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  1. Mehmet Okur officially done for season

    Mar 17, 2011, 9:29 AM EDT

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    Mehmet Okur hasn’t really been part of the Jazz this season, having played just 13 games for them and having missed the last 22 due to a back injury. The team has now officially shut him down for the rest of the season. “His efforts and determination to return from his combined left Achilles’ surgery…

  2. Bulls coach says Carlos Boozer out a few days to a week

    Mar 10, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT

    Carlos Boozer injured

    Carlos Boozer had some swelling in his ankle and will be out a few days to a week, according to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. He is officially listed as day-to-day. That is the official line (as tweeted by K.C. Jones of the Chicago Tribune and Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald). Aggrey Sam of CSN…

  3. Video: Wednesday night game winners (all in one place)

    Mar 10, 2011, 8:14 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    What a night. Carmelo Anthony had the big shot to win it, Kevin Durant hit the big one to send it to overtime (where the Thunder won). Dirk Nowitzki missed his chance to joint them. The Jazz got one lucky tip in to get their win. It was a wild night of buzzer-beater finishes around…

  4. Nothing interim here, Jazz sign Tyrone Corbin to three-year deal

    Mar 3, 2011, 10:11 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Dallas Mavericks

    When owner Greg Miller was speaking at the press conference following the resignation of Jerry Sloan, he was very clear — Tyrone Corbin was the new coach of the Jazz. Not interim coach. Just coach. Now he has put his money where his mouth is, inking Corbin to a three-year deal. Terms of the deal…

  5. Inside how the Deron Williams trade went down

    Mar 1, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT

    Deron Williams, Avery Johnson, Billy King

    The Deron Williams trade was as out of the blue as an NBA trade can be. Nobody saw it coming — not even Williams. But a great bit of reporting by Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune pulls back the curtain a little on the normally very secret Jazz organization. The story explains…

  6. Nets sign Sundiata Gaines to 10-day deal

    Feb 28, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT

    Cavaliers at Jazz

    According to Al Iannazzone, the New Jersey Nets have agreed to sign Sundiata Gaines to a 10-day deal. Gaines is a former D-League player best known for one shot on January 14th, 2010, when he hit a buzzer-beating three to seal an incredible comeback win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Gaines played 32 games for the…

  7. The Nets have a cornerstone, now the building starts

    Feb 25, 2011, 3:58 PM EDT

    Deron Williams presser

    There is — for the first time in recent memory — a palpable buzz about a New Jersey Nets game Friday. That’s what bringing in a superstar can do. And the Nets got a superstar in Deron Williams. Knicks fans flip out at the idea, but the Nets got the better player, they bested the…

  8. Deron Williams says signing extension with Nets depends on next year

    Feb 24, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

    Deron Williams, Avery Johnson, Billy King

    Deron Williams wants everyone to know he’s not angry about being traded to the Nets. In fact, the idea of being a franchise cornerstone is kind of growing on him. That doesn’t mean he’s signing an extension and staying, either. Mikhail Prokhorov, Billy King — you guys are on the clock. Build now. Improve this…

  9. The day the Jazz died

    Feb 24, 2011, 2:16 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Houston Rockets, Game 7

    It wasn’t supposed to end this way. Just yesterday, it seemed there were only two possible outcomes to Deron Williams’ future. Either he would do what LeBron James and Chris Bosh wouldn’t and re-sign with the only team he’s ever known. Or, amid season-long speculation, Williams would fail to assure its residents of his desire…

  10. Jerry Sloan says no, he is not coming out of retirement

    Feb 23, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

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    You can almost picture Jerry Sloan taking this call from a reporter and in the middle of it yelling “you kids get off my lawn.” The old school coach who walked away two weeks ago told Chris Tomasson of FanHouse he is not returning to the Utah Jazz now that Deron Williams has been traded…

  11. Deron Williams denies report he plans to go to New York

    Feb 21, 2011, 8:19 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Atlanta Hawks

    You knew this was coming on All-Star Sunday like you knew Kobe Bryant was going to try and win the MVP and Blake Griffin would dunk the ball. Deron Williams denied a report that he plans to follow Amar’e Stoudemire to New York after his contract expires. He denied it directly to Ken Berger of…

  12. Report: Deron Williams tells associates he wants to go to New York

    Feb 20, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

    It’s news that will make you bang your head against a wall, because another cycle is starting before the Melodrama has even ended. It is a report that by Sunday night you can be certain Deron Williams will have denied strenuously multiple times. But according to Ken Berger at CBSSports, Williams is talking about getting…

  13. Rick Adelman sympathizes with Jerry Sloan’s situation

    Feb 12, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    When Jerry Sloan resigned this week, the reaction was almost unanimous across the league: shock. Sloan was an institution, someone who had always been on that sideline, week in and week out, year in and year out, for the Jazz and now, midseason, he was just gone. Just… gone. It created a moment for players…

