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1996–97 Utah Jazz season


Former Utah Jazz players recall their favorite memories from the 1996-97 season


Utah jazz 1996-1997 20 year anniversary


Highlights: Jazz 97, Hawks 96


Salt Lake City History Minute - The Utah Jazz make it to the Finals


1997 Utah Jazz Reunion

The 1996–97 NBA season was the Jazz's 23rd season in the National Basketball Association, and 18th season in Salt Lake City, Utah. For the season, the Jazz changed their logo that more closely reflects the state of Utah featuring purple mountains, and sky blue in the script. The new colors seemed to agree with the Jazz as they went on a 15-game winning streak after a 2–2 start to the season. The Jazz then posted a 31–4 record after the All-Star break, and finished first place in the Western Conference with a franchise best record of 64–18. Karl Malone averaged 27.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game as he took home MVP honors. He was also selected for the 1997 NBA All-Star Game along with John Stockton.
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