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Utah Jazz: Tyrone Corbin inks multi-year deal with Jazz

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    March 3, 2011 11:53 p.m.

    @CJ Miles

    if you are new to the Job...are you expected to be great at it already? No...you need to adjust...you need to tweak...you need to learn...i think the 2 year contract and a third year team option is good...he could prove himself over the 2 years..if he is not that good...they would cut him at the third year...2 years is fine...since he will get a chance to develop the young players to the system...heck...even CJ Miles was given a chance to develop...6 whole years...and still inconsistent...but he did put up a good game against denver...but still...mediocre at best...everyone should be given a chance...you should know that...

  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    March 3, 2011 8:31 p.m.

    He-man
    Thanks. And a lot more of the comments are positive, despite the record. The real fans (like you) are speaking.

  • He-Man Bountiful, UT
    March 3, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    Ever since Sloan quit we have heard nothing from Todd From Santa Ana. I'm glad. It will probably be all worth it even if the Jazz lose. At least everybodys comments will be worth reading.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    March 3, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    Corbin is not Jerry Jr.

    Have you noticed the AJ is now one of the most productive players in the NBA? That happened because Corbin made changes in the offense. He knew what to do to make AJ play 50-80% better. It also eliminated the bogged down offense when the ball went into AJ.

    Have you noticed the AJ and Millsap now play together as apposed to only one of them playing well at a time?

    Have you noticed that the Jazz can now go inside inspite of a lack of outside shooting? AND that the TOs are down?

    Further, AK is much more productive than he was under Sloan.

    Sloan probably knew how to make the necessary changes. However, he did not make them.

    Corbin has improved the offense even with new players who do not know what to do.

    Have you noticed that Harris is putting up above average numbers inspite of not knowing the offense?

    A lot of that is Corbin and how he has handled the transition.

    The rotations are similar to Sloan's because the players getting the most minutes are the best overall players.

    Corbin IS playing match ups, when they make sense.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    March 3, 2011 3:00 p.m.

    Corbin played very consistently in the NBA for about 10 years. He was always a very smart role player who understood roles with a good upbeat attitude. He has been an assistant coach in the NBA for a number of years in a very stable organization with an extremely top notch coaching staff. He has only coached 5-6 games as the head man at a very difficult emotional & transitional period. He cannot be judged by 5-6 games. The Jazz are rebuilding now.

    cj has played six years. He has between 3-10 games each year when he shoot the ball well. He does little else. He sulks and hangs his head. cj is a complete bust!

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 3, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    And if we had Kobe, LeBron and Wade we would fly with Ty too.......

    But the reality is the Jazz are in Utah where those kind of players don't even think about playing.

    What bothers me is Corbin continues to start the same sad lineup Jerry started all year. Even though the team is losing, he continues to do the same thing as Jerry was doing. No creativity. Still subs the way Jerry did.

    Why didn't the Jazz just put a cardboard cutout of Jerry on the bench. The players all have his rotation memorized. Could have saved the Jazz millions in having to pay a coach.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    March 3, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    If we had a good pair of wings we could fly with ty.

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    March 3, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    Give Corbin a break, this is his rookie season as Head Coach, don't expect a championship this year. Most people have written this team off this year, I personaly hope they win every time they step on the floor and I think Corbin brings that hunger that makes guys want to compete, although the Wins have not been rolling in lately. Give Coach Corbin a chance. I am rooting for Coach to start showing Jazz fans more Wins!

    GO JAZZ!!

  • JazzRule Bountiful, UT
    March 3, 2011 11:44 a.m.

    Weren't we playing .250 basketball for the month and a half before Jerry left? I think that explains that Jerry was not the problem, it was a team issue. Frankly I think that team issue is gone. Now we need to incorporate the new guys and get things running. The rest of the season is going to be a challenge. No gimmies, good teams almost the whole way.

  • JazzRule Bountiful, UT
    March 3, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    Wow, ignorance is rampant here. I can't believe people here actually thought that taking over a team midseason that was HORRIBLE even when Jerry was here, then dealing with a trade a few weeks later, would have this amazing record

    We don't know what Corbin will be or could be. We know he has a lot of talent and he will make changes to thing over time. People calling him Jerry Jr. have obviously never taken over a leadership role or a coach role. When you do you don't go in and change everything. You go in and slowly make changes as you see fit.

