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Published: Friday, Oct. 21 2011 8:50 p.m. MDT

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Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

I hope Portland is smart enough not to take O'Connor. There are much better GMs than O'Connor out there.

I'm glad we got Wesley Matthews though, us Blazers fans love him! The best was when Wesley dropped 30 pts on Utah last season, haha!

Timp
South Jordan, UT

take him.

seriously, please.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Kevin O'Connor is one of the better General Managers in the league. Too many fans don't understand the parameters in which these guys (GMs) work under. Free agent signings, contracts, trades, and restructuring is more complicated that just fans not getting the player they want from wherever on their team.

There is a reason O'Connor is sought after.

Jazz Cop
San Francisco, CA

I'll GM portland, for 1mill a year.

EdCullen
Orem, UT

gdog3finally,
I agree with you. I'm not sure why so many fans dislike O'Connor. I think it stems from not understanding basketball, the parameters of his position, and not understanding what the limits of being from a small market. From the perspective of a former college basketball player, I think he does a fine job. This includes the Deron Williams trade and letting Wes Matthews go-- it wasn't fun to see these guys go, but it was in the best interest of the Jazz and logical for the situations. I hear too many fans saying silly stuff like 'why doesn't he just trade Paul Millsap for Dwight Howard?' Too many Jazz fans don't have a clue.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

take him, maybe he can get Jerry hired back over there to coach that group.

Jazz has a weaker coach and much weaker assistants. Not sure what Corbin learned all those years on the bench

EdCullen
Orem, UT

It's amazing what he's done for a small market team-- we have no business being as successful as we have been (making it to the playoffs as often as we have). 90 percent of the NBA would never come to Utah to play, and yet we still win.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

If a GM moves from one team to another, and there's no league around for him to work in, does he still make a sound?

President Joker
Washington, DC

I hope O'connor stays. This just shows how inferior portland is to the jazz because they want all our players. They wish they could be us.

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

President Joker,

Seriously?

Portland has an NAB title. Utah does not. Portland has a brighter future than Utah. Portland has deeper pockets than Utah. Portland has better fans than Utah. Portland has a better coah than Utah. Portland has all around better players than Utah. Portland has a nicer arena than Utah. Portland is a bigger city than Salt Lake. Portland was in the playoffs last season, Utah was not. Portland has Camby, Roy, Aldridge, MATTHEWS, Felton, Nolan, Batum, Oden, Utah does not. Palyers want to play in Portland (see Chris Paul's comments), players want to avoid Utah like the plague.

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Paul Allen, the owner of the Trail Blazers, obviously isn't bright enough to run his NBA team by himself. So he has to go to the Jazz and try to steal all of our players as well as management.

It really is annoying.

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

GoRed,

It's not what you, but who you know...

a WVC person of course does not know this.

GreyWolf
Weston, ID

I think it is funny that Portland fans, or fans of any team, would pretend to consider another team so lowly, yet still visit the site of a local newspaper to make negative comments about that team. It suggests that those fans do indeed consider that "lowly" team a threat, and they somehow feel that by posting such comments, they can totally demoralize and destroy that team and its fans, thus eliminating the competition they try so hard to pretend does not exist.

mikeberwald
LYDIA, LA

Amen. If have never read a more ridiculous, sophomoric post in my whole life than PTB's response at 12:25. How old are you?

Pugman
TREMONTON, UT

You forgot one.......Portland has more felons than Utah

Veracity
Morgan, UT

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

If Portland is so great...why don't you go there to live.

P.S. If Kevin needs a letter of reference, I would be happy to help out.
Maybe you could share a moving van with him.

Anonymous Infinity
American Fork, UT

I have an idea even though it might be crazy. Merge the Jazz with the Blazers, or call the Jazz a sub-franchise of the Blazers. The way the league is operating now, the Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, New York and Boston franchises are the preferred locations the players want to be anyway. This could include the Blazers as an option as well, since the owner, Paul Allen could buy half the league with his assets anyway. We could call the Jazz, the Utah Jazz at Los Angeles, for instance. That way, the players could live and play in Los Angeles and be happier with their lot in life. And all the diehard Jazz fans could follow the team, and actually live in Los Angeles as well. The way this league is headed, the Jazz franchise is doomed. The owners need to be considering an option to get their money and move on. What we really need is an NFL francise in Salt Lake City. That is the only league that has any sense about how a league should operate in terms of player salaries and competitive franchise issues that can provide for many teams to compete for a title.

jazzer
St. George, UT

Its funny when Porland fans get on a Jazz website and post things. Come on buddy you can do better then that. Jazz have one of the best franchises out there, yes we do not have a championship but we are consistantly a top team making the playoffs year in and year out.

Cougarstin
OGDEN, UT

Take him. It's not about Jazz fans not knowing basketball. It's about the fact that Kevin O'Connor has not been able to draft a first round pick and keep him here for a second contract except for Deron Williams. The Jazz have had success in the second round, but that is because Jerry Sloan had an idea of who he wanted, not because of O'Connor. This market is obviously a tough place to attract major free agents. You have to do it through the draft and that is where KOC has failed.

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