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Published: Tuesday, April 26 2011 11:31 p.m. MDT

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scalman
Temecula, CA

I hope Jeff stays as an assistant. Jeremy, CJ and a rookie guard (especially if Burks) will all need help next year, as well as ongoing help to Gordon. Favors is going to need to develop some as a jump shooter, as Malone did. I like what was mentioned about the importance of spacing. Players need to learn this or they will never be consistent, productive shooters.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

Hornacek can teach shooting like Pavorotti can teach me to be an opera singer.

Flat out he can't.

Jazz shooters are feared by nobody in the league. Prior to the Jazz Bell could hit something, add to his name Price who has been here under Honaceks tutledge for years, as has Fes as has CJ.

The Jazz need to hire a somedbody who can teach shooting, Hornacek has proven incapable of that.

DEW
Sandy, UT

Jeff is a family guy and fun to watch. Great teacher and easy to get along.

3for5spotshooter
Sun Valley, Idaho

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The Jazz had a "new Hornacek...."

His name was Korver...

And they traded him...

Duh...

3for5spotshooter
Sun Valley, Idaho

One more thing...

When your astute trading lands you out of the playoffs...

And your traded assets are still playing in the playoffs...

You trade the GM....

3for5spotshooter
Sun Valley, Idaho

the Jazz had a shooter to stretch the floor....

His name is Korver...

And they traded him...

BWT
American Fork, UT

Hey Spotshooter: Yes, Korver is a shooter, but was not a new Hornacek not even close. However, Hayward will be the new and next Hornacek.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Hayward Hayward Hayward......He has proven nothing. He put up a few good stats in meaningless games. Now he is the next Hornacek. Funny stuff......

AFCoug
Colorado Springs, CO

I'm pretty sure the Jazz did not trade Korver. He was a free agent that signed elswhere. That is a problem the Jazz have always had. Free agents do not want to come to Utah and current players jump ship when given the chance. Let's hope this team comes together next year, at least one of the 2 1st round picks turns into a player (2 guard anyone). and the Jazz make a run. There is no argueing they have the talent. They are very young and should only get better.

ed
Los Olivos, CA

Strange. All of the players and all of the management praise Horny's shooting coach skills. Ak improved; Hayward improved dramatically. But Doug 10 rags on Horny, every day. I wonder who knows most about coaching.

BillM75
Salt Lake City, UT

Hornacek was so much better of an overall player than career 7th man Korver, it's absurd to discuss it further.

The Jazz were spiraling down the drain long before No Rings & DWrist left.

There have been maybe 15 impact rookies in history and you know all their names, none of which are John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins or Kobe Bryant. Hayward showed enormous improvement the last two months of the season (led the NBA, not just the Jazz, in 3fg% since Feb 1st) once Hornacek started coaching full-time and No Rings & DWrist left. Unfair to judge a rookie by any other standard.

Anonymous Infinity
American Fork, UT

Coaching from Jeff Hornacek can only help the Jazz, no question. The ongoing problem with teams like the Jazz is they are only foiles for the top teams in the league. I see no short term turn around here. By looking at the league elite teams anyone should realize this fact. What we need is realistic streams of rhetoric from the media, and us as fans. Certainly we need to be positive, and not negative; however small market teams can only do so much to maintain some continuity. The big market teams feast off of smaller market teams and grab their better players when their contracts either run out, or before, as in the Jazz's Deron Williams' case (self protection). Enjoy the team. This league right now, along with the NFL is in a serious dispute with owners and players grappling for the money pot. There is far two much at stake and cities housing these teams are being squeezed to sponsor areanas, and to put pressure on the local government officials to cough up money for new arenas and stadiums to cater to the elites and people with the money to pay the exorbitant ticket prices.

Go Jazz.

Richie
Saint George, UT

I know what Hornacek's role is but what does Laydon do besides carry a clipboard around?

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Richie......He does the same thing Phil Johnson did while on the bench. Nothing.

Richie
Saint George, UT

CJ Miles....Phil Johnson won coach of the year all Laydon did was drive the Knicks into a big hole.

Captain L
Provo, UT

CJMiles: Your showing your insecurity again by trying to slam on Hayward. Hayward showed alot of good things the last month and let's hope he continues to improve. CJ has this one more year to prove he can be consistent. If he can become consistent the Jazz will be alot better team. Favors should improve, Hayward and Evans should continue to improve and if any of the rookies can contribute the Jazz should be improved. I hope CJ will watch film and realize what he needs to do to become consistent, he has plenty of talent, he needs to learn how to use it better.
If Hayward continues to improve, I see him starting at the 2. Hopefully Favors improves enough to force Corbin to start him. We need his defense.

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

I am well pleased at what we've seen from Hayward the last several months of this his rookie year. I am very encouraged at his future with the Jazz. I would like to see Hayward tudor CJ a little and help him to tap into his enormous potentual more. Maybe he could school him on mental toughness and how to kick it in gear.

BillM75
Salt Lake City, UT

This is a make or break contract year for CJ, I'm sure he'll have a big year a la Boozer previously.

Knicks fans would've been happy if Scotty had done nothing except hold a clipboard, although considering what Dolan & Isiah did after him, he was Red Auerbach by comparison.

Everything the next 2-3 seasons needs to be focused on developing Favors, Hayward & the lotto picks, if the Jazz want to compete seriously for a title before 2020. Forget about trying to sneak into the 8 seed.

Al, Sap & Harris are good players with reasonable contracts, Evans is a nice cheap role player, CJ & Fes are young & still have slight potential esp now that No Rings & DWrist are gone. The "veterans" scarcely merit mentioning.

Who knows about Corbin, who thought Thibs & Scotty Brooks would be this good? Give him a full off-season and training camp.

But it's all about getting lucky with #6 & #12 and forging them into a core with #3 & #9, be nice if Al, Sap & Harris can adapt to them. Anything else is just eyewash with no bearing on winning a title.

Anonigma
Murray, UT

Hornaceks a good guy....the coaching staff should include more of these members of the Jazz team that reached the finals. What's B-Russ doing nowadays?
Also,
Why are people leaning towards CJ coming back? He had career lows in a lot of stuff (FG, 3P). He'll be very lucky to come back....very lucky.

Tyler
Holladay, UT

Billm75

Not sure about Brooks, but I know Thibs was praised before he was even given a job. I know I wish we could pick him up, except for we had Sloan. That didn't last much longer though...

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