Remember in the summer when there were many people saying the Utah Jazz should change their name to the Utah Tanks because they were about to have a really bad season?
Based on the moves made in the offseason, most fans assumed that the Jazz weren’t even going to try this year, in hopes of landing some high draft picks and possibly Victor Wembanyama.
How is that all working out?
.@wojespn weighs in on the Utah Jazz's 9-3 start to the NBA season:
"[Will Hardy has] shown himself very quickly to be one of the brightest young minds in the league." pic.twitter.com/pF8Yj0EmyI
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) November 9, 2022
The Jazz are currently 9-3 at the top of the Western Conference.
This is a record that few people expected and it’s making the team’s new coach, Will Hardy, look great.
Adrian Wojnarowski was on ESPN talking about the impact Hardy has had on the team:
“[Will Hardy has] shown himself very quickly to be one of the brightest young minds in the league,” Wojnarowski said.
Hardy is making a huge impression on the front office and is being talked about as the leader of a new generation of NBA coaches.
How much more success will he lead his team to in his first season?
Hardy Working Hard
Will the Jazz continue to win as they have for the first few weeks?
Most people didn’t think so when 2022-23 began but the team has consistently impressed, even against some really tough teams.
So, maybe they have a chance of keeping this up all season long.
Hardy hasn’t been relying on a big three or even a big two – he’s been helping the whole team step up and work as a sometimes-unstoppable unit.
This was a brilliant move by the young coach and it’s left other teams unable to compete.
The Jazz are having a wonderful season so far and Hardy is a huge part of their success.