Have you guys considered that the Jazz just played a superrior team in the
Lakers. The Utah Jazz a respectable organization ran into a buzz saw in thee
Los Angeles Lakers are the real deal. This team was designed and built to win
Championships. Utah will never comprehend nor understand the mind of a champion.
The Black Mamba has developed his game to the point perfection, no motion is
wasted, the thought process is unmatched, and the resolve unreal. Therefore,
take some consolation you mere mortals in Utah, you've just been punked.
It is the same problem that the Jazz have had since Stockton/Malone era ... The Jazz need a true power NBA CENTER - as do most b-ball teams. Okur is
great at times but he really is not a heavy duty 5, more of a 4.I
don't know if those 2 youngsters will be the answer - I have my doubts.Boozer or Milsap would be great to keep if we can get a true center.
Hey Jazz fans!Let's make some things clear. Being frustrated is
understandable but whining about almost everything is another thing. Let's face
it. The Lakers' roster (especially their bench) is infinitely better than ours.
I still liked our effort though! They simply kicked our butts with their size
and limitless solutions...not because we lacked the energy level as many people
claim! At times, yes, we looked confused and kinda frustrated because they were
making shot after shot and we were not hitting any! Our individual talent
(compared to the Lakers')is what let us down and not our overall effort and
hustle! Jazz for Ever!
If you look at the first round draft picks over the last 10 years the Jazz only
got 2 players. DWill who they moved up for and Brewer at 14. The rest were duds.
Koufos is the 3rd best selection in 10 years. KOC/Sloan/Jazz
management are not good at first round choices and then do not develop the
talent they do get. This is a major problem.Look how POR and OK are
developing their young talent. Utah has major problems and they are
in the front office/coaching/management. It is not just the players. This is a superstar/young player league. The Sloan/Utah approach is out dated.
You have to have 3 great players and enough cheap role players to win in this
league. It starts with getting and developing young talent. Utah is dismal at
this. The Sloan system demands veterans to run right and Utah
overpays them (for the talent level) and then can't win as they do not have
enough talent or energy to compete. Stop blaming the players. It is
the management that does not know one end of a stat from another and flies by
Keep Williams and rework the rest of the team
PG is the most important position for the Jazz. The right replacement for Fisher
is the top priority. A tall athletic PF is the second priority,
especially if Boozer leaves. Koufos/Fez should be able to replace
Collins. Koufos is not a PF (at least yet). Okur would do better with more rest
during the season. The Jazz are stuck with AK. Sometimes he plays
well. The Jazz really do not have the answer at the 2/3 position.
They have a lot of talented players who each have specific glaring
weaknesses.The Jazz play hard and also play defense when they want
to turn it on. The rest of the time they just play up/down to the level of
competition.Who controls that? This whole organization
needs to quit labeling themselves as a "small market team". They use that as a
marketing excuse for not competing. The Salt Lake market is comparable with NO,
DEN, POR, PHO, SA, just to name a few. All were better than the Jazz.If the NBA were totally rigged Utah would have never played CHI. This organization needs to join the new century with real technology,
management,coaching and players.
Sloan is a very good coach but is he the best coach the Jazz could have at this
point? Boozer is not likely to get much interest as a free agent.
Only Det has cap space/money and they may not want him. A sign and trade may be
possible IF the Jazz do not pay overpay him.Okur tries hard but he
does not match up well with 1/2 of the NBA centers. He is valuable as a 3 point
shooter and rebounder. Boozer and Millsap are both to short. Barkley claims the Jazz lose (especially on the road) due to pace. They
play much faster and better at home. The play slow and deliberate on the road.
Who controls pace? What good is Sloan's system if it takes 3 years
to learn and can't run without the right players (playing hard and well each
play)? Who is going to get the Jazz to play defense? They can't
defend strong tall athletic inside teams (LA, POR), Inside out teams (SA, HOU)
and fun and gun teams (GS, PHO, NY). Who fixes the Jeckle/Hyde act?
Sloan kind of doomed the team to failure when he said their chances to win were
bleak. It's hard to win when the coach doesn't even believe in his team.
seemed to be a beaten old man, but in the day he was the man! I think the
Miller's have start at the top O'conner! It was a shame to watch our team drive
to the basket and get knock down while the Lakers drive,score standing on there
own two feet. Korver I just don't get it (maybe sloan just don't let him do his
thing).Boozer keep ,get an aggressive center on defense end and on offense,get
out of the old stockton,malon mind set its old school and uneffective in todays
Okay enough of blowing up the Jazz....We have a really good nucleus....no need
to be so drastic. Many of the Jazz players bring it every game! They play
hard, but sometimes it just isn't there. Our main problem has to be Boozer,
cause when he was injured the team pulled together and played like crazy.
