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Jazz Wake Up Late, Hunt Down Bucks   1 comment

The Jazz, continuing their recent trend, play well at the beginning, sucked in the middle, and woke up in the end, overcoming injuries galore to hold off the Bucks, 105-94. It wasn’t easy though. Andrew Bogut had 16 points and 20 boards (!), putting to end (at least for a day) the thought that the Jazz had the advantage inside. He was 6-13 from the field and 4-6 from the line, and you have to think that if Luke Ridnour wasn’t too busy clanking three 3-pointers, he might’ve looked for Bogut more. Considering that Bogut was totally dominating the revolving door that the Jazz call interior defense, you think the Bucks would’ve considered it. Richard Jefferson had 25, and Charlie Bell & Ramon Sessions each had 15 for the Bucks. So yeah, the Jazz got lucky that Bogut didn’t get the ball more, and got lucky that Michael Redd wasn’t playing.

The Jazz actually roared out of the gate against the probably fatigued Bucks, jumping ahead 26-16 after one. But the Bucks mounted a major comeback, jumping ahead by 2 at the half, and keeping that lead after 3. The Jazz finally woke up after that, outscoring the Bucks 31-18 in the final quarter. The Jazz did have one familiar face back in action, but it didn’t end very well.

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Hornacek & Corbin Leaving?   Leave a comment

Well, it seems like Jeff Hornacek is on his way to becoming an assistant in Chicago, while Ty Corbin remains in contention for the Phoenix job.
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Posted May 31, 2008 by Sujal in Jeff Hornacek, Rumors, Ty Corbin

Jerry Sloan Needs To Decide.   Leave a comment

Gordon Monson, a writer for the SL Trib that I rarely agree with, has written a piece for today’s paper in which he states that Jerry Sloan needs to make up his mind, not just for this year, but for years to come. And this time, I agree with him.

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Posted May 25, 2008 by Sujal in Jeff Hornacek, Jerry Sloan, John Stockton, Ty Corbin

Why Can’t J-Slo…   Leave a comment

… be like Greg Popovich?

I mean… just look at the title of the article. “Popovich has had starring role in Spurs’ successes.”
As for J-Slo… what Jazz successes? They’ve been close, but a push here and games in San Antonio there have kept the Jazz title-less. Popovich has titles. Plenty of them.
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For The Utah Jazz.   Leave a comment

Update: Originally posted 5/1/08 at Biased Fan. This is still up in the air… it worked for the first game after this was posted, but not so much after that. They are called “free” throws… make them.

Well, given that the Jazz are really having issues from the FT line (& the 3-point line, but that’s for another day), I decided to try and help them. Now, I’m not perfect from the FT line… in my basketball class in high school, I’d constantly make 7 out of 10, occasionally making either 6 or 8/9 (we had to shoot 10 FTs almost daily before we could start playing). But my form isn’t very good (not just FTs, but I’ve been told my shooting in general is awkward looking). Of course, I’m not being paid to make free throws, so I never really cared enough to shoot a thousand (or more) free throws. So we’ll look elsewhere for help.

How about this? There’s plenty of help out there if you Google search “how to shoot free throws”, including this one that explains the “BEEF” process (that’s what the teacher said in high school… I ignored him).

1- Keep your Balance.
2- Keep your Elbow straight.
3- Focus your Eyes on the rim.
4- Follow through.
5- Keep your eyes on the hoop the whole time.
6- If you are right-handed, line up your right foot exactly even with the basket right on the line, & vice versa.

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Posted May 7, 2008 by Sujal in Andrei Kirilenko, Jeff Hornacek

Welcome.   Leave a comment

Well, I’ve given it time & a lot of thought. And in the end, I’ve come to the conclusion that I should just focus on blogging about the Utah Jazz. I tried blogging about the Pirates & the Panthers & the Bees and all, but it really isn’t working. The Pirates & Panthers are hard because I don’t live in Pittsburgh or Carolina (in fact, I’ve never been to either place), so everything I mention comes from opinions formed by reading other blogs. I don’t really know enough about what’s going on to blog about it though. On the other hand, living in Utah (and having lived here my whole life), I’ve grown up a Jazz fan. Which makes it a lot easier.

I grew up watching the John Stockton & Karl Malone duo, along with Jeff Hornacek, Bryon Russell, Greg Ostertag and others. I watched the miraculous three by Stockton against the Rockets. I watched Michael Jordan push off. I watched as a team led by a bunch of nobodies won 41 games. I watched as the team struggled to the #6 pick, which was traded for Deron Williams. And I’ve watched the team come back. I’ve grown up with this team.

Plus, with the recent changes to Our Utah Jazz (new name, same site) & SLC Dunk (new name, new site, same BBJ… I think), I figured… why not? Given that I was only good for a couple of baseball posts (opening week, trade deadline) & even fewer football posts (the draft), why not go and focus on the Jazz (when I’m not fretting about classes)?

So here I am. I’m going to move a couple of Jazz posts over from Biased Fan (ones that I like), and then we’ll start fresh.

Go Jazz!!!

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