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MOUNTAIN YESTERDAYFOR UNICORN PHOTO OPS, FACE PAINTING, BALLOONS AND A BABY ANIMAL PETTING ZOO THE EVENT TURNED OUT TO BE A LITTLE BIT TOO POPULAR THOUGHTHE HUGE CROWDS FORCED THE LEHI FIRE DEPARTMENT TO CANCEL A PLANNED BALLOON DROP THAT'S ALL FOR US TONIGHT REMEMBER YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND THE LATEST NEWS AND WEATHER ONLINE AT GOOD 4 UTAH DOT COM I GOT MY VOICE, BUT I FEEL FOR YOU, RICK I'VE BEEN THERE BEFORE

IT IS A BRAND-NEW SEASON IN THE NBA, A BRAND-NEW SEASON OF "GAME OF THRONES," NO SPOILERS, AND FOR "REAL SPORTS LIVE", WE ARE STEPPING UP OUR GAME FOR THE PLAYOFFS AND WE ARE TALKING MARK POPE AND GY — BYU AND A LITTLE SPRING FOOTBALL LIKE THE LANISTERS, WE ALWAYS PAY OUR DEBTS WE OWE YOU A GREAT DEBT LET'S GO IT IS TIME FOR "REAL SPORTS LIVE

" TONIGHT ON "REAL SPORTS LIVE," IT IS GAME ONE BETWEEN THE JAZZ AND THE ROCKETS WILL THIS SERIES BE ANY DIFFERENT THAN LAST YEAR'S WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS? WE WILL ALSO RECAP THE LONG AND STORIED HISTORY OF THESE TWO TEAMS IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS BYU HAS A NEW HEAD BASKETBALL COACH AND MARK POPE BRINGS THE COUGARS BACK TO PROMINENCE REAL SALT LAKE FINISHES THE LONG LOSING STREAK AND LAST NIGHT'S WIN IS A TURNING POINT IN THE SEASON AND SO IS REAL SPORTS LIVE AND IT STARTS RIGHT NOW

HI THERE, EVERYBODY WELCOME TO "REAL SPORTS LIVE" I AM WESLEY ROUGH AND HE IS DANA GREEN MAN, OH MAN, WHAT A WEEK WE JUST WITNESSED IN THE WEEK OF SPORTS SO MANY STORIES TO TALK ABOUT, BUT THE BIGGEST IS THE UTAH JAZZ OPENING THE 2019 PLAYOFFS

THE HOUSTON ROCKETS JUST WRAPPED UP A LITTLE BIT AGO AND JUST LIKE OKC LAST YEAR THE JAZZ CAME UP SHORT NOW WE KNOW WHY NOBODY WANTED TO PLAY HOUSTON THE FIRST ROUND THEY DID A DECENT JOB AGAINST JAMES HARDEN, BUT HE STILL HAD 29 POINTS AND 11 ASSISTS I GUESS THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL CONTAINING JAMES HARDEN RICKY RUBIO LOOKED GOOD

HE SCORED 13 OF HIS 16 POINTS, BUT HOUSTON TOOK A 12-POINT LEAD AT THE HALF HARDEN SCORING 17 OF HIS 29 IN THE FIRST HALF THE JAZZ CUT THE LEAD DOWN TO FIVE IN THE THIRD QUARTER THEY COMMITTED 16 TURNOVER EXAMINES WERE JUST 7 OF 27 FROM THREE-POI IN T LAND DONOVAN MITCHELL MADE 7 OF 18 SHOTS AND NO ASSISTS

AN OFF NIGHT FOR HIM ERIC GORDON AND HOUSE ALL HAD BIG NIGHTS FOR THE ROCKETS HOUSTON BLEW IT OPEN IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OUT SCORING THE JAZZ BY 20 IN THE FINAL PERIOD TO WIN IT EASILY 122-90 HOUSTON, ALL THEY DID WAS HELD HOME COURT STILL MORE TO TALK ABOUT

SPEAKING OF TALKING, JAZZ PLAYERS ARE ON THE PODIUM IN HOUSTON SO LET'S LISTEN IN LIVE TO HEAR WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY ABOUT GAME ONE [SPEAKING SPANISH] I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING, RIGHT? RATED IT IS ONE OF THE TOP THREE-POINT DEFENSES IN THE LEAGUE THEY SHOT 39% FROM THE FIELD

