RE:Sneaky Jimmy:You said it all.
Corbins comments are alot more understandable, straight forward...the guy has to
be respected since several teams courted him as a head coach.But when the
ship sinks, Sheriff Malone is ready to deliver 'old school' justice to these
panty waists aka the Washington Generals aka the Utah Jazz.
One can learn all they need to know about how the Jazz will do in the future by
counting the number of between- the-legs backward passes and muffed
"alley-oops" in the fourth quarter of the PHX game. I counted 2 of
each. New circus same clowns.
I have to admit, I feel for Sloan. If there was anyone out there to help young
players learn grit defense, it's Jerry Sloan. However, when the Utah Jazz draft
players who aren't very good fits in the well-established, successful offense,
and aren't quick enough or motivated enough to make defense the priority, it has
to make a coach wonder how many times he wants to pound his head into a wall.
None of our needs were addressed via free agency, either.I hope the
Utah Jazz players feel disgusted with themselves. The team with one of the
highest payrolls in the league are worried about their motivation and the style
of play. Their selfishness led to the early retirement of a great man, and a
great coach.The Utah Jazz have won less than half of their last 35
games. There are some games they gave 48 minutes of effort. Most, not. Most
of these games showed lack of concentration, lack of desire. The current Utah
Jazz has a poor ethic we're not used to seeing. I imagine Jerry Sloan is in
shock about the poor ethic as well.God bless, Coach Sloan.
IF Corbin can fix the Pick and Roll Defense and also get enough outside shooting
that will allow the Jazz to make the playoffs. If he can get the
Jazz system to make the right moves while AJ has the ball they could contend.
The Jazz are 8+ mill in the lux tax. I am not sure if Millers can
afford a shooter but they really need to trade for a Korver type badly. OR
Hayward has to step up and shoot at least as good as Mathews. Bell
will come around and DWill can play more SG but his shooting wrist is a problem.
The Jazz are beat up and tired. Playing Hayward and Evans more is
necessary but it may pay dividends if the Jazz can get to the playoffs. Fes needs intense work on FTs and learning a couple new offensive moves.
Corbin should force him to it NOW. The biggest problems are the
defense, getting/keeping AK healthy, getting "a few" of the fans off
of DWill. And fixing the offense so both AJ and Millsap have great nights
together.If the inside game works (including rebounding) and the
outside game complements the Jazz win.
Sloan was a very good coach but he was not good at every aspect of the game.
Corbin brings many of Sloan's strengths but he also fixes "some" of
Sloan's weaknesses. If Corbin can build on Sloan's system he adds to
Jerry's legacy and helps to keep it current. I am looking forward to
the adjustments that Corbin makes. I understand many Sloan loyalists
are upset about the abrupt change. It is hard for them to buy the idea that
Sloan actually decided to retire (quit) in the middle of the season. On the other hand I think Sloan realized he had taken the franchise as far as
he could and it would be better to hand it to Johnson for the rest of the season
as a favor to Johnson. Johnson surprised everyone and decided to
hand things off to Corbin. Sloan and Johnson gave a tremendous gift to Corbin.
Yes it is a difficult situation but IF everyone will calm down,
Corbin will work thru the problems by next year. He may even fix enough by the
playoff to contend.When healthy and running the system well this
team can contend.
Bugoff: I agree, DWill isn't the reason Sloan retired.It may take some
time but Corbin will make some changes and I think they will be good changes.
Even in the first game he played some of the young players more and I
think he will try to develop the young talent more so than Sloan did.He
likes CJ and hopefully he can get CJ to play harder and become more
consistent.Hopefully Corbin will have more one on one meetings with his
players to communicate better what he needs them to do. I don't think Sloan did
a very good job of that.
I don't understand some posters. Jerry left because he felt his system isn't
producing and loosing locker room. He quit before it gets ugly. Resigning was
Jerrys sole decision. Last game with Bulls Jazz could win easily if AK stayed.
Jazz need 2 shooting guard and limit Al's touch, run deferent offensive sets for
everybody. Al isn't Boozer no where near Malone. Screen cuts layups this
is Jazz style don't rely on jumpshots only.
Just the same as when Carl and John left...The JAZZ are
done...probably were done when Larry died.
The Jazz took a giant step BACKWARDS last week. Jerry had finally had enough of
trying to cajole this new generation of spoiled athlete. Nothing's
changed. Oh, sure, Ty Corbin is now the "head" coach and we hope that
somehow that changes things. It does until the first time Ty's way of doing
things clashes with Coach Williams and then what? Jazz management has stood
firmly on the sidelines and let Deron establish himself as the 'leader' ... er
... Coach. It's about time Deron man up and admit that his push for things to
be done his way contributed to(not controlled) Jerry's departure.The
Jazz have become just like everyother franchise (minus San Antonio) where the
star players run the show. Just try and convince me that Erik Spoelstra really
runs the LeBron, D-Wade show in Miami. I'd laugh at your attempt.It's Deron's team now. He'd better hope he likes what he wanted. He wanted
it his way. Now he's got it. Good Luck Deron. My condolences Ty.
