BASKETBALL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BASKETBALL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Monson: Jazz are yearning to play a beautiful game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58211166-87/ball-jazz-says-lindsey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58211166-87/ball-jazz-says-lindsey.html.csp">Monson: Jazz are yearning to play a beautiful game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T22:53:31.084-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The beautiful game. That’s the Jazz’s thing now. That’s what they want to play. That’s the kind of basketball they’re trying to adopt and embrace, even if their early version of it is ugly enough to scare the snout off a pig. And, at times, when the regular season rolls around, it will be. Comedian Phyllis Diller once said she was so ugly when she was a kid, her mom had to tie a pork chop around her neck to get the dog to play with her. The Jazz’s remedy is more thorough than that. They’re re-i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211166@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:53:31 MDT Carlino (finally) talks about reason he left BYU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58206404-65/carlino-byu-basketball-marquette.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58206404-65/carlino-byu-basketball-marquette.html.csp">Carlino (finally) talks about reason he left BYU</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T09:47:03.031-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 09:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Matt Carlino turned down numerous interview requests after he announced on April 1 that he was leaving the BYU basketball program. It was pretty much known that Carlino was leaving because he was unhappy with his role on the team coming off the bench. But it would have been nice to hear him say that, instead of the silence. Well, now we know that was truly the case. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper spoke to Carlino recently, and has this report in Monday’s editions about Carlino’s “long ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206404@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:47:03 MDT Mountain West alters men’s basketball tournament format http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58198764-77/tournament-seed-format-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58198764-77/tournament-seed-format-mountain.html.csp">Mountain West alters men’s basketball tournament format</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:57:17.02-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colorado Springs • The Mountain West Conference has announced a format change for its 2015 men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas. Because San Jose State has been ruled ineligible for the postseason due to poor APR scores, only 10 teams will participate in the tournament, scheduled March 11-14 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Under the updated format, the Nos. 1-6 seed will receive automatic bids into the quarterfinals. The opening round games will match the No. 7 seed against the No. 10 seed and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198764@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:57:17 MDT Nebraska, BYU highlight Utah women’s non-conference slate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58198906-59/utah-schedule-games-round.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58198906-59/utah-schedule-games-round.html.csp">Nebraska, BYU highlight Utah women’s non-conference slate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T15:29:02.265-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah women’s basketball team has released its 2014-15 non-conference schedule, including four games against teams who played in the postseason last year. Road games against Nebraska (NCAA, second round), Creighton (WNIT, second round) and home contests against BYU (NCAA Sweet 16) and UNC Charlotte (WNIT, first round) add heft to Utah’s schedule as they try to improve on a 12-19 finish last season. “There is a good mixture of home, road and neutral-site games that will hopefully have us ready...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198906@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:29:02 MDT Utah basketball: It’s a critical offseason for Jordan Loveridge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58195105-89/loveridge-jordan-utah-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58195105-89/loveridge-jordan-utah-game.html.csp">Utah basketball: It’s a critical offseason for Jordan Loveridge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T11:23:10.76-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Layups. Then reverse layups. Then floaters. Then midrange jumpers. It could take an hour. It could take all day, if his shot is off. But Jordan Loveridge has been relentless with his latest workout, designed by former Utah basketball player Chris Fulton, one of the top 3-point shooters in program history. It’s called “The Freak.” It requires Loveridge to sink just about any shot imaginable, and in 19 spots, he has to hit at least four in a row before he can continue. “That will be a big thing: I...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195105@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:23:10 MDT Utah basketball: With heavy lifting done, recruiting simpler for Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58187856-89/recruiting-krystkowiak-basketball-looking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58187856-89/recruiting-krystkowiak-basketball-looking.html.csp">Utah basketball: With heavy lifting done, recruiting simpler for Utes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T21:08:00.509-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not everyone knows how to recruit a basketball team, but picture a puzzle. You start by knowing what you want, then look for the edge pieces that frame the rest of the picture. And once you have that foundation in place, it’s a lot easier to start filling the rest in. Utah men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak likens his first year to starting from scratch with just a vision in mind, looking for any and all pieces he could bring in to make the program he wanted. Now, the dog days of the summe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58187856@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:08:00 MDT Britton Johnsen: The ex-Ute who dunked over LeBron http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58182447-77/johnsen-nba-britton-bradley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58182447-77/johnsen-nba-britton-bradley.html.csp">Britton Johnsen: The ex-Ute who dunked over LeBron</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T23:08:05.533-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">South Jordan • Britton Johnsen dunked over LeBron James. He was released by his all-time favorite coach just before boarding a flight to celebrate his NBA homecoming. And he’s continually mistaken for Shawn Bradley, who’s only eight inches taller. That’s probably enough material for a movie — not even including Johnsen’s basketball adventures in five other countries, his temporary employment that stemmed from one of the darkest days in NBA history or his work that’s far removed from a lavish NBA...