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The 2006-07 Utah Jazz season was the team's 33rd in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 41-41 output from the previous season.

2006–07 Utah Jazz season
Division champions
Head coachJerry Sloan
ArenaEnergySolutions Arena
Results
Record51–31 (.622)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Northwest)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finishWestern Conference Finals
(Lost to Spurs 1–4)
Local media
TelevisionFSN Utah, KJZZ
RadioKSOP-AM and FM
< 2005–06 2007–08 >

They managed to improve by 10 games, finishing 51-31, and qualifying for the playoffs.[1] The Jazz met the Houston Rockets in the first round, and defeated them in seven games. Then, they met the Golden State Warriors, who just came off a stunning upset in the First Round, in which they defeated the first-seeded Dallas Mavericks in six games in the Semifinals, but the Jazz swiftly dispatched the Warriors in five games, moving on to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1998, when they last made the NBA Finals. However, their playoff run ended with a defeat to the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs in five games. The Spurs would go on to win their fourth NBA Championship after sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in that year's NBA Finals. Their Western Finals trip made this the most successful recent Jazz season as of 2019.

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 14 Ronnie Brewer   United States Arkansas
2 46 Dee Brown   United States Illinois
2 47 Paul Millsap   United States Louisiana Tech

RosterEdit

Utah Jazz roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 55   Araújo, Rafael 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 280 lb (127 kg) BYU
PF 5   Boozer, Carlos 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 258 lb (117 kg) Duke
G 9   Brewer, Ronnie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Arkansas
PG 11   Brown, Dee 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Illinois
PF 31   Collins, Jarron 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Stanford
PG 2   Fisher, Derek 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Arkansas-Little Rock
SG 10   Giriček, Gordan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Croatia
SF 15   Harpring, Matt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Georgia Tech
SF 47   Kirilenko, Andrei 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Russia
SF 34   Miles, C. J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 231 lb (105 kg) Skyline (HS)
PF 24   Millsap, Paul 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 258 lb (117 kg) Louisiana Tech
C 13   Okur, Mehmet 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Turkey
PG 8   Williams, Deron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Utah Jazz 51 31 .622 - 31–10 20–21 10–6
x-Denver Nuggets 45 37 .549 6 23–18 22–19 9–7
Portland Trail Blazers 32 50 .390 19 18–23 14–27 7–9
Minnesota Timberwolves 32 50 .390 19 20–21 12–29 6–10
Seattle SuperSonics 31 51 .378 20 20–21 11–30 8–8
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Dallas Mavericks 67 15 .817 -
2 y-Phoenix Suns 61 21 .744 6
3 x-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 9
4 y-Utah Jazz 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Houston Rockets 52 30 .634 15
6 x-Denver Nuggets 45 37 .549 22
7 x-Los Angeles Lakers 42 40 .512 25
8 x-Golden State Warriors 42 40 .512 25
9 Los Angeles Clippers 40 42 .488 27
10 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 39 43 .476 28
11 Sacramento Kings 33 49 .402 34
12 Portland Trail Blazers 32 50 .390 35
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 32 50 .390 35
14 Seattle SuperSonics 31 51 .378 36
15 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 45


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2006-07 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3
Boston 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Charlotte 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1
Detroit 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Memphis 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1
Miami 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
Milwaukee 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–1
New Jersey 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 4–0
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1
New York 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Orlando 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
Portland 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–2
Toronto 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Utah 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1
Washington 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

West First RoundEdit

(4) Utah Jazz vs. (5) Houston Rockets

April 23
Utah Jazz 90, Houston Rockets 98
Toyota Center, Houston
April 26
Houston Rockets 67, Utah Jazz 81
ESPN
April 28
Houston Rockets 85, Utah Jazz 98
EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City
TNT
April 30
Utah Jazz 92, Houston Rockets 96
Toyota Center, Houston
TNT
May 3
Houston Rockets 82, Utah Jazz 94
EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City
TNT
May 5
Utah Jazz 103, Houston Rockets 99
Utah wins series, 4–3
Toyota Center, Houston

Last Playoff Meeting: 1998 Western Conference First Round (Utah won 3-2)

