2007–08 Utah Jazz season

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2007–08 Utah Jazz season
Head coach Jerry Sloan
Arena EnergySolutions Arena
Results
Record 54–28 (.659)
Place Division: 1st (Northwest)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finish West Semifinals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television FSN Utah, KJZZ
Radio KFNZ, KBEE
< 2006–07 2008–09 >

The 2007-08 Utah Jazz season was their 34th season in the NBA and 28th in Salt Lake City.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Utah's selections from the 2007 NBA Draft in New York, New York.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 25 Morris Almond Shooting Guard/Small Forward  United States Rice
2 55 Herbert Hill Power Forward/Center  United States Providence

Roster[edit]

Utah Jazz roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SG 22 United States Almond, Morris 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Rice
F/C 5 United States Boozer, Carlos (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 266 lb (121 kg) Duke
G 9 United States Brewer, Ronnie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Arkansas
C 31 United States Collins, Jarron 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Stanford
C 44 Ukraine Fesenko, Kyrylo 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Ukraine
G/F 15 United States Harpring, Matt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Georgia Tech
PG 3 United States Hart, Jason 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Syracuse
F 47 Russia Kirilenko, Andrei 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Russia
SG 26 United States Korver, Kyle 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Creighton
G 34 United States Miles, C. J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Skyline HS (TX)
PF 24 United States Millsap, Paul 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 258 lb (117 kg) Louisiana Tech
F/C 13 Turkey Okur, Mehmet 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 263 lb (119 kg) Turkey
PG 17 United States Price, Ronnie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Utah Valley State
PG 8 United States Williams, Deron (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2007-12-29

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Utah Jazz 54 28 .659 37–4 17–24 13–3
x-Denver Nuggets 50 32 .610 4 33–8 17–24 10–6
Portland Trail Blazers 41 41 .500 13 28–13 13–28 10–6
Minnesota Timberwolves 22 60 .268 32 15–26 7–34 3–13
Seattle SuperSonics 20 62 .244 34 13–28 7–34 6–10
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695
2 y-New Orleans Hornets 56 26 .683 1
3 x-San Antonio Spurs 56 26 .683 1
4 y-Utah Jazz 54 28 .659 3
5 x-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 2
6 x-Phoenix Suns 55 27 .671 2
7 x-Dallas Mavericks 51 31 .622 6
8 x-Denver Nuggets 50 32 .610 7
9 Golden State Warriors 48 34 .585 9
10 Portland Trail Blazers 41 41 .500 16
11 Sacramento Kings 38 44 .463 19
12 Los Angeles Clippers 23 59 .284 34
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 22 60 .268 35
14 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 35
15 Seattle SuperSonics 20 62 .244 37


Game log[edit]

October[edit]

Record: 1–0; Home: 0–0; Road: 1–0

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
1 October 30 Jazz W 117–96 Warriors NA Boozer (32) 19,832 1–0

November[edit]

Record: 11–5; Home: 7–1; Road: 4–4

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
2 November 1 Rockets L 95–106 Jazz NA Boozer (30) 19,911 1–1
3 November 3 Warriors W 133–110 Jazz NA Williams (30) 19,911 2–1
4 November 4 Jazz L 109–119 Lakers NA Williams (26) 18,997 2–2
5 November 7 Cavaliers W 103–101 Jazz NA Millsap (24) 19,911 3–2
6 November 9 Jazz W 103–101 SuperSonics NA Boozer (27) 15,980 4–2
7 November 10 Grizzlies W 118–94 Jazz NA Boozer (31) 19,771 5–2
8 November 12 Kings W 117–93 Jazz NA Boozer (32) 19,911 6–2
9 November 14 Jazz W 92–88 Raptors NA Boozer (23) 17,337 7–2
10 November 16 Jazz L 94–99 Cavaliers NA Boozer (26) 19,862 7–3
11 November 17 Jazz L 97–117 Pacers NA Boozer (19) 12,447 7–4
12 November 19 Nets W 102–75 Jazz NA Williams (20) 19,911 8–4
13 November 23 Hornets W 99–71 Jazz NA Boozer (19) 19,911 9–4
14 November 25 Jazz W 103–93 Pistons NA Boozer (36) 22,076 10–4
15 November 26 Jazz L 109–113 Knicks NA Boozer (30) 18,816 10–5
16 November 28 Jazz W 106–95 76ers NA Boozer (26) 11,006 11–5
17 November 30 Lakers W 120–96 Jazz NA Williams (35) 19,911 12–5

