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Oct. 29, 1996 » For the NBA's 50th anniversary, a panel selects 50 of the all-time greatest players. Commissioner David Stern announces the list, which includes Jazz great Pete Maravich and current team members Karl Malone and John Stockton.
Nov. 27, 1996 » The Jazz trail the Denver Nuggets by 36 points, but thanks to a 31-point performance by Karl Malone, Utah is able to stage the greatest recorded comeback in NBA history. The Jazz beat the Nuggets 107-103 to improve their record to 10-2.
March 9, 1997 » Karl Malone scores his 25,000th point against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has 36 points in the 115-106 win. With that performance, he becomes only the fifth player in the NBA history with more than 25,000 career points and 10,000 career rebounds. He had his 10,000th rebound at Cleveland on Dec. 22.
April 20, 1997 » The Jazz end the regular season with a 113-109 win over Sacramento to give themselves a franchise-best 64-18 record. Utah wins its fourth Midwest Division title, its first since the 1991-92 season.
April 28, 1997 » Utah completes its first-ever playoff sweep, beating the L.A. Clippers in three games in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.
May 10, 1997 » Karl Malone hits all 18 of his free-throw attempts in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the L.A. Lakers. Malone sets a playoff record for most attempts without a miss.
May 29, 1997 » John Stockton buries a last-second three-pointer against the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. The 103-100 win over the Rockets sends the Jazz to their first-ever NBA Finals appearance. Stockton finishes with a team-leading 25 points.
June 8, 1997 » Behind Karl Malone's 23 points, the Jazz tie the series against the Chicago Bulls at 2-2 with a 78-73 win at the Delta Center.
June 13, 1997 » Chicago's Michael Jordan comes up with his biggest offensive performance of the Finals with 39 points. The Bulls hand the Jazz a 90-86 loss in Chicago, ending the Jazz's season.
Dec. 8, 1997 » John Stockton returns to action against the Indiana Pacers after sitting out the first 18 games due to off-season knee surgery. Without Stockton, the Jazz had an 11-7 record to start the season.
Feb. 26, 1998 » The Jazz beat Phoenix 108-97 in what would be the start of an 11-game winning streak -- the longest of the season. Utah would go on to win 32 of its final 37 games.
March 11, 1998 » Jeff Hornacek sits out against Sacramento because of a sprained left knee and his streak of 299 consecutive games played ends, but Utah still pulls out the 110-95 win.
April 14, 1998 » Karl Malone scores a season-high 44 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Malone would finish the season with 27,782 points in his career, making him fourth all-time in points scored behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan.
May 24, 1998 » Utah beats the Lakers 96-92 in Game 4 to sweep L.A. for its second straight trip to the NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls.
June 14, 1998 » Before a sold-out crowd at the Delta Center, the Jazz fall to Chicago 87-86 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Bulls win the series 4-2. It is their sixth championship in eight years.