Something was lost when Boozer came back! Make Boozer happy...on another team
that is. Hopefully the Jazz can get a "Good" big man! We have Williams,
Brewer, Millsap, and Korver that play well together. Price is a good back up
PG! Keep Harpring for his last year...he can teach the team toughness!Let's keep AK if he'll take a pay cut! He gets way too much money! We don't need a whole new roster! Please keep our main nucleus together!
Then fire Sloan. What a mess. We're going backwards Jazz Fans. It will be worse
next year. Sloan wants to come back. O'Conner still thinks we have all the
peices to the puzzle. OMG. What a mess. What a waste of D Will. Just like with
Stockton. The organization was to tight to surround Stockton and Malone with
some talent. It's over, no desire to win a championship here. Why do we fans
care so much? The Sloan, O'Conner mind set is they don't care about progressing,
they just want everything to stay the same. Collect their fat paychecks and be
happy with mediocrity. They fear high expectations, they like their comfort
zone. How painfully sad.
I get tired of hearing how according to some fans, the Jazz "have no heart." Do
you really believe they lost to the Lakers because they didnt want to win or
they just weren't trying hard enough? The Lakers won because this year they are
a better team than Utah. Utah could not handle their size and length and L.A's
bench played better than ours. Utah doesn't need to blow up the roster or
coaching staff to improve. They just need a better back up PG, a more
consistent shooting SG, and a better defensive center.
As long as sloans around:the jazz will get the kind of players he
wants,draft the palyers he wants,get rid of the players
he doesn't like or don't fit HIS systemget the kind players that fit
his system,he will contine his system,he will repeat the
same antics, say the same things, deny any responsiblity for the players, bad
game-time coaching, no real or meanful adjustments beyond tinkering with
starting line up,Which all mean, the jazz will get the same results
and same outcome as the last twenty one years.WE CAN ALL HOPE
FOR CHANGE,but the reality is the jazz management will
say the team is okay and heading in the right direction, that everythings is
allright and that they just need some small adjustments, most of the
team will come back intact,and this typical summers mid-late first
round draft will not play much or contribute and spend most of the time with
the flash not being developed by sloan,basically just rinse and
repeat the last twenty-one years.Until slaons gone there will
be NO REAL change.
I think he means that it is obvious Boozer wants out because of the comments
he's made about opting out and the way he finally played well in the postseason
(looks good on the resume). I agree, it is OBVIOUS that Boozer
wants out. You don't need to know him personally to know that, you just need to
read the newspaper.
What was up with those Jazz signs in Utah that read "Get Nasty?" When I saw
those signs I thought the game was Sanpete HS vs. Green River HS. Surely Utah
fans can come up with something better than that? Utah can learn a lot from
real fans in SoCal!!! Go LAKERS...
What a hard season for the Jazz. Illness, Deaths (Larry, Sloans brother,
uncle/aunts of players etc) , countless injuries (even to the Bear and 2
cheerleaders having surgery), divorce and opt outs - too many distractions.I want Boozer to stay - if he plays like he did in Game 3 - thats the Boozer I
love. Everyone is bothered by the opt out - it's a business folks! This is his
JOB! How many of you, in the same situation would NOT do the same thing? Easy
to say from the outside... I think he could have handled it better, but still -
it's not that big of a deal.Sloan has been great, and unlike most other
coaches - his players love and respect him...I hope he is around at least one
more year. Anyway, regardless of win or lose - still a big Jazz fan! I'm
not jumping on anyone elses bandwagon!
jerry has taken enough of LHM's hard earned money. Please go away and leave the
franchise be; you have done enough damage, please go away jerry.
Its time for Jerry to do the right thing, the honest and honorable thing and
just walk away. He has has a stranglehold on this franchise for 20 seasons too
many. i wish jerry would just to the best thing for everyone
involved and leave.
Sloan is not simply being framed for the elimination, it has been the
accumulation of losses over losses irregardless of the roster composition.Besides, to those Sloan worshipers,do you expect your man to continue to coach
up until he's in a wheelchair? Are you denying the fact that change must
occur with this franchise? Who is the constant in this franchise for the past 20
or so years? So who is the face of the Utah Jazz? Remove Sloan and things
will change.Geez!! 20 years of failures is not enough for you?
