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Andrei Kirilenko to be honored by the Utah Jazz on Monday; Hayward celebrates birthday

The Utah Jazz will recognize former player Andrei Kirilenko for his achievements during his Jazz career that spanned a decade (2001-2011) when the team faces the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.

During his visit, Kirilenko will sign autographs pregame outside of the main Fanzz store on the concourse of Vivint Smart Home Arena, participate in a live social media Q&A with where he will answer fan-submitted questions, appear on the Jazz Game Night Pregame Show and in-game broadcast on ROOT Sports as well as the in-game radio broadcast on The Zone Sports Network. There will also be an on-court presentation to Kirilenko in the second quarter of Monday’s game.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GORDON: Speaking of Hayward, he was serenaded with a traditional “Happy Birthday” to celebrate his 26th birthday Wednesday and then was treated to a rap birthday song by Jazz basketball operations assistant Steven Schwartz.

“It was definitely the best birthday rap song I’ve ever had,” Hayward said. “It gave all the guys a laugh.”

Hayward also said his foot is doing well, “better than it was a week ago for sure.”