VERY UNJAZZ LIKE AND THEY HAD I THINK 17 TOTAL ASSISTS AND THEY WERE AVERAGING 30 TO 35 ASSISTS HOUSTON DID TO UTAH WHAT THEY DID TO OTHER TEAMS THEY MADE A DECISION OF WHICH WAY TO GO AND THAT'S WHAT THE THE JAZZ HAVE A COUPLE DIES REGROUP AND THEY WILL — THE JAZZ HAVE A COUPLE GAMES TO REGROUP I AM NOT SAYING THE JAZZ WILL WIN GAME TWO, BUT IT WILL BE CLOSER THEY WILL FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO SOME OTHER INTERESTING — THE DEFENSE THEY HAVE ON JAMES HARDEN IS INTERESTING

TRYING TO FORCE HIM TO THE RIGHT THEY PLAYED HIM TO THE SIDE AND BEHIND HIM YOU CAN'T THROW A GIMMICK DEFENSE AGAINST HARDEN AND EXPECT A STOP THESE ARE GUYS THE JAZZ DID NOT EXPECT TO CONTRIBUTE AND BE GAME DIFFERENCE PLAYERS AND THEY WERE THEY STEPPED UP

THE ROLE PLAYERS STEPPED UP THE JAZZ HAVE TO SAY ABOUT GAME ONE THEY GET TWO WINS FOR US IT IS JUST LIKE RICKY SAID MAKING ADJUSTMENTS NOT OVERREACTING TO WHAT HAPPENED

THERE WERE TIMES WE HAD A GAME PLAN AND THEY HIT SHOTS A LATE SHOT CLOCK AND THEY HIT SHOTS THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS WE CAN CONTROL AND THAT'S WHAT WE ARE LOOKING INTO WE CAN CONTROL A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT WENT WRONG IF WE LOOK AT OURSELVES AND SAY WHAT CAN WE DO BETTER? WHAT DO WE NEED TO WORK — WHAT ELSE DO WE NEED TO WORK ON? COOL, THANK YOU

THERE YOU HAVE IT WE CAUGHT IT IN SPANISH AND CAUGHT THE END WE WILL HEAR FROM QUINN SNYDER IN A BIT WE GOT ALL OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE IT IS ALL ABOUT TIMING

GAME TWO IS WEDNESDAY I THINK THE JAZZ WILL PLAY BETTER REMEMBER THEY LOST GAME ONE AT HOUSTON IN THE SEMI'S AND CAME BACK AND WON GAME TWO I DON'T THINK THIS IS AS GOOD OF A TEAM I THINK THE JAZZ ARE BETTER

IT IS ABOUT ADJUSTMENTS AND THEY WERE THE HOTTEST IN THE NBA A CLASH OF THE TITANS THE JAZZ WILL MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND WE WILL SEE A CLOSER GAME IN GAME TWO I LIKE THAT THEY KEPT HARDEN OFF THE FREE THROW LINE HE WAS 3 FOR 3

THEY STILL WON BY 32 HE IS STILL SCORES 29 AND 11 ASSISTS THAN WE GIVE CREDIT TO WE QUILL HEAR FROM QUINN SNYDER LATER TAKE OVER FOR POPE

HE WON 25 GAMES THIS PAST YEAR AND HE RETIRED AFTER 14 YEARS POPE WON HIS PRESS CONFERENCE HE SAID ALL THE RIGHT THINGS AND PROMISED TO BRING A RENEWED ENERGY BACK TO PROVO THE COUGARS HAVE NOT MADE THE NCAA TOURNAMENT IN FOUR STRAIGHT YEARS THAN MARK POPE

HE IS YOUNG AND 46 AND HE HAS PROVEN A WINNER HE WON 25 GAMES AT UVU HE IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LD IS CHURCH WHICH IS IMPORTANT FOR THE BYU HEAD COACH, AND HE KNOWS WHAT IT IS LIKE TO RECRUIT HE RECRUITED A LOT OF GUYS THAT ARE CURRENTLY ON THE BYU ROSTER WHEN HE WAS AN ASSISTANT HE WAS THE FIRST NAME THAT SURFACED WHEN DAVE ROSE ANNOUNCED HE WAS STEPPING DOWN