I'm a Laker fan (since 1963) and I have to tell you that I am impressed how the
Jazz never gave up. You have a bunch of real scrapers (see Kobe's face after
game 5). But, after reading Jazz fan's remarks of, "the sky is falling," most of
you should ashamed at what you are saying about your team. Price was great last
night, but how would he perform during a full season? Boozer was playing hurt,
yet he seemed to give it all. So Be careful what you wish for. BTW, Lamar Odom,
will take less to play in LA. You're going to have to find players that want to
live in SLC.
Promote Sloan to PresidentMake Thurl Bailey coachBring Greg Ostertag
out of retirementSound good to you? Sounds just about as crazy as
everything else I've been reading here. Injuries were your biggest enemies this
year and that's part of the game. Quit crying and live with it jazz fans!GO LAKERS!!
on a bad hamstring, still frustrated Pau Gasol over the past two games, more
than any other Jazz player. One of the few positives to come out of the series.
Maybe he learned to play some man-up D finally. I love his offense and ability
to spread the floor, but really, REALLY want to see more defense out of him. We
don't need him to be All-NBA defensive, just adequate and able to step in and
take a charge occasionally.
I have really enjoyed the Jazz over the years. I ask myself, What is the
difference. The answer I think is "heart and toughness." Jerry is Hall of Fame
Coach. I think he is also an honest man. If He wants to come back, I think he
can still coach. For some reason this team, in most cases, doesn't seem to have
the weart. The exceptions in my opinion are Williams, Millsap, Harpring, Miles,
Price. Sometimes Kirelenko, Korver, Okur, Collins, Boozer show some guts. It
seems to me that being injured has become to accepted on this team. I know there
are some injuries that have to be attended to, and we have had too many of those
this year. I wish somehow we could bring back Stocktons and Malones
toughness.My opinion is that Boozers contribution does not match up with
his salary. I could see as many as six to seven players we could trade and do
without. It seems that the chemistry was not good and I attribute that to the
number of players not playing on a regular basis and some of the players not
wanting it bad enough.
It would have been fun to see what would have happened if the fouls that Sloan
was looking for had gotten called, rather than a T on him and a foul for the
Lakers on the fast break. Probably would not have made any difference and the
Lakers would have won the series in any case, but I dislike watching NBA ball
because of calls like that which change a game as it unfolds. What was that
ref's name, Dougherty?
Anyone who thinks Millsap needs to be in the starting line up over Boozer is
just plain blind. The X-Factor for the Lakers every game was Odom. He had so
many put backs on offensive rebounds and who was guarding him when he was so
deadly? Millsap. I love Millsap but he is just too small to be playing against
Odom and couldn't box him out at all. i agree Boozer needs to get better on
defense but he did play pretty well the whole series and even on the defensive
end he played better than Millsap. I would love to see the Jazz keep Booz and
get rid of Okur and get a center who can play down low cause Okur sure can't. I
like him but he needs to go. The whole team needs to suck it up and take a pay
cut so they can get Amar'e from Phx and then develop Koufus. Big men of Amar'e,
Booz, Millsap, AK and Koufus would be a killer combination. It won't happen and
Amar'e doesn't want to play the 5 but that would be a great lineup
Jazz fan FUNNY said:What's funny is the Lakers showed last
night why they won't win the championship again this year. If you can't even
close the deal without a scare against the #8 seed's 2nd string what are you
going to do when you go up against a team that's actually good? - that actually
plays defense? - that actually has a coach whos not steeped in 1980s
mentality?Exactly, they won't. I just became a Houston Rockets
fan!---------------------------------------------------Er, I believe
we did close you out last night...We've faced the best and beaten them
soundly....Coache's coach, they can't play the game...sounds like sour
grapes to me!Keep jumping from one bandwagon to another if that's what
makes you happy...you must have never been a jazz fan to begin with and I'm sure
they won't miss you.GO LAKERS!!
Hey I wonder if the Jazz can get a Shaq in the off season? Think of the
possibilities the Jazz would have if they played Okur,Shaq,AK,Brewer,Willams?
whatz up with you people in Utar you have one bad series and it time to blow the
whole thing up. cmon jazz faithful where is the team fanzz I grew up with?
