1996-97 Utah Jazz Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 64-18
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 13-7 Lost finals
Conference First Round - Defeated Los Angeles Clippers 3-0
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Los Angeles Lakers 4-1
Conference Finals - Defeated Houston Rockets 4-2
Finals - Lost to Chicago Bulls 4-2
Coach: Jerry Sloan (64-18)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 813,073, Avg. 19,831 in 41 home dates
1996-97 Utah Jazz Statistics
1996-97 Utah Jazz Results

The Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 64 wins and 18 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 13-7.

The Jazz tossed in 8,454 points and surrendered 7,733. Karl Malone scored a team-leading 2,249 points for Utah and contributed 809 rebounds. John Stockton dished out 860 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, John Stockton added 166 steals, while Greg Ostertag blocked 152 shots.

Jerry Sloan coached the team. The 1996-97 Utah Jazz lost in the finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Shandon AndersonF-GDecember 31, 19736'6"208GeorgiaAtlanta, GA USA
Antoine CarrF-CJuly 23, 19616'9"225Wichita StateOklahoma City, OK USA
Howard EisleyGDecember 4, 19726'2"177Boston CollegeDetroit, MI USA
Greg FosterF-COctober 3, 19686'11"240UTEPOakland, CA USA
Jeff HornacekGMay 3, 19636'3"190Iowa StateElmhurst, IL USA
Stephen HowardFJuly 15, 19706'9"225DePaulDallas, TX USA
Adam KeefeFFebruary 22, 19706'9"230StanfordIrvine, CA USA
Karl MaloneF-CJuly 24, 19636'9"250Louisiana TechSummerfield, LA USA
Chris MorrisFJanuary 20, 19666'8"210AuburnAtlanta, GA USA
Ruben NembhardGFebruary 20, 19726'3"208Weber StateBronx, NY USA
Greg OstertagCMarch 6, 19737'2"280KansasDallas, TX USA
Bryon RussellFDecember 31, 19706'7"225Long Beach StateSan Bernardino, CA USA
John StocktonGMarch 26, 19626'1"170GonzagaSpokane, WA USA
Brooks ThompsonGJuly 19, 19706'4"193Oklahoma StateDallas, TX USA
Jamie WatsonFFebruary 23, 19726'7"190South CarolinaElm City, NC USA