SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said that “it’s super cool” that the Utah Jazz have won 10 straight games.
Krystkowiak, a former Jazzman who played nine seasons in the league and later served as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, said it’s hard to win three in a row in the NBA — let alone 10.
“I think Quin (Snyder) is doing an unbelievable job with a roster that hasn’t necessarily been consistent, you know, with injuries and trades and different things,” Krystkowiak said. “So a lot of credit to him.”
Krystkowiak added that the Utes have a connection with some of the players.
“Up here on the hill we all love big Rudy (Gobert) and Donovan Mitchell. Those guys come and watch us play a little bit,” he said. “So it’s pretty neat for our players to see them in the building.”
When Vivint Arena was undergoing renovations last year, the Jazz summer league was played at the university. Thus, there was a lot of exposure to the NBA franchise.
“They’re an easy bunch to cheer for and it’s pretty cool to be back in the playoff talk,” Krystkowiak said.