1985–86 Utah Jazz season

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1985–86 Utah Jazz season
Karl Malone's Rookie Season
Head coach Frank Layden
Arena Salt Palace
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 4th (Midwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 1–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television KUTV
Radio KSOP-AM and FM
< 1984–85 1986–87 >

The 1985–86 Utah Jazz season saw the Jazz draft Karl Malone.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 13 Karl Malone PF  United States Louisiana Tech
2 37 Carey Scurry SF  United States Long Island
4 83 Delaney Rudd PG  United States Wake Forest
5 105 Ray Hall  United States Canisius
6 129 Jim Miller  United States Virginia
7 151 Mike Wacker  United States Texas-San Antonio

Roster[edit]

Utah Jazz roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 41 United States Bailey, Thurl 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) North Carolina State
F/C 45 United States Cook, Jeff 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Idaho State
SF 4 United States Dantley, Adrian 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Notre Dame
C 53 United States Eaton, Mark 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) 275 lb (125 kg) UCLA
PG 14 United States Green, Ricky 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Michigan
G 35 United States Griffith, Darrell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Louisville
G 20 United States Hansen, Bob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Iowa
PF 43 United States Iavaroni, Marc 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Virginia
F 32 United States Malone, Karl 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Louisiana Tech
PF 33 United States Roberts, Fred 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Brigham Young
G 12 United States Stockton, John 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Gonzaga
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 36–5 15–26 20–10
x-Denver Nuggets 47 35 .573 4 34–7 13–28 15–15
x-Dallas Mavericks 44 38 .537 7 26–15 18–23 16–14
x-Utah Jazz 42 40 .512 9 27–14 15–26 15–15
x-Sacramento Kings 37 45 .451 14 25–16 12–29 15–15
x-San Antonio Spurs 35 47 .427 16 21–20 14–27 9–21


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1985-86 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 0–6 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–2 5–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–4
Boston 6–0 5–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 4–2 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–1
Chicago 1–5 1–5 3–3 0–2 2–0 2–4 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 1–5 2–3 4–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4
Cleveland 2–4 1–5 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–5 0–2 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–5 3–3 4–1 0–6 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–5
Dallas 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 0–2 4–1 1–5 2–0 2–3 1–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 5–0 2–3 3–3 4–2 3–2 5–1 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 3–2 3–3 2–0 4–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 3–2 3–3 3–3 2–3 3–3 2–0
Detroit 2–4 1–4 4–2 5–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 4–2 4–1 2–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–2
Golden State 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–4 2–3 1–1 0–5 1–1 5–1 2–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–5 2–3 2–3 2–4 2–3 1–1
Houston 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 3–3 1–1 5–0 2–0 3–2 1–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 4–2 5–1 3–2 3–3 2–0
Indiana 1–5 1–5 3–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–4 2–3 2–4 0–6 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 5–1
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 1–5 2–3 0–2 2–4 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–4 2–4 5–0 1–4 3–3 3–2 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–3 1–1 4–2 4–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 6–0 5–0 4–1 4–2 5–0 2–0
Milwaukee 3–3 0–5 5–1 5–1 2–0 0–2 4–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 4–2 6–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–2
New Jersey 2–4 2–4 3–2 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–4 5–1 2–4 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–4
New York 1–5 1–5 2–4 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–2 4–2 0–2 1–1 0–6 1–5 0–6 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–3
Philadelphia 1–4 2–4 5–1 6–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 6–0 2–0 0–2 1–4 4–2 6–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3
Phoenix 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 1–4 2–0 4–2 2–3 1–1 4–2 1–5 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–3 3–2 5–1 1–4 1–1
Portland 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–3 1–1 5–1 2–3 2–0 4–2 0–6 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 4–2 3–2 1–4 5–1 2–3 0–2
Sacramento 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 2–0 3–2 2–4 2–0 0–5 0–5 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–3 5–1 5–0 2–4 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–3 1–1 3–2 1–5 1–1 4–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 4–1 1–5 2–3 2–4 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 0–2 4–2 2–3 0–2 3–3 2–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–5 0–5 3–2 2–3 1–1
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–5 3–3 1–1 3–2 3–3 2–0 2–3 0–5 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 4–2 4–2 3–2 1–1
Washington 4–1 1–5 4–1 5–1 1–1 0–2 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–5 2–0 0–2 2–4 4–2 3–3 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(4) Dallas Mavericks vs. (5) Utah Jazz: Mavericks win series 3–1

  • Game 1 @ Reunion Arena, Dallas (April 18): Dallas 101, Utah 93
  • Game 2 @ Reunion Arena, Dallas (April 20): Dallas 113, Utah 106
  • Game 3 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (April 23): Utah 100, Dallas 98
  • Game 4 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (April 25): Dallas 117, Utah 113

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Mavericks and Jazz.

Player statistics[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

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Thurl Bailey
Jeff Cook
Adrian Dantley
Mark Eaton
Rickey Green
Bob Hansen
Steve Hayes
Marc Iavaroni
Karl Malone
Pace Mannion
Fred Roberts
Carey Scurry
John Stockton
Jeff Wilkins

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Thurl Bailey
Jeff Cook
Mark Eaton
Rickey Green
Bob Hansen
Steve Hayes
Marc Iavaroni
Karl Malone
Fred Roberts
Carey Scurry
John Stockton

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]