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.
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.
Jeff is a family guy and fun to watch. Great teacher and easy to get along.
'The Jazz had a "new Hornacek...."His name was
Korver...And they traded him...Duh...
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....
the Jazz had a shooter to stretch the floor....His name is
Korver...And they traded him...
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.
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......
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.
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.
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.
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
I know what Hornacek's role is but what does Laydon do besides carry a clipboard
Richie......He does the same thing Phil Johnson did while on the bench.
CJ Miles....Phil Johnson won coach of the year all Laydon did was drive the
Knicks into a big hole.
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.
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
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.
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.
Billm75Not 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...
@CJ Milesi'll ask you the same question but...what has CJ
done?...for the past 6 years?...Nothing? yeah i thought so too....
What's B-Russ doing nowadays?I thought he was still waiting at the
court for MJ to show up to play 1-on-1?I also heard he was taking
bids for methods of revenge against Dick Bavetta.
I hope the Jazz don't resign CJ. I hope they let him walk and go to a team that
wants to use CJ as a slasher/finisher. Get him off the 3 point line and
attacking the basket. I will be a waste of a year for CJ is the Jazz keep
him.As for Hayward, lets see how he plays next year before I jump on
The Jazz players (as the article reports) may respect Hornacek and think he is
helping them improve their shot, but after all what do they know? They haven't
checked with Doug10 to see how wrong they are.
Hornacek is the best at shooting and knows the system....Word today is that
Sloan is thinking of coaching the Golden State Warriors...Would Hornacek leave
and go there?
The only person who wants CJ taking three-pointers instead of slashing to the
basket is CJ himself. He's one of the best finishers at the rim in the league
now that he's stronger, but...Hayward listened to Hornacek and his
shooting %'s soared, CJ didn't and his declined from the already putrid numbers
they were at. Agreed, let's see how Hayward does once teams start planning for
him.About a month ago I saw Hornacek and what looked to be his two
sons at a movie theatre/pub in town, seemed like very polite young men, good for
Jeff & his wife.
@Captain LCJMiles has good reason to be insecure, the writing is on
the wall for his hero, Hayward is the 2 guard starting next year. You can't win
with a starter who plays well every 3rd or 4th game and terrible the rest. Also
Haywards defense is coming on strong and could end up being a lock down
defender.I still see Miles as being of value to the Jazz coming off
the bench and putting in 15-20 minutes a game. Same with AK47.
Iowas Jazz fan: says the players are happy with Hornacek as a shooting coach,
you think the Jazz players are happy you should see the players in the rest of
the league.They are now offering to pay Hornaceks salary, in fact
the Heat called and were wondering if he could stop by Boston and give them some
quick tips.Ah,the friendship, the good feeling, the loyalty....the
lack of ringsThe comments about Korver being a free agent vs leaving
the Jazz are inaccurate in that Korver was never going to be asked back by the
Jazz. He had disappeared in every Jazz playoff game, never made a basket of
merit or when it counted.However Dwill did several times and he
should not be criticized as Dwrist. The Jazz just like any team in the league
would love to have Deron on their team.The same cannot be said for
CJ, I like the guy but his numbers are abysmal. The team needs to move ahead by
sending away he and Fes type projects.