Counting down the five greatest floor generals in Utah Jazz history

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Continuing our Utah Jazz summer countdown series with a look at Basketball John and the five best floor generals in franchise history.

Utah Jazz John Stockton 1997 Finals reunion

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – MARCH 22: John Stockton #12 of the Utah Jazz speaks to the press during a press interview about the 1997 Reunited Western Conference Champs at Zions Bank Basketball Center on March 22, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

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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The Utah Jazz all-time starting five
Top 5 centers in Utah Jazz history
Top 5 power forwards in Utah Jazz history

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