Jun 15, 2019 12:46 pm MDTHow Utah Jazz general manager Justin Zanik's background as an agent helps in his new role New Utah Jazz general manager Justin Zanik is one of four notable current NBA executives that were once NBA agents. “I was the son of two teachers — two educators — so learning about things throughout my life has always been something — I’ve always been a very curious guy," Zanik said.
Eric Woodyard is a Deseret News sports writer covering the Utah Jazz. An award-winning sports journalist from Flint, Michigan, and a graduate of Western Michigan University, Woodyard appeared on ESPN's "E:60" and "Outside the Lines" in 2016 and was awarded first place for Best Sports Story and Best Sports Feature categories in 2012 and 2015 by the Michigan Associated Press. Eric is a proud parent of a 3-year-old son, Ethan.
Jun 8, 2019 2:18 pm MDTNBA draft process is starting to ‘narrow itself’ for Utah Jazz front office less than two weeks ahead of big day The Utah Jazz front office’s workload hasn’t lightened this offseason despite having late first and second round picks. On Saturday, 12 players participated in two pre-draft workout sessions.
Jun 4, 2019 1:15 pm MDTDonovan Mitchell’s childhood friend Eric Paschall looks to reinvent himself through NBA draft process Paschall was one of six participants in the latest Jazz pre-draft workout Tuesday at the practice facility. "It would be cool to play with him again, obviously, but I’ve just got to see where everything takes me," Paschall said of Mitchell.
Jun 4, 2019 9:22 am MDTQ&A: Carlos Boozer talks Deron Williams-Jerry Sloan relationship, Ice Cube’s Big 3 and how the Utah Jazz are 'a player away' “We didn't win the championship, which was our goal, but those six years I had in Utah are some of the most memorable years I had in my career,” Boozer tells Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News in an exclusive interview.
Jun 2, 2019 5:46 pm MDTUtah Jazz coaching legend Frank Layden receives 2019 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award during NBA Finals “I don't really believe I deserve this award,” Layden said. “But having come from and having reached a high level of mediocrity in the coaching profession, on behalf of all the C students in the world I’m going to take it anyway."
May 30, 2019 5:33 pm MDTTennessee’s Admiral Schofield embraces Utah Jazz culture ahead of pre-draft workout in Salt Lake “It would be great to be on that team and play with Donovan Mitchell and play in front of that crowd,” Schofield said of potentially joining the Jazz. “They’re really energetic, they’ve got a nice core and they’re on the right track right now.