Utah Jazz to Play in 2013 Orlando Pro Summer League
10-team, 25-game event runs July 7-12 at Amway Center
SALT LAKE CITY (May 23, 2013) – The Utah Jazz announced today that the team will participate in the 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League which will take place on the Orlando Magic’s practice court at Amway Center from July 7-12. The six-day, 25-game event hosted by the Magic will also feature the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers.
Utah will play five games in the Summer League, facing the Heat (7/7), Rockets (7/9), Nets (7/10), Pacers (7/11) and an opponent yet to be determined (7/12). The Jazz are not scheduled to play on July 8.
A new format will be introduced this summer, with two extra teams and an extra day added to the slate. Under the new format, each team will play five games over the six-day event, with a championship day being played on the final day of the league. A point system will establish the standings leading up to the final day, with seven points awarded each game based on: three points for winning the game and one point for winning each quarter (in the event of a tied quarter, each team will receive 0.5 points). In the event of ties in seeding heading into championship day, three tiebreakers will be in place: 1) total point differential; 2) total points allowed; 3) coin flip.
Utah previously participated in the Orlando Pro Summer League in 2009 and 2010 when the event was held at RDV Sportsplex, and in 2012 at Amway Center. Summer League was not held in 2011 (due to the lockout).
Due to space limitations, the Orlando Pro Summer League is not open to the public and will be open only to the media and professional team/league personnel. Fans can access box scores, game recaps and cumulative statistics by visiting www.utahjazz.com.
The Jazz’s game schedule is listed below. The Jazz’s mini-camp information and Summer League roster will be released at a later date.