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Last Updated Apr 26, 2015 10:17AM

Quin Snyder described the group as “young, young” and made sure everyone knew to add an “exclamation point.” And, for once, the Jazz coach wasn’t talking about his 19-year-old point guard or any of the other half dozen rookie players …

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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 finishes fifth in Defensive Player of the Year voting
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Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder reacts after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dunked the ball during the game at EnergySolutions Arena Friday April 10, 2015. Memphis Grizzlies won the game 89-88. Utah Jazz’s Quin Snyder finishes eighth in Coach of the Year voting
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