TIPOFF—July 28—Jazz players on the world stage

Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke looks at the Jazz players involved in preparation for the upcoming World Cup.

 

INSIDER—Jazz reportedly add Patrick Beilein to coaching staff

Here’s a report today from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Quin Snyder will add Patrick Beilein to his coaching staff.

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Beilein is the son of Michigan head coach John Beilein, who coached Trey Burke at Michigan.

Last season, Patrick Beilein was the head coach at West Virginia Wesleyan. Prior to that he was the director of basketball operations at Bradley University. Patrick played his college basketball at West Virginia and was a part of Elite Eight and Sweet 16 teams.

Beilein, whose record at West Virginia Wesleyan was 12-15 his first year followed by 20-12 last season, interviewed for the Marist College opening.

One of Beilein’s signatures as a coach is his ability to teach shooting. He’ll work both in player development with his skills as a shooting coach and in video coordinating.

INSIDER—Australian paper reports Brock Motum invited to Jazz training camp

According to the West Australian newspaper, Brock Motum has been invited to training camp by the Utah Jazz.

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The trade of Malcolm Thomas and Eric Murphy opened up spots on the training camp roster. However, with Favors, Kanter, Gobert, Booker, Novak and Evans present, finding a spot on the roster is going to be a tough task for Motum.

Motum, born in Brisbane, Australia, is 23 years old and played three seasons at Washington State. He played last season in the Italian League. He will be teaming with Utah’s first-round pick Danté Exum in the World Cup for Australia.

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PODCAST—ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton (Part 2)

The grand finale of the podcast with ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton and Utah Jazz radio voice David Locke. Talking Hayward’s contract and Pelton’s thoughts on Danté Exum and Rodney Hood.

TIPOFF—July 24—Karl Malone Day

Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke walks through the latest news in the NBA, shares insights from ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton, and discusses news surrounding Gobert, Burke and Kanter.

 

PODCAST—ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton on Kevin Love and Free Agency (Part 1)

In Part 1 of their conversation, Utah Jazz radio voice David Locke and ESPN NBA insider Kevin Pelton talk about the Kevin Love sweepstakes and NBA free agency.

TIPOFF—July 23—Another Lindsey classic

Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke breaks down the latest move from Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey.

INSIDER—Quotes about Carrick Felix

Today the Jazz acquired Carrick Felix, the 33rd pick of the 2013 NBA Draft. Here’s what people are saying about him:

Chad Ford on the night of the 2013 Draft—”Felix made his mark as an athletic defender. He really impressed teams in workouts. He’s a really nice player in the second round who could end up as a rotation player.”

Eric Musselman, Arizona State associate head coach when Felix was at ASU, (from SB Nation)—”He’s a great, great leader. Not a good leader but a great leader. Our team was leaderless other than coach [Herb] Sendak so he was the voice that, starting in the preseason when we did conditioning and stuff, he just kind of took the whole team and wrapped his arms around the whole group and pulled them. He didn’t lead by just voice, he led by example. And I thought he just did a phenomenal job of getting our team to believe and that was a lot of the reason for the big turnaround this year was his leadership.

“He’s going to make the Cavaliers’ practices good in January and February when it’s kind of hard to still be into it mentally. He never has a bad day, he’s always smiling. He’s serious and yet understands, he lights up the room with his smile. Even after a loss, he’s just got a great disposition about himself.

“Putting on an NBA uniform is really important to him. And he’s not going to take it for granted. And he’ll do all the dirty work. It’s not often you’ll see a senior carry the equipment bags in and out of hotels. That’s the type of kid he is. He’ll just pick up a bag and carry it in. He’s egoless and his game’s egoless on the floor. He believes in doing things the right way and because of all that he’s going to find his niche in the NBA.”