    Just so silly that all of this is pinned on Corbin. Very narrowminded thinking. And @CJ Miles poster, its hard to follow your thinking. You were backing him all along, then after the Boston game, We all thought you had seen the light, apparently not :(

  • SoCal Trabuco Canyon, CA
    March 3, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    What is Miller thinking? Signing a coach with 1 month experience, and only 1 win to his name, sounds like move to show who's in charge, not a move that is best for the Jazz. I am Not saying that Ty won't be a good coach, but I am saying he needs to prove himself before he gets a multi-year contract.
    Millers history as the man in charge... Loses Boozer, loses Matthews, without replacing them with equal or better talent. = 1 step backward. Get's rid of Williams without receiving equal or better talent = 2steps backward. Signs a multi year contract with an inexperienced coach. = I'm not ready to call it a step backward, but it's sure not a step forward.
    Larry was ALL about winning. He was willing to take a calculated risk if it gave him a chance to win. Greg's focus seams to be "saving money."...Not for the sake of a winning team, but for the sake of his own pocket book.
    I have a deep seated fear that the Jazz, under his leadership, will become the new 'Clippers'. I hope with all my heart, that I am wrong!!!

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 3, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    Doctor J: How do you back up Corbin will be fine?

    He is 1 - 6 That looks like a loser to me.

    In the mean time, CJ has been here 6 years and the Jazz have won a lot of games with him playing. So I think CJ has a much larger and impressive resume than your man Corbin.

    But go ahead and give me some details on how Corbin will be fine..........

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    March 3, 2011 9:01 a.m.

    I hope Favors continues to improve and earns more playing time, because his defense is better and what we need is improved defense. It probably won't happen but I'd like to see Milsap play some 3, he has shown he can shoot from outside alittle and in certain matchups he could get some minutes at the 3. That would open more minutes for Favors and yet keep Milsap on the floor.

  • mohrman Payson, UT
    March 3, 2011 8:31 a.m.

    I think it would be nice that his open assistant coach slot go to someone who can help develop Favors and other big men. The have Hornacek who can be a big help to shooters but have seemed to lack a coach to help the inside game. Good luck to Corbin and the new and changing Jazz.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    March 3, 2011 8:23 a.m.

    In my opinion Corbin is more willing to tweak the system for the strengths and weaknesses of the players he has to work with while Sloan (who was more adaptable than most of us admit) tried to get the players to adapt to and work his system.

    There has been a lot of change. Changing Harris for DWill is a major difference in PG style (and strengths and weaknesses). It is going to take Corbin and the players time to figure out the better approaches and combinations of players for each situation/opponent.

    Sloan was struggling to get this team to win, do not expect Corbin to walk on water with all of the changes that have been added to the problems that existed when Sloan retired.

    On Corbin's contract. You have to send the message that Corbin is THE COACH and not just a temp. He has to be established while he makes adjustments.

    Besides who were the Jazz going to bring in if they did not go with one of the assistants?

    The Jazz want continuity in the coaching philosophy. They want the current system to work and not a change to a different system.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    March 3, 2011 8:10 a.m.

    Corbin has been playing match ups at the SG position. That is why CJ got a lot of minutes with good results,then few minutes with poor results.

    Further, Bell, CJ, and Hayward each have weaknesses in their games that make it difficult for any of them to be THE SG.

    It is also a matter of finding combinations who play well with Harris. That is a very fluid proposition right now and will be for a while.

    As long as AJ can go to the rim then there is less need to kick the ball back out to the SG for a 3 attempt. AJ's success changes the need for CJ to try to hit 3s. The recent changes in the offense shift the focus from the poor 3 shooting (by SGs who are bad 3 shooters) to AJ's rim game which seems to be working well.

    I am impressed with Corbin so far. He is creative and is making changes that work while he try's to fix the weaknesses of the team.

    The ability to maximize the strengths of players and hide their weaknesses is the mark of a great coach.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    March 3, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    Corbin will be just fine.

    I wouldn't bet on cj though. In 6 years he has proven to very an inconsistent shooter. He doesn't provide much else.

  • Wombat1247 Mount Beauty, VIC
    March 3, 2011 4:51 a.m.

    Multi year contract with coaches can last many years or one day - I hope Ty develops into a great coach and the Jazz management give him the right tools (players) and support staff to work with.

    If this means - Cj, Price Elson Memo and others need to go - then so be it

  • concerned jazz fan Park City, UT
    March 3, 2011 12:49 a.m.

