Posted September 30, 2013 on AP on Fox
As Utah prepares to start a new era, the Jazz have reached back to their past. The organization made a conscious decision to go with a youth movement and let four of their top five scorers find new NBA homes after narrowly missing the playoffs at 43-39. Team leaders Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are gone and the spotlight is now centered on Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors, who are entering their fourth season. To set the tone for the rebuilding process, the Jazz welcomed back the influence of the best teams in franchise history. First, Utah hired former coach Jerry Sloan, who spent 23 seasons as head coach of the Jazz while leading them to two NBA Finals appearances, as a senior basketball adviser. ''He's such a great resource for me to go to with different concepts I am pondering. We have debates about what gives us the best chance to win. We talk about new school basketball versus old school basketball and what will help this group of guys be successful,''...

Utah Jazz: Contract extensions, funny moments among camp quotes Monday

Utah Jazz old men Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors are up for contract extensions and coach Tyrone Corbin is entering the final year of his deal. You can imagine how thrilled they were Monday to discuss how those talks are going. “I’m completely fine with where I am” Corbin said. “I respect the organization’s side and my side in the negotiations.” Corbin was hired...

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Ian Clark was signed to a two year deal for the Jazz, what will become of the former Belmont player afterwards? (Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated) If I told you that last years champion and mvp would ride the bench would you believe it? Granted I’m referring to Ian Clark leading the Golden State Warriors to a Summer League championship and gaining MVP honors on top of it. Clark...

Utah Jazz Are Not Likely To Give Tyrone Corbin A Contract Extension Until After The Season

image from: Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin is entering the fourth and final year of his contract, and reports out of Salt Lake City say that he is not likely to get a contract extension until his contract expires after this upcoming season. Via Bill Oram of the Salt Lake Tribune: The coach, entering his third full season at the helm for the Jazz, is in the final year...

The Utah Jazz Need Gordon Hayward To Break Out

The Utah Jazz are in a complete rebuild mode heading into this season. They chose not to resign key players from last season’s disappointing squad, and instead have handed the keys over to the young players they have acquired in trades and through the draft. The Jazz front office is prepared to go through the ...The post The Utah Jazz Need Gordon Hayward To Break Out appeared first...

Tyrone Corbin Not Expected To Sign Extension With Jazz Before Season

Tyrone Corbin has gone 87-89 as head coach of the Utah Jazz, and the organization has said it values him moving forward. Even so, Corbin is not expected to start discussions on a contract extension until after the season. "I don’t expect anything to be done," said agent Steve Kauffman, whose other clients include Jeff Hornacek and Monty Williams. Kauffman said he would...

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