The Story Behind Every NBA Team’s Name

Jazz is a name that makes a lot more sense when you know that the team originated in New Orleans in 1974 and the officials decided to keep the name when the club relocated to Salt Lake City in 1979. Other proposed names included Dukes, Crescents, Pilots, Cajuns, Blues, Knights and Deltas, the latter of which would have worked quite nicely in Salt Lake City, considering Delta Airlines has a hub there.