win of the season Sunday; NFL analyst highlights BYU WR; can BYU baseball get to the College World Series? Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Jazz gear up for biggest game of the season; Favors questionable

The Jazz haven't had a game with this many playoff implications on the line for years. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Guest commentary: Gordon Hayward is the most underappreciated NBA player

The Utah Jazz drafted Gordon Hayward in hopes that he would be a good NBA player, but no one, not even the Jazz vice president of basketball operations, could have envisioned just how good Hayward... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Jazz notes: Utah can finish season anywhere from sixth to ninth in the Western Conference

Sunday’s victory reduced Utah’s magic number for making the playoffs to two. Any combination of two Jazz wins or Houston losses will put the Jazz into the playoffs for the first time... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Utah Jazz rookie Trey Lyles comes up big with career-high in Derrick Favors' absence

Jazz rookie Trey Lyles scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers and helped lead Utah to a 100-84 victory over the Denver Nuggets Sunday afternoon. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Defense is the difference for Jazz in key 100-84 victory over Denver

Trey Lyles and Gordon Hayward each scored 22 points as the Utah Jazz cruised by the Denver Nuggets 100-84 Read more »

April 10, 2016

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James Harden scores 40 to help Rockets beat Lakers 130-110

James Harden scored 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets kept their playoff hopes alive with a 130-110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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5 Jazz fans you need to know and their awesome stories

Players have said it in post-game interviews and owners know it to be true — an NBA team is only as good as its fans. Here in Utah, fans are passionate and truly bleed blue for their team. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Randy Hollis: Jerry Sloan, the epitome of toughness, is fighting the toughest battle of his life

Longtime Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan might be the toughest guy you'll ever know. And now he's fighting the toughest opponent he's ever faced — battling Parkinson's disease and a form of... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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After stunning loss, Jazz need three wins, beginning Sunday in Denver

The Utah Jazz are still in contention for a playoff spot in the Western Conference and after bad loss Friday to an undermanned Clippers' team, they'll look for a win Sunday at Denver. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Despite a thrilling OT win, there was still something missing for Clippers fans: CP3, Blake Griffin

Clippers fans in Vivint Arena were far from disappointed with Friday night's results, which including a game-winning trey from Jamal Crawford; however, the fans sure missed CP3, Blake Griffin and... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Jazz blow golden opportunity in overtime loss to shorthanded Clippers

Even though L.A. didn't have the bulk of its best players, the Clippers left Utah with a stunning win over a lackluster Jazz squad. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Burks looks solid in his return to the court

After missing 51 games with a broken ankle, Alec Burks made his long-awaited return to the court for the Utah Jazz Friday night. And the fifth-year shooting guard made 4 of 5 shots, including all... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Burks' return says Jazz want playoffs, though loss doesn't

Clearly the Jazz need the slashing guard's help as the postseason race tightens. They got it on Friday. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Jazz notes: Snyder, Hayward offer support for Jerry Sloan

Utah coach is grateful that the Hall of Fame coach has helped his team out as much as he has the past two years. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Morning links: LeBron James 'live tweets' Jazz-Rockets 1997 Western Conference Finals game; 2017 Bracketology

ESPN's Joe Lunardi releases his first bracketology for 2017; NBA star provides commentary on classic Jazz game; Enes Kanter photoshops mustaches onto all his teammates Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Suns end 7-game skid with 124-115 win over Rockets

James Harden perfectly encapsulated the mood of the Houston Rockets after yet another loss dealt a serious blow to their dwindling playoff chances. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Utah Jazz hope for Alec Burks' return, while L.A. Clippers to rest top players

Burks' status upgraded after he's been out since December with a broken left fibula. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Morning links: John Stockton Hall of Fame photo surfaces; Trey Lyles jokes young Stephen Curry fan

Former Utah Jazz guard poses with 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame class; Jazz rookie makes lighthearted moment at Junior Jazz event; Joe Ingles a guest on podcast Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Alec Burks will finally be back in Jazz lineup Friday against Clippers

Jazz guard Alec Burks will finally be back in the lineup Friday night after sitting out more than three months with a leg injury, when Utah takes on the Los Angeles Clippers. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Brad Rock: The tough, and soft sides of Jerry Sloan

Former Jazz coach's illness brings memories of a caring, funny, competitive legend. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Jerry Sloan diagnosed with Parkinson's, Lewy body dementia

Sad news about Hall of Fame coach's ailments stuns the local sports world. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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NBA playoffs watch: Will the Utah Jazz earn their first postseason berth since 2012?

