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Bryon Russell's Realm

Hoop Spotlight on Bryon Russell
Bryon was recently featured in Hoop Magazine, the official publication of the NBA. He talked about life in the NBA and what it was like to play against Michael Jordan, among other things.
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Russell Finishes Playoffs Strong
Although the Jazz lost their series against the Portland Trail Blazers, one bright spot was the strong play of Bryon Russell. Other than a five point performace in game three, he played well all around and contained Rasheed Wallace for most of the series.
Malone Wins Second MVP Award
Karl Malone became the ninth player in NBA history to win the Maurice Podoloff Trophy twice when the NBA announced June 2nd that he has been voted as the league's Most Valuable Player for the 1998-99 season. Malone, who won the award for the 1996-97 season, received 827 points and 44 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Miami's Alonzo Mourning, the 1998-99 Defensive Player of the Year, finished second with 773 points (36 first-place votes) and San Antonio's Tim Duncan finished third with 740 points (30 first-place votes).

Jazz front office has full plate
It won't be a quiet summer for the Jazz franchise as a whole. Utah has seven free agents, including Karl Malone and hall-of-fame-teammate John Stockton, and the rights to three first-round draft picks in June. A few players cleaned out their lockers - Greg Foster and Thurl Bailey, for instance, almost resigned to the fact that they won't be on the Jazz roster next fall. "It's been a good run," said Foster, who spent four years with the Jazz after bouncing around with five different NBA teams and playing in Europe before finding a home in Utah. "Just being here resurrected my career. I'm just happy I was a part of it. I'll take a lot of positives away from here."

Utah's Season Ends With Loss vs. Blazers
The Utah Jazz's season ended on May 27, as they were defeated in the sixth game of their series with the Portland Trail Blazers. It was a hard fought battle but in the end, mental mistakes proved to overpower the Jazz's talent and the offensive and defensive continuity they played with all season long...  Please click here to go to the Jazz-Blazers series page!