IT TOOK A LITTLE TIME WE WERE HEARING RUMORS THAT POPE WAS NOT SOLD ON GOING TO BYU HE HAD A GOOD TEAM AND GOOD RECRUITS AND HE LIKED IT DOWN THERE AND HE IS IS A GUY WHERE HE WALKS IN AND HE SAYS I PLAYED IN THE NBA HE PLAYED FOR SIX SEASONS AND HE IS THE GUY WHO PLAYED FOR A NATIONAL CHAMPION AT KENTUCKY

DO THIS THEY MAY NOT HAVE A GOOD TEAM BECAUSE CHILDS IS LEAVING I THINK IT MAY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER I SAID LAST WEEK IN MY PARTING SHOT THAT IF HE IS ONLY HERE FOR FOUR OR FIVE YEARS AND THEN MOVES ON, WOULD YOU TAKE THAT? I SAID YEAH I SAID YOU WOULD TAKE THAT FOR A SHORT TIME TO GET MARK POPE IN HIS PRIME BEFORE HE DECIDES TO MOVE ON RATHER THAN NOT AT ALL

IT IS INTERESTING WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT MAYBE THE CUB BOARD WILL BE BEAR FOR AWHILE WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHO HE RECRUITS AND YOU HAVE TO GIVE A COACH TWO OR THREE YEARS TO GET HIS PLAYERS IN THE SYSTEM IF BECAUSE CHILDS IS GONE AND THEY DON'T HAVE THE QUALITY OF PLAYERS THEY MAY HAVE IN THE PAST, I DON'T THINK THAT WILL BE MARK POPE'S FAULT GIVE HIM TIME TO GET HIS PLAYERS IN THERE AND LET HIM RECRUIT THE PLAYERS HE WANTS AND THE STYLE HE WANTS TO PLAY AND YOU WILL SEE THAT THEY WILL BE PLAYING HARD

LOOK WHAT HE DID AT UVU I WISH HIM NOTHING BUT GOOD LUCK IT HAS BEEN A LONGTIME SINCE THEY TASTED VICTORY THE LOSING SKID FINALLY CAME TO AN END AGAINST ORLANDO CITY THIS IS THE FIRST WIN SINCE MARCH 9th

HE GOT THEM ON THE BOARD AND WHEN HE GOT UP OFF THE TURF HE SPLIT TWO DEFENDERS AND SCORED HIS FIRST MLS GOAL THEN HE HE WAS BACK FROM A RED CARD SUSPENSION AND TOOK A PASS AND BURIED IT TO GIVE THEM A 2-0 LEAD ORLANDO GOT ONE BACK AND RSO THEY ARE QUITE A WAYS BACK THAT WAS AN IMPORTANT WIN THEY HAD TO WIN AT HOME AND THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT A FORTRESS AGAIN

THEY NEED TO WIN THEIR HOME MATCHES AND THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THE TWO GOALS AND YOU CAN ORLANDO IS A VERY GOOD TEAM THEY ARE VERY HIGH OCTANE THEY ARE EXPLOSIVE THEY HAVEN'T BEEN SHUTOUT YET RSO CAME CLOSE UNTIL THEY SCORED ON THE FREE KICK

THIS WAS A BIG WIN AND A MUCH NEEDED WIN THEY SUFFERED AN INJURY EARLY SO THEY HAD TO MAKE A SUBSTITUTION HE IS — I DON'T KNOW HOW HE IS MIXING AND MATCHING LINEUPS SAM JOHNSON IS THIS HIGH MAIN GUY THEY ARE EXPECTING A LOT MORE THAN ONE GOAL IN THE SEVENTH GAME OF THE SEASON

HE HAS HAD OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PAST HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO FINISH THEM GOOD TO SEE HIM BACK HE IS BACK FROM THE RED CARD SUSPENSION AND I THINK THAT WILL BE A BIG DEAL AS LONG AS HE REMAINS OUT YOU NEED SAM JOHNSON AND HE MADE START OF THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

IT IS COMING UP THE UTES AND THE AGGIES PLAYED THEIR SPRING GAME AT RICE ECCLES STADIUM AND THEY BOTH LOOKED GOOD AS THE RED TEAM BEAT THE WHITE TEAM HUNTLEY COMPLETED EIGHT OF HIS PASSES AND RAN FOR A TOUCHDOWN IT IS ALWAYS TOUGH TO TELL HOW MUCH A TEAM HAS PROGRESSED DURING SPRING BALL SINCE THERE ISN'T A LOT OF TACKLING GOING ON DANA, WILL THERE BE A LOT OF EXCITEMENT AT UTAH AND UTAH STATE THIS COMING SEASON? I THINK SO

