Utah Jazz fans can add one more Zoom meeting to their calendars, but this one figures to be more enjoyable than ones they may slog through during the week.
On Saturday, the Jazz will hold a practice at Zions Bank Basketball Campus — the team’s practice facility — in Salt Lake City that will be accessible to as many as 50,000 people on Zoom. People can watch by going to this Zoom link.
The practice will begin at noon Mountain time. In addition the practice itself, a view of the ZBBC’s new look will be shown, as will live interviews, prerecorded features and guest commentary.
This new approach essentially replaces the Jazz’s customary preseason scrimmage open to the public that they generally hold at Vivint Arena.
“We are always focused on connecting with our fans and finding unique technology to bring unprecedented access to our players and coaches,” Jazz owner Ryan Smith said in a statement. “We are excited to partner with Zoom to leverage its innovative platform to stream practice for the first time in our history.
“We live in a hyper-connected world and the demand for direct-to-consumer content is growing stronger and stronger. This experience begins a new chapter of fan engagement and direct-to-consumer content.”