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Published: Wednesday, March 2 2011 5:00 p.m. MST

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taylorsville, ut

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

Meadow, UT

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.

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Old Timer
the boonies, mexico

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!

Pleasant Grove, UT

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).

Murray, UT

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.

Captain L
Provo, UT

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

Championship?.... Nope!!!

West Jordan, UT

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.

Provo, UT

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...

Houston, TX

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.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

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.

concerned jazz fan
Park City, UT

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

Mount Beauty, VIC

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

Doctor J
Manti, UT

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.

Houston, TX

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.

Houston, TX

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.

Payson, UT

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.

Captain L
Provo, UT

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.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

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..........

Trabuco Canyon, CA

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!!!

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