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Gallery: Jazz optimistic on eve of training camp
Utah Jazz guard Mo Williams poses with a football during their NBA basketball media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Mo Williams swings a baseball bat while posing for a photograph during their NBA basketball media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward poses for a photograph during the NBA basketball team's media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Marvin Williams, left, Al Jefferson and Paul Milsap, right, pose for a photograph during the NBA basketball team's media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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New Jazz guard Randy Foye throws a pass as he is photographed during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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Jazz center Enes Kanter, left, waits his turn, to be photographed, during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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New Jazz forward Marvin Williams is photographed during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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New Jazz guard Mo Williams throws a football during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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Jazz forward Derrick Favors holds a football after catching a pass from new Jazz guard, Mo WIlliams, during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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New Jazz guard Mo Williams throws a football during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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New Jazz guard Mo Williams smiles as he is interviewed during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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New Jazz guard Mo Williams answers questions during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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Jazz players Jeremy Evans and Alec Burks laugh as they are photographed during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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Jazz center Enes Kanter throws a football during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin talks with reporters during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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Jazz big men Paul Millsap, Enes Kanter and Al Jefferson pose for photographs during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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Jazz big men Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson pose for photographs with head coach Tyrone Corbin during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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Jazz big men Marvin Williams and Al Jefferson pose for photographs with head coach Tyrone Corbin during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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Jazz hopefuls Brian Butch, Chris Quinn and Darnell Jackson, talk as they wait to be interviewed during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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New Jazz guards Randy Foye and Mo Williams are photographed during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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Jazz hopefuls Brian Butch, Chris Quinn and Darnell Jackson, talk with Jazz center Al Jefferson as they wait to be interviewed during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
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Jazz CEO Greg Miller talks with reporters during Jazz media day in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2012.
Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin poses for a photograph during their NBA basketball media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors, left, and Al Jefferson pose for a photograph during their NBA basketball media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Marvin Williams (2) poses for a photograph during their NBA basketball media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Paul Milsap poses for a photograph during their NBA basketball media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors poses for a photograph during their NBA basketball media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward waits to be photographed during their NBA basketball media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Paul Milsap poses for a photograph during their NBA basketball media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Enes Kanter (0) poses for a photograph during their NBA basketball media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Randy Foye poses for a photograph during the NBA basketball team's media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah Jazz's Randy Foye (8) poses for a photograph during the NBA basketball team's media day, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Players, coaches and management expressed optimism about the coming season Monday afternoon, when the Utah Jazz held their annual media day at the team’s practice facility.

Nineteen players are currently on the preseason roster, including veteran guard Raja Bell.

After a feud with coach Tyrone Corbin last season, Bell and the Jazz agreed he would not attend training camp as the sides discuss his contract situation.

Among the players in camp are newly acquired veterans Mo Williams, Marvin Williams and Randy Foye. All are expected to be part of Corbin’s regular rotation when the regular season starts.

“We’ve made some exciting new additions to the team,” CEO Greg Miller said. “All those moves have been very positive. They make us a better franchise and, ultimately, they will help us win more games.”

Veteran forward Paul Millsap, the longest tenured player on Utah’s roster, agreed.

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“This franchise,” he said, “is headed in the right direction.”

Along with the new players, Dennis Lindsey was named the Jazz’s general manager in August, with Kevin O’Connor retaining a role as the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations.

“I’m very optimistic,” Lindsey said. “We’ve had a good offseason. ... We want Utah Jazz basketball to be about what it’s always been about -- competing hard, doing our best and striving for excellence and I’m impressed right now.”

The Jazz begin two-a-day practices Tuesday morning. Their preseason opener is Monday night at Golden State.

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