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Last Updated Jul 23, 2015 10:24PM

With the recent signings of Brazilian Raul Neto and German Tibor Pleiss, the Jazz are continuing a trend that has spread around the NBA, but that, in Utah, has straight set up shop. Taking America out of America’s game. Putting …

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  • BYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman during the second half of an NCAA college football game against the Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Notre Dame defeated BYU 17-14. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Monson: BYU should be invited into a P-5 league, Notre Dame forced into one
    Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel made great points on Monday about BYU. He threw in comments about Notre Dame, too. Yeah, actually, it was the oth...
    Updated Jul 21 2015 07:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A Bees fan watches during the early innings versus the Reno Aces before the Bees had accumulated any hits or runs, Friday, July 17, 2015. The Bees won the game 6-5 to improve their record to 36-57 - still the worst record in the PCL. Monson: A Utah team you love to watch play, win or lose
    For once, nobody cares about winning and losing. Nobody cares about the numbers on the scoreboard. And, in this particular case, that’s a good, good, ...
    Updated Jul 18 2015 10:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, Victor Espinoza reacts after crossing the finish line with American Pharoah (5) to win the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park, in Elmont, N.Y. Racing's first Triple Crown winner in 37 years will make his next start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) Monson: Here’s why you care about sports
    One of the more compelling aspects to the close observance of sports by and for many of us is a thirst for witnessing history, for seeing something ex...
    Updated Jul 16 2015 11:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Gordon Monson: Real Salt Lake finds new belief against Galaxy
    Sandy Since becoming a respected outfit, a self-respecting outfit, Real Salt Lake rarely has come into a game with as much to prove as they did agai...
    Updated Jul 14 2015 10:56 pm   |     |   Share


