Utah Jazz: The ten most golden moments in franchise history

Donovan Mitchell, Royce O'Neale, Utah Jazz. Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
Donovan Mitchell, Royce O'Neale, Utah Jazz. Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Mike Conley, Joe Ingles, Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz. Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) /

As the Utah Jazz wear the gold statement jerseys tomorrow night, let’s reflect back on the golden moments of their franchise history.

If you’re a Utah Jazz fan, you probably either love or hate the gold statement jerseys.

They were released back in the 2017-18 season as an alternate jersey to go with their blue “icon” and white “association” edition uniforms. The team released a hype video pumping up fans about the new emphasis on the golden color.

Ever since they changed their logo and colors back to the musical J-note in 2010, gold has been a part of the color scheme; it was never really emphasized except as part of the basketball in the logo and as a complementary color next to the Jazz blue (and sometimes green) on apparel and the hardwood.

Personally, I don’t like the statement jerseys. The Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers always had the corner on the market for the yellow/gold color, and the Jazz have always been white and blue.

Perhaps we should have seen this coming when the team provided yellow t-shirts for all the fans in attendance in the 2017 NBA playoffs. A further reason for my disliking of these gold jerseys is how the team performs in them. If you feel like the Jazz tend to lose when they wear the yellow threads, you’re not crazy.

Last season they went 4-9 in the statement edition jerseys, and as of today, they are a measly 1-6 in the yellow abominations. Tomorrow night against the Dallas Mavericks, the Utah Jazz will pull these threads out of the closet for the first time since December.

Now, putting my little rant aside, I thought today would be a good opportunity to remember the finest moments in Utah Jazz history. I’m talking about the moments that make your heart swell with pride to be a Jazz fan, the memories that make you feel golden on the inside, the ones that truly make a statement in all of franchise history.