Utah's professional basketball team, the Utah Jazz, relocated from New Orleans in 1979. Team members John Stockton & Karl Malone formed one of the most famed point guard-power forward duos in NBA history.
Utah sports fans are known for their passion and loyalty to their teams. No other team in the state has fans that exemplify such dedication than the fans of NBA's Utah Jazz. Since the franchise moved to Utah from New Orleans in 1980, the love affair between this pro basketball team and its rabid fan base, has not waned.
Jazz basketball is known for its focus on discipline and fundamentals, an allegiance to the game that holds true to the style perfected by the players whose names hang in the rafters: John Stockton, Karl Malone, and Jeff Hornacek, just to name a few.
This season's team features a mix between young up-and-comers and savvy veteran ballers. Led down-low by the big man tandem of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, the Jazz features an elite low-post presence. Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, and Enes Kanter lead the team's youth movement, representing a bright future for the franchise.
After the retirement of Jazz legend Jerry Sloan during the 2010-2011 season, long-time Jazz man Tyrone Corbin has stepped in and took the helm as head coach, leading the Jazz team with his inspired leadership.
EnergySolutions Arena, the raucous home of the Utah Jazz, is located in downtown Salt Lake City (only 10 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport) at 301 West South Temple. It is two blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center and Temple Square.
Consider adding the Utah Jazz experience to any travel itinerary.
Utah Jazz (801) 355-DUNK EnergySolutions Arena 301 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101