Utah Jazz

Founded: 1974
Team Owner: Dennis Lindsey
Head Coach: Quin Snyder
Team Icon: Karl Malone
Overall Record: 1737-1495
D-League Affiliate: Idaho Stampede
Championships: nada
Arena: EnergySolutions Arena
Arena Capacity: 19,911
Arena Co-Tenants: Utah Blaze (AFL)
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Website: www.utahjazz.com
Utah Jazz

Maybe it's just me, but Jazz is probably one of the last things I associate with Utah. So it makes sense that Utah is one of those teams that moved from a place where their nickname made perfect sense to a new location and then just decided it would be too much hassle to come up with a different moniker. I mean naming a team is hard work, right? 

And yes that does appear to be the case here. The Utah Jazz were created as the New Orleans Jazz in 1974. However, a few bad seasons had ownership looking for a change of scenery, and so they moved to Salt Lake City, UT in 1979. Utah and Jazz. OK then.

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