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Published: Friday, Dec. 7 2012 9:30 p.m. MST

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New Canaan, CT

Sam Battistone explained why he was not changing the team's name when they moved from New Orleans. He said the team would not always be bad. He wanted people to remember where they were from when they were no longer a joke. That is why he kept the name. Of all your suggestions, I think the Oh-My-Hecks is the best. LOL

aunt lucy
Looneyville, UT

I strongly agree. Sale the jazz name back to New Orleans for a boat load of cash and change our name to something that represents us! I say call us the Utah Slopes.

Rock Springs, WY

if it bugs the rock then i'm fine with keeping the jazz.

Little Andy
Tremonton, UT

This has been brought up how many times??? What don't you understand about the work "NO??"
Besides where are the Lakes around LA?? The Colts belong in Baltimore. Many others..
The Suns are in the right place...

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

The name "Utah Jazz" pulls people together. Any other name either A) tends to divide us, B) sounds stupid, or C) is being used by somebody else. Let's face it, the only way we can duplicate the unity our NBA team provides us is to come up with another name that has nothing to do with the state. Rather than wasting our name coming up with another name, we should just recruit more Jazz musicians to the State and rename the "Gateway Mall" to the "French Quarter."

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Jazz is the biggest joke of a name in all of sports. Seriously let's finally get rid of it and maybe just maybe people will start taking our state seriously.


The Brooklyn Dodgers moved to L.A., and nobody complains any more about the lack of trolleys to dodge in Los Angeles. Little Andy is right -- nobody even remembers that the Lakers moved from Minneapolis to L.A. The lack of lakes doesn't seem to bother anybody. Eventually, people will get over it, or forget about it...

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