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Published: Thursday, Aug. 5 2010 5:00 p.m. MDT

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For all you Sloan, and KOC haters sit back in your easy chair for a longer ride. Looks like your hopes of having them fired went on deaf ears. I think they are much better than most so welcome back. Now go sigh Auggie for vetrans camp.


Hall of fame Coach, and KOC should get GM of the year. Keep up the good work! GO JAZZ!!


YOu talk all want about Slaon and occonor,

but they are also the reason the jazz have never won a championship.

They reason they can not get the players they need to win a championship,

particularly blame sloan,

for his outdated system,
a system that depends on a pg and pf,

while championship teams are winning with sgs, sfs, and centers.

for year after of overachieving with lesser talent denying the jazz a shot at better players and real chance at a championship.

hence 22 years and no championship,

all oconnor did was just maintain the team,

no meaningful offseason improvenment,

which will soon be proved by the jazz getting the same results of the last several years.

you can not win champoinships by loading your team with second rounders,

and bad mid to late first rounders,

trying to hold on to this rather than embracing change is just plain crazy.


@jazzsmack: I think hence is what lays eggs..

Big Green Tractor

Jazzsmack, could you have constructed your comment any worse? I mean, seriously.


I could care less about all the wannabees the family coming on here now all elated.

SLoan, the Sloanaholics and Kevie

Ask If I care about ANY OF THEM?

I will try to focus on "on court issues"
Go Jazz


@ Jazzsmack... i guess you won't be watching the jazz now right? whining...whining...whining...


Houdini, CJ better break through this year, after reading all summer how people think he has turned the corner.

If he gets off to a slow start there is possible trade bait we can get something worthwhile.

Meanwhile O connor Specialty is getting undrafted FAs to contribute so the Rider player I am interested to check out

Andrew J. Marksen

This article could be titled Loyalty. Something that pro sports has little to none of in today's world. We have been spoiled to have had Sloan for so many years.

Viva Los Jazz

I was concerned that we drafted Hayward since we have a log jam at shooting forward. I thought we could have gotten a decent big man like Ruben Patterson or Ed Davis. But Kevin has done really well by departing with Kosta Koufos, who seldom challenge anyone's shot or dunk attempts. He brought in a low post presence in Al Jefferson who we're all getting excited to see play. He deserves the extension and Jerry deserves to coach the Jazz so long as they keep advancing in the playoffs. I would love to see him get a championship before he leaves the NBA.


@jazzsmack - I think MJ, Kobe, and Duncan have more to do with the Jazz not winning it all than anything coach Sloan or KOC could do!

For a small market team, the Jazz really should be pleased with what these two have been able to do.


reading the jumbled post of jazzsmack, i had the feeling he hated the fact that the jazz are a consistently good team. he seems to feel that it's a mistake to be always playing in the playoffs. i guess if it was up to him, the jazz will be tanking a few seasons so we can draft high in the lottery for several years. isn't that what portland does? and they do get high lottery picks. and yet, the jazz still achieve more year after year than the blazers. dang, the blazers even covet our scrubs and second rounders! lol



the Mailman

@ Viva Los Jazz

Yes, i also would love to see the Jazz win a championship with Sloan at the helm.

Then again i would love to see the an end to war, poverty and inequality right throughout the entire world - by the end of this year.

Can you see where i'm going?


Jazzsmack, did you know that through coach Sloans entire 20+ years of coaching the Jazz there have been only 7 teams that have won the championship? The list includes Detroit, Chicago, Houston, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Miami, and Boston. That leaves about 23 other teams like the Jazz that have not won so in your mind I guess most of the coaches in the league should be fired!! I would guess you're like most Sloan haters and never even played high school basketball so I don't think you're real qualified to tell the Jazz organization what they need to do to win a championship!!

Draft dumbie

I have had a few criticisms of Sloan in the past, such as (1) frequently, he has selected a talented but less-hard-working player to put in his "doghouse" during the season, whom he has refused to play in favor of less-talented players, to the apparent detriment of the team, (2) in certain years, his dogmatic substitution pattern of clearing the bench in the second quarter has put the Jazz in such a hole at the end of the half that the team was not able to recover, (3) at times his overall in-game strategy and substitution patterns have been puzzling. However, in the past 5 years, I have noticed fewer issues. Despite the few criticisms I have had, I have always believed his strengths have far outweighed any weaknesses. I especially like the tough attitude that he seems to imbue into his players and teams. Even today, at over age 65, I bet there is not one player on the team that would dare to challenge him to a fist fight. I also like the way he is able to "work" the referees--who seldom give Jazz teams the "star" treatment teams like LA routinely receive.


KOC did some good things this offseason. Not so much with the Jefferson and Bell acquisitions but he did good with not resigining Korver, and trading Koufos. The Jazz have too many projects on the go ie Gaines, Jeffers, Fes, Price, already and to keep those other two would have made coaching a 20 man job.

Sloan should do better this season as he has as good a PF as there is in the league, although the defense he plays is at least suspect. He also has a great PG but the team is really shallow behind Williams at PG. Currently they have nobody that can come in and be effective running the team when Deron sits.

Sloan and KOC still have their work in front of them this season. KOC has to decide what to do with AK and Sloan has to teach Jefferson to pass and defend as well as deal with backup PG situation.


the jazz could NEVER get over the hump for whatever reason with sloan at the helm...Its been 20 some years, you'd think Greg Miller would have common sense & send him to the farm who has stated many times, there are alot more things in life important than basketball..WE ALL KNOW THIS GURU COACH, BUT KEEP IT TO YOURSELF & LET THE PLAYERS FIND THIS OUT WHEN THEY GET OLDER & WISER ! If a player hears this from his coach,what type of effort do you think you'll get from the kid ????? I would bet that you never heard those words out of phil jackson's mouth to his players; wake up jerry ! retire & do all Utonians a great favor & start collecting social security & join AARP & relax on your farm & watch the Jazz games from Ill.,PLEASE. Selfish guy wants to break the all times win total for a coach..That will be harder now that Nellie is coming back as well; too bad...Utah will be "stuck" with this broken down coach who can barely raise his voice for another "three" years to come close to breraking win total for a coach;very sad for the organization.


Whats that Jazzsmack article all about, from the grammar to the comment mentality? Is this what is either getting an education, or recently recieved one is a result of, and what we can look forward to from this "now generation" in the future? Wow!

Large Tuna

@LKA i believe auggie got an invite yesterday, i read that somewhere. glad to hear it too, he's a tough player

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