ouiscYou must have misread. I never said that Sloan should have been
replaced with a rookie coach. I have always wanted the Jazz to replace Sloan
with an experienced coach without the chip on his shoulder. It's all
you Sloan lovers that should be thrilled with Corbin. He is Sloan 2.0. Again,
I'm sure Ty is a great guy, but he has shown that a great basketball mind, he
SloanHaterYou actually sound a lot like folks living in Denver who
wanted Shanahan's head on a platter and begged for the promising mind of Josh
@h20skiWhy do the Sloan defenders always ignore the fact that Corbin
is running things EXACTLY the same as Sloan while gloating about the dismal
state of affairs. I'm glad Sloan is gone. I'm sad that his
replacement is Corbin and not Phil Johnson. Phil deserves a ton of credit that
he'll never receive. Phil was the one traveling in the off-season, talking with
other coaches, watching basketball, learning what other coaches were trying to
do, all while Jerry was riding tractors. What us sloan detractors
wanted was a coach who could relate to younger players and coach them up. A
coach that made defensive adjustments. A coach that watched game film. A coach
that put players in positions to succeed rather than constraining them to an
out-dated system. That is why I want a coach like JVG. A tough, defensive minded
coach that can take talent and make them better.
@Observation-isti agree with you...Paul needs to be the 6th
starter...I want to have a lineup of...Al Jeff Favors Hayward CJ Watson....and
give major minutes to the three rookies...
H2O.......I think unless you play Favors at the 4, the Jazz will get crushed.
Millsap and Jefferson have no chance against the Lakers without Favors on the
floor with them. With AK out, Favors has to start. But he won't.......If Watson can't guard Fisher, we have a major problem.I will
take my chances with CJ on Kobe. Kobe will get his points regardless.
Oh please. Sloanhater? You got what you wanted by getting rid of Sloan now sit
back and enjoy the fruits of your genius.Karl Malone? GM? Please.
Lets face it folks, the guy was a load of braun on the block but he is not the
sharpest tool in the shed. I think "maybe" as some type of assistant
to help teach our PF's and Centers with some moves but that would be it. The
guy is a loose cannon and we know "Karl Malone goin' do what Karl Malone
goin' do". Any more questions?Millsap playing the
3? Please. At 250+ he can't defend threes in this league. He needs to go back
to the bench and we need Favors on the floor so we can have some better interior
defense. Paul is too short and would dominate coming off the bench against
inferior talent.CJ? You are thinking some decision Corbin is making
is what will not make us competitive against the Lakers? Uh, no. The fact we
start a 6'7" Millsap and 6'9" Jefferson (real heights) is the
beginning and end of our problem. They can't stop anyone or rebound good
I agree Sokol. It would be great to see Malone return as an
assistant to coach the big men similar to what Horny was doing. I wouldn't call
Malone a great defender, but he knew the tricks of swatting the ball and taking
a flop.. er charge. I bet he could do wonders to help Favors develop his low
post game. Now if only the Jazz could get rid of Corbin.
I love the phrase 'earned the right to be on the floor'. Hoorah!I
would like to invoke the name of another great coach ... Popovich. He has
somehow convinced Manu Ginobili to come off the bench when he's clearly not
their #6+ player. He'd start for most clubs. He does finish games however. If
Ty can convince Paul to come off the bench yet get major minutes, that would be
excellent.Give me STARTERS: Favors (5), Jefferson (4), Hayward (3),
??? (2), and Harris (1) with RESERVES: Okur (5), Millsap(4), Evans (3), CJ
(2), and Watson (1) I'm pretty pleased with the exception of a starting 2 guard.
I'm a huge Raja fan but he's not the player I remember. I'm not a
Ronnie Price fan and I'm grateful to be done with AK. Elson and Fesenko may be
helpful in practice, but I don't see much PT for them. As a BYU
Fan, I have to wonder what Jimmer as a backup 2 would be like. He hasn't shown
he can defend at the NBA level but, for those who can remember Vinnie Johnson
(Pistons) Jimmer could be like him
its not the coachs problem, the jazz are just a bad team. have you seen our
bench? it sucks. just play the rookies so they get more comfortable and hope to
get barnes or derrick williams next year, and with a fresh start we'll be able
to really see how good a coach corbin is
I would like to see Evans and Milsap play the 3 spot the rest of the year, to
see if they can handle it. Especially Evans, he has atheticism but lacks bulk to
play the 4, so he needs to prove he can play the 3. He needs to show he can make
shots from outside and put the ball on the floor and take the ball to the
hole.Hayward has been play better and better and I hope he gets 40 minutes
a game, so he can develop. He needs to be told he needs to be assertive looking
to score. Hayward shows he will be good, he shows he can pass, play defense,
rebound and make others better.
I like the idea of hiring Jeff Van Gundy or Karl Malone..as head coach or GM.
Sloan was the all-time non-adjustor to specific matchups & mismatches, a
trait he picked up from Frank Layden and took nuclear.Agreed that
Al, Fav & Sap need to plan on 40+ minutes Friday to have any prayer of not
losing by 30, CJ (spelled by Hayward & Evans) has to try to make Kobe work
on both ends and NOT launch dumb threes, and quite frankly, as the relative
weakness of LAL is at PG, I'd rather see CJ & Hayward alternate bringing the
ball up than Watson and esp Price or Bell, all three of whom shouldn't be here
next season. The vets had their chance, time for the kids.A good
big man coach would prolly help Al as much as Favors.No big name
coach like JVG would ever come here even if guaranteed a ring, nor would the
Millers pay what they'd demand. Thibodeau's prolly makes 1/5 of what the Lakers
will offer one of the VG's (or even Sloan), unless they want to stay cheap
in-house with Shaw.
Sounds like Jerry Jr. doesn't want to be competitive against the Lakers.
Without Al and Favors on the court most of the night together, it will be a
blowout. CJ needs to guard Kobe. Millsap will be a non-factor unless he plays
at the 3 and guards Odom.I just don't see Jerry Jr making the
adjustments to match up with the Lakers on the defensive end. Basketball is
about matchups and mis-matches. Phil will exploit the Jazz all night if Jerry
Jr. doesn't make adjustments throughout the game.My only advice to
Big Al is bend your knees on defense and play like a big man should play on
The Vets had their chance this year, they did really well until 2011 came
around, but then they blew it. They blew it so bad they didn't win a single home
game in Jan, went from contending for the 2 seed to being out of the playoffs,
their coach quit and management traded away one of the leagues best players for
Devin Harris and potential.Ya the Vets had their chance this year
and if they had done their job the Jazz would be fighting for home court right
now. Now it's time to develop potential into talent. Wins and losses
don't really mean anything this year anymore, but the development of the 3
rookies this year is crucial for the Jazz to get back to the playoffs next year.
This is especially true if AK doesn't come back.Re Sloan hater:
Don't you hate it when you get what you want. I think it's time for a name
Just run your own show Ty, and ignore 80% of the negativity here on these webs
because none of them are important regarding the Jazz and their future. I'd bet
less than 10% have attended a game this year and the same percentage have never
played competitive sports of any kind!
I can't take another article that quotes Corbin as saying, "I don't
know..We'll see how it goes." Really Ty? When are you going to know?I also can't see how Corbin doesn't acknowledge the hard play of Big Al
and give him the option on whether he wants to start or not. The guy has played
hard and played in every game. How many Jazz players can make that claim? He
hasn't complained, he hasn't gone to the media, or discovered a phantom injury.
The guy shows up every night and Corbin rewards him on the bench. Time to fire Corbin and Hire JVG!!