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Randy Hollis: Jazz season has had some 'Good' moments — but much more 'Bad' and 'Ugly'

Published: Tuesday, April 1 2014 9:10 p.m. MDT

A 27-point loss at New York, and ...

A 36-point loss at Houston, and ...

A 20-point loss — this one coming at home — against a Detroit team that won't even make the playoffs, and ...

OK, you get the point. Ugly, Ugly, and more Ugly ...

There's losing, and then there's losing badly, which this year's Jazz ballclub has obviously done far too much of in often embarrassing fashion.

Indeed, they've lost 19 of their last 23 games and 11 of their last 12, staggering to the finish line and into the NBA lottery while putting head coach Tyrone Corbin's job in serious jeopardy.

In all fairness, we all knew the Jazz were going to struggle this season, but Corbin was set up to fail with a young and inexperienced lineup devoid of any true star power.

Sure, he deserves some of the blame for his ballclub's putrid showing, but certainly not all of it.

But, with all those once-faithful Jazz fans now dressed up like empty seats at ESA these days, it might be difficult to win back their support if fans feel like next season is simply going to be more of the same.

That might be the most compelling reason to make a coaching change.

There is something "Good" to come out of this season, however.

For one thing, thanks to all the "Bad" and "Ugly," the Jazz are going to get a real good lottery pick, although as we've seen in this year's NCAA tournament, having one great player like Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) or Jabari Parker (Duke) is no guarantee your team will get to the Final Four, much less win a championship.

But adding a franchise player like that could certainly help push the Jazz back to a much more respectable level next season.

And, finally, the only other "Good" thing I can say about this season is, thankfully, it's almost over.

EMAIL: rhollis@desnews.com

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