When everything falled, don't blame on the Coach. Lakers are the better
team.Don't feel bad Utah fans, imagined we have met Denver and go all the
way to WCF with Lakers, would be a different scenario. Well, better efforts
In the first quarter, Jazz was playing great. AK was guarding Kobe. Jazz was
leading. Kobe used his expertise to get a phantom call on AK and stared down AK.
Nobody stared back and bump Kobe. So who is the team captain??? And Sloan was
quiet as well. He changed the match-up (just like Kobe wanted), AK on Ariza. The
game was tied at the end of the 1st quarter. ggrrrrrrrrrr Sloan.Second
Quarter, Knight and Miles were useless. Sloan didnt realize that there was a
problem until we were down by 10 points. grrrrrrr Sloan.Last quarter,
second until led by Price caught up. Sloan, instead of subbing AK for KK, which
made perfect sense, took a timeout, ending the team's momentum. grrrrr Sloan.Two techs in the end of the game? The Jazz needs to give Sloan two technicals
and get another coach.George W. Bush said it best... "fool me once, shame
on... shame on you. Fool me... you can't get fooled again".
I think they should just dissolve the Utah Jazz franchise, because they are
horrible. Kobe owns the Jazz. Lakers are the best team in the NBA and they
will win another championship this year. Good night ya'll.
oh man, you guys give such great material, I've got a real doozy of a rant
locked and loaded but I just don't have the time right now....Here's
a preview... Price is not better than Knight, he may have been better than
everyone last night, but everybody has their time to shine.
I thought I would never say it but I agree with those who think we need a
coaching change. Utah needs an entire new look instead of just the same old
stuff. I hope Boozer leaves, he is just too inconsistent but I truly think we
will get a lot worse before we get better. And yes, the better team won. Anyone
who thought we were going to beat the Lakers just had their head in the sand.
Take a break and come enjoy a Real soccer game. I was so frusterated with the
Jazz I went to the last Real game and didn't even bother to DVR the Jazz Game.
I had an incredible time at the Real Game. 6 Goals in one half. From a
basketball fan to another, give Real a try this off season, you may like it.
We will have (HOFer) Jerry sloan back for another great year along with a raise
and more years on his contract.We will give all the players a raise
and present them with larger diamond earrings.We will raise ticket
prices again to pay for above because the Jazz fans are too dumb to mind.Keep this wonderful team together and see you next year!!
I think the Jazz did better than could be expected considering some of their
highest paid, "best" players were out for much/most of the season. Revamp,
regroup, renew. enjoy the summer.
Some of the issues this year had to do with the players. I think Williams and
Boozer choked in thelast game...Okur is slow, soft, and heartless. I do
not think you will find any Euro's with heart.Kirlenko is an emotional
mess.But I believe the major mistakes of this season have to be placed at
the door of SLOAN AND O'CONNOR. Why no attempts at bringing in interior
defense by O'Connor?I agree that this mindless, robotic, clock
substitutions by Sloan hurts us everytime...Therewas rarerly any
creativity or diversity in the defense..The coaches sattheir like slugs, not
talking to the team or calling appropriate time outs.Price should have
been starting or playing more.Remember the two guys with heart Price and
Harpring were benched many times by the Sloanmeister...I thought his use
of Knight and the second team in the beginning of the second quarter was
possibly thedumbest coaching decision I have seen this 'has been' coach
make.I am afraid that the fans, the league, and the team would be better
off with Sloan's departure.
How many of you second guessers went to more than ten games? If not, then shut
your traps. We have one of the greatest coasches in Jerry Sloan. Look what
happened to the Hornets. How do you explain that? True Jazz Fans will support
them going forward. Changes will come. Lets hope it improves the team. Putting
a team together is an art and not a science plus financial considerations. Look
how the Jazz have been consistent. If you think the Jazz are so bad, try
supporting the Clippers and think how much fun that would bring. It is
frustrating to be a fan but that comes with being a fan. Only ONE TEAM will win
at the end. Be thankful we have the Jazz and lets support forward to next year
and remember it is not life and death....but a game that can be fun to be
involved if you let it and want it to be fun knowing it comes with frustration.
