Utah Jazz Information
The Utah Jazz began as the New Orleans Jazz in 1974, and struggled through a decade at the bottom before emerging as perennial contenders in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They have never won an NBA championship, but they have won two conference titles and have won their division eight times.
The Jazz completed the 2009 regular season with a 48-34 record and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. In 2010, they improved to 53 regular season wins, but were shut down by the Lakers in the Western Conference Semi-Finals en route to their second straight championship. The Jazz missed out on the playoffs during the 2010-11 season, finishing 11th in the Conference. This past season the Jazz finished 8th in the Conference with a 36-30 record but was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.