Track your team’s progress and find out about Utah Jazz basketball updates with iPhone and iPad apps. The Utah Jazz are a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They are currently a part of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the NBA. The franchise began in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz, in New Orleans, Louisiana, but the team moved to Utah in 1979 after just five seasons. The Jazz were one of the most unsuccessful teams in the league in their early years, and it would be 10 years before they made a playoff appearance (in 1984). They would not miss the playoffs again until 2004.
During the late 1980s, John Stockton and Karl Malone arose as the franchise players for the team, and formed one of the most famed point guard–power forward duos in NBA history. Led by coach Jerry Sloan, who took over for Frank Layden in 1988, they became one of the powerhouse teams of the 1990s, culminating in two NBA Finals appearances in 1997 and 1998, where they lost both times to the Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan. Both Stockton and Malone moved on in 2003. After missing the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, the Jazz returned to prominence under the on-court leadership of point guard Deron Williams. However, partway through the 2010-11 season, the Jazz began a restructuring after the retirement of Jerry Sloan and trade of Deron Williams. As of 2011, the Jazz are the only team in the “Big Four” sports leagues located in the state of Utah. We have come up with a couple of apps that fans might enjoy.
Basketball Fans – Utah by Brighthouse Labs contains daily news reports with regular updates. Access current team stats, game scores, league standings and an extensive look at the team facts. There is a media tab for all the latest video news and an easy to use chat feature that allow fans to communicate with each other about all recent news and team details. This application is available to download through the iTunes App Store for $3.99, keeping fans updated on everything going on at Utah Jazz.
Pro Baseline Fan (Utah) by Reflect7 gives fans the opportunity to check the news before the game or review the standings to see the current position. With this application, users will get access to box scores, roster data, injury reports, highlights, player statistics and bio. There is an option to join up with Facebook connect to discuss topics and share opinions with other fans. Find out about your seating arrangements with a view of the sections of the stadium and see updates on division standings. For $0.99 at the App Store, there is also a detailed team history with staffing selections, standout seasons, and championship victories.
Keep an eye on your team’s progress with easy to use apps. Do you think Utah Jazz are going to have a good season this year? With useful apps, fans can track everything from current scores and standings to roster data and breaking news reports.