About Utah Jazz
Utah Jazz Tickets 2019 Season Outlook
The buzz around the Utah Jazz this upcoming season is real. With two savvy veterans joining one of the best young duos in the NBA, the Jazz are some analysts pick to win the NBA title this year. It all started with the trade for floor general Mike Conley. The Grizzlies were moving on from their old regime and Conley was the last player left. For his service in Memphis, they traded him to a team that had a serious chance to contend for a title. Usually averaging 20 points and 5 assists a season, Conley's production is a welcomed addition to pair with the scoring punch of Donovan Mitchell. The next additions were Bojan Bogdanovic and Jeff Green. The small forwards will provide three-point shooting and veteran leaders that have been through just about everything in the NBA.
The existing core in Utah has only gotten better. Headlined by Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, the two are perfect offensive and defensive compliment to each other. Mitchell, a guard that won't back down from a challenge or a big shot is primed to be one of the best players to ever wear a Jazz jersey. On the other hand, Gobert is the two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year and is a safe bet to lead the league in blocked shots. He is the anchor for the Jazz's defense and one of the reasons no one wants to play them in the playoffs. Secure your Utah Jazz tickets today to see if this collection of talent can finally bring a title to Utah.
History of the Utah Jazz
The origins of the Utah Jazz franchise began far away from the Rocky Mountains of Utah; they entered the league in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz, named after the city's rich musical heritage. But the Jazz did not last long in the Big Easy, as they struggled to find a stadium to play at, which hurt ticket sales and attendance. After just five seasons, they moved out of New Orleans and headed for Salt Lake City, looking for a fresh start and a boost in sales of Jazz basketball tickets. They arrived in Utah in 1979 and struggled to compete for their first four seasons, not winning more than 30 games in any of those years. Though they were able to find their way into the playoffs during the 1983-84 season, the team's history changed beginning the following year. In the NBA Draft, Utah selected John Stockton with the 16th pick in the first round and followed the next year with the selection of Karl Malone with the 13th selection. While the front office and fans knew who these players were, they could have never guessed how good they would become.
The combo of Stockton and Malone became one of the most dynamic duos the NBA has ever seen. John Stockton ended up playing 20 seasons with the Jazz, accumulating 19,711 points and 15,806 assists. His assist number is an NBA record, over 5,000 more than the second-place player. Karl Malone, a.k.a. "The Mailman," delivered over his career to the tune of 36,928 points, second all-time. Stockton and Malone led their team to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998. Both times the Jazz were defeated by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Due to their accomplishments with the Jazz, Stockton and Malone both have had their jerseys retired, in addition to having a statue erected in front of the team's home stadium, the Vivint Smart Home Arena. While the Utah Jazz have not won an NBA championship yet, they continue to build with dreams of reaching the NBA Finals once again. If you want to go to a game this season in Salt Lake City, make sure you get Utah Jazz tickets and join in the action of the NBA!
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