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1. The colorful and creative owner of the Jazz beginning in the early 1980s has gotten more than his fair share of headlines. Aside from several verbal sparring matches with opposing players and fans, he has also carried on a love/hate relationship with Karl Malone that began the year the 'Mailman' was drafted in 1985. Name this rotund, bellicose fellow who is blessed with that classic, down-home Utah charm.
2. Aside from accepting hot dogs, popcorn and the occasional sip of beer to wash them down from fans near the team bench, this Jazz coach of the early 1980s also doubled as a comedian, thus having two night jobs. Seriously though, his comedy was the team's top media draw during the early Utah days when the Jazz's win-loss record rivaled that of the L.A. Clippers during the...well, pretty much any season. Name this coach, president and chief fast food critic.
3. Aside from being the top assists and steals man in NBA history, according to legions of opposing players and fans (read: whiners) this point guard is also one of the dirtiest players ever to step onto an NBA court. I wish there was something I could say about the personality of this classic point guard whose basketball shorts were cut high enough to reveal the world's whitest legs, but we know nothing about his personal life! Name this now-retired #12 and former floor leader of the Jazz.
4. Coach of the Jazz during the entire decade of the 1990s, this hard-nosed ex-Chicago Bull certainly has made his presence felt on the basketball court during his Jazz head coaching stint. Aside from occasional foul-mouthed tirades, the guy really has delivered a winning system, despite the lack of NBA championships. One of the winningest coaches in NBA history, he has frequently suggested that he prefers operating a tractor to coaching primadonna NBA players. To whom do I refer?
5. Of all the post Mark Eaton centers on the Utah Jazz, none has caused more consternation than this lovable lunkhead who was drafted from the Kansas Jayhawks in 1995. Entering the league with good potential, his career has been marked by instances of greatness (particularly in the playoffs), followed by extremely disappointing stretches in which his scoring statistics hovered just above his uniform number (that would be #0!) Which Utah Jazz center is described here?
6. Jazz fans will always remember this player by his sharp shooting, his interesting tradition of face-wiping before every free-throw attempt, and his charming but somewhat racy nickname. Name this former Philadelphia 76er and Phoenix Sun who finally found a happy home as the third option during the great finals runs for the Utah Jazz in the late 1990s.
7. The top scorer on the Jazz, and frequently the NBA, during the early 1980s, this forward was often the sole double figure scorer in games during the early Utah period. Noted for his extreme skills as a post-up player (perhaps the greatest in NBA history), he also had a penchant for getting under the skin of the coaches and management. Who was this four time 30 point-per-game scorer for the Jazz?
8. The voice of the Utah Jazz is this former Los Angeles Laker and West Virginia Mountaineer, who broadcasted every single Jazz game on radio and television (with a smattering of exceptions for sick leave) in the 20th century, both in New Orleans and in Utah. Known for his colorful catch-phrases, he was probably the first person to publicly say 'Stockton-to-Malone'. Name the 'voice of the Utah Jazz'.
9. This Jazz player was around nearly from the beginning, playing in both New Orleans and a year in Utah. One of the NBA's all-time greatest showmen, he also was the greatest scorer in college basketball history while at Louisiana State University. Known as 'The Pistol', his on-court trickery was just overshadowed by his ability to light up his man for 40-50 points on any given evening. Name this scoring phenom.
10. Our final Utah Jazz personality is probably the most well-known. Aside from being one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, this man is known for endorsing Rogaine, tossing around a few elbows, body slamming Hulk Hogan and waxing ineloquently in the third person about himself. Who is this #32, arguably the greatest player in Jazz history?
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