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“I told these guys things that are hard to hear. I told them the truth.” Quin Snyder Nobody was sure, not with any exactness, how the rookie head coach did it. How he rearranged and redirected the effort of a …

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Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward is on the delinquent property tax list, but his agent said the escrow company handling his purchase of a home made a clerical mistake. Utah Jazz: Team looks ahead to several offseason questions (with video)
    His summer vacation was about to start and Quin Snyder was talking golf — not that he’ll have much time to work on his short game. Thanks to a second...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 09:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Enes Kanter of the Oklahoma City Thunder responds to boos from the crowd during player introductions before facing his old team at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Utah Jazz: Timeline of key moments from the season
    Nov. 1 After opening the season with a pair of losses, Jazz notch a 118-91 win over the Phoenix Suns. Nov. 5 Gordon Hayward hits buzzer-beat...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rodney Hood, his award and his offseason plans
    Two weeks. That’s the rest that Rodney Hood will allow for himself this offseason. One day after lockerroom cleanout, the Utah Jazz shooting guard w...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Monday, April 13, 2015, file photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James signaling a play in an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Cleveland. For James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth is about to begin. The only one that matters. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File) The Tribune’s NBA Playoffs analysis
    The NBA playoffs are here. Finally. After 82 games, one all-star game, a historically close MVP race and the Golden State Warriors making a run at a 7...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:06 pm   |     |   Share


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Enes Kanter and Rudy Gobert battle for a rebound in the first half of a game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Utah Jazz say ‘there were no issues’ with Enes Kanter when he was on team
    If there’s some bad blood between Enes Kanter and his former teammates now, it’s only a recent development. Asked this week whether the frustrated cen...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, above, blocks a shot as New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis goes to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Kragthorpe: Paul Millsap, Andrew Bogut top list of NBA playoff figures with Utah ties
    Paul Millsap, Deron Williams and Kyle Korver were instrumental in the Jazz’s most recent playoff win, a Game 6 victory over Denver five years ago. Coi...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 10:02 am   |     |   Share
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Jazz first-year coach Quin Snyder answers a reporter's question during the last media availability of the season at the team's practice facility in Salt Lake City Thursday April 16, 2015. Players cleaned out their lockers Thursday after Wednesday night's loss to the Houston Rockets to finish with a 38-44 record for the season. Utah Jazz’s season of progress yields big offseason questions (with video)
    There was a trace of regret from Utah Jazz management over not reaching the postseason. There was hope for future success, highlighted by optimistic w...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Quin Snyder talks to Dante Exum in the first half as the Utah Jazz faced the Dallas Mavericks at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday, April 13, 2015. Kragthorpe: Utah Jazz’s next step requires upgrade at point guard (with video)
    Twelve years later, the franchise that gave you John Stockton keeps searching for the perfect point guard. That’s a standard-issue sentence for a Jaz...
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Jazz first-year coach Quin Snyder, right, answersa  reporter's question during the last media availability of the season at the team's practice facility in Salt Lake City Thursday April 16, 2015. General Manager Dennis Lindsey, left, listens. Players cleaned out their lockers Thursday after Wednesday night's loss to the Houston Rockets to finish with a 38-44 record for the season. Monson: The Jazz’s climb is just beginning (with video)
    Some smart guy once said, “Good is not good, when better is expected.” That’s a land mine, a condition, the Jazz will have to skirt in the seasons ah...
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  • TribSports Radio podcast: Wrapping up Utah Jazz season
    We called in the experts to wrap up the Utah Jazz season and help figure out where the franchise is headed. Tribune Jazz beat reporters Aaron Falk, To...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks, center, watches the game in street clothes after the Jazz announced that he will have season ending surgery on his shoulder. Burks sat behind the bench during game against the  Minnesota Timberwolves at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Utah Jazz notes: Alec Burks hopes he’s ‘missing piece’ to playoffs (with video)
    They enter the summer with playoff aspirations and questions about just how exactly they might get there. Alec Burks thinks he might have the answer....