A LOT OF EXCITEMENT ESPECIALLY I THINK THIS COULD BE HIS MOST TALENTED TEAM TYLER HUNT — HUNTLEY HE BULKED UP AND HE IS NOT GOING TO RUN AS MUCH AS HE HAD IN THE PAST TO TRY TO MINIMIZE THE OPPORTUNITY AND INJURY ZACH MOSS, WE DIDN'T SEE HIM IN THE SPRING AT ALL HE COULD BE THE BEST RUNNING BACK IN THE PAC-12 I THINK IT IS SET UP

RECEIVERS ARE A QUESTION MARK SOLOMON ENIS WILL HAVE A STRONG SOFT MORE SEASON AND UTAH STATE, JORDAN LOVE, GERALD WRIGHT AND GARY ANDERSON WILL HAVE A GOOD FIRST YEAR UTAH STATE DID THE SAME STARTERS DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SPRING GAME IT IS FREE

KYLE WITTING HAM TALKED ABOUT HOW THE NEW OFFENSE WAS REALLY WATERED DOWN HE SAID THE DEFENSE WAS EVEN WATERED DOWN IT ALLOWED THE YOUNG PLAYERS TO GO OUT AND JUST PLAY AND NOT HAVE TO THINK ABOUT TOO MANY THINGS FOR THE FANS THAT WENT OUT, I'M SURE THEY ARE LIKE, IS THIS AS GOOD AS IT GETS? THEY DIDN'T SHOW EVERYTHING AND SPRING GAME IS A CHANCE FOR THE SECOND AND THIRD STRINGERS

THE ONE THING ABOUT SPRING IS 11 YEARS AFTER HIS LAST MAJOR VICTORY TIGER WOODS IS OFFICIALLY BACK HE IS SWINING THE MASTERS FOR — HE IS WINNING THE MASTERS FOR THE FIFTH TIME IT IS THE FIRST HE WON NOT LEADING GOING INTO THE FINAL ROUND THEY HAD TO COME FROM BEHIND HE DIDN'T THINK HE WOULD EVER BE ABLE TO PLAY AGAIN AFTER MULTIPLE BACK INJURIES

LOCALLY, YOU KNOW WHAT, HE WAS A BIG STORY TOO THE FORMER WEST HIGH STAR LEAD DURING THE HISTORIC THIRD WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD IS TALKING ABOUT TIGER, HOW IMPRESSED WERE YOU? THIS WAS ONLY HIS SECOND MASTERS IT WAS THE FIRST ONE HE PLAYED HEALTHY HE DISLOCATED HIS ANKLE AND HE HE WAS IN THE FINAL GROUP FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A MAJOR PLAYING WITH MOLANARI HE WAS THE LEADER HEADING INTO THE FOURTH ROUND AND HE TALKED ABOUT A DREAM COME TRUE AND HE DREAMED OF PLAYING WITH TIGER WOODS

YET TONY PLAYED REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WELL FIFTH PLACE FINISH AND 10th PLACE FINISH THIS COURSE IS SET UP FOR HIM HE IS GOING TO WIN AT AUGUSTA HE IS GOING TO

HE WILL WIN MULTIPLE MAJORS EVEN TIGER SAID IT AFTERWARD HE WAS IMPRESSED WHAT AN EXPERIENCE JUST TO BE ON THE GREEN IN THE ENTIRE COURSE WITH A GUY HE WANTS AND THAT'S WHY HE GOT INTO GOLF

I WANT TO DO THAT AT 43 WITH ALL OF THE INJURIES AND I DIDN'T KNOW HOW MENTALLY STRONG HE WAS SINCE COMING BACK, BUT 11 YEARS BETWEEN VICTORIES? THAT MAY BE HIS BIGGEST STRENGTH HE WON THE 2008 US OPEN 2014 BACK SURGERY

2015 BACK SURGERY 2017, BACK SURGERY THAT HE DIDN'T THINK HE COULD GOLF AGAIN 2019 HE WINS THE MASTERS IT IS INCREDIBLE AND HE DID IT IN DOMINATING FORM

