Utah Jazz: Mo Williams, Jefferson host guard members in New Orleans
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 2, 2012
When the Jazz play at New Orleans on Friday, Williams and Al Jefferson will host more than 40 members of the Mississippi National Guard at New Orleans Arena. Williams and Al Jefferson hosted more than 40 members of the Mississippi National Guard at New Orleans Arena on Friday night. With the Jazz down a few of their usual fans in New Orleans, would the National Guard contingent be expected to pick up the slack and cheer for the Jazz? "Absolutely," Williams said. "That was in the contract." Jefferson said he had about 18 friends and family in the stands Friday, down from his usual contingent of 40. NBA » Jazz duo wants to give citizen-soldiers a night off from the ‘grind and grit’ of duty "The biggest thing for them is to come in to see a professional game, get out of the grind and grit of their normal day and enjoy themselves."