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Utah Jazz to Participate in NBA Summer League 2014
Will mark the team’s first appearance in Las Vegas
SALT LAKE CITY (May 27, 2014) – The Utah Jazz announced today that the team will participate in the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 which will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on campus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from July 11-21.
The Jazz will join 23 other teams in a tournament-style format to crown the NBA Summer League Champion. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 11-15, before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 21. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.
This will mark the Jazz’s first-ever appearance in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. 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 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 that own Lottery picks in the 2014 NBA Draft are scheduled to compete in the 2014 NBA Summer League, including Utah who currently holds the fifth overall selection (in addition to 23rd and 35th picks). The other participating teams 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.
NBA TV will be televising NBA Summer League games from Las Vegas and every game will also be available live on NBA.com and the NBA Summer League app via a subscription-based package. Utahjazz.com will have a correspondent 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.
Tickets for the NBA Summer League will go on sale June 1, at 10 a.m. MT. 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. Dedicated customer service for NBATickets.com is available at (866) 357-1136 and by email at NBATickets.comResaleSupport@ticketmaster.com.
The Jazz game schedule, broadcast information and summer league roster will be announced at a later date.