Utah Jazz: Summer was a season of change

Published: Sunday, Sept. 29 2013 8:24 a.m. MDT

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Perhaps the biggest offseason loss for Utah was the departure of longtime assistant coach Jeff Hornacek, who was as hired as the Phoenix Suns’ head coach. Hornacek had been helping coach the Jazz since 2007 and was one of the franchise’s best players during his time from 1994-2000 with Malone and John Stockton.
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Hyrum, UT

Sometimes an organization has to take one step back in order to then take two (or maybe even three) steps forward. I'm actually quite excited for this experiment and for the longer term plan now in process... and whole-heartedly support it. Bigger dividends down the road trumps a smaller payout now. Patience fellow fans. Please proceed!

Roy, UT

Thanks for the article, timeline. Football still King now, but I'll definitely be interested in any news of development the Jazz may bring starting Tuesday. It appears the team is putting a lot of trust in the newly hired leaders, in their plans to get better. For many of us its just a wait and see thing, as all the other NBA teams also work to improve and move up in the standings.

South Weber, UT

I am going to miss a few of the outgoing "vets" and especially Horny but I don't know if I've ever been as excited for a season to begin. Win or lose, the Jazz win and there should be some exciting, youthful play this year. Follow this season up with great anticipation and high expectation for next year's draft and free-agent market-- the Jazz are at the doorstep of great times!

Captain L
Provo, UT

Very excited to see how much improvement the core youngsters show , I feel Kanter, Favors and Hayward should show they can be almost All Star or close to it in talent , it may take some time but as long as they compete and improve I'll be able to handle the losses. If they can be as good as we think they can be they should win more than a lot of people think. With this draft being as talented as it appears to be , I would be fine with finishing in the bottom 5 or so but on the other hand that would probably mean the core 5 youngsters weren't improving much and I don't want them to accept losing, I hope they improve enough to be able to compete with most of the teams in the league, even if they end up losing close games. It's time to get playing. Go Jazz

Cottonwood, CA

Gee ,I can't understand why everyone hates Isaiah Thomas. Good player,horrific gm and coach.

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