2004–05 Utah Jazz season

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2004–05 Utah Jazz season
Head coach Jerry Sloan
Arena Delta Center
Results
Record 26–56 (.317)
Place Division: 5th
Conference: 14th
Playoff finish DNQ
Local media
Television FSN Utah, KJZZ
Radio KSOP-AM and FM
< 2003–04 2005–06 >

The 2004-05 Utah Jazz season was the team’s 31st in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 42-40 output from the previous season. They came up sixteen games shy of doing so, finishing 26-56, and failing to qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season.[1] It broke a record sequence of nineteen consecutive winning seasons by the Jazz,[2] a feat which in major professional sports leagues of North America has been bettered only by the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys between 1966 and 1985, by the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings since 1991–92 and by the American League’s New York Yankees between 1926 and 1964. In fact, it was the Jazz’ first losing season since 1982–83, which would place them second only to the mid-century Yankees.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2004 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 14 Kris Humphries  United States Minnesota
1 16 Kirk Snyder  United States Nevada
1 21 Pavel Podkolzin  Russia

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 26–15 26–15 11–5
x-Denver Nuggets 49 33 .598 3 31–10 18–23 9–7
Minnesota Timberwolves 44 38 .537 8 24–17 20–21 10–6
Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 25 18–23 9–32 4–12
Utah Jazz 26 56 .317 26 18–23 8–33 6–10
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 3
3 y-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 10
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 58 24 .707 4
5 x-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 11
6 x-Sacramento Kings 50 32 .610 12
7 x-Denver Nuggets 49 33 .598 13
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 45 37 .549 17
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 44 38 .537 18
10 Los Angeles Clippers 37 45 .451 25
11 Los Angeles Lakers 34 48 .415 28
12 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
13 Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 35
14 Utah Jazz 26 56 .317 36
15 New Orleans Hornets 18 64 .220 44


Game log[edit]

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

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]