Apr 15, 2024 - News

Utah Jazz wrap up second consecutive losing season

A coach wearing all black stands in front of his team which looks despondent

Utah Jazz head coach Will Hardy looks on in the first half of a game against the Denver Nuggets. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

This season for the Utah Jazz wasn't pretty, as they finished with a 31-51 record.

The big picture: After six straight playoff berths, the Jazz have now finished the last two years with a losing record.

Between the lines: This was expected after the team entered a rebuild after former head coach Quin Snyder's departure and trading two all-stars: Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.

Yes, but: After a surprising 37-win season last year, there was hope the team could compete for at least the NBA Play-In Tournament in coach Will Hardy's second year.

Zoom in: Here are five numbers that defined the Jazz's 2023-24 season.

13: The Jazz's longest losing streak of the season. Utah was 29-37 before the wheels came off and the team failed to win a game for nearly a month.

27: The number of games both Jordan Clarkson and Lauri Markkanen, two of the Jazz's best players, missed this season.

3: Remember the number and the name Keyonte George. The rookie showed a ton of promise this year, averaging nearly 13 points and 27 minutes per game.

120.5: Utah's defense was among the worst in the league, as opposing teams average more than 120 points per game against them.

2014: The last year the Jazz finished the season with more than 50 losses.


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