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Published: Friday, March 11 2011 12:00 p.m. MST

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Houston, TX

KOC has a very interesting interview with Hoopsworld. He was quietly shopping DWill for some time. Probably before Sloan retired. Offers were made but the right players were not offered back.

Remember that Sloan and KOC talked about a trade just before Sloan decided to retire. Losing DWill meant rebuilding and also sacrificing this season for a young big, a "adequate" PG and future picks. That is what KOC wanted in return for DWill for the long run future of the team.

Sloan may not have felt he had the years of energy to rebuild?

The collapse of the team and the coming lock out year seemed to determine the timing of the trade. NJ lost on Melo but had the right assets. NY and Landry Fields were an option for KOC if Melo did not go to NY.

KOC coached for years. He seems to know what is needed to build a winner. Having the max tied up an a shooting PG may not be an option for Utah to win in the long run?

Twin PFs with a good PG and a very good SG might.

Hoopsworld assumes AK is going to NJ. (side deal?)

Houston, TX

Love was hampered in his last game by the knee brace. Evans may give him trouble as Evans will be so much quicker. Favors can play against the back up and dominate.

Evans can box out but I am not sure if the refs will give him any calls. He needs to practice his acting as Love will knock him into next week.

Lehi, UT

I would rather see Evans play the 3 coming off the bench. I think Favors should get the start, not Evans.

the boonies, mexico

It sounds like Jazz nation should be the coach, he always knows what to do and has every answer! I wonder if he has ever worn a jock? More than likely not!

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

re: Bugoff

Have to agree with you about putting max money in a PG. How many teams win championships with their PG as their best go-to player? Maybe Isiah is the last I can even think that might fit that definition but he had alot of good role players around him when the bad boys won in detroit. I only wish we had guys that tough.

Although I am suffering some serious withdrawal not being able to watch Deron and his talent, I do not miss watching his poor leadership take the team exactly no-where...and that is where they were going with his leadership. It just was not happening.

I have to take issue thoughwith your comment about Evans boxing Love out. Love is now known as a rebounding machine by referees which is in large part because he is a hard worker, knows where the ball is going, and gets plenty of love from the refs.

Evans better be ready to jump high because Love will have him pushed into the front row with Evans slight frame before Evans knows what is happening. I personally think Love will eat him up.

Las Vegas, NM

They still got a chance, so maybe the season is not lost...They did learn that Harris and Watson together are not a wise choice...First the Jazz had one loopy big in Greg Ostertag, now history repeats itself with Fesenko..

Las Vegas, NM

Watson and Harris, I meant, are good together.

Salt Lake City, UT

Is there another Pistol Pete Maravich out there? Go Jazz! Going small was a nice change against the Raptors. If we can't match up size wise, maybe we can run them to death! Don't forget the Dairy Queen after the Game.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Poor decision to start Evans. Corbin should start AK at the 4 and CJ at the 3. He is so like Jerry. Start a guy who never plays when you can slide AK to the 4 and start CJ.

Chalk up another lose tonight.

Providence, UT

Stick a fork in them, they're done. I can't ever remember seeing a team fall so far so fast.

Doctor J
Manti, UT

Harwood is a better basketball player right now, as a rookie, than cj will ever be

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

The starters should have sat this one out. The bench got us back into the game then Corbin went back to the defenseless starters and allowed them to lose the game again. The lack of defensive effort by the veterans makes developing the rookies sound like the best option from here on out. Go Jazz! Go rookies!

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

Evans and Hayward looked good,the rest,already on vacation,first time as a Jazz fan I`m rooting for them to lose (higher pick and not going anywhere anyway) anything short of a 4 seed with home court is a sure 1st round exit,and no way we are getting to a 4 seed

Provo, UT

watching the jazz play this season has been incredibly frustrating. the playoff run is over, we all know that. the only thing left for these boys to play for is pride. jazz nation is a proud bunch and we are not happy with the way these guys are playing. we don't expect them to win, but we do expect them to hustle and play with heart. that's what we are accustomed too, what we expect, and what we deserve. plain and simple.

