Continuing our Utah Jazz summer countdown series with a look at Basketball John and the five best floor generals in franchise history.
Last season, George Hill reached new heights in his career as a point-man. Despite lingering injuries, he averaged just under 17 points per game and knocked down better than 40 percent of his three-pointers. Along the way, he helped the Utah Jazz to 51 wins and a division title.
Now, Ricky Rubio is poised to direct the Jazz offense with a level of creativity unseen since the team’s early days.
But top-notch quarterbacking isn’t just a recent phenomenon for the Jazz. Throughout its history, the Jazz franchise — both in New Orleans and Salt Lake City — has had some terrific floor generals. Although the team’s level of success has varied, these players all steered the Jazz ship with precision and flair.
From the Jazz-ception with ‘The Pistol’ to Basketball John and beyond, here’s my countdown of the five best floor generals in the annals of Jazz lore.
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