A Reason to Make the Move: The Jazz and Utah Basketball

A basketball player practicing his throws What kind of an NBA fan wouldn’t fall in love with the Utah Jazz?

Given the opportunity to make a move, especially with Utah looking to grow in the next couple of years, a basketball-loving family will have no reason not to enjoy it here. As Forbes.com indicates, Utah’s job growth leads the entire country.

Apart from the many employment opportunities, there are new home builders in Utah, as well, seeking to fulfill the demand for quality homes in places like Salt Lake City, the home of the state’s beloved NBA team.

With Your Eyes to the Future: A Good Time to Be a Jazz Fan

In the NBA, four teams are currently battling it out in their respective conferences. In the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA, LeBron James and the reigning champs, his Cleveland Cavaliers, hold a two-game lead over the Boston Celtics. In the Western Conference Finals, Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors, last season’s runner-up, are poised to sweep the series against the ailing San Antonio Spurs.

Where does the Utah Jazz figure in all this?

Yup, they’re out of the playoff race. But Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert, and the rest of the Jazz players held their own against Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers, moving past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2009 – the roster back then, coached by Jerry Sloan, was completely different. Times are different now.

A Reason to Move to Utah

The last time there had been this much hype over the Jazz was during the late 90’s, when Karl Malone and John Stockton gave MJ and his Bulls a duel that would go down as one of the greatest games in NBA Finals history.

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With Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert’s emergence as the stars of the team, along with George Hill and Joe Johnson providing leadership on and off the court, the people of Utah have something to cheer for. They were able to beat the Clippers, a perennial playoff team, in seven games. It was but to be expected that they, as underdogs, fall to the Warriors, the NBA’s known “super team.”

Progress in the State of Utah is constant, as the Utah Jazz exhibits, so why shouldn’t more Americans make the move? Improving one’s life should never stop, because, similar to basketball, the world will keep on turning.

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