It used to be the NBA general managers thought a lot of the Utah Jazz organization.
Now -- at least according the to annual NBA.com GM Survey, the Jazz barely rate a blip anywhere.
It's not a surprise, as most of the survey is focused on winning, something the Jazz have struggled with the past five years.
NBA.com surveys the general managers of all 30 teams on the upcoming season gathering their responses on the best teams, players, coaches, fans, offseason moves and more.
Of the many questions, Jazz players Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward earned votes for the player most likely to have a breakout season, while Enes Kanter was mentioned as an international player poised to have a breakout year.
The Jazz still ranked in the top five in home-court advantage. Hayward earned a few votes for the player who is best at moving without the ball. Rookie Trey Burke received votes as a draft steal.
Former Jazz players Andrei Kirilenko, Paul Millsap and Earl Watson, as well as former Utah Ute Andre Miller earned votes in a variety of categories.
Of course, most of the GMs voted for Anthony Davis over Damian Lillard for 2013 NBA rookie of the year. Lillard fans know they got that one wrong.
The complete results of the survey are available at NBA.com. The GMs were not allowed to vote for their own team or personnel.
Hundreds of youth ages 8-15 from communities from Smithfield to Farmington started the summer preparing for the Wasatch Football League season.
The culmination of the hard work wraps up today with the annual Mini-Bowls at Weber State's Stewart Stadium. Championships in six age/weight divisions run from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
He's already focused on the upcoming season, but Park City's Ted Ligety is still collecting hardware from last ski season.
The U.S. Olympic Committee has named Ligety the 2012-13 Olympic SportsMan of the Year, its highest individual athlete honor.
The 2006 Olympic gold medalist produced a historic season that resulted in a three gold medals at the 2013 FIS World Championship and six Alpine World Cup giant slalom victories en route to the fourth World Cup giant slalom title of his career.
With his triple gold, he became the first man in 45 years to win three or more golds in one World Championship.
We note the passing of Bill Sharman, who coached the Utah Stars to the ABA Championship in 1971, then guided the L.A. Lakers to the 1972 NBA Championship. He died on Friday at age 87. See story on 6B. ...
As the Big Sky Conference continues to celebrate its 50th year of existence, the league office recently released a series of top all-time athletes. Weber State runner Amber Henry, the only current student-athlete on any of the lists, was unveiled last week on the women's countdown. This week, the late basketball great Willie Sojourner was unveiled on the men's countdown. To read more, visit www.bigskyconf.com. ...
The first Ogden Outdoor Expo is coming on Nov. 8-10 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center. It is a free event, open to the public, with more than 100 exhibitors showcasing everything outdoors in Northern Utah. The expo will feature products and information on such activities as skiing, hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, hunting and off-road vehicles.
The Utah High School Cycling League will wind up its regular season with races today at Soldier Hollow. The season-ending mountain biking championships will follow on Nov. 9 at Moab.
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