my solution:
replace o'conner with stockton. yeah, stockton. he's always had a knack for the game, has a danny ainge-like mentality, will have a good reason for his moves, and is loved by all in utah. corbin's a nice kid but lacks intensity and experience. bring in byron scott to coach. his iq of the game is off the charts and is highly respected among players.

go jazz! here's hoping for a better "next" season.

the boonies, mexico

Fans lets reflect some here. The start to this season should have been an indicator to what was ahead. Get way behind, rally and win a close game, time & time again. Lack of total effort game long was the reason. That followed by D-Will's marketing himself and his calling out players and coaches because it wasn't being done his way. His refusal to resign an extension and holding the Jazz organization hostage over what the "almighty" D-Will plans were. Disension on the team started right there. Sloan & Johnson quit, D-Will already had, and now the team is in turmoil. This is why the upcoming CBA contract is so important, just like the NFL's contract that is now screwed up. The NFL was all about how to distribute 7 billion dollars(of fans money mind you). Now I don't want a bunch of you saying it isn't fans money. These primma-donna players and owners get every penney they get from the fans and other citizens pockets. Subsidized stadiums, parking, over priced concessionaires, TV contracts, advertisor money, all paid by fans.

Saint Louis, MO

ESPN used the term "dismantle" in profiling the loss. There appears to be no motivation. The core players appear to have "gotten rid of the 'wicked' witch" and now are coasting. There is still a "cancer" among the core group of players. D Will must still be in contact and creating turmoil out of "revenge". Corbin is like "Custer" just before Crazy Horse gave the order. The troops should be following Corbin and not "laughing at him" like he is the "towell sent down from the 'big house'". It is time to "clean house" before the new players are contaminated. Corbin deserves his "shot" with players that he can coach. I believe that something dramatic needs to be done again to show that Corbin is "in charge". Whatever the nature of the clique involved in "taking over the team", it wasn't just Williams, Jefferson has evidently been told to "put his game in his pocket".

the boonies, mexico

Going further about the above article, is that there isn't "1 penney" of income to these greedy slobs just mentioned above that isn't paid to them other than by the fan and only the fans! It's sickening and to think that we don't have a voice in their negoitiations. It's all about how are we going to split up the money we get from Mr. Joe Fan and citizen! I hope there is a 2 or 3 year lockout in both leagues and maybe MLB will be next! This is just like the political scene world wide we have been experiencing for many, many years. It's time this big business stuffing it to the little guy crap is stopped and what better place to start than something not required in a persons life than entertainment. This crap is not a life neccessity like food and shelter fans. Stand up and let these jerks know that! I'm sick of all of it!

salt lake, utah

Hey dwillfan! Just want to let you know your player now plays for New Jersey.
Go root for them!!! We need positivity not negativity. For those of you who can't read the writing on the wall--- Jazz are in a rebuilding phase. I for one will be patient and enjoy watching the young guys develope. Be patient or be frustrated those are the choices. You decide!!

The Great Houdini
Rye, CO

I said it before and will say it again,the cancer is cj miles,if you`ll watch,he doesn`t take it seriously,it`s all funny,the game against NY he was laughing when he got yanked out,his laziness will infect everybody eventually,get rid of him and that`ll be a good start,I relly believe these youngsters we have want to succeed

Anonymous Infinity
American Fork, UT

Yes you've got it right "allpurposeanimal". The Jazz are rebuilding again. They maxed their potential in 1997-1998 seasons. What else can anyone with a lick of sense expect; a couple of years one step from two championships. Jordan was the insurmountable obstacle in those years. I'll always have the image in my mind of Mike Jordan standing on top of the scorers table in the Delta Center with the cigar in his chops, crowing about the win in the one series last game.

KOC cannot be objectively criticized by anyone with half a brain about the moves the Jazz have made. We can just have half a heart with the Utah Jazz at Chicago team with Boozer, Brewer and Korver now on their roster. With the NFL on a lockout, look for the NBA to do the same. These prima dona players are screwing up the leagues, just like the government employees doing the same with their convoluted union demands, bankrupting the country.

A complete housecleaning over time will probably be good for the Jazz, and tough for the fans. I am for it. AK is next, and hopefully Fesenko. Obviously AK belongs in NJ.

Go Jazz.

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