Dec 09, 2013 9:47 PM EST
The Utah Jazz will honor Jerry Sloan in a special halftime ceremony when the Jazz hosts the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 31, 2014.
“On behalf of the Jazz organization and Miller Family, I am thrilled to announce our plans to retire a jersey and celebrate the enduring legacy of Jerry Sloan, one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history,” said Steve Miller, President of Miller Sports Properties. “We welcome Jazz fans to join us as we honor Jerry for his accomplishments and recognize his countless contributions to the Jazz franchise and state of Utah.”
The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
A 2009 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Sloan spent 23 seasons as the head coach of the Jazz (1988-2011), finishing his career with the third most wins in NBA history (1,221-803), sixth best winning percentage (.603) all-time (min. 500 wins), two NBA Finals appearances (1997 and 1998) and seven division titles.
Sloan is now a senior adviser for the Jazz.
Nov 13, 2013 3:39 PM EST
The Utah Jazz have signed Diante Garrett from the D-League.
Garrett was with the Iowa Energy for training camp after spending the preseason with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Garrett spent last season with the Phoenix Suns and also in the D-League.
Nov 12, 2013 3:07 PM EST
The Utah Jazz have waived guard Jamaal Tinsley.
Following the move, Utah’s roster now stands at 14 players.
Tinsley (6-3, 188, Iowa State) appeared in eight games this season for Utah, averaging 1.1 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 13.8 minutes per game. Tinsley was signed as a free agent on October 26.
Nov 05, 2013 7:02 PM EST
The Utah Jazz and Gordon Hayward were unable to agree upon a contract extension and he will become a restricted free agent this offseason.
Hayward was not seeking a four-year, max contract worth more than $60 million, according to reporting from ESPN's Marc Stein.
Stein believes Hayward will find a deal in that neighborhood in free agency with teams like the Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics having cap space.
Nov 01, 2013 12:44 AM EDT
Despite being in active negotiations up until the Thursday night deadline, Gordon Hayward and the Utah Jazz failed to close the gap on the framework of a contract extension and never discussed a five-year, maximum-level deal, league sources told RealGM.
Hayward’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, had maintained tireless, lively discussions with the Jazz’s front office, but the two sides couldn’t agree to a long-term deal. Hayward will become a restricted free agent next offseason.
For Hayward, his personal intrigue in the negotiations weighed heavily as a distraction, and the young forward now must regroup mentally and shift complete focus onto the basketball court.
“He didn’t enjoy the process, but he knows it’s part of the business,” Bartelstein said on Thursday night.
As the No. 9 overall draft pick in 2010, Hayward, 23, has infused the Jazz with a versatile playmaker, and the organization has made clear its intention to sign him to a new contract – whether it was before the deadline for his draft class or in free agency.
Yahoo! Sports first reported that discussions between Hayward and the Jazz had ended.
Armed with Brad Stevens and salary room, the Boston Celtics are seen league-wide as a team that will provide significant free-agent competition for Hayward.
Hayward averaged 14.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and three assists last season. He showed strides in his passing and rebounding during the preseason and scored 12 points with five assists and four rebounds in the Jazz’s season opening loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.
Hayward was drafted into the NBA after two standout seasons at Butler Univeristy.
Oct 31, 2013 12:50 PM EDT
Gordon Hayward and the Utah Jazz continue to discuss a contract extension ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline.
Hayward would become a restricted free agent this coming offseason if he is unable to agree to an extension with the Jazz.
Reports suggest Hayward would only agree to an extension bigger than the four-year, $49 million deal that Derrick Favors recently agreed to with the Jazz.
Talks are expected to go down to the wire.
Oct 30, 2013 12:10 AM EDT
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has elected to exercise its fourth-year team options for center Enes Kanter and guard Alec Burks. T
The options for both players are through the 2014-15 season.
Burks (6-6, 205, Colorado) is entering his third NBA season after appearing in 64 games (all as a reserve) and averaging 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 17.8 minutes during his sophomore season for the Jazz in 2012-13.
The 21-year-old Kanter (6-11, 248, Kentucky) is also entering his third NBA season after appearing in 70 games (two starts) for the Jazz in 2012-13 and improving his averages in every major statistical category over his rookie campaign.
Oct 26, 2013 6:14 PM EDT
The Utah Jazz are far apart on contract extension talks with Gordon Hayward and do not have a baseline for an agreement, according to sources.
Hayward has an Oct. 31 deadline to reach a new deal. If an extension is not reached by then, Hayward will become a restricted free agent next offseason.
Two teams with ample salary-cap space have head coaches – Boston's Brad Stevens and Phoenix's Jeff Hornacek – who have history with Hayward and think highly of his talent.
Hayward, 23, averaged 14.1 points and 3.1 rebounds last season.
Oct 26, 2013 1:18 PM EDT
The Utah Jazz have signed Jamaal Tinsley and waived Brian Cook, Justin Holiday, Lester Hudson, Scott Machado and Dominic McGuire, the team announced on Saturday.
Tinsley had been widely reported as receiving interest from the Jazz.
Cook, Holiday, Hudson, Machado and McGuire all were under training camp deals.
Oct 25, 2013 10:55 AM EDT
Jimmer Fredette has had a slow start to his NBA career, but he did average 18 points per 36 minutes while hitting 41 percent of his three-point shots.
Fredette's minutes were inconsistent last season and the guard position is still crowded for the Sacramento Kings.
Multiple NBA executives told the Salt Lake Tribune that joining the Utah Jazz would make sense for both Fredette and the franchise.
Fredette remains hugely popular in Utah due to his time at BYU, while he would also give the Jazz a needed floor spacer.
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Oct 21, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Gordon Hayward and the Jazz are expected to agree to an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline.
Richard Jefferson is embracing his role as a veteran leader on the young Jazz and has developed a relationship with Tyrone Corbin.
Derrick Favors was acquired by the Jazz in 2011 in a trade involving Deron Williams.
The Jazz are expressing a level of interest in Jamaal Tinsley.
Dwayne Jones II appeared in one preseason game for Utah.
Trey Burke will be re-evaluated on Monday for an update on his status.
Oct 13, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Jazz could revisit discussions about Marquis Teague depending on the timetable of Trey Burke.
Lester Hudson played with the Lakers' summer league team in July.
Tyrone Corbin is not expected to start discussions on a contract extension with the Jazz until after the season.
Brian Cook was waived by the Wizards late in the preseason last season and then played in Puerto Rico.
Justin Holiday was most recently with the 76ers.
Jerel McNeal received a call-up from the NBA D-League last season.
Despite the deal being unguaranteed, Dwayne Jones will receive a chance to make the Jazz's regular season roster.
Flip Murray is an eight-year NBA veteran who has not played a game in the NBA since the 2009-10 season.
Ronnie Brewer played with the Bulls for two seasons and was the Jazz's draft pick in 2006.
Trey Burke feels pressure being the Jazz's starting point guard, but he also senses lowered expectations for the team from outsiders.
James Johnson is hoping to leave the Spurs, Hawks and Jazz impressed in his workouts.
Dennis Lindsey is finalizing his staff with the Jazz.
If they are not able to sign extensions, Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors both are expected to become restricted free agents.
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