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The 2008–09 Utah Jazz season was the 35th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 30th since the team moved from New Orleans to Salt Lake City for the 1979–80 season.

2008–09 Utah Jazz season
Head coachJerry Sloan
ArenaEnergySolutions Arena
Results
Record48–34 (.585)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Northwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Lakers 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFSN Utah, KJZZ
RadioKFNZ, KBEE
< 2007–08 2009–10 >

For the third straight year, the Jazz made the playoffs, but as the number 8 seed. The Jazz were quickly knocked out of the playoffs with a defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers in the opening round, losing in five games, and having their season ended by the Lakers for a second consecutive time. The Lakers would go on to win their 15th NBA Championship in the NBA Finals, defeating the Orlando Magic in five games.

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Key datesEdit

OffseasonEdit

Besides the draft, the only significant move that the Jazz made in the offseason was to trade third-string point guard Jason Hart to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for veteran journeyman point guard Brevin Knight on July 23.

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 23 Kosta Koufos Center   Greece Ohio State
2 44 Ante Tomić Power forward/Center   Croatia KK Zagreb
2 53 Tadija Dragićević Power forward   Serbia Red Star Belgrade

RosterEdit

Utah Jazz 2008–09 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 22   Almond, Morris 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Rice
F/C 5   Boozer, Carlos 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 258 lb (117 kg) Duke
G/F 9   Brewer, Ronnie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Arkansas
F 31   Collins, Jarron 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Stanford
C 44   Fesenko, Kyrylo 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 288 lb (131 kg)
F 15   Harpring, Matt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 231 lb (105 kg) Georgia Tech
F 47   Kirilenko, Andrei 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg)
G 2   Knight, Brevin 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Stanford
F 26   Korver, Kyle 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Creighton
C 41   Koufos, Kosta 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Ohio State
G 34   Miles, C. J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Skyline HS (TX)
F 24   Millsap, Paul 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Louisiana Tech
F/C 13   Okur, Mehmet 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 249 lb (113 kg)
G 17   Price, Ronnie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Utah Valley
G 8   Williams, Deron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Illinois
Head coach

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

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yDenver Nuggets 54 28 .659 33–8 21–20 12–4 82
xPortland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 34–7 20–21 11–5 82
xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 6 33–8 15–26 10–6 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 24 58 .293 30 11–30 13–28 3–13 82
Oklahoma City Thunder 23 59 .280 31 15–26 8–33 4–12 82
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 65 17 .793
2 y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 11
3 y-San Antonio Spurs 54 28 .659 11
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 11
5 x-Houston Rockets 53 29 .646 12
6 x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 15
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 49 33 .598 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 48 34 .585 17
9 Phoenix Suns 46 36 .561 19
10 Golden State Warriors 29 53 .354 36
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 24 58 .293 41
12 Memphis Grizzlies 24 58 .293 41
13 Oklahoma City Thunder 23 59 .280 42
14 Los Angeles Clippers 19 63 .232 46
15 Sacramento Kings 17 65 .207 48

Game logEdit

2008–09 game log
2015–16 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

West First RoundEdit

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) Utah Jazz

April 19
3:00 p.m.
Utah Jazz 100, Los Angeles Lakers 113
Scoring by quarter: 19–30, 21–32, 33–24, 27–27
Pts: Carlos Boozer 27
Rebs: Carlos Boozer 9
Asts: Deron Williams 17
Pts: Kobe Bryant 24
Rebs: Pau Gasol 9
Asts: Kobe Bryant 8
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Attendance: 18,997
Referees: Derrick Stafford, Ed Malloy, Joe Crawford
April 21
10:30 p.m.
Utah Jazz 109, Los Angeles Lakers 119
Scoring by quarter: 29–41, 26–25, 23–23, 31–30
Pts: Deron Williams 35
Rebs: Carlos Boozer 10
Asts: Deron Williams 10
Pts: Kobe Bryant 26
Rebs: Gasol, Bryant 6 each
Asts: Ariza, Bryant 9 each
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Attendance: 18,997
Referees: Marc Davis, Sean Corbin, Monty McCutchen
April 23
10:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Lakers 86, Utah Jazz 88
Scoring by quarter: 17–26, 22–17, 29–17, 18–28
Pts: Lamar Odom 21
Rebs: Lamar Odom 14
Asts: Kobe Bryant 6
Pts: Carlos Boozer 23
Rebs: Carlos Boozer 22
Asts: Deron Williams 9
EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Bennett Salvadore, Mike Callahan, Eric Lewis
April 25
9:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Lakers 108, Utah Jazz 94
Scoring by quarter: 20–25, 40–28, 28–16, 20–25
Pts: Kobe Bryant 38
Rebs: Lamar Odom 15
Asts: Lamar Odom 6
Pts: Williams, Boozer 23 each
Rebs: Carlos Boozer 16
Asts: Deron Williams 13
EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Bill Spooner, Mark Wunderlich, Joe Derosa
April 27
10:30 p.m.
Utah Jazz 96, Los Angeles Lakers 107
Scoring by quarter: 26–26, 17–30, 20–26, 33–25
Pts: Paul Millsap 16
Rebs: Mehmet Okur 8
Asts: Deron Williams 6
Pts: Kobe Bryant 31
Rebs: Lamar Odom 15
Asts: Odom, Bryant, Ariza, Gasol 4 each
Los Angeles win series, 4–1
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Attendance: 18,997
Referees: Gary Zielinski, James Capers, Steve Javie

Last Playoff Meeting: 2008 Western Conference Semifinals (Los Angeles won 4-2)

Player statisticsEdit

LegendEdit

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Deron Williams 68 68 36.8 .471 .310 .849 2.9 10.7 1.07 .29 19.4
Mehmet Okur 72 72 33.5 .485 .446 .817 7.7 1.7 .75 .74 17.0
Carlos Boozer 37 37 32.4 .490 .000 .698 10.4 2.1 1.05 .19 16.2
Ronnie Brewer 81 80 32.2 .508 .259 .702 3.7 2.2 1.70 .37 13.7
Paul Millsap 76 38 30.1 .534 .000 .699 8.6 1.8 1.03 .96 13.5
Andrei Kirilenko 67 10 27.3 .449 .274 .785 4.8 2.6 1.24 1.15 11.6
C.J. Miles 72 72 22.5 .459 .352 .876 2.3 1.5 .64 .21 9.1
Kyle Korver 78 2 24.0 .438 .386 .882 3.3 1.8 .60 .38 9.0
Kosta Koufos 48 7 11.8 .508 .000 .706 2.9 .4 .25 .65 4.7
Matt Harpring 63 2 11.0 .461 .000 .764 2.0 .4 .46 .14 4.4
Ronnie Price 52 17 14.2 .379 .311 .756 1.3 2.1 .75 .10 4.0
Morris Almond 25 1 10.2 .407 .294 .808 1.4 .3 .16 .16 3.7
Brevin Knight 74 0 12.7 .349 .000 .750 1.2 2.6 .92 .05 2.4
Kyrylo Fesenko 21 1 7.4 .583 .000 .333 1.8 .2 .33 .71 2.1
Jarron Collins 26 3 7.7 .457 .000 .727 1.4 .3 .08 .04 1.5

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 23, 2008
To Utah Jazz
Brevin Knight
To Los Angeles Clippers
Jason Hart

Free agentsEdit

SubtractionsEdit

Player Left Team
Dee Brown July 10, 2008 Washington Wizards

ReferencesEdit