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'No one knew this would be popular': Original designer reflects on legacy of Jazz rebrand

'No one knew this would be popular': Original designer reflects on legacy of Jazz rebrand

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 6:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

John Stockton didn't want the Jazz brand to change. But nearly three decades later, a similar rebrand is being nearly unanimously praised.
Delta Center renovations could begin next year. Here's what some of Smith's plans look like

Delta Center renovations could begin next year. Here's what some of Smith's plans look like

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 11 - 10:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Smith Entertainment Group offered a few more details of its plans for the Delta Center and the blocks east of it in downtown Salt Lake City on Tuesday.
Mountain basketball: Jazz course correct with purple, black and blue rebrand

Mountain basketball: Jazz course correct with purple, black and blue rebrand

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 5 - 10:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Purple is back … for real this time.
Patrick Kinahan: Halfway in won't work anymore for Jazz

Patrick Kinahan: Halfway in won't work anymore for Jazz

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted June 4 - 11:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Relative to tanking, the phrase slapped on NBA teams which intentionally dump games for the chance to win the draft lottery, the perception is the Jazz waited too long the last two years to lose.
Season tickets for Utah NHL team's first season go on sale Friday

Season tickets for Utah NHL team's first season go on sale Friday

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 4 - 10:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

There will be 10,000 unobstructed seats at the Delta Center for the team's first season.
Patrick Kinahan: Former All-Star's NBA career has languished since leaving Utah

Patrick Kinahan: Former All-Star's NBA career has languished since leaving Utah

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 10:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Generational wealth and not much by way of accomplishment on the basketball court basically has defined his seven seasons since Gordon Hayward left the Utah Jazz.
Tony Finau's agent reportedly tapped for top hockey position with Utah's NHL franchise

Tony Finau's agent reportedly tapped for top hockey position with Utah's NHL franchise

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 5:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's new NHL franchise reportedly has its first hire since relocating from the Valley of the Sun, and he has plenty of connections to Ryan Smith.
Who will the Jazz take at No. 10? Initial mock drafts are split

Who will the Jazz take at No. 10? Initial mock drafts are split

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted May 12 - 7:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Who will be available for the Jazz at No. 10? Here's who draft experts have the Jazz taking in their initial mock drafts following the lottery:
'Obviously, not happy about it': Jazz fall 2 spots to No. 10 in NBA draft lottery

'Obviously, not happy about it': Jazz fall 2 spots to No. 10 in NBA draft lottery

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 12 - 3:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Jazz had a 6% chance to win Sunday's NBA lottery. They also had a 6% chance of slipping to the No. 10 spot. One of those things happened.
Jazz go to draft lottery with no clear 'franchise-altering players' in sight

Jazz go to draft lottery with no clear 'franchise-altering players' in sight

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 10:52 a.m.  |  Save Story

By winning last year's lottery, the San Antonio Spurs seem to be set up for years to come with Victor Wembanyama. No player in this year's draft elicits that type of immediate hope.
Smith Entertainment Group releases bracket to name Utah NHL team

Smith Entertainment Group releases bracket to name Utah NHL team

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 8 - 7:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

Coming soon: A team name for Utah's NHL club.
Patrick Kinahan: Former Jazz All-Stars working wonders in playoffs

Patrick Kinahan: Former Jazz All-Stars working wonders in playoffs

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted May 7 - 10:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

The well-documented narrative is Ainge and Co. believed the Mitchell/Gobert combination, along with the remaining roster, wasn't good enough to compete for the long-desired NBA championship.
'I don't think there's any debate': Rudy Gobert misses playoff game after birth of son

'I don't think there's any debate': Rudy Gobert misses playoff game after birth of son

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 6 - 8:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Gobert's first child, a baby boy, was delivered Monday morning. It's uncertain whether he'll be able to travel back to Denver in time for the second game against the Nuggets.
Utah NHL club's training facility will be built in Sandy

Utah NHL club's training facility will be built in Sandy

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 9:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Shops at South Town will soon be home to an NHL training facility.
'Overheating and a little turbulence': How a tough 2nd season helped Walker Kessler

'Overheating and a little turbulence': How a tough 2nd season helped Walker Kessler

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 29 - 2:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

As Walker Kessler spoke about his second NBA season, the same term kept popping up.
'I wonder what he can do in 3 months': How the Smiths won over Utah's new NHL club

'I wonder what he can do in 3 months': How the Smiths won over Utah's new NHL club

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 25 - 6:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

The team that made up the Arizona Coyotes had been essentially left in the dark as a deal was worked out for their futures. They got some answers last Thursday.
'My best day in the NHL': Utah gives new NHL team a hero's welcome

'My best day in the NHL': Utah gives new NHL team a hero's welcome

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 24 - 10:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Wednesday just might have been the favorite for the players and head coach as they were welcomed to Salt Lake City.
The similarities behind the Jazz and Coyotes relocations nearly 45 years apart

The similarities behind the Jazz and Coyotes relocations nearly 45 years apart

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 23 - 9:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

It turns out there are plenty of similarities in Utah's response to the NHL as when the New Orleans Jazz moved to Utah 45 years ago this June.
From skepticism to celebration: How Utah got its NHL team

From skepticism to celebration: How Utah got its NHL team

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 20 - 9:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

Ryan Smith didn't know how high the number had climbed.
Lauri Markkanen is eager to win, and he'd like that to be with the Jazz

Lauri Markkanen is eager to win, and he'd like that to be with the Jazz

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 17 - 2:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lauri Markkanen has continued playing near All-Star level this season, even as opposing teams loaded up on him. But how long is he willing to be patient as the front office rebuild?
A fan base is waiting in Utah; but first, Coyotes get chance to say goodbye to Arizona

A fan base is waiting in Utah; but first, Coyotes get chance to say goodbye to Arizona

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 8:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

On Wednesday, the Coyotes will say goodbye to Arizona. But Utah native and LA Kings forward Trevor Lewis thinks the players will be happy in Utah.
Star hunting: Danny Ainge details Utah Jazz rebuilding plan

Star hunting: Danny Ainge details Utah Jazz rebuilding plan

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 3:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Jazz feel they are in a position to make a blockbuster trade. The problem? They don't know when those moves will be available.
'At least I'll be able to imagine': Jazz will watch playoffs with a focused eye

'At least I'll be able to imagine': Jazz will watch playoffs with a focused eye

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 14 - 8:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Will Hardy isn't yet used to being done with the season in mid-April.
Where will the Jazz be drafting following season-finale loss to Warriors?

Where will the Jazz be drafting following season-finale loss to Warriors?

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated April 14 - 4:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Warriors saved the Jazz from themselves Sunday, ending the game on a 6-0 to beat Utah 123-117.
From spiked shoes to generational gifts: The heartwarming first major purchases of Jazz players

From spiked shoes to generational gifts: The heartwarming first major purchases of Jazz players

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 13 - 3:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

John Collins arrived at the draft in 2017 with some eye-popping shoes — especially if your eyes got too close to said shoes.
Kenneth Lofton Jr.'s near triple-double leads Jazz to back-to-back victories

Kenneth Lofton Jr.'s near triple-double leads Jazz to back-to-back victories

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated April 13 - 12:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

Lofton Jr. had 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the Jazz's 110-109 win over the LA Clippers in Los Angeles.
Eric Walden: Jazz coach, players preached desperation Thursday; it's time for front office to join in

Eric Walden: Jazz coach, players preached desperation Thursday; it's time for front office to join in

Eric Walden for KSL.com  |  Posted April 12 - 12:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

The tanking team finally snapped a 13-game losing streak in the season's home finale, and afterward noted how much having a sense of urgency helped.
Hardy thankful for 'most loyal fans' in NBA as Jazz snap 13-game losing skid

Hardy thankful for 'most loyal fans' in NBA as Jazz snap 13-game losing skid

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated April 11 - 11:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

The noise always stands out to Will Hardy.
Report: NHL preparing for Coyotes to potentially move to Utah

Report: NHL preparing for Coyotes to potentially move to Utah

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated April 10 - 2:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

The NHL is drafting two versions of the schedule for the 2024-25 season, one with the Coyotes playing in Arizona and another with the franchise moving to Salt Lake City.
Eric Walden: Jazz's resistance to 'just play the rookies' isn't merely pointless stubbornness

Eric Walden: Jazz's resistance to 'just play the rookies' isn't merely pointless stubbornness

Eric Walden for KSL.com  |  Posted April 10 - 10:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Jazz have now lost 13 consecutive games, a tangibly difficult stretch that has fans clamoring for head coach Will Hardy to play the rookies as much as possible.
Collin Sexton misses first game of the season in spirited loss to Nuggets

Collin Sexton misses first game of the season in spirited loss to Nuggets

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated April 9 - 11:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Will Hardy didn't need many words to explain the disappointment Collin Sexton felt on Tuesday.
Johnny Juzang's career-night not enough as Jazz lose 12th straight

Johnny Juzang's career-night not enough as Jazz lose 12th straight

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated April 7 - 10:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Juzang hit seven 3s in Utah's loss to the Warriors.
Hardy benches rookies after Jazz go down 20 in opening 5 minutes in blowout loss

Hardy benches rookies after Jazz go down 20 in opening 5 minutes in blowout loss

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated April 6 - 12:28 a.m.  |  Save Story

At the 6:25 mark of the first quarter, three Jazz rookies headed to the bench. None of them would return to the game until midway through the third quarter.
Will Hardy thinks it could be fun to be ejected from a game

Will Hardy thinks it could be fun to be ejected from a game

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 3 - 2:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Will Hardy admits he's kinda sorta looking forward to getting tossed from a game for the first time.
'Frustrating for sure': Neither Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert play in Utah this season

'Frustrating for sure': Neither Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert play in Utah this season

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 2 - 11:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

The two former Jazz stars made appearances in Salt Lake City but never in a playing capacity this season.
Jazz lose to Mitchell-less Cavs, but fan wins car after some drama

Jazz lose to Mitchell-less Cavs, but fan wins car after some drama

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated April 2 - 11:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

The most interesting thing that happened during Cleveland's 129-113 win over the Jazz happened during a stoppage of play
Patrick Kinahan: Cavaliers in same situation as Jazz were with Donovan Mitchell

Patrick Kinahan: Cavaliers in same situation as Jazz were with Donovan Mitchell

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted April 2 - 10:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Donovan Mitchell loves his situation with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a young nucleus on the verge of hitting its collective stride together.
How a Utah Jazz coach started a league-wide autism awareness initiative

How a Utah Jazz coach started a league-wide autism awareness initiative

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 1 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Over the next week, "just about all" 30 NBA head coaches will wear similar shoes to promote autism awareness — an initiative that came about through the efforts of Jazz assistant coach Scott Morrison.
Utah Jazz GM Justin Zanik to have a kidney transplant

Utah Jazz GM Justin Zanik to have a kidney transplant

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 1 - 8:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

Justin Zanik was diagnosed with kidney failure last fall. He'll have a kidney transplant done on Tuesday.
Season-high nights for Sensabaugh, Hendricks highlight Jazz loss to Kings

Season-high nights for Sensabaugh, Hendricks highlight Jazz loss to Kings

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated March 31 - 11:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Brice Sensabaugh apparently just needed to see one go down.
Belated breakout of Rockets guard Jalen Green has Jazz preaching patience for own young players

Belated breakout of Rockets guard Jalen Green has Jazz preaching patience for own young players

Eric Walden for KSL.com  |  Posted March 30 - 12:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Near the end of his third NBA season, the Houston guard is finally showing the promise that once made him the No. 2 overall pick.
John Collins' comfort and confidence on display in Jazz's narrow loss

John Collins' comfort and confidence on display in Jazz's narrow loss

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated March 30 - 12:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

With that dunk with 2:09 remaining in Utah's 101-100 loss to the Houston Rockets, Collins notched his first 30-point game as a member of the Jazz.
The nerdy side of Lauri Markkanen and the Utah Jazz

The nerdy side of Lauri Markkanen and the Utah Jazz

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted March 29 - 11:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

Lauri Markkanen entered a dimly lit room and his eyes grew wide. There was all the things that had once only filled his imagination right in front of him.
Eric Walden: Wemby or culture? If really the Jazz's choice, latest tank job may not be desired payoff, either

Eric Walden: Wemby or culture? If really the Jazz's choice, latest tank job may not be desired payoff, either

Eric Walden for KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 10:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Jazz fans got another up-close look at the transcendent talent of Victor Wembanyama on Wednesday night. It's been suggested the team sacrificed a chance at him in the name of preserving the team's "culture." If that's the case, they may have made an unnecessary — and wrong — choice.
Remembering 'Pistol' Pete Maravich after Caitlin Clark broke his scoring record

