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January 27, 2014 Updates

Details about Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller's upcoming appearance on the hit reality TV show "Undercover Boss" have been released. A CBS news release confirms the episode for 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, saying that Miller will "attempt to make halftime history" as he works with the Jazz dunk team. "Also," the statement adds, "the boss’ team spirit is put to the test when he is asked to become a human basketball hoop as a member of the Interactive Team." An image of Miller's disguise was also released, showing him with a dark brown beard, fake teeth, glasses and a Jazz hat, making him unrecognizable at first glance. Whether the costume fooled Miller's own employees remains to be seen. Deseret News

January 26, 2014 Updates

This season, Thomas made one appearance with San Antonio after being signed in December and saw several D-League assignments before being waived by the Spurs last week. "I didn’t know what was going to happen — if I was going to have to go back overseas or whatever," he said. Salt Lake Tribune

"… He’s someone we’ve tracked for a long time now and is potentially a good fit for us," said Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey. "We just want to take him to the end of the year and see where he is relative to our team." Asked what Thomas brings to the table, Lindsey said, "He’s an athletic, mobile power forward who has improved his shooting range over the last few years. We don’t want to overstate the call-up, but he’s a kid with good character … [and] an improving skill set." Salt Lake Tribune

Sloan is third among the NBA’s all-time winningest coaches, with 1,221 career victories that place him behind only Lenny Wilkens and Don Nelson. All but 94 of those victories came with the Jazz. “He really imposed himself onto his teams, and he had the people who would follow,” Adelman said. “I’m happy for him. He’s in the Hall of Fame and certainly he should be up there, too.” The Jazz hasn’t honored Sloan until now because he didn’t want the team to make a fuss about him. “That figures,” Adelman said. “That sounds like Jerry.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

January 25, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has claimed third-year forward Malcolm Thomas off waivers. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Following the move, the Jazz roster now stands at 15 players. NBA.com

Adrian Wojnarowski: Utah has claimed forward Malcolm Thomas off waivers, league sources tell Yahoo. San Antonio waived Thomas on Thursday. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

January 24, 2014 Updates
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Utah Jazz fans are enjoying a new mobile experience during this NBA season. Following the launch of the new Utah Jazz official mobile application, the Jazz now provides its fans with the information needed to enhance their experiences during games. Leveraging Sporting Innovations’ FAN360 platform, its fans are among the most digitally connected in the world. “This free Jazz mobile app is a must-have companion for basketball fans to access live interactive game stats, dynamic shot charts, detailed player stats, unique Jazz photos and videos and live audio streaming,” said Craig Sanders, senior vice president of marketing, Miller Sports Properties. “This innovative technology further enhances the fan experience and connection with the Jazz.” NBA.com

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The Utah Jazz mascot, Bear, gave referee Mark Ayotte a standing lap dance Monday night as he gyrated on him and swung Ayotte’s hips from side to side during stoppage of play in the fourth quarter: beyondthebuzzer.com

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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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