West Conference SemifinalsEdit

(4) Utah Jazz vs. (8) Golden State Warriors

TNT
May 9
Golden State Warriors 117, Utah Jazz 127 (OT)
EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City
May 11
Utah Jazz 105, Golden State Warriors 125
TNT
May 13
Utah Jazz 115, Golden State Warriors 101
Oracle Arena, Oakland
TNT
May 15
Golden State Warriors 87, Utah Jazz 100
Utah wins series, 4–1
EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City

Last Playoff Meeting: 1989 Western Conference First Round (Golden State won 3-0)

West Conference FinalsEdit

(3) San Antonio Spurs vs. (4) Utah Jazz

May 22
Utah Jazz 96, San Antonio Spurs 105
AT&T Center, San Antonio
ABC
May 26
San Antonio Spurs 83, Utah Jazz 109
ESPN
May 28
San Antonio Spurs 91, Utah Jazz 79
EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City
ESPN
May 30
Utah Jazz 84, San Antonio Spurs 109
San Antonio wins series, 4–1
AT&T Center, San Antonio

Last Playoff Meeting: 1998 Western Conference Semifinals (Utah won 4-1)

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Lou Amundson 1 0 2.0 . . . .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Rafael Araujo 28 0 8.9 .415 . .621 2.4 .4 .2 .1 2.6
Carlos Boozer 74 74 34.6 .561 . .685 11.7 3.0 .9 .3 20.9
Ronnie Brewer 56 14 12.1 .528 .000 .675 1.3 .4 .7 .1 4.6
Dee Brown 49 0 9.2 .327 .214 .649 .8 1.7 .4 .1 1.9
Jarron Collins 82 9 11.1 .441 . .651 2.1 .7 .2 .1 2.5
Derek Fisher 82 61 27.9 .382 .308 .853 1.8 3.3 1.0 .1 10.1
Gordan Giricek 61 6 19.5 .462 .426 .816 2.1 1.0 .5 .1 7.8
Matt Harpring 77 2 25.5 .491 .333 .767 4.6 1.3 .7 .1 11.6
Andrei Kirilenko 70 70 29.3 .471 .213 .728 4.7 2.9 1.1 2.1 8.3
C. J. Miles 37 13 10.1 .345 .219 .609 .9 .7 .3 .1 2.7
Paul Millsap 82 1 18.0 .525 .333 .673 5.2 .8 .8 .9 6.8
Mehmet Okur 80 80 33.3 .462 .384 .765 7.2 2.0 .5 .5 17.6
Roger Powell 3 0 4.3 .000 .000 1.000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .7
Deron Williams 80 80 36.9 .456 .322 .767 3.3 9.3 1.0 .2 16.2

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Rafael Araujo 5 0 5.6 .375 . .417 2.2 .2 .2 .0 2.2
Carlos Boozer 17 17 38.5 .536 . .738 12.2 2.9 1.0 .3 23.5
Ronnie Brewer 8 0 5.1 .600 . .538 .8 .3 .1 .0 2.4
Dee Brown 8 0 6.5 .353 .000 .250 .4 1.1 .0 .0 1.6
Jarron Collins 13 0 8.5 .333 . .529 1.5 .4 .3 .0 1.2
Derek Fisher 16 14 27.8 .405 .375 .933 1.6 2.6 1.0 .1 9.5
Gordan Giricek 17 3 18.1 .418 .538 .875 1.6 1.0 .2 .1 6.1
Matt Harpring 17 0 25.5 .456 .000 .723 4.8 1.4 .4 .2 9.3
Andrei Kirilenko 17 17 31.0 .447 .333 .785 5.2 2.6 .9 2.4 9.6
C. J. Miles 1 0 10.1 . . .500 .0 .0 .0 .0 1.0
Paul Millsap 17 0 15.5 .525 .000 .667 4.4 .5 .6 .5 5.9
Mehmet Okur 17 17 34.4 .388 .316 .786 7.8 1.8 1.4 .9 11.8
Deron Williams 17 17 38.6 .452 .333 .790 4.3 8.6 1.5 .2 19.2

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit