The playoffs are a week away, and for the Utah Jazz, it’s been a mixed bag of things.
After a terrible road trip, the Jazz got some home cooking with a win over the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Utah will face either the Dallas Mavericks or Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs.
To add things to the mixed bag, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder went on a 19-minute, 3,000-word explanation the other day attacking the narrative surrounding his team’s lack of clutch play and the suggestion that Donovan Mitchell hardly passes to Rudy Gobert.
On the latest episode of The Tribune’s “How ‘Bout This Jazz” podcast, host/moderator Xoel Cardenas and Tribune Jazz beat reporters Andy Larsen and Eric Walden discuss Snyder’s comments, and share their thoughts on why they think Snyder did this and whether the monologue was effective.
The guys also discuss NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s comments about the 2023 NBA All-Star Game and whether it will stay in Salt Lake City despite the Utah Legislature’s vote to override Utah Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto of HB11, which has received national attention.
Find the HBTJ podcast at sltrib.com/podcasts/bout_jazz/