The “Utah Jazz” is a team situated in Salt Lake City, Utah. The team is a member of the Northwest Division that plays in the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Utah Jazz (formerly known as the New Orleans Jazz) began in the year 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana, after five years, the team was relocated to Salt Lake City.
In their early years, the team was one of the least successful; in fact, it took them almost 10 years to reach the NBA playoffs by the year 1984. After they made it to the NBA playoffs, their appearance has continued until the year 2004.
The Jazz’ franchise happened on their late 1980s under Karl Malone and John Stockton leadership. The team was recognized as one of the most renowned point guard-power forward duos in the history of NBA, they also took place in the powerhouse teams during the 1990s under the coaching of Jerry Sloan. Upon reaching the powerhouse, it led the team into two NBA finals appearance in the year 1997 and 1998 where they were defeated twice against the Chicago Bulls, which was led by the star player Michael Jordan.
After their defeat, Malone and Stockton stayed with the team until 2003. The Jazz had lost three frequent playoffs, however, they returned to the court’s distinction under the leadership of Deron Williams who acted as the team’s point guard.
The Jazz started to rebuild their team in the 2010 and 2011 NBA season after two of their best players were out, after the restructuring, the team recovered its games and has successfully made the playoffs by the year 2012 under the coaching of Tyrone Corbin and Quin Snyder.
In the recent updates about the Jazz’ stand in the NBA leagues, just this 20th of May 2014, the team won the 5th pick in the 2014 NBA draft lottery with the young 18 year old Australian point guard Dante Exum. Last June 6, 2014, Tyron Corbin was permanently replaced by Quin Snyder and Synder was formally introduced as the team 8th head coach in the Jazz’ NBA history.