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Utah's Deron Williams and Jerry Sloan during the game at the Energy Solutions Arena. 
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Monson: With move to Mavericks, Deron Williams now has more gold than game
    There was a time not so long ago when a team giving up $27.5 million for Deron Williams not to play for it would have been unthinkable to him. Now, n...
    Updated Jul 11 2015 06:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2014, file photo, Utah defensive back Dominique Hatfield is congratulated by fans as he leaves the field after Utah's 38-34 victory over Colorado in an NCAA college football game, in Boulder, Colo. Hatfield has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a man who wanted to buy an Xbox from him. Unified Police of Salt Lake County say the victim was meeting with Hatfield on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, after seeing an online classified ad when Hatfield pulled out a knife and demanded the money. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) Monson: Let’s hope Utah’s Dominique Hatfield is innocent
    More than the young man’s words, I remember the look on his face when he spoke the words. It was half-gratitude, half-relief and half-resolve. I know...
    Updated Jul 09 2015 07:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) goes one-on-one with Boston Celtics guard C.J. Fair (49), in Utah Jazz Summer League action, Utah Jazz vs. The Boston Celtics, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, July 6, 2015. Hood led the scoring for the Jazz with 23 points. Monson: Ideology of a franchise — the Jazz’s plan for playoff contention
    Amid the numbing humdrum of the Jazz’s sluggish offseason, there is one thing that is absolutely clear: The Jazz are not just sticking to their plan o...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kentucky's Trey Lyles, left, looks for an opening against Buffalo's Raheem Johnson (31) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp) Monson: Jazz hope draft pick Trey Lyles really is ‘more action than talk’ (with video)
    It was Thomas Jefferson or Ben Franklin or Gary Player, or maybe all three, who uttered some version of the quote: “The harder I work, the luckier I g...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Duke's Justise Winslow cuts down the net after his team's 68-63 victory over Wisconsin in the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game Monday, April 6, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Monson: Here’s the exact thing the Jazz should, will, might do on draft night ... maybe
    Trying to discover who the Jazz will take at No. 12 in the first round of Thursday night’s NBA Draft or whether they’ll do something more dramatic is ...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 11:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Monson: A nation shakes its head at the clueless Orem Owlz
    Deep in the bowels of the Orem Owlz team offices, a promotions idea may not have been exactly hatched this way during a brainstorming session where a ...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    5/4/2010
Golfer practices his swing on the driving range  at Glendale Golf Course located at 1600 West and 2100 South in Salt Lake City. Monson: Salt Lake politicians are double-bogeying course closure plans
    Golf is glorious misery. Salt Lake City politicos are attacking that misery, our misery, wanting to close down city courses and turn them into open s...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) hangs his head during the second half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Gordon Monson: Warriors’ aces trump King James
    When James Naismith invented basketball, he saw it as a collaborative sport, a game to be won by the synchronized hands and feet of many. His vision ...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 10:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) vies with Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Monson: Should the Utah Jazz bring back Paul Millsap?
    Speculation is out there, reports that Paul Millsap could rejoin the Jazz as a free agent this summer. The Jazz can’t comment on any such action at th...
    Updated Jun 13 2015 04:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad celebrates following the Blackhawks' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Chicago. The series is tied 2-2. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Monson: At BYU or anywhere else, why judge a man for wearing a beard?
    What’s the deal with the bias against the beard? Since when did having facial hair somehow indicate that you are less of a person, less of a characte...
    Updated Jun 11 2015 07:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    5/4/2010
Golfer practices his swing on the driving range  at Glendale Golf Course located at 1600 West and 2100 South in Salt Lake City. Monson: Salt Lake politicians are double-bogeying course closure plans
    Golf is glorious misery. Salt Lake City politicos are attacking that misery, our misery, wanting to close down city courses and turn them into open s...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) hangs his head during the second half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Gordon Monson: Warriors’ aces trump King James
    When James Naismith invented basketball, he saw it as a collaborative sport, a game to be won by the synchronized hands and feet of many. His vision ...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 10:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) vies with Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Monson: Should the Utah Jazz bring back Paul Millsap?
    Speculation is out there, reports that Paul Millsap could rejoin the Jazz as a free agent this summer. The Jazz can’t comment on any such action at th...
    Updated Jun 13 2015 04:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad celebrates following the Blackhawks' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Chicago. The series is tied 2-2. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Monson: At BYU or anywhere else, why judge a man for wearing a beard?
    What’s the deal with the bias against the beard? Since when did having facial hair somehow indicate that you are less of a person, less of a characte...
    Updated Jun 11 2015 07:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel (99) pressures New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) in the first quarter of the NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 in Pittsburgh. Brees got away. (AP Photo/Don Wright) Monson: Who is the greatest football player ever to come out of BYU, Utah, Utah State?
    Picking the greatest among the greats is always a complicated deal. It’s also a whole lot of fun. The exercise here isn’t to declare any kind of absol...
    Updated Jun 11 2015 10:25 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder directs his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Philadelphia. Utah won 89-83. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Monson: After first year in Utah, Jazz coach Quin Snyder is encouraged and unsatisfied
    After watching pre-draft workouts the other day with the latest group of potential draftees at the Jazz’s practice facility, an ongoing process in whi...
    Updated Jun 06 2015 06:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  


Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) gets trapped between Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala (9) during second half action in the Utah Jazz versus Golden State Warriors NBA basketball game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Monson: Utah Jazz find great hope — and a path to follow — in the Warriors’ success
    For the Jazz, the Warriors have shined a light on a path to real NBA title contention that Jazz managers not only can relate to, can find hope in, but...
    Updated Jun 04 2015 06:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 16, 2015, file photo, Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson, left, fouls Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert during an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. The Jazz wrapped up a better-than-expected season Wednesday, April 15, and now look to a future in which expectations have risen. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Monson: It’s time for Jazz to spend — aggressively and wisely
    It can’t hit a 3. It can’t run or spread the floor. It can’t pass. It can’t rebound. It can’t dunk. It can’t D up. It can’t clog the paint. It’s got n...
    Updated Jun 02 2015 04:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • FIFA president Sepp Blatter applauds after his re-election during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP) Monson: His Seppness is either corrupt or clueless
    I feel sorry for soccer. It’s a terrific sport, a beautiful game, the world’s passion. The guys who run it don’t deserve it. They’re either corrupt o...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 07:23 pm   |     |   Share
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