You clowns need to get a grip. Sloan quit for his own reasons. Millers would NEVER Kick Sloan out at mid season. It would be a disaster for
them. They would sacrifice a season and then hold a press conference at the end
of the season saying they reluctantly accepted Sloan's retirement, but NEVER in
the middle of the season with no notice. Worst case they would have
indicated this was Sloan's last season and stuck with him thru June. You all need to get off of DWill. He does not have the power to get Sloan
fired. The Millers are very aware DWill may leave for a better team no matter
who is coaching. They would like to keep him but if they have to they will find
a replacement. DWill has a hurt shooting wrist. He has played hurt
in the past and is less of a prima donna than you clowns who keep ragging on
him. Ditto for the rest of the players. You have no idea how much
effort and guts it takes to stay in game shape and take the physical abuse that
comes with the game. Get off of the players.
We need to get rid of Williams in order to move forward. He isn't a leader and
Ty will need help from the inside to turn it around, Larry H would have stepped
in-between them, Jr. Hasn't a clue, not an athlete, not a businessman. Just
along for the ride, until the wheel cones off.
Jerry Sloan resigned as head coach of the Utah Jazz because hes smart smart
enough to know that a bulldog with no teeth has too much in common with a
scapegoat.In Larry Millers day, players either had to shape up or
ship out, and Larry stood by Sloan. Not so today.The
Miller family, so afraid their pouty point guard might be too unhappy as his
contract expires, have let Derron Williams show up Coach Sloan again and again
with IMPUNITY.Derron Williams and the Miller family didn't force
Jerry out, they just let Sloan know over these last months that this is no
longer his team.Jerry got the hint and resigned.Has it
dawned on anyone that Phil Jackson uses a 70 year old offensive system invented
by Kansas State in the 1940s?If the famously headstrong likes of
Michael Jordan, Shaquille ONeal, Dennis Rodman, Kobe Bryant and KARL MALONE
could conform to that antiquated, triple post, triangle offense, who is Derron
Williams to whine about Jerry Sloan?With Sloan retired and Jackson
retiring, they leave a generation who never figured out the difference between
old school, and timeless.
It always easier to talk and communicate with the person not in charge. We all
want empowerment in our jobs and life the problem occurs when things go wrong.
It good to see the Jazz players take some responsibility for their performance.
To often it goes like this...success has many father/mothers, failure is an
orphan. Good luck Tyrone you appear to be the right person at the right time.
Do not let your big heart get your butt in trouble, you are more important than
The mega-millions always in the (comfortable) spotlight getting praise and
adoration does make these guys less "workable." I don't think it was
Sloan who got the picks for us though, that would be Keven O'Connor. By far his
best picks have been the more humble, not quite as highly paid types: John
Stockton, of course, Wesley Matthews, Millsap (in the beginning, though I
think he stays pretty solid even now), Harpring, Okur . . . . If there were a
way to just move around in magic time machine and pick up our best attitude
players, I'd say: Mo Williams, Al Jeffers, Ronnie Brewer, Wesley Matthews,
Sundiata Gaines, Matt Harpring, Memo, Raja Bell . . . Doesn't sound like the
team of the century on paper, but I bet we'd win a championship before the
Heat-threesome does. Oh, and Jerry Sloan.
I feel bad for everyone involved. Pull on your boots and go to work. You can and
will get out of it. Time to move on. Its over now. Dwill needs are support now.
the reason i started watching the jazz about 3 years ago wasen't because of
williams or boz with their cocky little koby attitude but because of millsap who
brought it every night had a good attitude got paid nothing compared to the rest
of them. he still bring;s it more than the rest but starting to rub off on him i
belive. william's attitude is rubbing off on the rest got rid of one problem
time to clean house find some men who wan't to work. that's why sloan got second
round pick's little more hungry showed up every night could trade william's
kirlinko cj for a whole team of players who want to work. if there is anmy
he diden't mind the spot light as he was talking to the media last couple of
month's talking about the systeam and film. now he is more comfortable talking
to corbin than sloan. that's what it's all about as you make 15 mil this year
how comfortable you are. i ain't very comfortable watching all of you putting
out 0 effert every night and losing. time for you and your team mates who for
some reason are playing like you to not feel so comfortable put out a little
effert. if any one of you worked for me you would have been fired about 2
month's ago. people who work for me work 8 hours a day 52 week's a year. work
their butt's off and get paid 30'000 a year. you work a few month's a year get
15 mil and don't put out much effert on alot of them
Careful, Ty--In that picture it looks like you might be yelling and a tiny bit
frustrated. Tsk tsk--tread lightly my friend. Todays player can only be yelled
at with generous scoops of love, headbands and only if you compensate by
allowing them to listen to their ipods. Haven't you heard? It's a new world in