The Utah Jazz wrapped up their preseason schedule with what is currently an NBA-worst 111.4 defensive rating. Coach Quin Snyder was then voted as the coach who runs the best defensive scheme in the league. It may sound strange, but those are related.
This season, each NBA coach will be able to challenge one foul, out-of-bounds call or goaltending call per game. As preseason play continues, they're still trying to figure out what's the best way to use their new coach's call.
The Jazz's defense was bad. Is it just a learning curve as the new additions adjust to playing in Snyder’s system? Is it an intensity issue with it just being the preseason? Or is there a real concern that the Jazz have a problem on their hands?
Kyle Collinsworth isn’t on the Jazz training camp roster because he’s a former local college star. He’s on it because, as Jazz coach Quin Snyder said, he’s “a basketball player.” That might sound oversimplistic, but it
Four weeks tagging along with Donovan Mitchell. Breaking up on-court altercations. Ushering players away from crowds. If a Jazz player is involved, former Utah football players Steve Smith and Samu Sitake are likely there.