THE OTHER GUYS CRUMBLED AROUND HIM IT WAS LIKE THE DAYS OF OLD TONY FENAU AND TIGER WOODS I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU ARE GOING SLEEP TONIGHT WE HAVE TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK ON "REAL SPORTS LIVE

" WE ARE GOING HEAR FROM QUINN SNYDER AND WE WILL TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE PARTICULAR AROUND, EVERYBODY I WORK HARD AND I WANT MY MONEY TO WORK HARD TOO SO I USE MY FREEDOM UNLIMITED CARD

EVEN WHEN I'M SPENDING, I'M EARNING 15% CASH BACK ON EVERYTHING I BUY EARNING ON MY FAVORITE SOUP GOT IT EARNING ON THAT ECLAIR DON'T TOUCH IT DON'T TOUCH IT YET LET ME GET THE BIG ONE

NOPE THIS ONE? NOPE THIS ONE? NO LET ME GET THEM ALL I'M GONNA GET THEM ALL

IT'S JUST THE BASICS CAN YOU DOUBLE BAG THIS RIGHT HERE? EARN 15% CASH BACK ON EVERYTHING YOU BUY WITH FREEDOM UNLIMITED CAN YOU ALSO TELL ME WHAT IT IS? CHASE MAKE MORE OF WHAT'S YOURS

WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW THE UTAH JAZZ WAS BLOWN OUT IN GAME ONE OF THE NBA PLAYOFFS BY THE HOUSTON ROCKETS 122-90 A LOT OF THINGS WENT WRONG FOR THE UTAH JAZZ LET'S HEAD OUT TO HOUSTON TO EVEN WHEN YOU ARE GOOD BECAUSE OF THEIR ABILITY TO MAKE PLAYS I THOUGHT REALLY IN THE FIRST HALF AND SOME OF THE SECOND TOO OUR INABILITY TO SECURE A LOOSE BALL WHEN WE DID GET A STOP AND IN PARTICULAR IN THE THIRD QUARTER I THOUGHT WE STARTED TO PLAY BETTER AND WE HAD THREE OR FOUR POSSESSIONS WHERE WE GOT STOPS AND WE HAD PLAYS OFFENSIVELY WHERE NOT ONLY DID WE NOT CONVERT, BUT WE MADE MISTAKES OFFENSIVELY AND TURNED IT OVER

YOU ARE JUST NOT GOING TO — THEY SHOT 20 MORE SHOTS THAN WE DID AND I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY POINTS OFF THE TURNOVERS, TO SAY THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE — A LOT OF THINGS WE NEED TO DO BETTER AND ONE OF THEM IS HOW AND WE HAVE TO BE MORE DETERMINED IN THOSE SITUATIONS AGAIN ON THE DEFENSIVE END WE CAN BE BETTER IN SOME AREAS AS YOU SAID THERE ARE — YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE SOMETHING UP AND IT CAN'T BE EASY THAT'S WHY IT IS SO IMPART — IMPACTFUL IF YOU DON'T GET THE REBOUND OR IF YOU GET A STOP

THE THIRD QUARTER WE DIDN'T GET SHOTS AND THAT'S TOUGH TO OVERCOME WE ARE NOT ALWAYS GOING TO BE ABLE TO MOVE THE BALL THE WAY WE WANT AND PLAY SIDE TO SIDE MORE THAN ANYTHING THERE HAS úTO BE MORE DETERMINATION TO NOT HAVE EMPTY POSSESSIONS SOME OF THAT IS FEELING THEM AND THEIR PHYSICALITY AND THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WE HAVE TO TRY TO PLAY THROUGH THEM

AND WE HAD MOMENTS WHERE WE DID, BUT IT WASN'T CONSISTENT ENOUGH JAZZ MAY NOT WIN GAME TWO, BUT THEY WON'T LOSE BY 32 THIS IS THE 9th TIME THE JAZZ HAVE PLAYED THE ROCKETS IN THE PLAYOFFS MORE THAN ANY OTHER TEAM THEY FACED, THE JAZZ HAVE WON FIVE OF THE PREVIOUS EIGHT SERIES THEY WERE 22-22 IN — AGAINST THE ROCKETS HEADING INTO TONIGHT AND THERE WERE SOME PRETTY MEMORABLE MOMENTS