December[edit]

Record: 5–11; Home: 4–2; Road: 1–9

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
18 December 3 Heat W 110–101 Jazz NA Okur (25) 19,911 13–5
19 December 4 Jazz L 107–117 Kings NA Williams (30) 12,688 13–6
20 December 7 Jazz L 98–104 Spurs NA Two Way Tie 18,797 13–7
21 December 8 Jazz L 117–125 Mavericks NA Williams (41) 20,300 13–8
22 December 11 Trail Blazers L 89–97 Jazz NA Boozer (29) 19,911 13–9
23 December 12 Jazz L 98–103 Suns NA Boozer (24) 18,422 13–10
24 December 14 Jazz L 91–99 Trail Blazers NA Boozer (22) 19,980 13–11
25 December 15 SuperSonics W 96–75 Jazz NA Boozer (21) 19,911 14–11
26 December 17 Jazz L 111–116 Hawks NA Boozer (39) 15,263 14–12
27 December 19 Jazz L 92–98 Bobcats NA Boozer (21) 13,014 14–13
28 December 21 Jazz W 113–64 Magic NA Millsap (28) 17,519 15–13
29 December 22 Jazz L 102–104 Heat NA Williams (22) 19,600 15–14
30 December 26 Mavericks W 99–90 Jazz NA Boozer (21) 19,911 16–14
31 December 28 Jazz L 109–123 Lakers NA Boozer (20) 18,997 16–15
32 December 29 Celtics L 98–104 Jazz NA Williams (22) 19,911 16–16
33 December 31 Trail Blazers W 111–101 Jazz NA Boozer (19) 19,911 17–16

January[edit]

Record: 11–2; Home: 9–0; Road: 2–2

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
34 January 2 Sixers W 110–107 Jazz NA Carlos Boozer (22) 19,911 18–16
35 January 5 Jazz L 89–103 Trail Blazers NA Deron Williams (23) 20,450 18–17
36 January 8 Pacers W 111–89 Jazz NA Carlos Boozer (22) 19,911 19–17
37 January 10 Suns W 108–86 Jazz NA Mehmet Okur (22) 19,911 20–17
38 January 12 Magic W 119–115 Jazz NA Mehmet Okur (29) 19,911 21–17
39 January 14 Bucks W 98–87 Jazz NA Deron Williams (33) 19,911 22–17
40 January 17 Jazz L 109–120 Nuggets NA Deron Williams (23) 22–18
41 January 18 Clippers W 106–88 Jazz NA Carlos Boozer (19) 19,911 23–18
42 January 21 Jazz W 109–93 Clippers NA Deron Williams (18) 24–18
43 January 25 Kings W 127–113 Jazz NA Carlos Boozer (33) 19,911 25–18
44 January 27 Jazz W 97–89 Rockets NA Three-way tie (17) 26–18
45 January 28 Spurs W 97–91 Jazz NA Two-way tie (23) 19,911 27–18
46 January 30 Knicks W 100–89 Jazz NA Deron Williams (22) 19,911 28–18

February[edit]

