Yes conference champions get rings in the nba.
High School - Everett High School, Lansing, MI 1976-77 State Champions College - Michigan State 1978-79 NCAA Champions NBA - Los Angeles Lakers 1979-80 NBA Champions 1981-82 NBA Champions 1984-85 NBA Champions 1986-87 NBA Champions 1987-88 NBA Champions
No, they are not as of the 2010-2011 NBA season. The Jazz are among the elite in the NBA. They are close record-wise with the defending NBA Champions in the Los Angeles Lakers.
1990 Detroit Pistons1991-93 Chicago Bulls1994-95 Houston Rockets1996-98 Chicago Bulls1999 San Antonio Spurs2000-02 Los Angleles Lakers2003 San Antonio Spurs2004 Detroit Pistons2005 San Antonio Spurs2006 Miami heat2007 San Antonio Spurs2008 Boston Celtics2009 Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers were the 2008-2009 NBA champions.
The current champions of the NBA are the Los Angeles Lakers.
The NBA team that was first to be swept out was the San Antonio spurs and yet they were the 2007 NBA Champions.