The Utah Jazz is an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City. The Jazz competes in the NBA (National Basketball Association) as a member of the league’s Western Conference, Northwest Division. Vivint Smart Home Arena is the home ground for the team since 1991. During the time of the 80s, including Karl Malone and John Stockton across the franchise players for the team, and formed one of the most famed power-forward-point guard duos in NBA history. Both Malone and Stockton moved on in 2003. In the 2010-11 season, the jazz began restriction after Solan’s retirement and Williams’ trade to the New Jersey Nets. Quin Snyder was hired in June 2014 as the head coach.
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In 2017, On June 22th Donovan Mitchell was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets, who immediately traded Mitchell in exchange for Trey Lyles. The team also acquired Ricky Rubio to play the point guard position.
In 2017-18 season, the Jazz started poorly but at the end of December the team made rookie Mitchell a starter and he led the team in the league in points scored. During the season, Mitchell breaks the record for the most three-pointers ever made by a rookie.
The 2018–19 season began with promise for the Jazz after the surprising success of the 2017–18 season. However, by the end of November, they were 11–12 and in 10th place in the Western Conference standings. This continued in December as Mitchell struggled with his shot, and the Jazz record continued to be around the break-even mark.
10th May 2019, the team announced the promotion of Dennis Lindsey to executive vice president of basketball operation and Justin Zanik to the general manager.
During the off-season of 2019, the Jazz added several players by trade and free agency, including Mike Conley, Jeff Green, Bojan Bogdanovic, Ed Davis, and Emmanuel Mudiay. On the other hand, Kyle Korver, Derrick Favors, Raul Neto, and Jae Crowder left the team.