I heard the guy shaybo suggested...Lucas Nogueira...is a monster defender...the
problem is i think he is too young...but having someone patrol the paint with
that aggressivess is something nice to have...
Burks with the 6th pick, he is a Wes Mathews type shooting guard but taller at
6'6 considered the best shooting guard in the draft. Jimmer with the 12th pick
gives us a solid back up point guard and three point shooting we must have to
help open the paint. Hopefully we can sign AK to the Veteran minimum and make a
push for a free agent or two like Dalembert to play some garbage minutes for the
big guys. Maybe find a team willing to take Memo's contract and Bells contract
for a young veteran shooting guard? Maybe we keep Memo and play him, who knows?
@Captain Lmaybe it was an off game on that championship game...like
i said...you cant judge a player with one game...i think you have to at
least...watch a players last 5-10 games...to have any sort of consistency to
what he is capable of...@shaybothat lucas nogueira is
interesting does he have a lot of vids on the net?
Shaybo: I have liked Vesely and been on his bandwagon, hoping the Jazz would
pick him up and I still like him, he has the perfect size & length to give
us a 3 that can match up with the Durrants, Melo's, James' of the league. I
just watched his recent championship game and he was 4 for 6, 8 pts, which was
efficient but he wasn't assertive on offense. I've watched his highlights and
love what I've seen, maybe this one game I just watched was not the norm but I
think he only averages 10._ something per game. I'd like to see him at least in
the high teens. He seems to play smart and good team ball. I would be happy if
the Jazz drafted Vesely, I know they will do their homework.
@Captain LAre you sure were watching the same Vesely? He seems
highly aggressive on offense and could be a very good defensive player with
great quickness and lateral movement for 6'11" and he is very close to NBA
ready at the 3.While Biyombo is long and athletic and looks good on
his highlights most NBA scouts say he is 2-3 years away from being NBA ready and
I seriously doubt he will play center in the NBA and Favors is a lock to get
most of the minutes at the 4 spot.If your looking for a true center
that's a project how about the kid (Lucas Nogueira) from Brazil that just
declared, a true 7 footer with 7'6" wingspan and a killer shot blocker.
Kakashi: I agree, we can't get excited like he is a sure deal, it would be nice
if there were some ligit centers in the draft but I don't see any. Biyombo may
be the best, especially when it comes to being a defensive minded, shotblocking,
rebounding force. He may only be 6'9 but his length makes him as long or longer
than most 7 footers. Plus he is chiseled, 243 lbs, young, and the thing I like
most is how hard he plays. Getting a player that plays with tremendous intensity
is a Hugh plus. That reminds me of a Mathews kind of a player and with his size
& length that would be very good. The biggest weakness last years Jazz had
was defense and rebounding. I like TJones as the best 3 on the board, I
was higher on Vesely but watched him and he's not assertive enough on offense.
He is long and athletic and skilled though.Point guards wise, I like
Jimmer and Knight.The workouts for these players can't get started soon
enough for me. It will be interesting to hear how they do.
@fan29it wont be that long before we are back in the playoffs...id
say...2 years...@TRUEBLUEFANPortland wont trade wesley
back...they just got him...and they wont agree with the trade...better forget
about him and move on...and try to swing for a different guy...like Tony
Allen...Tony Allen can shoot and defend...and he is a great lockdown defender at
the 2...@Captain Li know Biyombo has a 7'7
wingspan...but aren't we tired of having undersized C?....if Biyombo turns out
to be somewhat like Ben Wallace at his prime...then i'll grab him...im not sold
on a player who got hot on just one game...i'd watch him on the
workouts...before i rate him...@Bugoffi agree with you
that Kendrick isnt playing at a top level right now...but every
player...respects his interior D...even though it doesnt show on the
stats...people would second guess when they go in the lane...and notice he is
there...i think that is what is lacking on our Team...
KOC found Mathews and he can find another one. Favors is not a project. He is a
starting quality NBA PF and getting better. I would rather have Favors than
Boozer. I just watched OKC. Perkins was not impressive at all.
However, he was very impressive while playing with the Cs. Next year after he
adjusts to OKC he will be impressive. Give AJ, Harris and Favors a year of
playing together and see what you have. Boozer is not doing that
well in CHI. He is no longer the focal point of the offense. Based on WP48
Boozer (.172) is not much better than his back up (Taj Gibson .121), AJ (.143),
Millsap (.146) and Favors (.123) (who is a rookie just getting started with a
new team).Korver and Brewer are doing really well. That is because
the coach is utilizing them a lot more effectively than Sloan ever did.The trades that KOC made will work out IF (and only IF) he gets enough outside
shooting. All night DEN left Ibaka open so they could double down. Ibaka made
them pay. The Jazz can't shoot outside and their offense dies from
Ty will never play in the NBA, he isn't athletic enough and he is too short to
play PF, considering he's not athletic. Charles Barley he's not.He could
play overseas, time will tell. Hope he does, if it is something he wants to do.
Makeli did for a while but Makeli was bigger and more skilled.
Time will tell whether Williams will be able to play the 3, he has shown he can
at times but so has Milsap and Paul has proven himself at the pro level. I'm not
that sold on Williams. TJones is very skilled, he was a point guard as a
freshman and it shows if you watch how he handles the ball. I don't know how
good he will be as a pro but I like his skill level. He is more of a natural 3.
He is 6'9, long, athletic, with a good body.Biyombo is 6'7&3/4
barefoot, 6'9 in shoes, he has a 7'7 wingspan, he too has alot to prove but it
is his defense, blockshots, rebounding and hustle/aggressiveness that are
impressive. He has a chiseled body, weighs 243lbs, he's smart, watch him and
read about him on DraftExpress.com. , the Jazz need a defensive minded,
shotblocking, rebounding center and Biyombo fits the bill. If the Jazz did look
to draft Biyombo, they would need to look to trade Milsap.Favors & Big
Al as starters with Biyombo coming off the bench, better defensive
Draft Jimmer then trade him, Bell and Okur for Wesly Mathews! Also move Millsap
to the 3, then have this line up:PG: Harris, Watson, PriceSG:
Hayward, Mathews, MilesSF: Millsap, A.K.PF: Favors, EvansC:
Jefferson, FezMaybe pick up another big man or two, like Tai Wesly.
Steals don't make you a great defensive player.Williams will be a 3
in the NBA, he shoots well enough from outside and is plenty quick also can
dominate inside as a bonus. Ten times better than Jones.Biyombo is
listed at 6'9" but the word is he's 6'7". 4 point and 5 rebound
average is not a lottery pick, and the word is he is 2-3 years away from NBA
Did you really just say that CPAUL has bad D! I'm just going off the top of my
head but he's been in the top 5 in steals for the last couple of years. Correct
me if I'm wrong. The thing with CPAUL is nobody really knew he could play that
great of defence and now you see him stealing the ball from Kobe in the playoff.
Draft Jimmer, I admit it's a risk, but a risk worth taking.
Jazz in for a long drought in the playoffs. GET RID OF KOC. All we are doing is
watching xjazz player in the playoffs (Port & Chi) that we didn't get
resigned last summer and sending a all star to NJ for a ok point guard, not any
better than what we had as backups to DWill and another 19 yr old project that
might turn into a star, but will look for $$$ else where when his contract runs
out. Getting a Hall of Fame coach to retire. Larry is rolling over in his grave
watching what management is doing with his team!!
The problem with all this draft speculation is that Jazz fans have no idea what
type of system Corbin will run next year. Is he going to stay with
the Motta(sloan) System? If so, then the Jazz need a big PG that can set screens
and make great entry passes. They would also need a 2/3 that can run the
baseline and curl off screens while making a high percentage of jump shots. If Corbin is moving to more of a triangle/2 post players with Favors/Big
Al, then the Jazz need shooters/scorers like Jimmer/Kemba/Williams. Otherwise the Jazz should continue to follow the Spurs model of success. Draft
international players that you can 'store' for a year or three. Jazz
fans shouldn't put so much weight on this year's draft. There are some good free
agents available and next year's draft is very promising. The
problem remains that we, as Jazz fans, have no idea what offensive system the
Jazz will run and if Corbin can develop young talent or if he is best suited to
Trade Harris for Hinrich and a draft pick....i dont think we need a scoring
PG...we need someone who would defend the position...i think Dalembert is a free
agent...im not sure...if we couldnt get a defensive C....get Dalembert...then
for the draft....draft a SF and a combo guard (Jimmer?)...we still have another
draft pick next year...but its a 7thpick protected...
Right now in Draft Express's Mock draft the Jazz could choose among Biyombo,
Kanter, Vesely and Jones with the 6th pick and Burks, Hamilton and Jimmer with
the 12th. They have Knight going 5th at the moment. All
of those players have a reasonable chance of starting in the NBA within 3 years.
Kanter, Vesely, and Jones probably could help this year. Jimmer could in special
situations as a paint unpacker.The Jazz could trade down and get
someone like Clay Thompson (SG/SF) or Honeycutt (SF).I do not like
Kemba based on shooting efficiency nor Leonard base on lack of offense. It really makes NO sense to draft another undersized PF. The Jazz
already have Millsap and half the board want to trade him away. Why replace
Millsap with a rookie clone? Millsap is already an established player. You know
what you have in Millsap and every other undersized PF is not going to be better
including Williams who some want to trade up for.
Watch Biyombo on YouTube, Nike Hoops Summit Highlights. Or find him on one of
the Mock draft sites and they have it there to click on.
@LAJazzFan Your bumpy ride assumption is justified if the Jazz do not add
outside shooting. The Jazz imploded when DWill hurt his wrist and Raja's shot
went South. CJ tried to carry the load and could not consistently. The Jazz offense CHOKED on Sloan's bias against outside shooting. The team
NEVER had enough from the start of the year. That is also KOC and Miller's fault
for not putting the shooting onto the team. IF the Jazz had as much outside
shooting as last year they would be in the play offs. Opponents knew
all they had to do is choke off the Jazz inside game by packing the paint. The
Jazz could not force it open. The offensive efficiency disappeared as the TO's
went up and the shooting percentages went down.Williams is not
better than Millsap. Don't trade Millsap. Vesely, Jones and Knight are good
picks. Jimmer should be as good as D Fisher. Biyombo would replace
Fes. The Jazz are going to get better with the 2 picks. The Jazz
could trade down and get Singleton (SF). There are NO great SGs high in the top
@Captain L: I agree with most of what you say but Biyombo averaged 4 points and
5 rebounds and a lot of the mock drafts don't even have him going in the first
two rounds.As for Jimmer and defense, the consensus 3 best guards in
the NBA, Dwill, CPaul and Rose all play very little D. Actually haven't been to
impressed with Harris's either.I think what the Jazz need most is
someone who is feared from outside and can spread the defense and in this draft
that is Fredette.Can't ignore Williams 65% 3 point shooting
especially from someone so explosive inside.
@ LA Fan Your point is very well taken. It can be done but it would take me a
lot of work. First the data from each game would have to be found and then
summed for each player. Then the raw WP48s would have to be computed using the
formula. I can tell you that AJs WP48 was thru the roof and much
higher than .20 and probably >.30. Harris was erratic but hurt. Favors
consistently improved. Hayward improved a lot. CJ dropped but was up and down.
AK, Millsap and Watson have been pretty consistent all year. Except for the outside shooting and weak rebounding the talent is there
IF the team starts working together like they should. In my opinion
MOST of the current problems are in the lack of outside shooting and in the
newness of Harris (and perhaps his style). The defense also has to be
redesigned. The Jazz defensive approach has NOT served them well for a few
years. That D may have been developed for Boozer/Okur? But it is a bad defense
that makes the Jazz vulnerable to 3s (especially in the corner). Sloan was not
worried about corner 3s.
I'm not that high on Williams, to me he is a smaller(or about the same size)
Milsap and unproven, at least Paul has proven himself. Even when I suggest the
Jazz consider trading Milsap, I realize that could be a mistake, he brings alot
to the game but he is short & undersized and gets taken advantage of by
bigger, longer 4's. Paul probably is at his peak, value wise though and we may
be able to get the most possible for him now. We do need a good shooting 3,
especially with AK possibly moving on & getting older. We need a point guard
for the future, Harris may be OK for a few years but a young point guard would
be a good pick up and I think Jimmer could fill that spot. I think he is being
under valued because he hasn't shown he can play D, time will tell but I think
he can play D and will prove it given the chance.
The Jazz do need outside shooters but they need Defense and rebounding even
more. That being said, I really like how this Biyombo looks, read about him. He
doesn't have alot of offense but what he brings defensively changes the game,
and is what the Jazz need. Then trade Milsap and get the 3 we need, that can
shoot, someone like Granger. I like the idea of drafting Jimmer, and it is not
because he's our boy, it is because of what he can bring to the game.
Defensively he is a question but I think he'll do OK there and his offense is
what the Jazz need. He's not just a good shooter, he can put the ball on the
floor and create.If the Jazz don't like Biyombo, then I like TJones, I
have been on the Vesely bandwagon for over a year but today I watched him and
he's not assertive enough, I like his size, skills, length, motor but he's only
averaging 10+ points per game.
@I Will Be Till I Die: The Jazz need outside shooters, Leonard is not that,
Jones looked terrible in the NCAA's, Biyombo has zero offensive skills except
dunks. I think they should trade down to get Derrek Williams even if
it means Milsap and the #12 pick to do it. If not take Jan Veseley with the #6
pick, he is extremely quick and athletic for 6'11 and can slash and shoot.
Knight or Fredette with the #12.
Corbin did lose the NOH game, but Ronnie Price lost the Washington game.Jeff Van Gundy would never go to a small market rebuilding team, esp not
as an assistant.
"Jazz players say future looks bright with Corbin"Uh, a
few things.1. The players are trying to suck up to Corbin to get
positions and playing time for next season.2. You have to be a bit
worried with players promoting Corbin. There were a few concerns I saw that
Corbin was trying to be a "players coach" which is code for
"undisciplined" and "player freedom". That would be the
kiss of death and a guaranteed losing strategy. Phil Jackson, Popvich are
respected but I don't think the players would say they like everything they make
them do but it works. That is the approach we need.3. Forgive me
but an 8-20 coaching record should not be ignored. I'm not sure anyone based in
reality can be so quick to say the future is bright when Corbin can't beat
THE WORST road team in the NBA on your own home court. Clearly Corbing
struggled to motivate the players or have a proper system in place to win
against a BAD team. CJ jacking up bad shots all game long against
Portland playing exactly zero defense and yet Corbin leaves him out there?Bright future?
@BugOff-Can you provide WP48 numbers for the last month of the
season (after DWill left)? Is it possible to get the stats of that month of how
players played together (combinations of AJ, Sap, Hayward, Harris and Favors)?
Otherwise, the full season numbers (or even the past couple of
seasons) might not mean a whole lot as playing with DWill could have been a big
factor. I see the potential of some of these guys and the
possibility of clawing back into playoff contention, but if I am honest with
myself I see a lot of lottery teams with a few good players (the Nets had Lopez,
Harris and Morrow and couldn't win, and Clippers had better players than Jazz do
now and didn't make playoffs). Choosing twice in the lottery of the worst draft
in over a decade does not help the situation. While cautiously optimistic, we
might have to admit that we are in for a bumpy ride the next few years.
I think the Jazz are doing very well within what their limitations are. I think
this will be a very competitive team next year and they will be a top 3 Western
team within 2-3 years. I agree it would be nice to have Matthews now but
the jazz don't have a billionaire owner to cover mistakes with money. Portland
now has Brandon Roy with a suffocating contract they will not be able to dump.
Portland will implode again and the Jazz will be back on top.
Jody, I would like to see an article that compared Corbin to other
NBA rookie coaches rather than a fluff piece on Corbin. Sure Corbin was
promoted in a difficult situation, but contrast him with Frank Vogel in Indiana
or Monty Williams in New Orleans. I'd say both of those coaches have
done more with less talent than Corbin.
Hmmm... All I read was KOC making excuses for giving an unproven assistant coach
a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract. Let's not forget Corbin
lost AT HOME to the worst teams in the NBA. It was only in the last 5 games that
the young guys actually got playing time. The starting line-up had no
consistency under Corbin. I can't recall a current or former Jazz player
praising Corbin's coaching as an assistant. (Contrast that with Thibodeau when
he was with Boston.)I'm not sure what some Jazz fans see in Corbin.
Sure he seems like a nice guy, but a great basketball mind... I guess we'll see.
Hopefully the Jazz bring in Jeff Van Gundy as an assistant, just in
case Corbin continues his losing ways.
For this last year the raw WP48 scores for the Jazz were as followsAK .17Millsap .15AJ .14Favors .12Watson .08Hayward .04Harris .04CJ .03The rest were negative, 10
day contracts or Evans with few minutes. That is a team WP48 score of 78
(move the decimal) for the players who played most of the minutes. WP48 is effected by how well the team is working together and also by
individual performance.Assuming that the team functions better next
year I would suggest the following. AK (or replacement) near .20
(usually is) AJ > .20 (recent play)Millsap > .20 (previous)Favors > .20 (improved play)Hayward .10-.15 "Harris about
.10-.15 (past sometimes .15+)Watson .10CJ .05-.10 (past)That puts the Jazz in the 120-130 range on team WP48 for the 8 players with
the most minutes. That is similar to most of the better playoff teams. This assumes that the offense runs properly, the defense improves, and
Harris/CJ improve shooting percentage.If negative players are
replaced with positive ones things really improve (lousy bench). There is hope for the Jazz next year with 2 decent draft picks.
The best thing that could of happened to the Jazz, was having Jerry step down
when he did. Now Corbin is not starting a new season without experiance. Go
Jazz. And draft well
JBQ: Rather than add ANOTHER 6-10 forward to our roster with Kanter, if the Jazz
brass want to go big, I'd go with Biyombo from Congo. Yes, he's 6-9 too, but he
has a freakish 7-7" wingspan, and we wouldn't have to trade up to get him.
If they can trade up, I would pick Williams from Arizona over Kanter.If they stay at 6, I hope they go after a backup PG (Knight from Kentucky,
Walker from UConn), then take a wing player at 12 (Leonard from SDSU or Jones
Nice work on the one-sided article Jody. Is it any wonder that KOC
lists all the excuses he did to cover the fact he gave an assistant coach a
multi-year deal before they even knew what they were getting into with Corbin?
For all the pro-Corbin supporters I'd love to hear one coaching
decision or adjustment that Corbin made in his 30 games that inspires your
confidence? You really saw a silver lining as the Jazz lost to some of the worst
teams in the NBA on their HOME COURT?? I think Corbin may be a great
a assistant coach, but his carousal starting line-up, inability to make
defensive adjustments, offensive ineptitude, and unwillingness to play the
rookies (minus the last 3 games) lead me to believe that he is trying his best
to copycat Sloan/Johnson and has little coaching ability. I also
can't recall hearing one Jazz player over the years praise Corbin's work as an
assistant. Compare that to Tom Thibodeau who was constantly lauded by the
all-stars in Boston. I hope the Jazz reach out to Jeff Van Gundy to
fill their asst. coaching vacancy.
What Corbin really needs is some more talent to work with. The Jazz will never
be any good until they get enough shooting to open up the inside and spread the
floor so AJ, Favors and Millap have room to work.The Jazz shoot
poorly because Sloan did not like jumps shots and complained about jump shots vs
going inside. Going in to pack paint did not and can not work so the team would
revert to jump shots. However, most of the players were not good jump
shooter.I expect KOC and Corbin to fix that problem. The Jazz do
not need to try to become ORL but they do need more outside shooting to get
their offense to work. The Sloan defense needs to be replaced badly.
It is a very poorly designed defense that begs teams to shoot 3s. When they
shoot and hit 3s that opens up the middle and exposes the slow weak interior
Jazz defense. The Jazz defense is a mess.
We will see....I think though after watching Mathews score 25 for Portland...How
about Ty stays and KOC goes immediately?
Corbin was put into a very difficult position and did an admirable job. I was
getting sick and tired of people bashing Corbin and wishing Sloan was back.
People completely forgot that the Jazz lost 10 out of 14 games before Sloan
walked out. Sloan lost the passion to coach and therefore lost his team.
Thankfully, he recognized it and called it quits. He was done and I am glad he
walked out when he did. Corbin and the Jazz were able to give us a
glimpse into the future. Jazz fans are excited again and I think this slight
rebuilding process needed to happen so that the Jazz can make the next step
towards a real run at a championship. 45-50 win seasons and early playoff exits
leave the Jazz with low draft picks making it nearly impossible to land that
special super star player who can help bring the championship home. This is the
first time I can ever remember a team with 50 win talent getting 2 lottery
picks. I have never been more excited about Jazz basketball.I think
yarrlydarb is right, Corbin will bring a championship in less than 5 years.
I happen to like Corbin for his DePaul connections. Wasn't his son Mr.
Basketball? This means that he is a "family guy". He appears to have
all of the tools. However, his players are "another story". Right
now, there is a great deal of sycophanting (snuggling up to the coach). Some
deep changes need to be made. There is a lot of "dead wood" not only
on the bench but on the floor. Right now, Favors at 19 is the "real
deal". They need to build around him. They need to evaluate Tomic. They
need to evaluate the draft and their two high picks. If they can get Kanter,
they need to trade up from 12 to go with their 6. The story now is that
Kanter's dad wants him back in school and will sue the NCAA (with Calipari's
blessing) to get him back there.
The future is so bright, I gotta wear shades!GO JAZZ!!
The biggest thing that Ty needs is an attitude. He needs to believe that he can
win 82 games next season, and get his players to believe that as well. After
they start to believe, they will then be able to put the work in that would get
them a championship. Dream BIG and work hard.
Doug10: There were no vacancies on the coaching staff for Hornacek. The Jazz
were already carrying three assistants: Johnson, Corbin and Layden. Jerry did
bring Hornacek in as a shooting coach, but Jeff also didn't want to commit full
time due to family priorities I believe.
I'm hoping Corbin installs a new defensive philosophy that guards the 3 point
line better. The Jazz need to stop pushing people to the middle of the floor,
and push them baseline. And most of all the Jazz need to stop fouling everyone,
it's bad enough that the Jazz give up 3 points outside and then they compound
the problem by giving up 3 point plays inside as well. @ Doug,
Jerry never had any openings on his coaching staff. The fact that they let
Hornie hang around as a shooting coach should tell you something. I guess
Hornie's work with Hayward this season doesn't count?? My guess is
Layden would be the weakest link as far as coaching goes, however, it helps
having him around for evaluating talent. I'm excited to see what kind of players
the Jazz will draft and or trade for with Jerry gone....
The Jazz' "bright future" led Portland to a win against Dallas last
Doug, Hornie was unwilling to coach full-time while his kids were young.
only bad mark against Ty was his choosing Hornacek to be a full time coach.
Sloan had been around Hornacek for years yet had not chosen him to coach full
time. There is a reason for that and it seems to be that Hornacek cannot
coach.Hopefully this was Ty's inexperience but Hornacek was the Jazz
shooting coach and the JAzz shoot worse than 80% of the teams in the league.
To come through a rugged part of the season and have his team still
intact says volumes about his ability to communicate with his team.Good luck Ty.
Ty Corbin will bring the Jazz an NBA Championship, and he'll do it in five or
I agree, give the man two years to see how he can lead/help transform this team.
Hopefully, with a PG like Harris and maybe drafting someone like Kemba, Corbin
will change the offense a bit, allow it to evolve in a less predictable way. The
Jazz players are lucky they got a level-headed coach who, like Coach Sloan,
played many years in the league. Just wishing KOC some luck in the lottery, now.
This article is a nice time to remember the significance of that win in LA.1) LA was trying REALLY hard to get that 2 spot2) Jazz had a ton
of injuries (I believe 9 players dressed, no Fes)3) Jazz haven't won LA at
LA for a loooong time4) Hayward and Favors showed a combo pick-n-roll that
marked the future potential of the Jazz.5) Both the rooks had career
nights. Hayward could actually keep up with Kobe. Favors matched up well against
any of the LA bigs. This is huge for the future of the Jazz. 6) Hayward
showed big-time leadership and composure down that 4th quarter stretch and it
makes me think he'll be a great closer for this team.Ofcourse, LA
had an off-night. But part of that can be attributed to the Jazz's defense.Anyways, I know its putting more icing on the cake, but its nights like those
where I believe Corbin will do great for the Jazz.
to be honest...every coach has a rough start...even the great Jerry Sloan...so
this is why im willing to give the next two years to prove his worth...im hoping
he'll surprise us next season...by getting us the the WCF...we do have at least
an 8th pick on next year's draft...
I think this article is spot on. The team Corbin was coaching wasn't the same
team that started the season. Over the last 5 games he was able to win with a
team that benefited more from losing, that aint easy. He never once had a full
roster at his disposal.I don't think he did a great job as head
coach this year but he did a respectable job. Next season when he has a chance
to put in place and run his own system we'll find out for sure what he is made
Considering the hand he was dealt, give Ty an B+ for the partial season. The
teams main MO was not to crack under the unique and unusual circumstances the
season brought. They bent a bit, but inevitably never broke. That takes
leadership and dedication at every level. Since the team is heavily
"re-tooling" Ty needs at least two full seasons to demonstrate his
full repetoire as a coach (and no, a lockout shortened season does not count as
a full season). Let's hope KOC has some good draft/free agent tricks up his
sleeve to give Ty some more ammo to shoot with.
I think Ty will do a good job, he needs time to evaluate things and he will need
time to see how some of his players respond and how they come back to camp. He
has alot of young players and players who may be asked to play different roles
and he will need to see how they respond to what he wants them to do. Ty has
shown the ability to adjust and try different lineups etc and it will be
interesting to see how he comes out this fall and what things he tries to