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Quin Snyder helped orchestrate Utah’s comeback season.

Quin Snyder has been selected as a finalist for the NBA’s Coach of the Year award. Snyder, who has been coaching the Utah Jazz since 2014, coached the Utah Jazz back from being down nine games under .500 on January 22nd. The Utah Jazz would go on to rally for the second half of the season finishing 47-35 while entering the playoffs as the fifth seed. Utah would then go on to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 1st round of the playoffs.

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Despite several question marks facing both him and his spot on the team this summer, Derrick Favors has made his desire to stay with the Utah Jazz clear. Although the Utah Jazz aren’t facing nearly as worrisome of an offseason this summer as they did last summer when both of their two leading scorers, Gordon […]

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Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell has taken the NBA by storm in his first season as a professional. No one expected the 13th pick out of the ...

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SALT LAKE CITY — It may have just been a slip of the tongue or perhaps just his manner of talking when Derrick Favors spoke in the past tense about his time in Utah during his “locker-cleanout” interview Wednesday with local media.

“I enjoyed this year,” he said. “I enjoyed my whole time in Utah. I fell in love with the city, with the organization, with you guys.”

While those words might have made it sound like Favors might be done playing in Utah, he made it clear in his later comments that he hasn’t made his mind up about what his plans are for next season.

Favors, who has been with the Jazz since 2011, longer than any other player on the team, is a free agent this summer, having completed the final season of a four-year, $48 million contract that paid him $12 million this past season. He said he’s not leaning one way or another some two months before he must make a decision on his future.

“We’ll see how it goes,” he said. “There will be a lot of things to think about this summer, but I can wait for that.”

After a tough 2016-17 season when he missed 32 games because of injuries and saw his minutes drop to 24 a game and scoring average to 9.5 ppg, Favors’ numbers improved this season. But they were still off his numbers from 2013-16 when he played more than 30 minutes per night and averaged around 16 points and eight rebounds per game for two straight seasons.

“I‘ve been here through the tough times and I’ve been here through the good times, kind of like a relationship that you’ve been through so much together,” he said. “There’s no sense in breaking it up, so it will definitely play a factor with me because I think this team has a bright future.”

Favors continued to gush about his situation, saying, “Obviously we can play with the best teams. We’ve got some really good players, the coaching staff is great, the organization is great, the city, the fan base —...
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What a season.

Donovan Mitchell is the long-armed, beef-starting, step-back shooting, stretchy, jumpy 20-year-old we never knew the NBA needed. The Utah Jazz got an unexpected bag of skittles at the bottom of a mound of almond joy, and nobody saw it coming with the No. 13 pick in the draft.

Not only did Mitchell impress us with his unbelievable ability to control an offense he hardly knew, but he followed through to a playoff series victory against a team with Russell Westbrook AND Paul George AND Carmelo Anthony. He’s part of what’s made the 2017-18 season truly special.

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