  14. Kobe Bryant sticks up for Deron Williams

    Feb 11, 2011, 8:44 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Houston Rockets, Game 7

    There has become a “Deron Williams pushed Jerry Sloan out” meme going around. Which is a very Internet way of trying to make a complex situation some kind of simple narrative. D-Will was part of the equation but there is a lot more going on here. Anyway, Kobe Bryant stuck up for Williams when speaking…

  15. What will the Jazz look like under Tyrone Corbin?

    Feb 11, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

    Jerry Sloan

    When Tyrone Corbin Friday night starts to stand on the shoulders of Jerry Sloan (as owner Gail Miller said so eloquently Thursday), what will the Utah Jazz look like? Well, probably not all that different at first. Even if Corbin wanted to overhaul the system — and as a long-time Jazz assistant that’s unlikely —…

  16. Video: Jerry Sloan retirement press conference

    Feb 11, 2011, 11:37 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Atlanta Hawks

    We’ve told you what Jerry Sloan said. We’ve given you analysis. We’ve told you what Deron Williams said. And pretty soon we’ll be looking at what’s next for the Jazz. But for now, hear what the man himself said at his going away press conference Thursday. Whatever the circumstances of his departure, Sloan was all…

  17. Deron Williams: “I would never force Coach Sloan out”

    Feb 10, 2011, 11:39 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Houston Rockets, Game 7

    You’ve seen the reports — the relationship between Deron Williams and Jerry Sloan led to the post-game meeting with the team owner and GM Wednesday night, a meeting that by Thursday morning had Sloan stepping down after 23 seasons as the Jazz coach. Williams said it was not like that in an interview with 1320…

  18. Jerry Sloan: “My time is up and I’d like to move on.”

    Feb 10, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

    Friday night, for the first time since the Regan administration, Jerry Sloan is going to have a night off on the night of a Utah Jazz game. What is he going to do? “I’ll be like a dizzy duck,” he said, a classically homespun like from Sloan at his exit press conference Thursday afternoon. Thursday…

  19. Trying to keep Deron Williams, Jazz jettison Jerry Sloan. It won’t work.

    Feb 10, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Atlanta Hawks

    The Utah Jazz’s ownership didn’t want to lose its superstar, so it jettisoned its icon. And that’s not going to work. It’s not as simple as point guard Deron Williams wanted Jerry Sloan gone so the Utah Jazz kicked the old coach out the door to make him happy. It’s much messier than that and…

  20. Jazz coach Jerry Sloan to resign Thursday; Ty Corbin to replace

    Feb 10, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

    UPDATE #2, 4:39 pm: It has been confirmed now by the Salt Lake Tribune and other sources that current Jazz assistant Ty Corbin will take over as the Jazz interim head coach. UPDATE 2:38 pm: This is about as official as it will get until Sloan steps up to the podium, Jazz players are calling…

  21. Something strange is going on in Utah. What? No idea yet.

    Feb 10, 2011, 10:42 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

    Interesting developments out of Utah after the loss to the Bulls last night, which means we have one eye on Salt Lake City today. Jerry Sloan, usually one of the fastest coaches to the post-game media interview, was more than 30 minutes late and appeared “shaken” when he arrived, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.…

  22. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Derrick Rose bests Deron Williams in the clutch

    Feb 10, 2011, 8:08 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Utah Jazz

    What you missed while playing a sad, sad song for the end of Guitar Hero… Bulls 91, Jazz 86: At the end of this one Deron Williams and Derrick Rose were putting on a clinic. Two of the best pick and roll ball handlers in the league were slicing defenses with drives, dicing them up…

  23. Carlos Boozer to be enemy No. 1 in return to Utah Wednesday

    Feb 9, 2011, 9:53 AM EDT

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    No, they will not be saying Booooooozer. Fans at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City are going to unleash their venom on Carlos Boozer as he returns as a member of the Bulls to take on the Jazz Wednesday night. Boozer said it’s not going to bother him. “It’s all Booooz to me,” he…

  24. Jerry Sloan signs a one-year extension to stay with Jazz

    Feb 7, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    It’s not a surprise, really more of a formality, but it’s still one nice piece of stability in the otherwise tumultuous world of the NBA. Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has signed a one-year extension to continue coaching the Jazz, according to Scott Howard-Cooper at NBA.com. “I’ve already signed a contract for next year,” he said…

  25. MRI confirms Deron Williams wrist just strained

    Feb 3, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

    Who knows when we’ll get to see Deron Williams back on the court, but at least the Jazz know there is nothing seriously wrong. Wrist specialist Dr. Steve Huish reviewed the MRI results and examined Williams and reached the same conclusion that the previous doctors had — it’s jut a strain, according to the Salt…

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