GO JAZZ FAMILY. Hey second guessers, let us know when you become perfect as a
I guarantee, next season will be a carbon copy of this season for the following
reasons.Jazz draft mediocre "big" as BOOZ insurange - he'll be sent
straight to d-league.Kevin will be too timid to make any major
dealsG Miller will be too afraid to fire the coach his dad hiredBOOZ will injure his ham-string in the preseason and miss the first
three monthsAK will play most of the season off the bench and thus
"not play with any focus, purpose, or energy."DWILL will continue to
impress, put up large numbers to try and carry this carcass of a team.CJ will continue to shoot airballsBrevin knight will check into
the first quarter (with 2:23 left to play) using a "walker"Ronny
Price will play sparingly and try to dunk every time he touches the ballMemo's hair and shooting range will get longerJazz will lose
8 of their last 10 games of the season and thus lose in the first round of the
2010 playoffs to the LAKERS.SO SAD - I hope this does not come to
"Meanwhile... Denver, Portland, Clippers, Dallas, and everyone else the Jazz
compete with is improving their roster with bold trades, well researched draft
picks, and making the draft selection work for them."You know you
are a savy sports fan when you criticize Jazz management and challenge them to
be more like the Clippers! Can you seriously say that the CLippers have been
the ideal for "Bold Trades, well research draft picks, and making the draft
selection work for them"? The Clippers have about the WORST
franchise in the NBA and are notorious for making horrible trades, terrible
draft picks, and not making anything work. The Clippers have not been to the
playoffs in what??? A decade? Two? Some Jazz fans that just don't get it--the
Jazz have no business being as successful as they are! They should be more like
the Bucks or the Nuggets. Instead the Jazz have missed the playoffs twice in my
lifetime!!! Get over it Jazz fans and appreciate what you have!
AK is over the hill. Maybe he is too concerned about his upcoming birthday each
As a Jazz fan for the past 20 years, I had that same numb, empty feeling at the
end of the game last night. You know, the same feeling all Jazz fans feel every
year after getting beat Yet Again in the playoffs. Ughhh.Millsap Got
Nasty though in the 4th. That was Sweet!
While I agree that Boozer has got to go, how is an undersized PF gonna get us an
NBA Championship? Millsap cannot be one of the main pieces. While he is a
rebounding machine and hustles on every play, his skill set is limited. He
can't consistently hit a 15 footer. He gets swatted inside cause he's too
short. We saw the Lakers destroy him underneath. As much as he hustles on
defense, he is too short to guard bigger power forwards. Bottom line, keep
Millsap (if possible) as a supporting player, but he is TOO SHORT to be the
Yes, Sloan is a good coach and we owe alot to him. But, help me understand his
coaching lately. When Sloan inserts Knight the Jazz lose the lead or get way
behind and have to play catch up. We have been saying all season, "put in Price
before Knight". It is this great mystery as to why Sloan plays Knight before
Price. So Sloan puts in Price last night and he singlehandidly gets us to
within 6 points with 3 and a half minutes still in the game. So what does Sloan
do? Sloan kills our momentum with a timeout. That was the end of the comeback.
The game has passed him by. Time for Sloan to step up and make one last
coaching move. It is time for Sloan to take himself out of the game. Please
retire and let's take our chances with another coach. No ring with Sloan with
plenty of talent for 20 years. Let's try for a ring with another coach (please
not Phil Johnson).
The Jazz will never be contenders until they become aggressive defensively. If
I were O'Connor, I would get rid of every single player who is soft defensively.
I want a team that will meet the opponent at half court, maybe sooner, and
harass and double-team and bother them, body them up and make life miserable for
them. Guys like Price, AK, Milsap, Korver, Brewer and Harping are welcome
anytime, but I would replace Korver with somebody who can create his own shot if
we can find such a person. Koufos and Fesenko have showed promise. Okur should
stay because he plays the big centers tough. As good as Williams is, he lacks
defensive toughness. Boozer is the worst team defender I've seen in Jazz
memory, outside a few losers who didn't last a year. Get any power forward who
can score 10 to 12 points a game, get eight rebounds and play tough D, and the
Jazz would win at least five more games. As for the Lakers, the Jazz would not
have beat this bunch at any time in their history. This team has too many
The Jazz are a small market team. Ergo, not too many big name free agents want
to come here. Sloan has done a great job with limited skill players. The Jazz
will have to look overseas to get some good big time players as did the Spurs.
With not being in the lottery, it is tough to build a team through the draft.
Case in point: Los Angeles Clippers.
the way sloan bags on his team in post-game interviews is pathetic to watch.
okay, so he vaguely took some credit for not playing price this season. but too
little too late. Jerry has brought fan anger upon himself, with his obvious
stubborn, negative, inflexible style and defiant refusal to "motivate" players.
