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Complimenting coaches were once teammates

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 8 2014 - 12:40am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Prior to Tuesday's Jazz-Thunder game, Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks recalled the days when he and Utah coach Tyrone Corbin were teammates playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the early 1990s.

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Jazzman Kanter’s beast mentality a thing of beauty

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 7 2014 - 1:35am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Enes Kanter insists he's having more fun these days, which begs the question: Is the Utah Jazz center having fun because he's playing better or is he playing better because he's having more fun?Trick question. The answer is neither."My thing is, it's not about basketball right now," Kanter said. "It's (about) just being focused....

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Favors scoring more with ball served up on a Trey

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 3 2014 - 12:31am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Jazz big man Derrick Favors has seen his offensive game improve greatly over the past six weeks and after Thursday's victory over Milwaukee, he said Trey Burke deserves some of the credit.

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Jazz hold on to beat NBA's worst team

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 3 2014 - 12:22am

SALT LAKE CITY -- For some teams, playing the NBA's worst club would be a prickly situation. After all, win-loss records are printed in the newspaper on a daily basis.

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Big Al effective in loss to former Jazzmates

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 31 2013 - 1:33am

SALT LAKE CITY -- With Al Jefferson, there aren't many secrets.The Charlotte center isn't the biggest big man in the NBA, nor does have have a bag full of low post moves to mesmerize opposing players. Instead, the former Jazzman has refined his best move: backing down his opponent then following it up with an up-and-under pivot and a close-range...

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GALLERY: Jazz defeat Bobcats, Dec. 30, 2013

Utah Jazz's Richard Jefferson, left, and teammate Trey Burke (3) walk down court with two seconds left in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Jazz won 83-80.
(AP Photo/Gene Sweeney Jr.)

The Associated Press
Dec 31 2013 - 1:12am

The Utah Jazz hosted, and defeated, the Charlotte Bobcats in NBA action, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. The Associated Press photos

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Jazz get the job done at ESA

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 31 2013 - 1:03am

SALT LAKE CITY -- In terms of metrics, or analytics or even aesthetics, no, Monday's Utah Jazz-Charlotte Bobcats game at EnergySolutions Arena wasn't exactly a masterpiece.But when it comes to putting a mark in the win column, yes, it was a thing of beauty for the Jazz, who earned an 83-80 victory over the Bobcats and former Jazzman Al Jefferson.

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Blake Griffin scores 40, Clippers top Jazz in final minutes

Joe Resnick, The Associated Press
Dec 29 2013 - 12:53am

LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin scored a season-high 40 points, overcoming early foul trouble and a career-worst eight turnovers to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 98-90 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.Griffin made his first 12 free throws and finished 14 for 17 from the foul line. The three-time All-Star, who entered this season a 61...

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VIDEO: Hayward the top dog in Jazz camp

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 1 2013 - 12:32am

SALT LAKE CITY -- First he was a wet-behind-the-ears rookie, then a promising young player with skills and leadership potential.Now as he embarks on his fourth season in the NBA, Jazzman Gordon Hayward has become the face of a franchise."It's weird to think that five years ago I was still in high school and three or four years ago I was in college...

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WSU's Lillard embarks on a new journey

(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner) Weber State basketball player Damian Lillard (right) and coach Randy Rahe talk to the media after Lillard announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft at the Dee Events Center in Ogden on Tuesday.

Roy Burton
Apr 3 2012 - 11:14pm

OGDEN -- As a kid, long before he was recruited to Weber State, before he really even knew where the school was or became a two-time Big Sky MVP there, Damian Lillard would choose the Wildcats as his team on a college basketball video game.Lillard's next real game will be in the NBA; team to be determined.The 6-foot-3 point guard from Oakland,...

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Lillard makes it official; Weber State star headed to NBA

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2012 - 2:56pm

OGDEN - Damian Lillard's Weber State teammates lifted him up last year after he broke his foot and missed most of what was supposed to be his junior season.

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Jimmer meets the Jazz, media throng at pre-draft workout

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner) Draft prospect Jimmer Fredette talks with members of the media during a pre-draft workout with the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.

Jim Burton
Jun 15 2011 - 6:24pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Jimmer Show came to Jazztown on Wednesday and with it came a throng of onlookers, the likes of which has never been seen for a pre-draft workout.Amid speculation he'd be a good fit for them, BYU senior guard Jimmer Fredette went through an extensive, intensive workout for Jazz officials at the Zions Bank Basketball Center....

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GALLERY: Jazz defeat Bobcats, Dec. 30, 2013

Utah Jazz's Richard Jefferson, left, and teammate Trey Burke (3) walk down court with two seconds left in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Jazz won 83-80.
(AP Photo/Gene Sweeney Jr.)

