The Utah Jazz is on a roll, playing some of the most exciting basketball in the NBA. Young, hungry and deep, the team includes rising stars Carlos Boozer, Deron Williams, Mehmet Okur and Andrei Kirilenko.
Head coach Jerry Sloan has one of the best records in the NBA and he is building a team for the future - the Jazz are serious contenders in the NBA Western Conference.
The Jazz has a winning tradition, built by some of best players ever, including the now-retired hall-of-fame duo of point guard John Stockton and power forward Karl Malone.
Utah fans are noisy. They get into the game and make each contest a memorable event.
The team was born in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz before moving to Salt Lake City in 1980. They struggled through a decade at the bottom, before emerging as perennial contenders in the late 1980s, reaching the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, losing both times to the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls.
Throughout its history, the Jazz roster has included notable players including high-scoring Hall of Famer "Pistol Pete" Maravich, one of the most entertaining players in NBA history. In its later incarnation as the Utah Jazz, the team's main drawing cards have been scoring machine Adrian Dantley, and Darrell Griffith, basketball's "Dr. Dunkenstein." The team enjoyed an era of near invincibility under the leadership of Stockton and Malone. Stockton is the NBA's all-time assists leader, whom many consider the best passer ever to play the game. Malone is a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player who averaged 25.0 points per game during his 19-year career.
The EnergySolutions Arena, home of the Utah Jazz, is located just west of downtown Salt Lake City, approximately 10 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, at 301 West South Temple. It is two blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center and Temple Square. The Will Call window is located in the main ticket lobby, one flight below the street level, on northeast side of the arena.
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301 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
See the team's website for game schedules and other information.
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