It's been 20 years, now's the time for Jerry to walk off stage graciously.Larry publicly stated that it's Greg's team now and he wouldn't
interfere. If so, where is Greg now? Here's hoping Greg will do a clean sweep on
the Jazz organization, not just new faces same system. It would be great to see
him bring him some fresh blood (in every area) - stat! He could also bring in
the latest, high-tech training and technology a la Lance Armstrong. That could
really bring some talented players, like Andre, up to 100% of their potential -
without invoking the luxury tax.Larry "left it all out on the floor"
and expected players to do the same. It's time for Greg to take the floor this
off-season, livestrong and make every second count. Jazz fans are ready &
Knight has no offensive game and passes the ball to players that are not in
position to score. Example: He passed the ball to Milsap where he had no chance
to score. The result, the ball was blocked by the taller LA players. It is not
difficult to dribble the length of the floor and then just pass the ball with no
chance of your teamate getting a good shot. Play Price, lose Knight. Boozer needs to fing greener pastures and we need someone who can play low
post offensively and also play great help defense. Boozer is not that man.
The better team won, period. I don't see much to get excited about with that
way too late comeback.They lost by double digits, and were lucky they didn't get
swept by the lakers
One other thing - if the NBA is rigged, you will see the Lakers VS. Cavs in the
finals...just watch the commercials, they're already hyping those two teams up
MORE than any other team!Just like last year, in the first round of
the playoffs, there were multiple commercials of Lakers Vs. Celtics...The year before - with Parker marrying Eva Longoria, suddenly they were in the
finals - I may be stretching this one, but my point is, if it is rigged, whether
it be by the NBA commissioners or officials not regulating an 'impartial' game,
then that means that the Utah Jazz never even stood a chance no matter how GOOD
they really are.
. . . or give me death.
I respect Jerry Sloan as a person, but I sometimes have a hard time
understanding his coaching methods. It seems like whenever he gets upset with a
player, he won't play them -- costing the entire team the game, and punishing
the frustrated fans for their loss. He also makes 'his rounds' of players, even
when the 5 playing are working well offensively and defensively.Sloan has definitely turned boys into men but he lacks the creativity and
determination as their coach. Since he admitted his mistake, I think/hope we'll
be seeing a new side of Sloan - a winning side!We need a team with
heart, determination and spirit. D Will cannot do it all himself, he's the only
one that's been consistent and I fear him leaving when his contract is up if the
Jazz remain the same.My top picks are:WilliamsAKBrewerPriceOkurMilsapKorverGet rid of:KnightCollinsFesAlmondMilesBoozerFence:HarpringKoufosWe need players with passion &
determination like what Price expressed on the court last night against Fisher &
Kobe - he didn't care who they were - Jazz NEED that attitude!
Lose Cj, Brevin, Boozer, Collins, Fez, AK
Get LeMar Odon! He is good! We need a man around that is not a woooss!
. . . to never win a title. Stockton and Malone -- the greatest. . . to never
win a title. Some things in life are just better than others -- like the moral
victories instead of the titles.
SLOAN NEEDS TO RETIRE! PERIOD.He has a responsibility as a Coach to treat
the players, team and franchise respectfully....enough is enough! Time has
changed, so has the game.We need to refresh this team and its purpose.
Ronnie Price proved his worth once again, yet Sloan never plays Price over
Knight. I am glad Sloan realized that last night, but it was too late. Another
note, was it just me that noticed Williams Defense on Kobe? Almost everytime
Williams guarded Kobe, it turned into a steal, block, or something else good for
the Jazz. Why didn't they play Williams on Kobe the entire series? Oh well, I
will always support the Jazz. Next year will be a completely different team. See
you later Boozer. As for the Lakers, they were by far the better
team. Heck, if the Jazz could afford that expensive of a roster, they would
I'm as frustrated as anyone, but fans should keep things in perspective. Saying
that they lost because of Sloan is like saying Lakers win because of Phil
Jackson. I'm pretty sure Phil Jackson would have been a second-rate coach had
he not had Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O'Neal to
play with. Notice how he waited until Lakers were good again to come back and
coach. Players win it and players lose it. Having said that, Sloan seems to do
more with less. Living outside of Utah I've realized that Jerry Sloan is very
well-respected everywhere, but in Utah. My peers can't believe that many Utah
fans want him gone.
