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Donald Trump once got dunked on by the Utah Jazz Bear in Salt Lake City. Here’s the video

Donald Trump once got dunked on by the Utah Jazz Bear in Salt Lake City. Here’s the video

FILE: The Bear throws basketballs to the crowd as the Utah Jazz scrimmages in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. | Ravell Call, Deseret News With Election Day about 11⁄2 weeks away, Utah Jazz producer Jeremy Brunner shared an old video on Twitter Friday of the Utah Jazz Bear mascot literally slam dunking over Donald Trump. The dunk occurred during a Jazz NBA Finals home game, although it’s not clear if it was in 1997 or 1998. During a stop in play, Jazz longtime public address announcer Dan Roberts is heard saying, “Now, ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got a relatively special...
The Salt Lake Tribune Oct 22, 2020

Gordon Monson: Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell continues to be a strong leader. How you follow is up to you.

Prior to this year, Donovan Mitchell was the most popular Jazz player of them all. Unquestionably. Everybody around here loved him. Everybody. His jersey and shoe sales were off the charts. His play on the court was at an All-Star level, eliciting huge cheers in the arena. His personality had captured the imagination and adoration of fans all over Utah and beyond. That admiration was universal. Dude was randomly being invited over to private backyard pool parties. The young man could have been voted in as mayor of the town in and for which he plays, maybe governor of the state, too.
DeseretNews.com Oct 20, 2020
Donovan Mitchell joins NBA stars for roundtable discussion with Kamala Harris

Donovan Mitchell joins NBA stars for roundtable discussion with Kamala Harris

Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell reacts after Mike Conley made a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. | Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP SALT LAKE CITY — On Oct. 8, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris posted shots to their Instagram stories from Arizona — the same day the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris presidential campaign landed in Arizona. It turns out, the timing was no coincidence. Mitchell and Harris...
The Salt Lake Tribune Oct 20, 2020

Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell among the NBA players to question vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris

Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell became one of the NBA’s prominent young voices on social issues during the league’s COVID-19-related hiatus and subsequent restart.
DeseretNews.com Oct 20, 2020
Rudy Gobert for the No. 1 pick? Bill Simmons, Zach Lowe discuss Utah Jazz trade ideas

Rudy Gobert for the No. 1 pick? Bill Simmons, Zach Lowe discuss Utah Jazz trade ideas

Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert, right, defends against Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic during the third quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. | Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP Utah Jazz front office leaders Dennis Lindsey and Justin Zanik said after the team’s season concluded that they have great interest this offseason in signing franchise cornerstones Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell to contract extensions. Nevertheless, a prevailing thought outside the organization is that the duo will try to trade Gobert if...
The Salt Lake Tribune Oct 17, 2020

Analysis: Here’s why the Utah Jazz extending Mike Conley could make sense

It’s not exactly a secret that Mike Conley’s first season with the Utah Jazz was not a smooth one, and that his struggles to acclimate — in combination with his large salary — left many fans questioning the team’s decision to acquire him the first place.
DeseretNews.com Oct 16, 2020
A young Jazz fan finds some big shoes to fill

A young Jazz fan finds some big shoes to fill

Brysen Robinson, 10, holds up one of Utah Jazz forward Jarrell Brantley’s shoes after he and his father Josh Robinson cleaned out Brantley’s locker at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Seventeen lucky Jazz fans were selected to raid the players’ lockers and keep whatever was inside. Fans found shoes, warmup gear, game-worn items and other treasures during the event. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News Brysen Robinson, 10, holds up one of Utah Jazz forward Jarrell Brantley’s shoes after he and his father Josh Robinson cleaned out Brantley’s locker at...
The Salt Lake Tribune Oct 16, 2020

Utah Jazz hire Sergi Oliva as assistant coach

The Utah Jazz have made another addition to their coaching staff, announcing Friday that they have hired Sergi Oliva to serve as an assistant under Quin Snyder.
DeseretNews.com Oct 15, 2020
Utah Jazz add analytics expert to coaching staff from Philadelphia 76ers

