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Mehmet Okur
Mehmet Okur
Position: None
Born: 05/26/79
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:248 lbs. / 112.9 kg.
The Utah Jazz will join University of Utah Health Care, the official healthcare partner of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment and the Jazz, for the 7th annual Be Well Utah – A Family Health Week on Aug. 15-22. On Saturday, Aug. 22, the Jazz will participate in the culmination of health week at the family health fair. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus. The Jazz will have a variety of appearances throughout the afternoon, including Jazz guard Trey Burke, team ambassador Mehmet Okur and the America First Jazz Dancers.
The former Jazz center was back in Utah to preview the first night of the Utah Jazz Summer League, sign autographs, pose for photos and even give some advice to Utah’s latest crop of young talent. “I’m blessed, coming out here,” Okur told KSL Sports. “Believe it or not, from the first time I got here, to get to see the same fans and new faces, it’s great to be back, get to know them and sign pictures and basketballs. “I’m excited. I’m really looking forward to seeing them play in the coming season. They’ve been incredible, fun to watch, and we’ve got new draft picks that should be a lot of fun.”
Memo sent Kanter a text, telling him he wants to grab a bite to eat the next time he comes to Salt Lake. Kanter said he’d be more than willing to absorb more from Okur, a learning experience that could be similar to his visit to Louisiana to train with Karl Malone last summer. “Learning from a guy like (Okur), it would be really good,” Kanter said. “We both play similar positions, shoot, and I think it would be really good.”
Mehmet Okur was among the blasts from the Jazz past who returned to Utah to honor Jerry Sloan last week. The retired center hopes to focus on someone else in his next trip to his old NBA stomping grounds. Enes Kanter, have some free time? “I’d like to take him out and talk to him a little bit, see what happens, try to help him a little bit more,” Okur said. “That’s what I’m going to do the next time I come to town.”