A daily look at the Western Conference standings with a week remaining in the regular season. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Morning links: Rodney Hood goes on national podcast; Frank Jackson McDonald's highlight video

Utah Jazz guard discusses a variety of topics on "The Vertical"; footage emerges of Lone Peak star's time at All-American Game; reaction after UConn wins fourth straight women's basketball title Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Utah Jazz notebook: Snyder, Popovich hold mutual admiration for each other

Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder, who once served as coach of San Antonio's D-League team, the Austin Toros, has great admiration for what Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich does. And Coach Pop has... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Brad Rock: Spurs show Jazz how to age, and regenerate, gracefully

Ageless Tim Duncan plays, as do other stars. But 24-year-old Kawhi Leonard seals the deal as Jazz get yet another lesson from San Antonio. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Jazz's furious comeback effort falls short in 88-86 loss to Spurs

This game looked like it was going to be yet another San Antonio blowout win before Joe Ingles and Rodney Hood heated up for the Jazz. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Eighteen years ago, Spurs' Andre Miller played on NCAA's biggest stage

Veteran point guard Andre Miller didn't get off the San Antonio Spurs' bench Tuesday night, other than to encourage or congratulate his teammates. That's a far cry from 18 years ago, when Miller... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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From Stars to ... Stars: A look back at Utah's professional basketball teams

With the announcement of the Utah Stars D-League team, here's a look back at all of the professional basketball teams that have played in the Beehive State. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Stars reborn: Utah Jazz relocate, rebrand their D-League team

The Idaho Stampede will now be known as the SLC Stars, a move the Jazz believe makes basketball and business sense. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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With tough San Antonio in town, Jazz hope to stay above .500

The Jazz haven't been above .500 the past three years but are 39-38 going into Tuesday's big game against the Spurs at Vivint Arena. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Video: Salt Lake City Stars introduced as the latest pro basketball team in Utah

Executives from the Utah Jazz, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, NBA Development League and Salt Lake Community College addressed the media as the Jazz introduced the Salt Lake City Stars NBA... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Former Utah Stars player Zelmo Beaty joins Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal and Yao Ming in Basketball Hall of Fame

Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal, Tom Izzo, Sheryl Swoopes, Yao Ming and Jerry Reinsdorf have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Morning links: Tom Hackett talks about his future; Rudy Gobert named ESPN's Defensive Player of the Month

Former University of Utah punter discusses NFL Draft; Utah Jazz center recognized by sports network; Scottie Pippen says 1995-96 Chicago Bulls would sweep the Golden State Warriors in a series. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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After slow start, Jazz race past Suns for important victory on the road

The Utah Jazz moved above .500 in the standings for the first time since early November with a 101-86 victory over the Phoenix Suns Sunday afternoon as Gordon Hayward led the way with 22 points. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Favors comes back from knee injury and scores 17 points in Jazz victory

Derrick Favors was questionable to play Sunday after suffering a knee injury last week but he came through with 17 points on 8 of 11 shooting to help the Jazz beat Phoenix. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Utah Jazz to relocate D-League team to Salt Lake City, will rename team the Salt Lake City Stars

The Jazz will rename the Idaho Stampede to the Salt Lake City Stars after moving the D-League squad closer to home for convenience sake. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Playoff-hungry Utah Jazz aren't overlooking the Phoenix Suns

Utah simply can't afford a misstep while in a tight playoff race with only six games remaining in the regular season. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Randy Hollis: After all they've been through this season, Jazz deserve a playoff spot

With six games to go in the NBA's regular season, the Jazz are in line for a playoff berth. They've overcome more than their share of adversity to put themselves in this position and, barring a... Read more »

April 2, 2016

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