Record: 9–4; Home: 5–0; Road: 4–4

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
47 February 1 Jazz W 96–87 Wizards NA Mehmet Okur (27) 20,173 29–18
48 February 2 Jazz W 110–91 Grizzlies NA Carlos Boozer (19) 12,407 30–18
49 February 4 Hornets W 110–88 Jazz NA Deron Williams (29) 19,911 31–18
50 February 6 Jazz W 118–115 Nuggets 1 Deron Williams (29) 32–18
51 February 8 Jazz L 104–117 Kings NA Carlos Boozer (23) 32–19
52 February 9 Bulls W 97–87 Jazz NA Carlos Boozer (22) 19,911 33–19
53 February 13 Jazz W 112–93 SuperSonics NA Carlos Boozer (22) 34–19
54 February 19 Warriors W 119–109 Jazz NA Deron Williams (29) 19,911 35–19
55 February 22 Jazz L 104–114 Clippers NA Deron Williams (26) 35–20
56 February 23 Hawks W 100–94 Jazz NA Carlos Boozer (21) 19,911 36–20
57 February 26 Jazz L 100–111 Timberwolves NA Carlos Boozer (34) 36–21
58 February 27 Pistons W 103–95 Jazz NA Mehmet Okur (24) 19,911 37–21
59 February 29 Jazz L 98–110 Hornets NA Mehmet Okur (23) 37–22

March[edit]

Record: 12–4; Home: 8–1; Road: 4–3

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
60 March 1 Jazz W 113–92 Grizzlies NA Carlos Boozer (18) 38–22
61 March 3 Mavericks W 116–110 Jazz NA Carlos Boozer (28) 19,911 39–22
62 March 5 Timberwolves W 105–76 Jazz NA Deron Williams (21) 19,911 40–22
63 March 7 Jazz W 126–118 Suns NA Two-way tie (25) 18,422 41–22
64 March 8 Nuggets W 132–105 Jazz NA Mehmet Okur (27) 19,911 42–22
65 March 11 Jazz L 96–108 Bulls NA Mehmet Okur (22) 21,970 42–23
66 March 12 Jazz W 114–110 Bucks NA Deron Williams (26) 43–23
67 March 14 Jazz W 110–92 Celtics NA Deron Williams (32) 18,624 44–23
68 March 15 Jazz L 115–117 Nets NA Carlos Boozer (41) 44–24
69 March 17 Raptors W 96–79 Jazz NA Deron Williams (21) 19,911 45–24
70 March 20 Lakers L 95–106 Jazz NA Deron Williams (26) 19,911 45–25
71 March 22 SuperSonics W 115–101 Jazz NA Carlos Boozer (26) 19,911 46–25
72 March 25 Bobcats W 128–106 Jazz NA Carlos Boozer (28) 19,911 47–25
73 March 28 Clippers W 121–101 Jazz NA Carlos Boozer (34) 19,911 48–25
74 March 30 Jazz L 103–110 Timberwolves NA Carlos Boozer (25) 48–26
75 March 31 Wizards W 129–87 Jazz NA C. J. Miles (29) 19,911 49–26

April[edit]

Record: 5–2; Home: 4–0; Road: 1–2

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
76 April 2 Timberwolves W 117–100 Jazz NA Mehmet Okur (22) 19,911 50–26
77 April 4 Spurs W 90–64 Jazz NA Mehmet Okur (17) 19,911 51–26
78 April 8 Jazz W 77–66 Hornets NA Mehmet Okur (22) 52–26
79 April 10 Jazz L 94–97 Mavericks NA Mehmet Okur (19) 52–27
80 April 12 Nuggets W 124–97 Jazz NA Three-way tie (20) 19,911 53–27
81 April 14 Rockets W 105–96 Jazz NA Carlos Boozer (21) 19,911 54–27
82 April 16 Jazz L 80–109 Spurs NA C. J. Miles (12) 18,797 54–28
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates loss.

