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Published: Sunday, Nov. 27 2011 9:48 p.m. MST

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jazz4ever
San Mateo, CA

I dont know if I can agree 100% with Sloan. At the start of the shortened 99 season, it was thought then, that it gave the aging but veteran Jazz team an advantage. I still believe that, even though it did not work out. Tim Duncan showing so much maturity in the playoffs so early in his career was an anomaly. Whatever the effect age factor has, I do think teams with a set rotation from last year will get the early advantage, say for the first 20 or 30 games. That could well translate into a post-season berth before the teams with new additions get to catch their breath!

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

Who cares...

Jazz are not making the playoffs this season anyways.

I'm going to start a petition to move the Jazz from Utah to Seattle!

scalman
Temecula, CA

A young, Tim Duncan-led team would have been a threat in any length season. Durant's team obvious front runner anyway, but yeah, they should play well right away, too. Hey Portland from Sandy, I think you are wrong. Jazz have a good shot. Maybe you should move to Seattle.

myjazz
Ogden, UT

Last week I received a holiday 2011 advertisement for the NBA STORE. It had advertisements for 26 teams. It had a T-Shirt advertisement for the JAZZ on the very last page. The only problem is it had New Orleans Jazz. That is how the NBA feels about the Jazz they don"t even know that we are now the Utah Jazz.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

By the time Corbin gets the team to a point they are playing together the season will have already been over. The Jazz are going to need time playing in games to get better and of course the younger players will need more time.

Chances are Corbin will lose his position before the end of the season.

redcliffs
Ivins, Utah

@jazz4ever
I agree with you. I at least don't think a short fast paced season favors the Jazz. We are too young. It seems that 1st and 2nd year players take awhile to adjust to how many games the pros play. Coming out of college where they maybe play 30 games and then jumping into the hectic schedule of the pros is tough and most rookies hit a wall

@portland trail blazers
Yawn

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

Portland trailblazers.

It seems like you care more about the Jazz being in seattle than you do about the trailblazers.

So if the Jazz were to move to seattle under your logic, they would automatically be contenders with the exact same roster they have now.

Seattle didn't want to build a new arena for a very good OKC thunder team so they deserve no basketball team.

Give me 5 logical reasons why Seattle who wouldn't do what it took to keep a title contending team in their city, deserves a stable franchise like the Jazz who sell out the majority of their games when they are in the playoff hunt?

yarrlydarb
Ogden, UT

Blah, blah, blah.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Who cares?

coleman51
Orem, UT

This is all nice in theory, but the reality is that the Jazz has a very inexperienced team who have not played together. There is a lot of young, untested talent which should make for a great future, but this season I tend to doubt that the Jazz will do much, let alone make the playoffs. It's doubtful that Kirilenko will be back, Okur will grind out his contract away from the court, and trades of some of our veteran players will likely offset any chance that we will compete this year. However, we have great talent coming up and will be a contendor in the future.

YouthforEagar
MONROE, UT

@Portland Trail Blazers
Go right ahead. I'm not signing.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Boycott the NBA! Don't pay their exorbitant ticket prices so owners can crack crab legs in their private suites and players can make $100k per minute. And kill their ad revenue - don't watch games on TV. Let's put NBA ratings down in the neighborhood of the Home Shopping Network.

Time to push the reset button on pro basketball - time to go back to the days where players worked hard for a reasonable wage. The NBA has spiraled out of control and it's time to blow it up and start over.

Tyler
Holladay, UT

Brave Sir Robin

How about YOU boycott the NBA while I watch every Jazz game (and any other game that is worth watching) I can during the season? Ok sounds good.

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

The whiners and complainers are just jealous that they can't get people to pay money to watch them do their jobs. Instead of complaining and whining, why don't you guys find a way to get people to pay money to watch you do your job?

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

Portland Trailblazers

What is the real reason you hate the Jazz? From your comments I don't get the impression that your even a Blazers fan.

The Sonics are dead. RIP.

You should keep supporting that WNBA team you have in Seattle.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

Did this article actually mention the Jazz and the playoffs in the same discussion?

Somebody needs to take another look at all the new inexperienced players on this roster...and even a bigger look at the list of veterans. CJ hot as the sun one night and then cold as the dark side of the moon for the next 8 nights? Memo trying to come back off a year long plus injury? Young guys needing and possibly getting big minutes? A new coach? How many games has this group played together?

Uh, there will very likely be no playoffs for this team unless our division rivals collapse in some unforseen way.

I'm not saying it won't be exciting to see what these young guys potentially can do. One night you will get to see it and then the next night you will be asking "where did that guy disappear to"? Such is life with a bunch of young guys that are totally new or relatively new to the NBA.

Adjust your expectations accordingly or prepare to be disappointed.

redcliffs
Ivins, Utah

@everyone

Feel free to ignore portland trail blazers comments. It's just some disgruntled Jazz fan that constantly sends in the same boring comments on every Jazz news story because the blazers are nothing to write about and Seattle couldn't support a team. If we all ignore him/her then they will give up and go get a life. Don't waste your time reading or responding to them anymore!!

Johnson72
Salt Lake City, UT

Yeah.. May help them lose, That's what the Spazz do.. is lose!!!

plyxply
SLC, UT

my question is what happens the first time Ty Corbin decides he needs to discipline one of his players.....will Greg Miller KOC step in and tell him he can't do it like he did with Sloan?
The Jazz are now no different than all of the other pathetic NBA organizations who let the inmates run the asylum. They were one of only a couple of teams where the players had to respect the coach and run an actual system instead of running a bunch of one one one look at me crap we see with the rest of the NBA. Kevin O Connor and Greg Miller took what Larry Miller and Jerry Sloan built over 20 years and ruined it in 5 minutes.

Sakshay Chaturvedi87
Noida, India

Jazz Need Some Serious Depth At Wing !! No Consistent Scorer in There !! Should Go For Jamaal Crawford even if it means Overpaying Him !

terra nova
Park City, UT

The whole NBA lockout leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I have rather enjoyed watching more high-school and college ball. The game seems to matter more at that level. They try harder. It is far more inspiring than watching these over-paid NBA players. And it is also a whole lot easier on my pocketbook.

Hmmm... more joy and intensity and far less cost. More humble players. What's not to like?

I have not missed the NBA.

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