The one common denominator in all of this is Jerry Sloan. He's had great talent
through the years but continues to fall short of expectations. Change the
coach-change the Jazz's success. Out with Sloan (and boozer) in with a
This team is horrible. I've abandoned them and decided to become a Laker fan. At
least they have fire, heart, and desire to win. This Jazz team is weak, slow,
and gutless. Jazz management had better do something this summer instead of
sitting on their hands, or there might be a lot of new fans that are switching
First off, I hope all player who sit on bench and watch second string make run
against mighty Lakers are ashamed. The leaders of our Utah Jazz watched like
cheerleaders as the likes of Ronnie Price led us back with actual heart.
Boozer, I hope you were watching and taking notes, you could use a lesson in
heart.Now Jazz fans, let's not be hasty. One game does not make the
season for Ronnie Price. Yes, Brevin Knight, how you say......stinks? But this
is one game for Ronnie Price, so let's not get too excited about all the
supposed "mistakes" Jerry made. With all of our injuries, do you honestly think
we make more wins if Ronnie plays over Brevin, no!! Do we beat mighty Lakers
with Price as our backup? NO!! So all of you come off of your coaching
platforms and realize that Jerry is great coach, who like many other coaches,
doesn't make all the right calls all the time. At least he man enough to admit
it. This season ruined in three loses....at Miami, and GS and MINN at home.
everything different if we win those simple games.
Any effort to overhaul/improve this team, which does not include a new head
coach, will fall woefully short. Jerry had a good young team 4 years ago. We
knew that going to the WC finals 2 years ago was a bit of a fluke, but the team
has done nothing but regress since. Yes there have been injuries,
but Koufos, Fesenko and Price weren't hurt. Sloan thought the Jazz best chances
were to play Knight and Collins when any other NBA coach, or junior Jazz coach,
would have been playing Koufos or Fesenko instead of Collins and Price instead
of Knight.Sloan cannot develop young talent and he is very poor at
managing a game. He needs to be retired. He blew a golden opportunity with
this great young team that can never be recaptured. Sloan is old
school and hard-nosed, but he put one of the softest defensive teams in the NBA
on the floor this year. He talks tough, but his team doesn't play tough. It's
way past time to give the reins to someone else.
Good bye Jerry Sloan... your time has come and gone...u did the Jazz proud but
time to turn over the team to a new, improved mind. Ur system is only good
enough to win 2 games in a series vs Phil Jackson who is 4-0 vs u in playoff
series now...u are to negative, ramble on during interviews making no sense, and
make horrible coaching decisions. You bench Koufous and Fesenko, your other two
7 footers when ur facing Odom, Gasol, and Bynum???????? How did u think u were
gonna play ANY D vs those three?? 2 years in a row now and u STILL dont get
it!And see ya later Loozer... u are heartless and better leave this
team to open up cap space, but of course u wont because nobody else will pay u
New Starters:PG... Deron WilliamsSG... Ronnie PriceSF...KirilenkoPF... Carlos BoozerC... Okur (unless fesenko or
Koufos can compete)Role Players:Kyle KorverRonnie
HURRAHHH! We are so average but we act&think the jazz are the best in the world,
no the universe. We don't lose we just beat ourselves every night. Yeah to
reality YEAHHHH Just like BYU football fans!
D-Will, maybe its playing smarter, not harder that the Jazz need. Why don't NBA
basketball players play like they love the game of basketball? I'd like to get
paid the kind of money they do for something that I love! I sense that if these
players don't want to make the sacrifices and play like they want to win an NBA
championship, guess it won't work, will it? Why do you show up to play? Where
is your commitment to the team and to the fans - to the game? You can trade and
get the best players around (that money can buy) BUT if they don't want to make
a personal commitment to play to win, guess it doesn't matter what the name on
the back of the jersey is --- traded for what? There are many factors that play
into this but bottom line is, someone(s) gave UP somewhere along the way and the
heart of the team died. Blame it on injury if you must or maybe blame it on
your lack of commitment - the latter makes more sense.
Coach Sloan - please call about the job in Sacramento! We need you!!! Thanks
for the effort you had in Salt Lake and sorry some don't appreciate you. It's
hard to coach when the players make more than you do and are so childish in
their mood swings. I would love to see the players union gone - no long term
contracts - "your gone if you don't produce" make the players like we who work
hard and have none of their "perks' Love Basketball, but hate the salaries,
poor examples of many, really hate the tatoos!!!! But then I have the freedom
to turn off my TV and watch Law and Order!