    Corbin's ability to lead the Jazz to success remains to be seen, so far I'm not impressed with his performance, if he can lead the Jazz to playoffs this season even at 8th seed, then he truly deserves to be the Jazz head coach at least for the next season

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 3, 2011 12:14 a.m.

    I wouldn't have done anything til the end of the season. He needs to prove he can win games before giving him all the money. That is like hiring an accountant to be a CEO and hoping he can do the job. Corbin has no track record to even think he is head coach material and so far his resume shows he isn't one.

    When he was playing CJ 36 minutes a game for the first 4 games, he was averaging 18.5 points. Then all the sudden you cut his minutes in half? No wonder CJ is a head case right now. He is playing his best basketball and cut his minutes in half? Then on top of that you keep giving Bell huge minutes and he hasn't done anything to warrant the minutes. Corbin is going to be a big failure in Utah and cost the Jazz a bunch of money to rid themselves of him in the off-season.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    March 2, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    The contract is for 2 years plus a team option for a 3rd. It is pretty standard to send a message to potential players that the coach is going to be there for a couple of years.

    It is better than the 1 year extensions that Sloan insisted on.

    Corbin has already modified the offense so that AJ is closer to the basket when he catches the ball and can quickly move to the rim which is his strength.

    The offense is not bogging down when the ball goes to AJ. It goes to him and he goes to the rim quickly or kicks it out.

    Sloan never made that adjustment (or was not willing to).

    I expect some improvement on D as soon as the coaches can focus on it in practice. Right now they are trying to maximize Harris as he has very different strengths than DWill. That will take some more tweaking on offense. The offense should start getting better as Harris gets comfortable and learns how to maximize it.

    NJ had to drop 40% of their plays to adjust for DWill (Avery Johnson) the Jazz will have to make adjustments for Harris.

  • Jazz2Win Provo, UT
    March 2, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    I am happy for Coach Corbin but when I heard Randy Rigby had an announcement I was hoping the Jazz had picked up someone off of the waiver wire that can shoot a three point shot. Ah well...

  • Maverick West Jordan, UT
    March 2, 2011 10:39 p.m.

    Shouldn't a Head Coach earn a multi-year contract? Great assistant coaches don't always make great head coaches and nobody can say he is going to be great...he's never been a head coach! This smells like the Okur signing last year for a 2 year extension...bad move Kevin. Loyalty without results is stupidity.

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 2, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    Championship?.... Nope!!!

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    March 2, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    I think Corbin is the right guy, I think we will see him make the necessary moves to get this team on the winning track.

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    March 2, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    The best thing that can happen to this franchise is if they get a core group of guys to grow together with each other and develop that level of chemistry that Stockton, Malone, and Sloan had.

    Corbin should certainly continue that.

  • Fuzzbrain Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 2, 2011 7:16 p.m.

    Congratulations Ty Corbin!! I think that Corbin is the right guy for the young talent that the Jazz now have. They definitely need to put some extensive thought into the development of Favors, Hayward & whomever they are able to leverage with the two first round draft picks coming up. Anyone that can't see the bright future this team has is not looking close enough. If they manage to bring in a team oriented SG & a defensive center, the Jazz will be as good as anyone in the league. All of the role players on the team need to be shooters though (not what they have now).

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    March 2, 2011 6:32 p.m.

    Don't worry fans this man is going to be a very good coach. If the Jazz had not signed him he was going to be a head coach in this league very shortly, because he has been on alot of teams lists for a couple of years now. The same goes for Hornacek, he also would be an excellent head coach and more than likely will be before long. I feel very gratful that we have both of them for the time being. Go Jazz!

  • JazzyMan Meadow, UT
    March 2, 2011 6:26 p.m.

    Good for you,Tyrone. I hope your days as Jazz head coach are teat you well. As long as you behave as though this team means everything to you ,I'm sure you'll have the undying support of not only me,but most Jazz fans as well as long as we feel you're heading the team in the right direction.Ty certainly has earned this great opportunity due to both his sixteen years as a devoted player and his many years being with this organization as an assistant coach. I sincerely wish you well,Ty. Good luck to you in the future.

  • K-Dub taylorsville, ut
    March 2, 2011 6:21 p.m.

    This is kind of a dumb move on the Jazz end. Why ink a multi year deal that is probably worth millions to a coach who has less than one month experience as a head coach and who has only one win on his record. the should have waited at least until the end of the season to see if he will even look like he has what it takes to be a head coach