Morning Jazz 04-27-14

Hopefully everyone is enjoying the NBA Playoffs so far. As great as they are, it’s always good to read up on some Utah Jazz news. So here is today’s edition of the “Morning Jazz”. Check out the best articles with their links below.

Coaching Profile: Jim Boylen (via

Thursday we started doing a coaching profile segment, focusing on the coaching history of the rumored candidates for the vacant head coaching position with the Utah Jazz. Thursday we looked at European coach, Ettore Messina. If you missed that, you can read it here.

Today we will take a look at another coaching candidate that has been in many Jazz rumors, and that is San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, Jim Boylen.

Boylen has a history in the state of Utah. He was the coach for the University of Utah men’s basketball team, coaching them to a record of 69-60 over his tenure there. Many fans in the state of Utah have mixed opinions on Boylen and how things went down while he was at Utah. (Continue reading here)

NBA Draft Tracker: Breaking down the guys the Jazz may take at 23 (via

The deadline for early entries in the NBA draft is fast approaching, and the list of underclassmen throwing their name in the hat is piling up. Now that the Harrison twins of Kentucky have announced that they are returning to the Wildcats, just about every big-time prospect has made his intentions known.

Even though plenty of young stars made the choice to test the NBA waters, more than a fair share of big-time players opted for another year at the college level. Included in that list are Jordan Adams (UCLA), Sam Dekker (Wisconsin), Montrezl Harrell (Louisville), Wayne Selden (Kansas), Chris Walker (Florida) and the Kentucky foursome of Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress.

This time around we take a look at the underclassmen who have already declared who didn’t land on our draft tracker during the season. (Continue reading here)

First NBA Cafe in the world opening in Manila, Philippines  (via

Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz and WNBA Legend Tina Thompson will be the featured guests at the grand opening of NBA Cafe Manila. Hayward was selected 9th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2010 NBA Draft and Thompson was a four-time WNBA champion, nine-time WNBA All-Star, and was the first-ever draft pick in WNBA history. Gordon and Thompson will also be in Manila to participate in the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2014 National Training Camp.

NBA Cafe Manila’s menu is inspired by classic American cuisine, offering a wide selection of dishes with an emphasis on nutrition and flavor. Only the finest products and ingredients are used, and the top priority is having the food prepared and served promptly by skilled chefs and servers. (Continue reading here)


Not a lot happening in Jazz news yesterday, but there was a few. Thanks for stopping in and check back with us tomorrow for another edition of the “Morning Jazz”. Also, be sure to check out our NBA Playoff coverage.

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