Jazz sign contract extension with Rudy Gobert

Posted at 9:21 AM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 11:21:12-05

The Utah Jazz announced Sunday they have extended their contract with two-time Defensive Player of the Year, three-time All-NBA honoree, and four-time All-NBA Defensive First Team recipient Rudy Gobert.

Gobert was named an All-Star for the first time during the 2019-2020 season. He led the NBA for the second-straight season in slam dunks, and ranked third in defensive win shares and fifth in total win shares in the NBA.

The French native has helped the Jazz make it to four straight postseason appearances, appearing in seven playoff contests in 2020.

Gobert launched his "Rudy's Kids Foundation" in 2017, and donated $500,000 to support COVID-19 social services relief across multiple communities, and the employee relief fund at Vivint Arena.

"Rudy is such a special player. He makes everyone on the court better. We couldn't be more excited about his commitment to this team, to Utah, and most importantly, to keeping this unique culture together," said Jazz owner Ryan Smith in a press release.

Gobert also released a statement: