The amazing thing about the Jazz decendancy to the bottom five of the Western
Conference is the fact they would still be in the playoffs if they were in the
Eastern Conference. I still maintain with this convoluted league idea of giving
higher draft choices to lower echelon teams, where they then draft the superior
players from high school, college and the other world class players, sign them,
play them, and then lose them to free agency to the higher echelon teams; start
over, and continue this process ad nauseum is ludicrous. The Jazz by being able
to keep Malone and Stockton were almost able to overcome the largely impossible
dream of small market teams to go to the pinnacle and almost win two
championships. This is no longer possible in my judgement, for small market
teams. These teams are merely farm teams for the major market teams. Let's
take this league to the next level; play a 60 game regular season schedule; all
teams then make the playoffs, play 7 game best of 4 series across the board, and
see what happens. The season could still end by June every year. Everyone
would share in playoff revenues.
funny thing about sloan haters; they blame sloan for everything. reality is
we're now at the bottom of the bottom 5 of the NBA without sloan. granted the
jazz were stinking already before he quit, the jazz would've still won games
against the kings, wolves, wizards and other bottom-feeders of the NBA. right
now, every team looks at the jazz as a sure win for them.
I tell you what I would like to see is Jerry coaching the Jazz again!
SloanHater is actually right. Further, there are several variations of the
"system" and Sloan has used 5 or 6 of them over the years. Corbin is
using a lot less of Sloans last "system" which is one reason why AJ
all of a sudden blossomed. Corbin adjusted things so AJ is closer to the basket
and can make quicker moves to the rim without dribbling. Corbin is
smarter than most think. Kashi mentioned DET. That is a
possibility. I actually hope Sloan does coach again. I would like to
see him get more wins than the Zen Master from LA.
No organization is going to hire a nearly 70 year old coach. They will take him
at his word that he has no energy left. How do they guarantee that he won't run
out of energy again early in his contract?
@CJ MilesIf Hayward can put the nets to the playoffs...are you
implying that CJ can take them to the finals?
Funny how Sloan Hater vanishes for a very long time and Todd From Santa Ana
appears. After Sloan retires Todd vanishes and Sloan Hater is back. What do you
want to bet they are the same person? Sloan Haters Laker comments are
about as lame as it gets. No coach deserves that kind of insult except for ones
who are low enough to coach the Fakers. Of course Sloan Hater vanished
after Jazz fans got all over his case after admitting his hate toward Sloan had
everything to do with John Ameachi. This has not been forgotten. Better change
your name again. We know who you really are. Why are you watching Jazz games
anyway? Glee, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance sound more like your
tastes concidering your comments in the past. I did not care for the too much
information you gave on attending the Utah pride festival eaither with John
Ameachi and Rocky Anderson.This has nothing to do with sports.
How did the Dwill trade hurt the Jazz? They were losing before he left because
of his attitude. Let's see......Jazz: 2 - 8 last 10 gamesNets: 1 - 9 last 10 gamesDwill seems to be a difference maker!!
But if Hayward were playing for the Nets, they would be in playoff contention.
As a loyal fan of the Jazz and their multi-ethnic approach, I am certainly
disheartened at the current state of affairs. It would appear that Andy
Taylor" was run out of town and that "Barney Fife" now sits in
the oval office.
Please dont, Sloan isnt the reason were losing. Its called our franchise player
was traded and we are now in a rebuilding phase. As much as Sloam was good coach
he could only do so much. The Williams trade has hurt us more than anything.
People stop living in 98, the glory years. Sloan is done and if we still want a
franchise here in Utah we have to support the Jazz as best we can through this
hard transitional phase. The world isnt at a end and dont jump the bandwagon. I
think Greg Miller has done the best with what he has, same with KOC. We have had
to many good years, we dont know what its like to be like the Los Angeles
Clippers. Its not the end of the world. Keep your head up Jazz fans.
Jerry will only coach again if he can get his buddy Johnson to join him.
Otherwise, who would come up with the in game coaching adjustments/strategy and
or a different rotation here or there?
If he does come out of retirement, which I doubt he will, I hope it's in a
situation where he could get the Coach of the Year award he deserved so many
DaveDave: What are the sources for your nonsense? Are Greg and you best
friends? Or does Jerry call you nightly to check in? Is Dwill a frequent guest
of your home?I love it how people on here seem to know all the
answers to the non-answerable things. Until Jerry writes a tell-all book or
Dwill comes clean it's all nonsense.......
Sloan should pull a Larry Brown. Get Paid off huge and chase the dream.
SloanHater, you are absolutely correct on this one. Having played for Coach
Motta and Coach Johnson in the 1967-68 season at Weber State I can attest that
the Jazz run an extension of the weber state "purple offense". Give it
to the big man inside, set some picks, make some cuts.......
Slaon is letting Dr. Buss know that he is willing to take over Jackson's rocking
chair at the end of the Laker bench and watch the Lakers courtside for millions
of dollars, while Kobe runs the show...Where else would he go to
avoid the grind, and who else would replace Jackson?
SloanHater might have the least amount of knowledge of any basketball fan ever,
but hey Sloanhater is probably a great coach on NBA Jam.
I do ot think Jerry will be coming back to Utah if that is the wish underlying
in this article. My one question however is - What is they buy-out amount on
Corbin's contract? He is not a motivator... nor does it appear a teacher.
Jazz Hater.....That was funny stuff. Way to tell the truth to those who are in
The Jazz need to bring Sloan back...This nightmare is getting ridiculous...The
Jazz also known as the Utah Titanics or the Utah Sour Notes are horrible since
If Larry were still alive......coach Sloan would still be coaching the Jazz
well ya never know the AARP might want to start a basketball team. lol ! atleast
he would be of legal age to qualify for the programs. sloan will never wear a
L e a v e m y L a k e r s a l o n e !Sloan was perhaps the
best regular season coach ever. But he never learned how to prepare his (often
very talented) teams mentally for the playoffs. Hence zero rings as a coach.
P l e a s e , l e a v e m y L a k e r s a l o n e !
The Blazers need a better coach. Bring him up here.
i'm the same age as jerry sloan, and i predict he's not getting back into the
NBA at anywhere at any level.
Sloanhater--just keep whispering the words to yourself--"We are actually
much better off without Jerry Sloan." Your co-workers and family might seem
a little worried about you--but this method will work for you if you nod and
seem really sincere while you say it. LOL--I can actually think of a
certain team that could use a guy like Sloan. Oooops.
I'm curious, all of Jody's sources cite other reports and second hand
information.Why not call Sloan and just put the question to him
Detroit Pistons?...hahaha..im just throwing team names just for fun...
The Utah Jazz will not survive, long-term, with its current ownership /
management in place. In a decade or less, the Jazz will no longer be in Utah. If
Sloan shows up on another team, it will tell you everything you need to know
about the franchise's leadership.
Just for the record, there is no such thing as "Sloan's System." The
Jazz run the "Motta System" and Phil Johnson deserves more credit than
Sloan for the offensive sets the Jazz run.
Sloan would need the right team with the right player and a year or more to
implement his system. No many NBA owners are going to give him a year or more
to get it all going. The Laker players are ideal for the triangle.
They are just opposite of what Sloan needs for his system. Kobe is a
volume shooter. Ron Ron is a head case who jacks up bad shots. Fisher at this
point is the anti thesis of DWill. Gasol and Bynum fit Sloan's system but Kobe
would have a fit if the ball went inside all the time.Sloan will not
be going to the Lakers. IND maybe?
In a world of billionaire owners willing to lay anything to create a winner, why
would any coach ever say he's retired. That door will always be open. $10
million a year? $15? $20?
SloanHater you crack me up with your observations on Coach Sloan. No
I don't see him in Jersey becuase their coach is locked in for a while.Where I see him going is Sacramento, young team, small market (if they don't
move), trying to get their fan base back, yea Sac Town.Or some other
small market team, Charlotte, Memphis, New Orleans, Milwaukie, Minnesota....
New Jersey Nets?
Sloan would NOT make a good GM and I will pray every night that he takes over as
the Lakers head coach. Just imagine Sloan starting Gasol at center,
keeping Lamar Karashian buried on the bench because of his personality, getting
into verbal confrontations with Ron-Ron, playing Luke Walton big minutes every
night because of his 'hustle', and Kobe getting injured by February because
Sloan played him 45+ minutes a night every night while letting young talent
waste away on the bench against the NBA's worst teams. Please LA,
at that moment Sloan quits! Right there on the spot!!! Greg is surprised he
tells Sloan to sleep on it for 24 hours and to think about it! Sloan does and
feels even better about the decision. A press conference is called and the rest
is history! The Jazz were on the downward spiral before Sloan quit but I
guarantee they would be in a different position than they are now including have
Williams being traded to the Nets. Sloan is a hall of fame coach and knows
atleast how to win in the regular season.
Sloan is not coming out of retirement unless he has the backing of the Miller
family. I know first hand the reason why Sloan quit!!! Here it is......Sloan
called a timeout he set up a play to be run and Deron wanted to run the play a
different way. Sloan stated that he was the coach and things were to go the way
he wanted it to be played! During the middle of said play Deron switched it back
to the way he had wanted it and it resulted in a turnover. Sloan was miffed to
say the least! The next day he wanted to suspend Deron for not following the
play however Greg Miller would not allow him to suspend him. Sloan than
explained to Greg Miller that he had an arrangement with his father in the
past....Sloan would allow him to run the team his way (if you read
"Driven" it mentions this in the book too. Miller says that "we
aren't going to have the inmates run the asylumn" i.e it's Sloan's way or
the highway). Greg than informs Sloan that his agreement ended with his Father's
Wow, could you all imagine Coach Jackson steps down from the Lakers and Coach
Sloan gets an offer from Dr. Buss. No I can't imagine that either but man what a
story it would make.......
Coach Sloan would make a good general manager for the Utah Jazz, if they ever
decide to change directions. But I think KOC has done an excellent job, also.