Utah Jazz Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 Utah Jazz Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
41 Thurl Bailey PF 6-11 215 3 NC State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
54 Kent Benson C 6-10 235 9 Indiana 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
30 Dell Curry SG 6-4 190 0 Virginia Tech 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
53 Mark Eaton C 7-4 275 4 UCLA 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 19 United States
14 Rickey Green PG 6-0 170 8 Michigan 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
35 Darrell Griffith SG 6-4 190 5 Louisville 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
20 Bobby Hansen SG 6-6 190 3 Iowa 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
43 Marc Iavaroni F 6-8 210 5 Virginia 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States
32 Karl Malone PF 6-9 265 1 Louisiana Tech 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
22 Carey Scurry F 6-7 188 1 Long Island 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
12 John Stockton PG 6-1 170 2 Gonzaga 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
7 Kelly Tripucka SF 6-6 220 5 Notre Dame 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1986-1987 Utah Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Green B. Hansen K. Tripucka K. Malone M. Eaton
Rotation J. Stockton D. Griffith C. Scurry M. Iavaroni T. Bailey
Lim PT   D. Curry     K. Benson

1986-1987 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Dallas Mavericks55-27-
2Utah Jazz44-3811
3Houston Rockets42-4013
4Denver Nuggets37-4518
5Sacramento Kings29-5326
6San Antonio Spurs28-5427

1986-1987 Utah Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Karl Malone Player Of The Week (03/15/87)
Mark Eaton All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1987)

1986-1987 Utah Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Karl Malone 82 34.8 21.7 10.4 1.9 1.3 0.7 2.9
Darrell Griffith 76 24.2 15.0 3.0 1.7 1.3 0.4 1.8
Thurl Bailey 81 26.6 13.8 5.3 1.3 0.5 1.1 1.5
Kelly Tripucka 79 23.6 10.1 3.1 3.1 1.1 0.1 2.1
Rickey Green 81 25.8 9.6 2.0 6.7 1.4 0.0 1.6
Bobby Hansen 72 20.2 9.7 2.8 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.1
John Stockton 82 22.7 7.9 1.8 8.2 2.2 0.2 2.0
Mark Eaton 79 31.7 7.7 8.8 1.3 0.5 4.1 1.8
Carey Scurry 69 10.9 5.0 2.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Kent Benson 73 12.3 4.5 3.2 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6
Dell Curry 67 9.5 4.9 1.2 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.7
Marc Iavaroni 78 10.8 3.6 2.2 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.7

1986-1987 Utah Jazz Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Thurl Bailey was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Thurl Bailey signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on August 1, 1983.

Dell Curry was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Dell Curry signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on October 3, 1986.

Mark Eaton was selected as the #3 pick in the 4 Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Mark Eaton signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on August 26, 1982. Mark Eaton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on September 27, 1985.

Darrell Griffith was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Darrell Griffith signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on September 26, 1980. Darrell Griffith re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on August 11, 1986.

Bobby Hansen was selected as the #7 pick in the 3 Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Bobby Hansen signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on September 1, 1983. Bobby Hansen re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on August 1, 1984. Bobby Hansen signed an extension with the Utah Jazz on June 20, 1985. Bobby Hansen signed a multi-year extension with the Utah Jazz on May 28, 1986.

Karl Malone was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Karl Malone signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on August 8, 1985.

Carey Scurry was selected as the #13 pick in the Second Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Carey Scurry signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on September 1, 1985.

John Stockton was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. John Stockton signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on September 26, 1984.

Acquired via Trade

Kent Benson was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Detroit Pistons on August 21, 1986.

Marc Iavaroni was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the San Antonio Spurs on February 15, 1986. Marc Iavaroni re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on September 1, 1986.

Kelly Tripucka was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Detroit Pistons on August 21, 1986.

Acquired via Free Agency

Rickey Green signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on December 2, 1980. Rickey Green signed a multi-year extension with the Utah Jazz on April 25, 1981. Rickey Green re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on August 4, 1983.

1986-1987 Utah Jazz Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Larry Miller Owner 1985-1986 N/A
Frank Layden Head Coach, General Manager 1981-1982 General Manager (Utah Jazz, 1979 to 1987)
Scott Layden Assistant Coach 2005-2006 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1999 to 2004)
Jerry Sloan Assistant Coach 1984-1985 Head Coach (Chicago Bulls, 1979 to 1982)
Rod Hundley Television Play-By-Play 1974-1975 N/A