Always the bridesmaid and never the bride—the persistent phrase that follows the Utah Jazz. But that could be changing in the 2010-11 season. As the NBA is on the cusp of 25 games in the columns, the Jazz has shown why they’re real contenders for the coveted Larry O’Brien trophy.
The Jazz is perhaps the most overlooked teams in the entire league. Geographically speaking, it’s obvious to see why. Historically speaking, it’s a head-scratcher.
The Jazz have made the playoffs 19 times in the last 22 years since Jerry Sloan has taken the helm as head coach, and this has been largely debated by NBA fans and analysts alike.
The two schools of though surrounding the Jazz have been “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” and the other is “Sloan will take his place next to John Stockton and Karl Malone: hall-of-famers with no rings.
The Utah Jazz could be changing the second statement this year.