The Associated Press
Dec 31 2013 - 1:12am

The Utah Jazz hosted, and defeated, the Charlotte Bobcats in NBA action, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. The Associated Press photos

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GALLERY: Utah Jazz fall to L.A. Clippers, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, center, puts up a shot as Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. 
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Associated Press
Dec 29 2013 - 12:50am

The L.A. Clippers defeated the Utah Jazz in a tight NBA game on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. Photos by The Associated Press

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GALLERY: Jazz drop road game to Miami Heat, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Utah Jazz's Alec Burks (10) attempts a shot as Miami Heat's Chris Bosh (1) and Shane Battier (31) defend in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Miami.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The Associated Press
Dec 17 2013 - 12:36am

Utah Jazz lose to the Miami Heat on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 Associated Press photos

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GALLERY: Jazz defeat Sacramento Kings, Dec. 11, 2013

Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

The Associated Press
Dec 12 2013 - 1:34am

Utah Jazz play at Sacramento on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Utah wins 122-101. Associated Press photos

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GALLERY: Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) drives around Utah Jazz's Trey Burke, right, in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Salt Lake City.
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Dec 10 2013 - 1:27am

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Utah Jazz 105-94 on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at EnergySolutions Arena.

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GALLERY: Jazz defeat Rockets, Dec 2, 2013

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets, Dec. 2, 2013 at EnergySolutions Arena
Rick Bowmer/The Associated Press

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Dec 3 2013 - 1:02am

The Utah Jazz defeated the Houston Rockets, 109-103, on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at EnergySolutions Arena

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GALLERY: Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns, Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2013

Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) pulls down a long rebound as Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin (20) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Matt York, The Associated Press
Nov 30 2013 - 11:52pm

Photos of Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns, Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2013

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GALLERY: Utah Jazz defeat Chicago Bulls in overtime, Nov. 25, 2013

Utah Jazz's Trey Burke (3) battles for a loose ball against Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich, right, in overtime during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 89-83.
 (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Associated Press
Nov 26 2013 - 1:03am

Photos from Utah's victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday, Nov. 25, at EnergySolutions Arena Photographer is Rick Bowmer/The Associated Press

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GALLERY: Jazz defeat Bobcats, Dec. 30, 2013

Utah Jazz's Richard Jefferson, left, and teammate Trey Burke (3) walk down court with two seconds left in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Jazz won 83-80.
(AP Photo/Gene Sweeney Jr.)

The Associated Press
Dec 31 2013 - 1:12am

The Utah Jazz hosted, and defeated, the Charlotte Bobcats in NBA action, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. The Associated Press photos

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GALLERY: Utah Jazz fall to L.A. Clippers, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, center, puts up a shot as Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. 
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Associated Press
Dec 29 2013 - 12:50am

The L.A. Clippers defeated the Utah Jazz in a tight NBA game on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. Photos by The Associated Press

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GALLERY: Jazz drop road game to Miami Heat, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Utah Jazz's Alec Burks (10) attempts a shot as Miami Heat's Chris Bosh (1) and Shane Battier (31) defend in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Miami.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The Associated Press
Dec 17 2013 - 12:36am

Utah Jazz lose to the Miami Heat on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 Associated Press photos

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GALLERY: Jazz defeat Sacramento Kings, Dec. 11, 2013

Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

The Associated Press
Dec 12 2013 - 1:34am

Utah Jazz play at Sacramento on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Utah wins 122-101. Associated Press photos

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GALLERY: Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) drives around Utah Jazz's Trey Burke, right, in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Salt Lake City.
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Dec 10 2013 - 1:27am

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Utah Jazz 105-94 on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at EnergySolutions Arena.

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GALLERY: Jazz defeat Rockets, Dec 2, 2013

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets, Dec. 2, 2013 at EnergySolutions Arena
Rick Bowmer/The Associated Press

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Dec 3 2013 - 1:02am

The Utah Jazz defeated the Houston Rockets, 109-103, on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at EnergySolutions Arena

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GALLERY: Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns, Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2013

Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans (40) pulls down a long rebound as Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin (20) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Matt York, The Associated Press
Nov 30 2013 - 11:52pm

Photos of Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns, Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2013

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GALLERY: Utah Jazz defeat Chicago Bulls in overtime, Nov. 25, 2013

Utah Jazz's Trey Burke (3) battles for a loose ball against Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich, right, in overtime during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 89-83.
 (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Associated Press
Nov 26 2013 - 1:03am

Photos from Utah's victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday, Nov. 25, at EnergySolutions Arena Photographer is Rick Bowmer/The Associated Press

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