Utah Jazz are an American professional Basketball team competing in the Western Conference Northwest Division of the NBA. Jazz were founded in 1974 and play their home games at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Utah Jazz have won two Conference titles and nine Division titles, but are yet to win an NBA Championship. Though Jazz were unable to qualify for the playoffs in the first ten seasons after their inception, they qualified for the playoffs twenty times in a row from 1984 to 2004. Some of the prominent players to have played for Utah Jazz include Karl Malone, Gordon Hayward, Deron Williams etc.
Jazz in recent years
The Utah Jazz traded for Rudy Gobert in 2013 draft after being the 27th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets. The franchise was to be built around Gordon Hayward and Gobert. The Jazz finished the 2015-16 season with a record of 40-42, as they just missed on a playoff spot. The following season's record read 51-31 as they grabbed a playoff spot but eventually lost in the Conference Semifinals. This was a breakout season for both Hayward and Gobert as the Jazz eventually lost out to Golden State Warriors. Hayward soon left Utah and signed for the Boston Celtics.
Jazz soon acquired Donovan Mitchell and Ricky Rubio as they both formed a terrific partnership with Rudy Gobert. Having terrific seasons for the franchise, Gobert and Mitchell were selected as All-Star reserves for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.
Utah Jazz Record - Last 10 Seasons
|Season||Division Finish||Conference Finish||Record||Playoffs|
|2018-19||3rd||5th||50-32||Lost First Round|
|2017-18||3rd||5th||48-34||Lost Conf Semifinals|
|2016-17||1st||5th||51-31||Lost Conf Semifinals|
|2011-12||3rd||8th||36-30||Lost First Round|
|2009-10||2nd||5th||53-29||Lost Conf Semifinals|