Player stats[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Morris Almond 9 0 4.3 .267 .250 .667 .2 .3 .11 .00 1.4
Carlos Boozer 81 81 34.9 .547 .000 .738 10.4 2.9 1.23 .51 21.1
Ronnie Brewer 76 76 27.5 .558 .220 .759 2.9 1.8 1.70 .25 12.0
Jarron Collins 70 9 10.0 .439 .000 .622 1.7 .5 .14 .09 1.7
Kyrylo Fesenko 9 0 7.8 .375 .000 .500 2.8 .2 .00 .33 1.6
Matt Harpring 76 0 18.1 .500 .200 .712 3.2 1.1 .59 .18 8.2
Jason Hart 57 0 10.6 .322 .355 .844 1.0 1.5 .53 .05 2.9
Andrei Kirilenko 72 72 30.8 .506 .379 .770 4.7 4.0 1.19 1.51 11.0
Kyle Korver* 75 0 23.1 .443 .375 .915 2.3 1.3 .56 .39 9.9
C. J. Miles 60 13 11.5 .479 .390 .788 1.3 .9 .53 .13 5.0
Paul Millsap 82 2 20.8 .504 .000 .677 5.6 1.0 .88 .89 8.1
Mehmet Okur 72 72 33.2 .445 .388 .804 7.7 2.0 .76 .40 14.5
Ronnie Price 61 3 9.6 .431 .347 .684 .8 1.3 .52 .05 3.7
Deron Williams 82 82 37.3 .507 .395 .803 3.0 10.5 1.10 .28 18.8

*Total for entire season including previous team(s)

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Carlos Boozer 12 12 36.8 .415 .000 .714 12.3 2.8 .50 .17 16.0
Ronnie Brewer 12 12 25.4 .520 .167 .760 3.2 1.6 1.00 .33 10.2
Jarron Collins 5 0 4.0 .000 .000 .000 1.2 .2 .20 .20 .0
Matt Harpring 12 0 17.4 .397 .333 .800 2.8 .7 .58 .33 6.6
Jason Hart 2 0 3.0 .500 .000 .000 .0 .0 .00 .00 1.0
Andrei Kirilenko 12 12 32.3 .447 .227 .714 3.4 2.5 1.50 1.67 11.0
Kyle Korver 12 0 21.6 .411 .289 .920 2.2 .6 .33 .67 7.8
C. J. Miles 7 0 3.7 .357 .250 .000 .7 .0 .29 .00 1.7
Paul Millsap 12 0 17.5 .516 .000 .520 3.9 .3 .58 1.33 6.4
Mehmet Okur 12 12 38.5 .423 .373 .773 11.8 1.9 .67 .67 15.4
Ronnie Price 12 0 5.7 .323 .214 .769 .3 .9 .50 .17 2.8
Deron Williams 12 12 42.8 .492 .500 .773 3.6 10.0 .58 .33 21.6

Playoffs[edit]

2008 playoff game log
2008 playoff schedule

Awards and records[edit]

During the season, Andrei Kirilenko was named FIBA Europe Player of the Year as the top European player in 2007. Unlike NBA awards, which are presented at the end of the season, Europe's major continent-wide player awards are presented at the end of a calendar year, and consider players' performances for both their clubs and national teams.

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Jazz have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007-08 season.

Trades[edit]

On December 29, 2007 the Utah Jazz announced that Gordan Giricek and a 1st round draft pick (through 2009-2014 pick) would trade to the Philadelphia 76ers for Kyle Korver

Before this trade the Jazz team lacked an outside shooter, one they can count on during clucth times. Located in the western conference, Utah Jazz knew they had to make a blockbuster trade since top teams like Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns were making their own big time trades.

After the trade Jazz had an up tempo team which led them to long winning streaks along with moving up the western conference standings. Jazz have virtually clinched a spot in for the playoffs, the question now stands which spot they wil clinch and looking at the current standings they would have to play Phoenix Suns in the first round which has a great three point shooting team.

Free Agents[edit]

Player Former team
Player New team

See also[edit]

External links[edit]