Remembering 'Pistol' Pete Maravich after Caitlin Clark broke his scoring record

Kathy Aiken for KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Caitlin Clark's scoring record this season put the spotlight on women's basketball. It also reminded us of the man whose record she broke, former LSU and Jazz star "Pistol" Pete Maravich.
The Jazz have been eliminated from the postseason. That won't change Sexton's desire to play

The Jazz have been eliminated from the postseason. That won't change Sexton's desire to play

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated March 27 - 11:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Collin Sexton got Victor Wembanyama on the switch.
'I've never seen it this much': Jazz speak on the rise — and the problems — of betting on the NBA

'I've never seen it this much': Jazz speak on the rise — and the problems — of betting on the NBA

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted March 26 - 6:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Will Hardy has grown used to the suggestions from the crowd. Those fans aren't trying to help win a game. They are looking for help winning a bet.
How Taylor Hendricks is handling guarding the NBA's best

How Taylor Hendricks is handling guarding the NBA's best

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated March 25 - 11:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Taylor Hendricks lived through it just last week and he saw it on clip after clip, but when Luka Doncic is ball-faking it's hard not to jump.
Nearing the end of lost season, Hardy urges 'anytime you take the floor in the NBA, it matters'

Nearing the end of lost season, Hardy urges 'anytime you take the floor in the NBA, it matters'

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted March 23 - 10:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Jazz have been the worst team in the NBA since the trade deadline. What's left to play for?
There were punches thrown during Jazz-Rockets. The game itself was much less exciting

There were punches thrown during Jazz-Rockets. The game itself was much less exciting

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated March 23 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The dust-up to start the second quarter resulted in two players getting ejected. It also marked the closest thing to a competitive fight Saturday in Houston.
It wasn't a 50-point loss this time, but Mavs set another record in win over Jazz

It wasn't a 50-point loss this time, but Mavs set another record in win over Jazz

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated March 21 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah was on the wrong end of plenty of highlight plays in Dallas on Thursday
Chet Holmgren ends Jazz's upset bid with big 4th quarter effort

Chet Holmgren ends Jazz's upset bid with big 4th quarter effort

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated March 20 - 10:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chet Holmgren had seen enough of the Jazz's upset bid on Wednesday.
Markkanen says Utah can 'finish up this year strong' as he returns in Jazz loss to Wolves

Markkanen says Utah can 'finish up this year strong' as he returns in Jazz loss to Wolves

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated March 18 - 11:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lauri Markkanen is well aware of the current state of the Utah Jazz.
'The craziest dunk I've seen': The NBA's dunk of the year may have happened in Utah

'The craziest dunk I've seen': The NBA's dunk of the year may have happened in Utah

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted March 18 - 11:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

When Anthony Edwards threw down what may be the NBA's dunk of the season on Monday at the Delta Center, the Jazz home crowd responded with shocked oohs and ahhs.
Eric Walden: Familiar faces returning prompts question — are the Jazz on a better path now?

Eric Walden: Familiar faces returning prompts question — are the Jazz on a better path now?

Eric Walden for KSL.com  |  Posted March 17 - 10:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

With Quin Snyder and Mike Conley making back-to-back returns, the Utah Jazz's recent past was top of mind this weekend.
Mike Conley reflects on how close the Jazz were to a title in first trip back to Utah

Mike Conley reflects on how close the Jazz were to a title in first trip back to Utah

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated March 17 - 12:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

It took a long time for Mike Conley to get back to the locker room after he wrapped his pre-game warm-up.
Will Hardy sends stern message to Jazz after loss to Wolves

Will Hardy sends stern message to Jazz after loss to Wolves

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted March 16 - 11:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Jazz coach Will Hardy didn't mince words after his team fell 119-100 to the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday at the Delta Center
Jazz coach says Keyonte George has a chance to be a 'real star'

Jazz coach says Keyonte George has a chance to be a 'real star'

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted March 16 - 1:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

Big scoring nights are starting to become old hat for Keyonte George.
Quin Snyder makes his Delta Center return as an opposing coach

Quin Snyder makes his Delta Center return as an opposing coach

Eric Walden for KSL.com  |  Posted March 16 - 12:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

After resigning in 2022 following an eight-year run as the Utah Jazz's head coach, Quin Snyder returned for the first time Friday night as coach of the visiting Hawks.