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David Smith
Works at LDS Philanthropies
Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Spanish Fork, UT
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The Jazz bench has stepped up, a key factor in Utah's recent success. Here's a  look at the second unit and how their play could impact Utah's Playoff aspirations, for +Salt City Hoops 
During the forgettable skid following the All-Star break, the Jazz’s bench play was sporadic. There were nights where the lack of depth was astoundingly glaring. Poor shooting, a rash of turn…
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The Jazz's Forgotten Man: Jeff Withey. Some thoughts about Withey, his season, why his signing was a fantastic one and his recent DNP-CDs. For +Salt City Hoops.
Things are starting to really hum smoothly for the Utah Jazz. While they dropped a few heart-breakers of late, they have emerged victorious in nine of their past 12 outings. They look every bit the…
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Rudy had 6 boards tonight. Not sure how we are starting to loose rebounding battles with the Wasatch front in there
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Who is Erick Green and why does this signing, even if it just for 10 or 20 days, make sense for the +Utah Jazz? For +Salt City Hoops.
Erick Green is coming home. Well, to be more accurate, he is coming back to the team that drafted him. Many will remember that the Jazz selected Green with the 46th pick in the 2013 Draft, doing so…
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One of the nice stories for the +Utah Jazz this season has been Trey Burke's improvement. Here a closer look, for +Salt City Hoops.
Going into the 2015-16 season, the Utah Jazz front office and coaching staff were centering all their plans on internal improvement. This was evidenced by their rather quiet off-season. No major fr…
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Where did all the Trey Haters go?
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After waiving Elijah Millsap, the +Utah Jazz have a vacant roster spot. There are many ways they could go about filling that. Here are some thoughts on their options and a few interesting players. For the +Deseret News. 
With the Jazz ailing with an assortment of injuries, there may be more of a degree of urgency to add another player.
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I included him as one of the top D-League, but in the article, mention it unlikely. If the Jazz truly wanted him, they have had many opportunities to do so. 
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Raul Neto has spent most of his +Utah Jazz life as an afterthought. Due to Dante Exum's injury, that all changed and the rookie point guard is showing he belongs in the NBA. For +Salt City Hoops. 
It was June 27, 2013, a day the Utah Jazz had looked forward to with great anticipation. The NBA Draft had finally arrived. They had just finished the 2012-13 season with a 43-29 record, just two g…
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Mack Attack: Shelvin's New Opportunity in Utah. A look at Mack's time with the +Utah Jazz so far, his strengths and weaknesses and what he means not only this season, but next. For +Salt City Hoops. 
Just two short weeks ago, all the Utah Jazz talk swirled around the impending trade deadline. While names like Jeff Teague, Jrue Holiday, George Hill and Ty Lawson were oft-mentioned by media membe…
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Who is the NBA's All-time leader in points accounted for? It is a +Utah Jazz legend, but not the one known for his prolific scoring. Another reason why John Stockton was so, so good. For +Salt City Hoops. 
As part of an interesting effort spanning the past month or so, a few media outlets have taken to ranking the NBA’s greats. Usually an activity reserved for the dreary doldrums of August and …
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When you look at advanced metrics like PER and points accounted for it is amazing how good he was. He really is undervalued. 
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If there is a silver lining to the +Utah Jazz injury situation, it has been young players getting opportunities to develop more quickly. Rookie Trey Lyles has shown tremendous growth the past two months. Here's my look at Lyles, for +Salt City Hoops 
It was June 25, 2015, the night of the NBA Draft. As always, it was an evening of excitement for NBA fans, including the Utah Jazz faithful. After weeks of non-stop mock drafts, rumored trades, dra…
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The newest +Utah Jazz is absolutely fantastic. We sure are lucky to have the Jazz. 
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Ended with... the SALUTE!

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On the outside, Jeff Withey's numbers seem rather pedestrian. But after taking a closer look, he has been quite good. It appears that the +Utah Jazz made a shrewd move in adding him to the team. For +Salt City Hoops.
The Utah Jazz have a well-deserved reputation of finding rotation players in interesting places. While their first-round draft pick history has been hit-and-miss — and which team’s is n…
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There have been some memorable "gifts" in past Decembers for the +Utah Jazz. In a trip down Memory Lane, here are three that impacted the franchise in some major ways. Foe +Salt City Hoops. 
December is an amazingly busy time, full of shopping, parties of every nature and running non-stop. The hustle and bustle of the season is both exciting and tiring at the same time. Above all, it n…
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Education
  • Brigham Young University
    English, Japanese, Humanities, 1996 - 2002
  • Mountain View High School
    1993 - 1996
  • Lakeridge Junior High School
    1990 - 1993
  • Cherry Hill Elementary
  • Orem Elementary
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Beautiful wife, five amazing children, LDS, work at LDS Philanthropies, BYU blue, cover the Utah Jazz, fundraising, marketing, social media.
Work
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Manager, Gift Planning Stewardship
Employment
  • LDS Philanthropies
    Manager, Gift Planning Stewardship, 2014 - present
  • LDS Philanthropies
    Director of Annual Giving, 2008 - 2012
  • LDS Philanthropies
    Associate Director of Annual Giving (BYU Telefund), 2002 - 2009
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Spanish Fork, UT
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Orem, UT - Tokyo, Japan - Springville, UT - Provo, UT