Utah Jazz Tickets
The Utah Jazz are a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association. The team is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and play their home games in the EnergySolutions Arena. The EnergySolutions Arena has a capacity of 19,911 and opened in 1991. The team plays in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference and is currently coached by Tyrone Corbin. The team was founded in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz before moving to Salt Lake City for the start of the 1979 season.
After taking 10 years for the team to make its first playoff appearance, the Jazz have been one of the most consistent teams since then. The team has won eight division titles, most recently when they won consecutive titles in 2007 and 2008. The team won two consecutive conference titles in 1997 and in 1998; however, the team lost both of their NBA Finals appearances when they lost to the Chicago Bulls. Four former players, “Pistol” Pete Maravich, Adrian Dantley, John Stockton, and Karl Malone, have been inducted into the Hall of Fame while coach Jerry Sloan has also been inducted. The team has retired the numbers of seven players: Adrian Dantley, “Pistol” Pete Maravich, John Stockton, Jeff Hornacek, Karl Malone, Darrell Griffith, and Mark Eaton. Karl Malone won the MVP Award in both 1997 and 1999. Darrell Griffith won Rookie of the Year in 1981, while Mark Eaton won Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and 1989. Frank Layden won Coach of the Year in 1984. Stockton holds the NBA record for most career steals and most career assists by a wide margin.
While the Jazz have never had a true rival, they have played a number of teams consistently in the playoffs. When Houston won their two consecutive NBA Championships, they defeated the Jazz in the playoffs leading up to it. When the Jazz made two consecutive NBA Finals appearances, they lost to the Bulls both times including losing one game of the finals in Michael Jordan’s famous “Flu Game.”