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182447@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:08:05 MDT Coach K talks Kyle Korver, Quin Snyder and USA Basketball http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58183805-62/coach-nba-basketball-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58183805-62/coach-nba-basketball-team.html.csp">Coach K talks Kyle Korver, Quin Snyder and USA Basketball</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T17:05:09.779-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This morning, USA Basketball announced the 19 players who will participate in a four-day mini-camp in Las Vegas later this month. In a conference call with reporters, coach Mike Krzyzewski had some nice things to say about Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward. You can read all about that by clicking this link.Here are a few extras from Krzyzewkski:On former Jazz man Kyle Korver …"Kyle, first of all, is a veteran team player. He's a specialist and one of the outstanding shooters in the NBA. He'll be look...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183805@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:05:09 MDT Sports briefs: Manchester United, Adidas agree to $1.3B deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58184090-77/million-united-klotz-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58184090-77/million-united-klotz-season.html.csp">Sports briefs: Manchester United, Adidas agree to $1.3B deal</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T22:57:24.901-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">college athletics • NCAA President Mark Emmert received $1.707 million in compensation in 2012-13, a year in which the governing body turned a $32 million profit. The figures come from the NCAA’s latest tax returns, which were released Monday. Jim Isch, the NCAA’s chief operating officer, and top legal counsel Donald Remy also topped the $500,000 mark. Isch received $1.013 million in total compensation. Remy, who is listed as an executive vice president, was third at $619,663. During that fisc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58184090@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:57:24 MDT Utah to receive new football, basketball uniforms this year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58183649-59/uniforms-recently-drum-feather.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58183649-59/uniforms-recently-drum-feather.html.csp">Utah to receive new football, basketball uniforms this year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T16:48:33.65-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">University of Utah football and men’s basketball teams will both sport new uniforms this season, according to Assistant Athletics Director Liz Abel. The Under Armour uniforms will look “completely different,” Abel wrote in an email. They’ll have less striping and no more of the topographical lines that were used to emphasize Utah’s mountain landscape. Football uniforms are expected to arrive soon, with the hope that they’ll be in for scheduled TV headshots on Aug. 6. Basketball uniforms are expe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183649@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:48:33 MDT King’s return to Ohio is a good thing for all http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58176168-77/james-heat-nba-return.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58176168-77/james-heat-nba-return.html.csp">King’s return to Ohio is a good thing for all</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T23:19:01.76-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">LeBron James sealed his reputation as a winner with the Miami Heat. He’s been known as the best player in the NBA since around 2008. But with the Heat, he silenced the critics who said he couldn’t win rings. Two NBA titles and four finals appearances in four seasons will do that for a man’s reputation. Indeed, James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh ran roughshod over the league in four years. But even with the success, and the titles, and the adulation, there was always that question as to whether J...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58176168@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:19:01 MDT NFL: 49ers receiver Ellington gives up basketball to focus on NFL career http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58177886-77/ellington-football-basketball-carolina.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58177886-77/ellington-football-basketball-carolina.html.csp">NFL: 49ers receiver Ellington gives up basketball to focus on NFL career</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETE IACOBELLI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T23:18:36.997-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moncks Corner, S.C. • Gone are the days when Bruce Ellington would rush from a basketball workout with South Carolina teammates to a football meeting room to learn the complex schemes of coach Steve Spurrier. Ellington’s only focus is the San Francisco 49ers and making an impact on the NFL. “It was fun, all the rushing around,” said Ellington, taken in the fourth round by the 49ers. “I thought I could do and I went after it.” Ellington hosted a youth camp Friday at his high school with his older...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581778862014-07-12T23:18:36.997-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-12T23:18:36.997-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58177886@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:18:36 MDT Ranking the top-10 Utah basketball players of all-time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58175130-89/utah-history-utes-basketball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58175130-89/utah-history-utes-basketball.html.csp">Ranking the top-10 Utah basketball players of all-time</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T23:17:54.015-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Runnin’ Utes basketball program is as storied as any in the nation, with names like Peterson, Pimm, Gardner and Majerus echoing through college basketball’s coaching history. Behind 27 NCAA Tournament appearances, four Final Four appearances and one NCAA Championship, the Utes have had a host of legendary players as well. Here’s a ranking of the top-10 Utah basketball players of all-time: 1. Keith Van Horn, 1993-1997, Small Forward Van Horn claims the top spot with the most decorated caree...