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August 28, 2014 Updates
August 27, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free-agent guard Kevin Murphy. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Murphy (6-6, 185, Tennessee Tech) finished the 2013-14 season with the Idaho Stampede, where he ranked second in the league in scoring and was named to the 2014 All-D-League First Team. He appeared in 34 games (24 starts) for the Stampede, averaging 25.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 35.9 minutes and scoring in double figures in 30 games, including 20-plus points in 27 contests and 30-or-more points 13 times. Murphy recorded a career-high 51 points on Feb. 1 vs. L.A. D-Fenders, finishing 21-for-33 from the field (.636). Prior to joining Idaho, Murphy played 13 games (seven starts) for Stasbourg IG of France and averaged 8.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 18.8 minutes per game. NBA.com

August 26, 2014 Updates
August 25, 2014 Updates

After 39 years as an NBA referee, Bavetta announced this week he’ll be retiring at age 74. Jazz fans will need to find someone else to upbraid. But they’ll never forget him. He’s the referee that waved off Jazz guard Howard Eisley’s 3-point basket in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against Chicago, ruling it was after the shot clock had expired. He later allowed Bulls’ guard Ron Harper’s 2-point basket to count, though that time the shot clock had expired in the fourth quarter of a tie game. Bavetta was also on the court when Michael Jordan bumped Bryon Russell before scoring the game-winning basket. Conspiracy wonks have been analyzing it ever since. So naturally you would think Jerry Sloan would be doing cartwheels. His officiating nemesis is history. “I thought he was a good ref,” the former Jazz coach said this week. “Anybody who can stay with something that long has to be good at what they do; those guys are hard to come by. He stood the test of time; it’s not an easy job.” Deseret News

The catcalls were never personal to Bavetta, though Jazz fans wanted them to be. Sloan said he didn’t think Bavetta’s calls/no-calls in 1998 were driven by an agenda and he doesn’t dwell on it. “I think you’ve got to put it behind you and go about your business. To be so concerned about something like that — you have no control over it whatsoever — so you just have to hope your team gets the benefit of the doubt,” Sloan said. Deseret News

With a month still to go before training camp begins, the Jazz have already started filling their fall roster, inking Bost and former Notre Dame standout Jack Cooley to deals last week. With 13 guaranteed contracts already in place, finding a spot on the crowded roster won’t be an easy task. But all Bost wants is a chance — and Jazz officials say he’ll get it. "The last roster spot will more than likely, unless something unusual comes up, we’ll keep that open for competition. And maybe the 14th spot," said Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey. "We’ll create an atmosphere of competition. We think that’s a good thing." Salt Lake Tribune

Bost knows the odds are stacked against him, especially with Trey Burke and Dante Exum, two young and talented point guards, already atop the depth chart. "But I feel I do have a chance to make the team, no matter who they bring in," he said. Salt Lake Tribune

August 23, 2014 Updates
August 22, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz today announced that the team has hired Patrick Beilein and Lamar Skeeter as player development/video analysts, and named Taylor Snarr as coordinator of analytics. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not announced. NBA.com

Greg Miller: Challenge accepted! I challenge Colonel Danny Fuhr of the #UHP to take the challenge. youtu.be/WkI1geUW5eg Twitter @GregInUtah

August 21, 2014 Updates

As for the other cuts that will get the roster down from 16 to 12, Gordon Hayward now seems the most likely to receive the “Thanks for coming” speech before the rest of Team USA boards a plane Saturday to head to Grand Canaria. SheridanHoops

August 19, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free-agent forward Jack Cooley. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Cooley (6-9, 246, Notre Dame) played for Trabzonspor in the Turkish Basketball League during the 2013-14 season, averaging 12.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in 22.9 minutes in 28 games (19 starts). NBA.com

August 15, 2014 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN JAZZ HISTORY

Karl Malone and John Stockton are followed by a player whose jersey was just recently retired by the Jazz and another one that gets booed when he returns to Salt Lake City.

   

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