Utah Jazz Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Utah Jazz Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
40 Shandon Anderson GF 6-6 208 1 Georgia 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 25 United States
55 Antoine Carr PF 6-9 225 13 Wichita State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
45 Will Cunningham C 6-11 250 1 Temple 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Howard Eisley G 6-2 177 3 Boston College 1994 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
44 Greg Foster C 6-11 240 7 UTEP 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
14 Jeff Hornacek SG 6-3 190 11 Iowa State 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
25 Troy Hudson G 6-1 170 0 Southern Illinois 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
31 Adam Keefe F 6-9 230 5 Stanford 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
32 Karl Malone PF 6-9 265 12 Louisiana Tech 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
34 Chris Morris SF 6-8 210 9 Auburn 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
00 Greg Ostertag C 7-2 280 2 Kansas 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 28 United States
3 Bryon Russell SG 6-7 225 4 Long Beach State 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
12 John Stockton PG 6-1 170 13 Gonzaga 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
11 Jacque Vaughn G 6-1 190 0 Kansas 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States

1997-1998 Utah Depth Chart

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

1997-1998 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Utah Jazz62-20-
2San Antonio Spurs56-266
3Minnesota Timberwolves45-3717
4Houston Rockets41-4121
5Dallas Mavericks20-6242
6Vancouver Grizzlies19-6343
7Denver Nuggets11-7151

1997-1998 Utah Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Karl Malone All-NBA First Team (1998)
Karl Malone Player Of The Month (Feb 98)
Karl Malone Player Of The Week (11/30/97, 02/15/98, 03/08/98)
Karl Malone All-NBA Defensive First Team (1998)
Karl Malone Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1998)
Jeff Hornacek Three Point Shootout Participant (1998)
Jeff Hornacek Three Point Champion (1998)
Karl Malone IBM Award (1998)

1997-1998 Utah Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Karl Malone 81 37.4 27.0 10.3 3.9 1.2 0.9 3.0
Jeff Hornacek 80 30.8 14.2 3.4 4.4 1.4 0.2 1.6
John Stockton 64 29.0 12.0 2.6 8.5 1.4 0.2 2.5
Bryon Russell 82 27.1 9.0 4.0 1.2 1.1 0.4 1.0
Shandon Anderson 82 19.5 8.3 2.8 1.1 0.8 0.2 1.1
Howard Eisley 82 21.0 7.7 2.0 4.2 0.7 0.2 2.0
Adam Keefe 80 25.6 7.8 5.5 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.9
Greg Foster 78 18.5 5.7 3.5 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.9
Antoine Carr 66 16.5 5.7 2.0 0.7 0.2 0.8 0.7
Greg Ostertag 63 20.4 4.7 5.9 0.4 0.4 2.1 1.2
Chris Morris 54 10.0 4.3 2.1 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.6
Jacque Vaughn 45 9.3 3.1 0.8 1.9 0.2 0.0 1.2
Troy Hudson 8 2.9 1.5 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.1
Will Cunningham 6 6.3 1.3 1.3 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0

1997-1998 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. Shandon Anderson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on July 10, 1997.

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. Greg Ostertag signed a multi-year extension with the Utah Jazz on September 25, 1997.

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. Bryon Russell re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on July 16, 1997.

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.

Jacque Vaughn was selected as the #27 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Jacque Vaughn signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz on July 21, 1997.

Acquired via Trade

Jeff Hornacek was acquired in a trade by the Utah Jazz from the Philadelphia Sixers on February 24, 1994. Jeff Hornacek re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on September 8, 1997.

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. Antoine Carr re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on July 10, 1997.

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. Howard Eisley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Jazz on August 14, 1997.

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.

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

1997-1998 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
Jeff Nelson Advance Scout 1991-1992 N/A
Brian Zettler Equipment Manager 1997-1998 N/A
Mark McKown Assistant Coach, Player Development Coach 1997-1998 N/A
Ron Boone Television Analyst 1988-1989 N/A
Rod Hundley Television Play-By-Play 1974-1975 N/A