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58175130@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:17:54 MDT Utah basketball: Utes pioneer Bill McGill dies at 74 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58175092-89/mcgill-basketball-billy-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58175092-89/mcgill-basketball-billy-game.html.csp">Utah basketball: Utes pioneer Bill McGill dies at 74</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T22:18:27.504-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 10:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billy McGill, a 6-foot-9 center who broke statistical and racial barriers as a college basketball star at the University of Utah, has died. A Utes sports department spokesman confirmed the death on Friday of one of the program’s all-time greats who muddled through ups and downs in his professional and personal life. He was 74 years old. Former Utes coach Jerry Pimm called the big man who once led the NCAA in scoring, “one of the greatest players I’ve seen or been associated with.” Known to fans ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58175092@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:18:27 MDT Q&A with new Jazz forward Steve Novak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58171851-62/team-really-basketball-dad.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58171851-62/team-really-basketball-dad.html.csp">Q&A with new Jazz forward Steve Novak</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T15:47:01.988-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Jazz and Raptors made the Steve Novak trade official this afternoon. I talked to the sharpshooter on the phone yesterday and you can read my story by clicking here. But there were a few extra items that didn't make it in there. Here's a short Q&A from the interview. AF: Where are you now, where do you spend your summers? SN: I'm in Wisconsin. I work out at Marquette during the summer. Ironically at this point, the Raptors' trainer has been here a couple times, the strength coach came ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58171851@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:47:01 MDT Boys’ basketball: Lone Peak team wraps up Dubai trip with waterpark adventure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58108664-190/ride-dubai-minute-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58108664-190/ride-dubai-minute-team.html.csp">Boys’ basketball: Lone Peak team wraps up Dubai trip with waterpark adventure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nick Curtis</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T22:49:43.977-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE: Lone Peak basketball player Nick Curtis has been documenting the Knights’ trip to Dubai to play in an international tournament for The Tribune. Here is his final installment. Today was our last day in Dubai, and we wanted to make the most of it. We had been looking forward to visiting Wild Wadi, one of the largest waterparks in Dubai. We had been seeing commercials about it all week. We walked through a canyon-looking pathway for a minute or two to get inside the waterpark. Aft...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58108664@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:49:43 MDT Utah basketball: In Vegas, Delon Wright hopes to show NBA scouts he’s a good bet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58165413-89/wright-college-nba-basketball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58165413-89/wright-college-nba-basketball.html.csp">Utah basketball: In Vegas, Delon Wright hopes to show NBA scouts he’s a good bet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T23:28:15.139-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the NBA Draft rolled around, Delon Wright turned off his TV and headed for the gym. He followed the picks on his phone, occasionally smiling at seeing a few guys he knew get selected in the two-round event. But many friends didn’t get taken in the draft, and that’s why Wright was in the gym and not plopped in front of his TV: He was told if he had entered the fray this year, he might not be drafted at all. “It was tough, man,” Wright said. “But I had a lot of people telling me it would be b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165413@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:28:15 MDT Utah Jazz: Rookie Dante Exum impresses coaching staff early http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58163247-87/exum-jazz-ability-ball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58163247-87/exum-jazz-ability-ball.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Rookie Dante Exum impresses coaching staff early</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T17:36:27.415-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dante Exum is still living out of his hotel room and suitcase. His version of exploring Salt Lake City — to this point — has been the ride to the gym for workouts and back. With him and his Utah Jazz teammates heading to the Las Vegas Summer League this week, he probably won’t resume apartment hunting for at least a few weeks. One other thing: He has to learn professional basketball, and learn it on the fly. Since being drafted a few weeks ago, Exum’s life has been nothing short of a whirlwind a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58163247@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:27 MDT Jazz Hoops: Looking for chemistry in summer league http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58161617-62/burke-exum-jazz-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58161617-62/burke-exum-jazz-league.html.csp">Jazz Hoops: Looking for chemistry in summer league</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T13:04:02.341-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 01:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Trey Burke and Dante Exum. Dante Exum and Trey Burke. The upcoming Las Vegas summer league will be important for both, individually. For Burke, coming off an all-rookie season at point guard, and heading into his second year on the job, showcasing progress is important. He wants to show that his game has taken a leap, and that he's ready to take a significant jump in production heading into next season. For example, people like Detroit's Kentavius Caldwell-Pope and Victor Oladipo are prominent s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58161617@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:04:02 MDT Sports briefs: USC football, basketball players to get 4-year deals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58105158-77/players-usc-basketball-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58105158-77/players-usc-basketball-football.html.csp">Sports briefs: USC football, basketball players to get 4-year deals</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T22:45:01.718-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 10:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">college athletics • Southern California athletic director Pat Haden announced Monday that the school will now offer four-year scholarships to scholarship players on the football team and in the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The policy, which becomes effective July 1, represents a change from USC’s current practice of offering players in those sports one-year renewable scholarships. Haden said USC is taking the action in the hopes of helping to lead the effort “to refocus on student-ath...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58105158@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:45:01 MDT