Utah Jazz Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 Utah Jazz Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
41 Thurl Bailey PF 6-11 215 4 NC State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
40 Mike Brown PF 6-9 257 1 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 22 United States
45 Darryl Dawkins C 6-11 251 12 Evans High School (Florida) 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
53 Mark Eaton C 7-4 275 5 UCLA 1979 Rnd 5 Pick 19 United States
14 Rickey Green PG 6-0 170 9 Michigan 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
35 Darrell Griffith SG 6-4 190 6 Louisville 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
20 Bobby Hansen SG 6-6 190 4 Iowa 1983 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
25 Eddie Hughes G 5-10 165 3 Colorado State 1982 Rnd 7 Pick 2 United States
43 Marc Iavaroni F 6-8 210 6 Virginia 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States
11 Bart Kofoed G 6-4 210 0 Nebraska-Kearney 1987 Rnd 5 Pick 15 United States
32 Karl Malone PF 6-9 265 2 Louisiana Tech 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
33 Scott Roth F 6-8 212 0 Wisconsin 1985 Rnd 4 Pick 12 United States
22 Carey Scurry F 6-7 188 2 Long Island 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
12 John Stockton PG 6-1 170 3 Gonzaga 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
7 Kelly Tripucka SF 6-6 220 6 Notre Dame 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
54 Mel Turpin C 6-11 240 3 Kentucky 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1987-1988 Utah Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Stockton B. Hansen M. Iavaroni K. Malone M. Eaton
Rotation R. Green B. Kofoed   S. Roth T. Bailey
Rotation E. Hughes       M. Turpin
Lim PT   D. Griffith K. Tripucka    

1987-1988 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Denver Nuggets54-28-
2Dallas Mavericks53-291
3Utah Jazz47-357
4Houston Rockets46-368
5San Antonio Spurs31-5123
6Sacramento Kings24-5830

1987-1988 Utah Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
John Stockton All-NBA Second Team (1988)
Karl Malone All-NBA Second Team (1988)
Karl Malone Player Of The Month (Mar 88)
John Stockton Player Of The Month (Feb 88)
John Stockton Player Of The Week (02/21/88)
Karl Malone Player Of The Week (01/03/88, 04/24/88)
Bobby Hansen Player Of The Week (03/06/88)
Karl Malone All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1988)
Mark Eaton All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1988)
Karl Malone Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1988)

1987-1988 Utah Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Karl Malone 82 39.0 27.7 12.0 2.4 1.4 0.6 4.0
Thurl Bailey 82 34.2 19.6 6.5 1.9 0.6 1.5 2.3
John Stockton 82 34.7 14.7 2.9 13.8 3.0 0.2 3.2
Bobby Hansen 81 22.2 9.6 2.3 2.2 0.8 0.1 1.1
Darrell Griffith 52 20.2 11.3 2.4 1.8 1.0 0.1 1.3
Mark Eaton 82 33.3 7.0 8.7 0.7 0.5 3.7 1.6
Mel Turpin 79 12.8 5.9 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.9 0.9
Rickey Green 81 13.8 4.9 1.0 3.7 0.7 0.0 1.2
Kelly Tripucka 49 19.9 7.5 2.4 2.1 0.7 0.1 1.4
Marc Iavaroni 81 15.3 4.5 3.3 0.8 0.3 0.3 1.0
Carey Scurry 29 15.4 4.8 2.8 1.7 1.6 0.8 1.4
Scott Roth 26 7.7 3.2 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.4
Bart Kofoed 36 6.2 1.3 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.5
Eddie Hughes 11 3.8 1.5 0.4 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.5
Darryl Dawkins 4 6.5 1.5 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 1.0

1987-1988 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.

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.

Bart Kofoed was selected as the #15 pick in the 5 Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Bart Kofoed signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on August 1, 1987.

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.

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

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.

Mel Turpin was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 8, 1987.

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.

Eddie Hughes signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on March 23, 1988.

Scott Roth signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on February 25, 1988.

1987-1988 Utah Jazz Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Larry Miller Owner 1985-1986 N/A
Frank Layden Head Coach 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)
David Fredman Assistant Coach 1987-1988 N/A
Dave Checketts General Manager 1987-1988 N/A
Rod Hundley Television Play-By-Play 1974-1975 N/A
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