On this date in 1979, the New Orleans Jazz moved to Salt Lake City, thus becoming the Utah Jazz. It wasn't exactly smooth sailing for the team in the early years as they limped to a 107-221 record in their first four seasons. Of course, things would improve for the franchise over time for the club, particularly when a coach by the name of Jerry Sloan took over in December of 1988. There's also another major milestole for Utah on this date – Karl Malone earned his record 11th All-NBA First Team selection on June 8th, 1999.
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- The True Fan's Sports Blog identified the sleepers in this year's draft.
- Know Hitter wants to know why the Thunder own the Sonics' history.
- Blazer's Edge plays armchair GM and kicks around a hypothetical trade for Monta Ellis.
- Wages Of Wins breaks down the Spurs.
- Bright Side Of The Sun looks at Phoenix's small forwards and their defensive work.
- Hardwood Paroxysm cranks up LeBron James' greatest hits.
- Red's Army gives us their favorite Kevin Garnett moments.
- Sactown Royalty tries to find the Kings a gem in the second round.
- NBA 34 7 365 has five words (and more) for LeBron's Game Six performance.
- Rufus On Fire reviews the Bobcats' power forwards.
- RealGM looks at the state of the Bulls.
- Project Spurs sees room for improvement.
- A Wolf Among Wolves reflects on Brad Miller's swan song.
- The Basketball Post talks Thomas Robinson.
- Raptors Republic shows you what to expect at No. 8.
- The Starting Five brings us a retrospective on the career of Tim Duncan.
- Pounding The Rock tries to put things in perspective for Spurs fans.
- Basketball Prospectus shows us that LeBron has had better clutch showings.
- Cavs: The Blog has the skinny on Marquis Teague and Scott Machado.
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