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Jazz Announces Broadcast Schedule for Summer League

by Bill Lea

SALT LAKE CITY (July 1, 2014) – KJZZ 14 Television and The Zone Sports Network will simultaneously broadcast the three preliminary round games of the Utah Jazz at the NBA Summer League 2014. The Jazz plays the Philadelphia 76ers on July 12 at 8:30 p.m., Milwaukee Bucks on July 14 at 8:30 p.m. and the Denver Nuggets on July 15 at 6:30 p.m. (All times MT).

Jazz broadcasters Craig Bolerjack and Ron Boone will provide play-by-play and analysis on television and radio. The games will be simulcast on KJZZ channel 14 for over the air, Dish and DirecTV subscribers and Comcast channels 3 (SD) and 657 (HD) as well as on The Zone Sports Network at 97.5 (KZNS FM), 1280 (KZNS AM), and 960 (KOVO AM).

The three preliminary game broadcasts will air from the Thomas & Mack Center as the Jazz makes its first-ever appearance in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. After the initial three games, the teams will then be seeded in a tournament, which runs through July 21 at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Jazz is guaranteed to play at least five games.

NBA TV will be televising all 67 NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas, including 38 games live during the event, and every game will also be available live at NBA.com/summerleague and on the NBA Summer League app via a subscription-based package.  

Utahjazz.com will have correspondents in Las Vegas covering the Jazz and Summer League, and Jazz fans will be able to access box scores, game recaps, cumulative statistics, behind-the-scenes coverage and much more by visiting www.utahjazz.com and following the official Jazz twitter account, @utahjazz.

Utah previously participated in the Orlando Pro Summer League from 2009-10 and 2012-13 (no summer leagues were held in 2011) after hosting the Rocky Mountain Revue until 2008. The Jazz does have a little history playing in Las Vegas however, having played a total of 13 regular season home games at the Thomas & Mack Center during the 1983-84 (11 games) and 1984-85 (two games) seasons. In addition, Jazz guard Ian Clark was MVP of the 2013 Summer League Championship Game last year after scoring 33 points to lead Golden State’s entry to the league’s inaugural title.

Ten of the 12 teams with Lottery picks from the 2014 NBA Draft are scheduled to compete in the 2014 NBA Summer League, including Utah. Notable is that seven of the last nine NBA Rookie of the Year Award winners having taken part in action in Las Vegas.  

The other participating teams in NBA Summer League 2014 are: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Golden State, Houston, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, Toronto, Washington and the NBA D-League Select team.

 Tickets for the NBA Summer League are now on sale. Fans can purchase tickets to the NBA Summer League by visiting NBATickets.com, a comprehensive online ticketing destination for NBA fans or by calling (702) 739-FANS.

Date Opponent Time (MT) Venue
Sat, July 12 vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center
Mon, July 14 vs. Milwaukee Bucks 8:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center
Tue, July 15 vs. Denver Nuggets 6:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center
July 16-21 Tournament Play (opponents, times and venues TBD)