Utah Jazz Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Utah Jazz Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
40 Shandon Anderson GF 6-6 208 0 Georgia 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 25 United States
55 Antoine Carr PF 6-9 225 12 Wichita State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
51 Charles Claxton C 7-0 265 1 Georgia 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
6 Howard Eisley G 6-2 177 2 Boston College 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
44 Greg Foster C 6-11 240 6 UTEP 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
14 Jeff Hornacek SG 6-3 190 10 Iowa State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
43 Stephen Howard PF 6-9 225 2 DePaul 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
31 Adam Keefe F 6-9 230 4 Stanford 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
32 Karl Malone PF 6-9 265 11 Louisiana Tech 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
34 Chris Morris SF 6-8 210 8 Auburn 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
30 Ruben Nembhard SG 6-3 208 0 Weber State 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
00 Greg Ostertag C 7-2 280 1 Kansas 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 28 United States
3 Bryon Russell SG 6-7 225 3 Long Beach State 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
12 John Stockton PG 6-1 170 12 Gonzaga 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
22 Brooks Thompson G 6-4 193 2 Oklahoma State 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
15 Jamie Watson F 6-7 190 2 South Carolina 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States

1996-1997 Utah Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Stockton J. Hornacek B. Russell K. Malone G. Ostertag
Rotation H. Eisley   S. Anderson A. Carr G. Foster
Rotation     C. Morris A. Keefe  
Rotation       S. Howard  

1996-1997 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz64-18-
2Houston Rockets57-257
3Minnesota Timberwolves40-4224
4Dallas Mavericks24-5840
5Denver Nuggets21-6143
6San Antonio Spurs20-6244
7Vancouver Grizzlies14-6850

1996-1997 Utah Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Karl Malone Most Valuable Player (1997)
Karl Malone All-NBA First Team (1997)
John Stockton All-NBA Third Team (1997)
Karl Malone Player Of The Month (Mar 97)
Karl Malone Player Of The Week (11/24/96, 03/16/97, 03/23/97)
Karl Malone All-NBA Defensive First Team (1997)
John Stockton All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1997)
John Stockton Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1997)
Karl Malone Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1997)
John Stockton Three Point Shootout Participant (1997)

1996-1997 Utah Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Karl Malone 82 36.6 27.4 9.9 4.5 1.4 0.6 2.8
Jeff Hornacek 82 31.6 14.5 2.9 4.4 1.5 0.3 1.6
John Stockton 82 35.3 14.4 2.8 10.5 2.0 0.2 3.0
Bryon Russell 81 31.2 10.8 4.1 1.5 1.6 0.3 1.2
Antoine Carr 82 17.8 7.4 2.4 0.9 0.3 0.7 0.9
Greg Ostertag 77 23.6 7.3 7.3 0.4 0.3 1.9 1.0
Shandon Anderson 65 16.4 5.9 2.8 0.8 0.4 0.1 1.1
Howard Eisley 82 13.2 4.5 1.0 2.4 0.5 0.1 1.3
Chris Morris 73 13.4 4.3 2.2 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.6
Greg Foster 79 11.6 3.5 2.4 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.7
Adam Keefe 62 14.8 3.8 3.5 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.7
Stephen Howard 42 8.3 3.6 1.8 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.5
Jamie Watson 13 9.9 2.5 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.7
Ruben Nembhard 8 11.8 4.0 1.0 1.5 0.8 0.0 0.4
Brooks Thompson 2 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5

1996-1997 Utah Jazz Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Shandon Anderson was selected as the #25 pick in the Second Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Shandon Anderson signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on October 3, 1996.

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. Karl Malone signed an extension with the Utah Jazz on September 1, 1988. Karl Malone re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on September 25, 1990. Karl Malone signed an extension with the Utah Jazz on January 13, 1996.

Greg Ostertag was selected as the #28 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Greg Ostertag signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on October 4, 1995.

Bryon Russell was selected as the #18 pick in the Second Round of the 1993 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Bryon Russell signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on August 6, 1993. Bryon Russell re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on August 31, 1994.

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. John Stockton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on October 3, 1990. John Stockton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on October 2, 1996.

Acquired via Trade

Jeff Hornacek was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Philadelphia Sixers on February 24, 1994.

Adam Keefe was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Atlanta Hawks on September 16, 1994. Adam Keefe signed a multi-year extension with the Utah Jazz on May 16, 1996.

Acquired via Free Agency

Antoine Carr signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on October 29, 1994. Antoine Carr re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on October 4, 1995.

Howard Eisley signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on December 7, 1995. Howard Eisley re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on July 26, 1996.

Greg Foster signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on October 5, 1995. Greg Foster re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on August 5, 1996.

Stephen Howard signed a contract with the Utah Jazz on January 15, 1997. Stephen Howard re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on January 25, 1997. Stephen Howard re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on February 4, 1997.

Chris Morris signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on October 6, 1995.

1996-1997 Utah Jazz Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Larry Miller Owner 1985-1986 N/A
Jerry Sloan Head Coach 1988-1989 Assistant Coach (Utah Jazz, 1984 to 1988)
David Fredman Assistant Coach 1987-1988 N/A
Phil Johnson Assistant Coach 1988-1989 Head Coach (Sacramento Kings, 1985 to 1987)
Gordon Chiesa Assistant Coach 1989-1990 N/A
Kenny Natt Assistant Coach 1995-1996 Assistant Coach (Youngstown State, 1994 to 1995)
Scott Layden VP of Basketball Operations 1996-1997 Director of Basketball Operations (Utah Jazz, 1992 to 1996)
Dennis Lindsey Video Coordinator, Scout 1996-1997 N/A
Kevin O'Connor Regional Scout 1994-1995 Regional Scout (Brooklyn Nets, 1990 to 1994)
Jeff Nelson Advance Scout 1991-1992 N/A
Ron Boone Television Analyst 1988-1989 N/A
Rod Hundley Television Play-By-Play 1974-1975 N/A