Utah Jazz add analytics expert to coaching staff from Philadelphia 76ers

Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder, front, and Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey, talk with the media at Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City, Thursday, April 14, 2016. | Ravell Call, Deseret News The Utah Jazz have once again made a somewhat unconventional addition to their coaching staff. The Deseret News has confirmed that the team has hired former Philadelphia 76ers vice president of strategy Sergi Oliva to be an assistant coach. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey first reported the news Thursday evening, also reporting that Oliva had been let go by the 76ers. In...
DeseretNews.com Oct 15, 2020
Joe, Renae Ingles team up with Salt Lake City Police to improve training for work with people who have sensory needs

Joe, Renae Ingles team up with Salt Lake City Police to improve training for work with people who have sensory needs

Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles talks to reporters at a media availability at the Equinox Sports Club in San Francisco on Thursday, May 4, 2017. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News About six weeks after a 13-year-old boy with autism was shot by Salt Lake City Police, the city’s first responders have partnered with two prominent members of the community to improve how they are trained in interacting with people who have sensory needs. The Salt Lake City Police Department announced Thursday that it, along with the fire department and 911 dispatch, are teaming up with Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles...
The Salt Lake Tribune Oct 15, 2020

Utah Jazz have some decisions to make about the back end of their roster

The Utah Jazz have a lot of contract decisions to make in the next month or so, some of them no-brainer formalities and some a bit tougher.
DeseretNews.com Oct 13, 2020
Gordon Hayward to Dak Prescott after injury: ‘You’re not alone!’

Gordon Hayward to Dak Prescott after injury: ‘You’re not alone!’

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) acknowledges cheers from fans as he is carted off the field after suffering a leg injury during an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) | AP SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward knows what it’s like to sustain a severe ankle injury like the one Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott did Sunday, as Hayward missed all but a few minutes of the 2017-2018 NBA season with the Boston Celtics because of one. On Tuesday, Hayward reached out to Prescott...
DeseretNews.com Oct 13, 2020
Donovan Mitchell plays obnoxious big brother, invades sister’s virtual college class

Donovan Mitchell plays obnoxious big brother, invades sister’s virtual college class

Donovan Mitchell laughs while shooting hoops on Jazz media day at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is an NBA All-Star with a huge shoe contract who has dropped 50 points in multiple playoff games, achievements that only the tiniest percentage of people will ever reach. But on Monday, he played a role that is perhaps more relatable — that of obnoxious big brother. Mitchell shared on his Instagram story a video of him invading his sister Jordan’s virtual...
DeseretNews.com Oct 11, 2020
Jazz mailbag: Draft prospects the fans have their eyes on

Jazz mailbag: Draft prospects the fans have their eyes on

Arizona guard Josh Green (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. | Rick Scuteri, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — As the NBA Finals wrap up, the league turns its full attention to the upcoming draft, scheduled for Nov. 18. But the Utah Jazz have been out of the playoffs for a few weeks, giving fans plenty of time to scour draft boards and cultivate a list of favorites that they hope the Jazz are able to pick up with the 23rd pick. This week I asked fans to send me names of who they want the Jazz to take in the...
The Salt Lake Tribune Oct 10, 2020

Among draft prospects within range of the Utah Jazz’s No. 23 pick, who fits and who doesn’t?

Groupthink can have disastrous consequences in pretty much anything, and NBA talent evaluation is no different. I mean, how else to explain the consensus love for Dragan Bender being the No. 4 pick back in 2016?

Jazz Player News

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    Donovan Mitchell

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  • 1 Rudy Gobert

    Rudy Gobert

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  • Mike Conley

    Mike Conley

    Donovan Mitchell joins NBA stars for roundtable discussion with Kamala Harris

  • Joe Ingles

    Joe Ingles

    Joe, Renae Ingles team up with Salt Lake City Police to improve training for work with people who have sensory needs

  • Ed Davis

    Ed Davis

    Will the Utah Jazz be a top-10 team next season?

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