1988–89 Utah Jazz season

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1988–89 Utah Jazz season
Division champions
Head coach Frank Layden, Jerry Sloan
Arena Salt Palace
Results
Record 51–31 (.622)
Place Division: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 0–3)
Local media
Television KSTU
Radio KALL
(Hot Rod Hundley, Tom Nissalke, Ron Boone)
< 1987–88 1989–90 >

In American basketball, the 1988-89 Utah Jazz season was the team's 15th in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 47-35 output from the previous season. They bested it by four wins, finishing 51-31 and qualified for the playoffs for the sixth straight season.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 17 Eric Leckner C/PF  United States Wyoming
2 42 Jeff Moe  United States Iowa
3 67 Ricky Grace PG  Australia
 United States
Oklahoma

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB
Utah Jazz 51 31 0.622
Houston Rockets 45 37 0.549 6
Denver Nuggets 44 38 0.537 7
Dallas Mavericks 38 44 0.463 13
San Antonio Spurs 21 61 0.256 30
Miami Heat 15 67 0.183 36

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1988-89 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 4–1 4–2 4–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 6–0 4–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Boston 1–3 6–0 1–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 5–1 3–3 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–4
Charlotte 1–4 0–6 1–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–4 2–4 3–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–5
Chicago 2–4 3–1 4–1 0–6 2–0 1–1 0–6 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 6–0 2–2 3–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 2–4 4–1 4–0 6–0 2–0 2–0 3–3 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–3 4–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2
Dallas 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 3–3 0–2 1–3 1–5 1–1 3–1 0–4 6–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 5–1 2–2 4–2 1–1
Denver 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–3 1–1 3–1 4–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 5–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–3 2–2 3–3 1–1
Detroit 5–1 3–1 4–0 6–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–4 4–0 0–4 5–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–0
Golden State 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 5–1 2–3 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–4 2–4 2–3 3–1 2–4 2–2 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–4 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 6–0 2–2 2–4 0–2
Indiana 1–5 3–2 2–2 2–4 1–5 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–3 0–5 0–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–5 2–2 1–1 1–5 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–5 2–3 3–1 1–4 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 3–2 3–1 2–0 5–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 5–0 5–1 3–1 4–2 1–3 1–1
Miami 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–6 1–5 0–2 0–4 2–4 1–1 3–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–4 0–4 1–5 0–2
Milwaukee 0–6 2–2 4–0 0–6 3–3 2–0 2–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
New Jersey 1–4 1–5 4–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–4 1–5 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–5
New York 2–2 3–3 4–2 2–3 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–2 2–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1
Philadelphia 2–2 3–3 3–3 3–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–5 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 5–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 4–2 3–1 1–1 5–1 3–3 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–3 5–1 3–1 4–1 2–2 2–0
Portland 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–2 1–3 0–2 5–1 0–5 4–0 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–2 3–3 4–0 2–4 0–4 1–1
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 3–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–5 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–5 3–3 2–2 1–5 1–3 0–2
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 3–3 0–2 1–3 0–6 0–2 1–3 1–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–5 1–1
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 4–2 2–2 1–1 4–1 2–4 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 4–2 5–1 4–0 3–1 1–1
Utah 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 3–3 0–2 2–2 4–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 3–1 5–1 1–3 2–0
Washington 1–3 4–2 5–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–5 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–4 5–1 1–5 2–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(2) Utah Jazz vs. (7) Golden State Warriors: Warriors win series 3-0

  • Game 1 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (April 27): Golden State 123, Utah 119
  • Game 2 @ Salt Palace, Salt Lake City (April 29): Golden State 99, Utah 91
  • Game 3 @ Oakland Coliseum, Oakland (May 2): Golden State 120, Utah 106

Last Playoff Meeting: 1987 Western Conference First Round (Golden State won 3-2)

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 82 3 33.9 .483 .400 .825 5.5 1.7 0.5 1.1 19.5
Mike Brown 66 16 15.9 .419 .000 .718 3.9 0.6 0.4 0.3 4.5
Mark Eaton 82 82 35.5 .462 .000 .660 10.3 1.0 0.5 3.8 6.2
Jim Farmer 37 0 11.1 .401 .450 .707 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.0 4.1
Darrell Griffith 82 73 29.0 .446 .311 .780 4.0 1.6 1.0 0.3 13.8
Bob Hansen 46 9 21.0 .437 .352 .560 2.8 1.1 0.8 0.1 7.4
Marc Iavaroni 77 50 10.3 .442 .000 .818 1.7 0.4 0.1 0.2 2.3
Bart Kofoed 19 0 9.3 .364 .000 .545 0.6 1.1 0.5 0.0 1.6
Eric Leckner 75 0 10.4 .545 .000 .699 2.7 0.2 0.1 0.3 4.3
Jim Les 82 0 9.5 .301 .071 .781 1.1 2.6 0.3 0.1 1.7
Karl Malone 80 80 39.1 .519 .313 .766 10.7 2.7 1.8 0.9 29.1
Jose Ortiz 51 15 6.4 .440 .000 .596 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 2.8
Scott Roth 16 0 4.5 .292 .167 .727 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.1 1.4
John Stockton 82 82 38.7 .538 .462 .863 3.0 13.6 3.2 0.2 17.1
Eric White 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Thurl Bailey 3 2 40.7 .353 .000 .800 8.3 1.0 0.3 1.3 12.0
Mike Brown 2 1 5.5 .000 .000 .000 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mark Eaton 3 3 33.0 .471 .000 .818 11.0 0.3 0.3 0.7 8.3
Jim Farmer 2 0 1.5 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Darrell Griffith 3 0 23.7 .408 .316 .000 4.0 0.0 1.3 0.3 15.3
Bob Hansen 3 3 41.0 .314 .333 .800 5.7 1.3 0.3 0.7 11.0
Marc Iavaroni 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Eric Leckner 3 0 3.3 .250 .000 .000 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
Jim Les 3 0 1.7 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Karl Malone 3 3 45.3 .500 .000 .813 16.3 1.3 1.0 0.3 30.7
John Stockton 3 3 46.3 .508 .750 .905 3.3 13.7 3.7 1.7 27.3

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]