    Updated Apr 16 2015 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Jazz first-year coach Quin Snyder, right, answersa  reporter's question during the last media availability of the season at the team's practice facility in Salt Lake City Thursday April 16, 2015. General Manager Dennis Lindsey, left, listens. Players cleaned out their lockers Thursday after Wednesday night's loss to the Houston Rockets to finish with a 38-44 record for the season. Blog: Utah Jazz locker cleanout and exit interviews (with video)
    Rudy's summertime plans Rudy Gobert thinks he should win this year’s Most Improved Player, he’d love to win a Defensive Player of the Year award and...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 07:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    Trevor Booker fires back at Enes Kanter on Twitter
     After spending his homecoming lightly <a href=“http://www.sltrib.com/home/2342163-155/enes-kanter-rips-jazz-organization-after”>blasting his ol...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 12:47 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz's Trey Burke, left, and Rudy Gobert, right, sit on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Houston. The Rockets won 117-91. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Utah Jazz: Rockets raise playoff position by trouncing Utah
    It wasn’t too hard to figure out which one was the playoff team, the squad with something on the line as the regular season drew to a close Wednesday ...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 10:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Jeff Griffin sees looks for a teammate as he trains with the Utah Wheelin’ Jazz as they practice at the Salt Lake Community College gym before travel to Louisville, Ky., to compete in the 16-team championship division. Wheelin’ Jazz leader Jeff Griffin wants a title before he says goodbye
    The time is coming soon for Jeff Griffin to hang ’em up. But what exactly? Not his shoes. He’s worn the same pair in every game for more than a decade...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Quin Snyder talks to Dante Exum in the first half as the Utah Jazz faced the Dallas Mavericks at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday, April 13, 2015. Kragthorpe: Dennis Lindsey merits praise for Utah Jazz’s growth
    Last April, when general manager Dennis Lindsey spoke during the team’s locker-cleanout day at EnergySolutions Arena as devoted Comic Con fans and ath...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    NBA playoff scenarios on the season's final day
    Eighty-one games wasn’t enough to figure all of this out? No, apparently not. We’re gonna need all 82. On this, the last day of the NBA’s regular seas...
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    ESPN: Paul Pierce says pressure of national spotlight got to D-Will
    Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce is apparently living up to his nickname, and in a new interview with ESPN, the Truth had some things to say abo...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks a shot by Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (8), in NBA action in the final home game of the season at EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Monday, April 13, 2015. Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert makes his case for Defensive Player of the Year
    The Stifle Tower, the French Rejection, the Gobstopper, Gobzilla, the Gobert Report, Rudy Gobert or Go Home. Quite frankly, the Utah Jazz center would...
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    The Trib's NBA awards: And the MVP goes to ...
    This year’s Most Valuable Player race could go any number of ways. (Think of the Cavs without LeBron James, the Pelicans without Anthony Davis or the ...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood, left, drives on Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 11, 2015. The Jazz won 111-105. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) Utah Jazz have become competitive road team following All-Star break
    By now, the secret is out concerning the Utah Jazz. With Monday night’s win over the Dallas Mavericks, the Jazz are 19-9 since the All-Star break, whi...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) reacts after being called for a foul, in NBA action, Utah vs Indiana, at EnergySolutions Arena, Monday, January 5, 2015 Monson: Utah Jazz’s regular Joe Ingles is anything but ordinary
    Near the eve of season’s end, Joe Ingles is in mid-sentence, talking about himself, his growing up in South Australia, in a place called “Happy Valley...
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  • Utah Jazz: Cotton makes new believers (with video)
    When he first saw the play, Rodney Hood was skeptical to say the least. “Coach drew up a play for Bryce to get the lob and I kind of looked at him cra...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks a shot by Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (8), in NBA action in the final home game of the season at EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Monday, April 13, 2015. Kragthorpe: Cotton’s topper sends Jazz fans home happy (with video)
    Jazz rookie guard Bryce Cotton’s spectacular, left-handed catch and dunk of Rodney Hood’s lob was the wonderfully unscripted part of Fan Appreciation ...
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