The Utah Jazz is a basketball team in the National Basketball Association. They are in the Northwest Division, which is part of the Western Conference. The Utah Jazz entered the NBA in 1974, when they were based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The team moved to Salt Lake City, Utah after the 1978 to 1979 season. The Utah Jazz is currently the only sports team in the “Big Four” sports leagues that is Utah. These four leagues include the top professional leagues for baseball, basketball, football and hockey in North America. Cheap Utah Jazz tickets are currently in high demand and you can buy them here.
The arenas for the New Orleans Jazz included the Loyola Field House and Municipal Auditorium for the 1974 to 1975 season. The New Orleans Jazz also played in the Louisiana Superdome from 1975 to 1979. The Utah Jazz played in the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City from 1979 to 1991. They moved to the Delta Center in 1991, which was renamed to the EnergySolutions Arena in 2006. Utah Jazz tickets for this arena are now available for sale.
The Utah Jazz made their first playoff appearance in 1984, winning their division and finishing first in the regular season. This began a 20-year streak for making the playoffs. The duo of Karl Malone and John Stockton in the 1980s became one the most famous between a power forward and a point guard in NBA history. Many fans bought Utah Jazz tickets for sale to see the Malone-Stockton duo during this period.
Jerry Sloan is the most-winning coach in the history of the Utah Jazz, winning 1,221 out of 1,979 games. Sloan took over from Frank Layden in 1988, coaching the Jazz to two consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals, beginning in 1997. The Jazz lost to the Chicago Bulls on both occasions, who were led by Michael Jordan. All of the home games for the Utah Jazz sold out during the 1998 season. You can still buy Utah Jazz basketball tickets for home games here. The Utah Jazz is also one of three teams who have never lost 60 games in a single season. The only other teams to accomplish this feat are the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks.
The Utah Jazz placed first during the NBA’s regular season for the 2006 to 2007 and 2007 to 2008 seasons. This team also sold out every home game in the 2007 to 2008 season for the first time since the 1997 to 1998 season. This success was largely due to the on-court leadership of Deron Williams, a point guard drafted by the Jazz in 2005. Cheap Utah Jazz tickets sell quickly, but you can still get them here.
The individual awards for Utah Jazz players include the NBA Most Valuable Player award for Karl Malone in 1997 and 1999. Darrell Griffith was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1981. Mark Eaton was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and 1989.