Wednesday, October 8, 2014

30 Teams in 30 Days: Utah Jazz

We continue our preview of each of the 30 NBA teams, "30 Teams in 30 Days" with a visit to Salt Lake City, where we'll go inside the Utah Jazz, and give you their outlook for what's in store for the 2014-15 season.

Last season's record: 25-57(5th in Northwest Division/last in Western Conference)

Head Coach: Quin Snyder(1st season)

Arena: EnergySolutions Arena(19,911)


The Tyrone Corbin experiment turned out to be a complete and total failure for the Utah Jazz in the 2013-14 season, finishing not only "Dead Last" in the Northwest Division, but in the Western Conference with a 25-57 record, and when you're a team that finishes with a record like that, you have to make a change in the right direction into this, the 2014-15 season and beyond.

The change was of course, bringing in Quin Snyder to take over the helm as the franchise's next coach, which was good enough for Gordon Hayward, who was on the priority list for the Hornets in last summer's free-agency period, to stay with the team and to help their young players mature into solid players every night.

Now, what to expect out of the Jazz this season? Well, let's say it's more like another rebuilding year for the team that missed out on the playoffs last season, and with Snyder now large and in charge this season, many predict that Utah should be okay with what they have in store for an exciting 2014-15 campaign this season.

Upcoming team previews in the "30 Teams in 30 Days" series:

  • Thursday: Phoenix Suns
  • Friday: Los Angeles Clippers
  • Saturday: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Sunday: Golden State Warriors
  • Monday: Sacramento Kings
  • Tuesday: Portland Trail Blazers
  • Next Wednesday: Minnesota Timberwolves

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