HERE IS IS A LOOK BACK AT ALL EIGHT EASES-ROCKETS PLAYOFFS THEY FIRST PLAYED IN 1985 AND THAT SERIES WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR THE HOUSTON ROOKIE PUNCHING BILLY IN THE FACE IN GAME FIVE THE JAZZ WON THAT GAME AND THE SERIES THREE GAMES TO TWO THEY DIDN'T MEET UNTIL 1994

THEY LOST TO THE EVENTUAL NBA CHAMPS THEY MET IN THE FIRST ROUND THE JAZZ HAD THE HOME COURT ADVANTAGE, BUT BLEW A TWO GAME TO ONE LEAD THE ROCKETS WILL WIN THEIR SECOND STRAIGHT NBA TITLE IN 1997 THEY MET FOR THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS JOHN STOCK — STOCKTON SENDS THE JAZZ TO THE NBA FINALS

IN 1998 THEY MET IN THE FIRST ROUND THE ROCKETS STOLE GAME ONE AND THE JAZZ WON IT THREE GAMES TO TWO IN ROUTE TO THEIR SECOND TRIP TO THE NBA FINALS IN 2007, IN THE FIRST ROUND THE ROCKETS WON THE FIRST TWO GAMES THEY BROKE DOWN AND CRIED BECAUSE HE FELT HE WASN'T BEING USED ENOUGH THEY WON FOUR OF THE NEXT FIVE GAMES INCLUDING A CLUTCH GAME 10 YEARS LATER THEY MET AGAIN IN THE 2018 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

THE JAZZ WERE THE FIFTH SEED AND THE ROCKETS WERE THE NUMBER ONE IN THE WEST AFTER DROPPING GAME ONE, THE JAZZ SURPRISED THE ROCKETS IN HOUSTON 116-108 TO EVEN UP THE SERIES AT A GAME APIECE THAT WOULD BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SERIES FOR UTAH WON IT BY 10 TO WRAP UP THE SERIES FOUR GAMES TO ONE I DON'T CARE HOW MANY TIMES YOU HEAR THAT CALL

IF YOU ARE A JAZZ FAN THE HAIR STANDS UP ON THE BACK AND IT POPE WAS NAMED THE NEW HEAD BASKETBALL COACH AT BYU THIS PAST WEEK THAT'S RIGHT THE COUGARS DIDN'T HAVE TO GO FAR HE WAS COACHING AT UTAH VALLEY WORLD, BUT HE CHOSE BYU BECAUSE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO HIM OF ALL OF THESE PLACES WHERE DO YOU WANT TO WIN THE MOST? WHERE CAN YOU WIN AND IT WILL MEAN THE MOST ON EVERY LEVEL? THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT IT IS HERE

THE ONLY APPREHENSION WAS IT WAS LEAVING HIS UVU TEAM BEHIND THERE WAS ONE THING IN MIND AND THAT WAS MY LOCKER ROOM I HAD THE INCREDIBLE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH THOSE FINE YOUNG MEN CHASING THOSE DREAMS AND WHEN YOU WORK WITH A TEAM YOU FORM A BOND AND NOW POPE HAS TO FORM A BOND WITH THE COUGARS WHO HAVEN'T MADE THE NCAA TOURNAMENT IN FOUR YEARS

I WANT TO WIN OVER THIS TEAM AND I WANT THIS TEAM TO CAPTURE THE VISION WE HAVE AND THE EXIT MEANT WE HAVE AND THE COMMITMENT WE HAVE I WANT THEM TO FEEL A RENEWED VIGOR AND INTENSITY WHAT COACH DID HERE, IT IS BEYOND EXTRAORDINARY WHAT HE ACCOMPLISHED HERE IT REALLY IS

I HAD THE GREAT HONOR OF WORKING FOR HIM AND HE HAS BEEN A GREAT FRIEND AND MENTOR HE WILL BRING SOME OF HIS ASSISTANTS WITH HIM AS FOR REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS FOR A TEAM LOSING ITS BEST PLAYER, POPE DOESN'T BELIEVE IN THEM I DON'T LIKE THEM WE WILL BE RELENTLESS EVERY MINUTE EVERY DAY 24/7 CHASING EXCELLENCE

COMING UP, WE WILL GO IN THE LOCKER ROOMS AND THE PRESS CONFERENCES FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF KYLE KORVER MADE HEADLINES FOR AN ARTICLE HE WROTE HE TALKED ABOUT DEALING

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