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Past articles by Tony:

Former Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov has been given a tall task as the NBA’s first European head coach: Help rebuild a once-proud Suns franchise back into a contender.

The days are now longer for Igor Kokoskov. → Read More

Quarterback Jordan Love’s task this season is to help Utah State return to prominence

Logan • Utah State coach Matt Wells didn’t plan on Jordan Love being an option at quarterback last season, not with incumbent starter Kent Myers back for his senior season. → Read More

East’s Siaki Ika is Utah’s biggest football recruit as Alabama, Washington and USC fight for his signature

A teenager wanted by the some of the most legendary names in college football wasn’t carrying himself as a highly-recruited star on this hot July day. A mini-mountain of a defensive lineman standing at 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds, Siaki Ika walked through a hallway at East High on a mission: Not to get an extra workout in, or have a snack. → Read More

Orem’s Puka Nacua is the youngest of three standout football players ... and he may be the best of the three

As a BYU star, Kai Nacua was known for his temperament and emerged as one of the best ball-hawking safeties in the country his senior season. He parlayed that into one season with the Cleveland Browns, starting three games as a rookie, and is now with the Baltimore Ravens. → Read More

The NBA’s free agency period just ended. Summer league is over. The draft is in the rear view mirror. Who are the league’s winners and losers?

For the NBA, July has been quite the month. And the month is barely half over. → Read More

Jazz waive veteran Jonas Jerebko, freeing up a roster spot

As it turns out, the Jazz roster may have been too deep. And a veteran contributor became a casualty. → Read More

Jazz bringing Thabo Sefolosha back, pick up his contract for this coming season

In their first step in free agency, the Jazz retained one of their best defenders. → Read More

How it will play out: The Tribune’s NBA Mock Draft with Phoenix at No. 1 picking ...

Here’s how The Tribune’s Tony Jones sees the NBA Draft going on Thursday night in New York. → Read More

Prep star Anfernee Simons works out for Jazz and says he’s comfortable in Utah — thanks to Donovan Mitchell

Anfernee Simons can be forgiven if he approached Thursday’s Jazz workout with a bit of trepidation. → Read More

Jazz promote Antonio Lang to assistant coach on the bench

The front of the Utah Jazz bench has a new occupant. → Read More

Tyler Rawson’s latest stop on his basketball journey? Former Ute works out for the Jazz

Tyler Rawson often thinks about the process that got him to this point. → Read More

SMU guard Shake Milton among draft prospects at Jazz’s workout on Memorial Day

Shake Milton shot the basketball extremely well in his audition for the Utah Jazz in Monday’s pre-draft workout. But the Jazz knew he could shoot, so a reputation that preceded him needed to be fleshed out with other attributes. → Read More

The Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell unanimously named to the NBA’s All-Rookie first team

Donovan Mitchell’s rookie season has officially been validated. → Read More

Veteran forward Thabo Sefolosha hopes Jazz bring him back next season

As the Jazz roster languishes in the very beginning of construction for next season, Sefolosha probably holds the most wide-ranging of situations. Depending on moves made over the summer, one can make a reasonable argument for him being Utah’s starting power forward when training camp starts. There’s a reasonable scenario where Sefolosha isn’t brought back at all. → Read More

Key pieces are in place as Jazz head into offseason. So where do they look to improve?

The Utah Jazz won 51 basketball games, made the playoffs as a No. 5 seed, won three road contests to oust the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round before suffering a sweep at the hands of the Golden State Warriors in the second round a season ago. → Read More

Raul Neto comes off bench to help Jazz rally in Game 4 loss to Rockets

With five minutes remaining in what turned into a 100-87 loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday night, the Utah Jazz had a chance to win Game 4. → Read More

Dante Exum goes down midway through Game 4 with hamstring injury

For an audience watching on national TV, seeing Dante Exum hop on one leg to the locker room was alarming. → Read More

Suns to hire Jazz assistant Igor Koskoskov as new head coach

Houston • One of the most trusted assistants on Quin Snyder’s staff is headed south to take on his own head coaching job. → Read More

Royce O’Neale gets the start for Jazz in place of injured Ricky Rubio

Houston • Royce O’Neale’s challenge has gotten tougher. → Read More

How the Jazz and Rockets match up

The Tribune’s Tony Jones breaks down the Western Conference semifinals ahead of Game 1 in Houston on Sunday afternoon. → Read More