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For the sixth straight season, Al Jefferson is a reliable threat to put up 20 points and 10 rebounds every game. Yet just like the previous eight years of his career, Jefferson was left off the All-Star team this season.
The Utah big man did not mope at home during his downtime, though. After a tornado hit Hattiesburg, Miss., less than 60 miles from his hometown of Prentiss, Jefferson headed to the area to help with the relief efforts. The tornado destroyed or damaged some 800 homes, according to reports, and while Jefferson could not meet with every family affected by the disaster, he did make a major impression on one young girl.
The girl, a sophomore in high school, lost her home and her car when they were crushed by a tree. Jefferson, floored by the family’s optimism, offered to buy her a new car.
“You walk into their living room and the whole wall is gone,” Jefferson told The Salt Lake Tribune. “They had the best attitude that you could have. They were just thankful and happy t...
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Season ticket holders typically receive a gift from the team every year that they renew their seats, and the Utah Jazz have decided to go above and beyond for the 2012-2013 season. According to Utah Jazz Nation, Jazz season ticket holders who attend Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers can stop by the fan relations office and pick up an exclusive waffle iron that is...
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Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks scored a basket on an amazing circus shot during the third quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Golden State Warriors. Burks pulled off some incredible acrobatics as he threw the ball over his shoulder off the glass with two defenders trying to block the shot. Burks came off the bench and scored 13 points in the 115-101 Jazz victory. Video...
Utah Jazz fans have it pretty good. Sure, their team has never won a championship, but they’ve been a perennial playoff team regardless of personnel, appearing in the postseason in 25 of the last 29 seasons. Right now the Jazz are tied for sixth in a deep Western Conference, even though no one on the roster has ever played in an All-Star Game and Jamaal Tinsley starts at point...
Mike D’Antoni, who had interest in Jazz point guard Raja Bell earlier this season, is still fixated on the 12-year veteran who he coached in Phoenix. Bell is averaging 6.4 points 1.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 23.4 minutes per game this season.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports:
Mike D’Antoni has remained intrigued with bringing exiled Jazz guard Raja Bell to Lakers, sources say.
The Utah Jazz could soon get a boost. Their point guard returned to practice yesterday. Williams had been sidelined after undergoing surgery on his thumb for the second time in his career. Now, he is inching closer to returning to the court.According to the AP, Williams returned to practice yesterday and did some light drills. There is still no timetable for his return as...
Members of Utah Jazz Nation are in for a treat should they show up at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, Feb. 23. No, it will not be for the chance to enjoy a highly entertaining Jazz game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Jazz do in fact face the Clippers on Saturday, but that game will take place in LaLa Land at STAPLES Center instead of the team’s arena in Salt Lake City...
The Utah Jazz have a fine promotions team. This nifty gift, which is a waffle maker in case you didn't know, is what marketing and promotions is all about. You want your fan base to see your logo every morning of their lives, even during the offseason.
I never met a man who didn't like waffles. Especially waffles that are branded with your favorite team...
Raja Bell was instrumental in successful Suns team when Mike D'Antoni coached in Phoenix.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The trade deadline passed Thursday without the Utah Jazz dealing either power forward Paul Millsap or center Al Jefferson, leaving intact a team that is seven games above .500 entering the stretch run toward the playoffs., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/utah-jazz-stand-pat-get-ready-for-big-offseason-yahoo-sports