I hate the headline for this story. "Sad season" seems a little harsh when the
Jazz made it to the playoffs. Were all our expectations just a tad high? Is
the team not allowed to win and lose, sort of like real life?
Boozer and AK-47 have to go. Probably Collins also, what type of big man won't
hit another? I get so sick of watching Boozer help people up, for heavens sake
knock someone down, use your size, be as scary the court as you look in person.
For AK, a great weakside defender but terrible on ball defender, go
elsewhere.The real questions are this:Who replaces them? Can they
work with Sloan?
AK kept the Jazz in the game the first quarter. Williams and Boozer may as well
stayed home. Milsap got shots inside late because the Lakers let up and didn't
want to foul.Early on he was rejected by the taller players. Price had something
to prove and did. Poor Memo could not move. Took long for Korver to warm up.
Matty just looks at a player and gets a foul called on him. Brewer played to his
ability. Why did Collins not play? KK played great early in the year and should
have been developed. Ultimately, only one person controls who is on the floor.
Sloan lost this game.
I'm sure the steelers thought once their legendary coach left they would
struggle, then they got another good coach who won and then he retired and then
they got another one who also won a ring. Just because Sacramento hired the
wrong people doesn't mean that if Jerry left we would go down hill in rapid
fashion. Hire the right guy and he could be here for the next twenty years with
I told my wife before the start of the 4th quarter that we were
going to learn alot about the character of this team by who steps up and plays
in the 4th. It was priceless over on the bench seeing Boozer and A.K.'s
expressions watching Price, Milsap, Brewer and Korver play with the heart and
effort those two freeloaders lack. It was there for all to see. Here's to the
new Jazz! Boozer and A.K. free Jazz!!
Did we really think we had a chance against the team with the West's best
record? They had momentum going in the play-offs and we were faltering toward
the finish of the regular season. We shot ourselves in the foot by folding to
the 8th spot because no team in the West has a chance against the Lakers.
Sometimes our pure hustle and heart weren't enough to match the Lakers skill and
depth. Oh well, there's always next year.
Did ANYONE notice who else was on the bench during Utah's run that cut the lead
from 22 to 6? It wasn't only Boozer. Your golden child WILLIAMS was also on
the bench. As soon as he entered the game we lost our momentum.
I think Sloan did a good job putting together a winning season with all of the
injuries. The frustration is that the team acted like they accomplished
something by qualifying for the playoffs. After that "It's Vacation Time" With
the exception of Sloan and about 3 players, it was painfully obvious that the
Jazz couldn't wait to go on vacation. I say let's get players in who will play
through the playoffs, not just until they qualify for the playoffs. I live in
SoCal and the whole thing has been embarrasing and frustrating, not to mention
PATHETIC. AND I MEAN PATHETIC
Getting rid of Okur is ridiculous. What needs to happen is to get rid of Bloozer
and move Okur to PF. Bring in a Real defensive Center or start Koufus there.
Milsap will never be an allstar PF. He is just too undersized. He is a fantastic
backup though. AK brings alot of value to the jazz. He is very versatile. CJ
will never earn what he is paid. He is an average player that would be an OK
backup but I would rather have Korver as my backup. Here is my core, dump the
Let's face it, the Fisher loss was tragic. No accident the Lakers have finished
ou off with him in their lineup.It is, however, time to say good-bye
to many on the current roster. We need a couple of bench players with the
courage to play well each time out on the road. We need a 45% 3-point shooter.
We need a coach who values and guards the 3-point shot.It's been
nice knowin' ya, fellas.Sorry it just didn't work out. Don't let
the door hit you on the way out.I'm very happy, however, you are not
the gutless Hornets. They are an embarrassment to the league, especially CP3.
At half time I turned off the TV and read my Church News...it was more exciting
and less predictable!
Jerry Sloan really has egg on his face over this Ronnie Price deal. The same
thing will happen when Fes and Koufos are allowed to emerge. Is whinny A.K. and
mr. pay raise the reasons Sloan has refused to allow Fes and Koufos to integrate
with the rotation, just to meet their whinny demands? I say dump A.K., Loozer,
and Sloan. Sloan can take Brevin Knight and Jarron Collins with him on his way
out of town.
As far as I concerned keep D-Will and get rid of the rest Sloan included! Boozer
please leave. Okur, I'm sick of standing up for you. You are really not that
good and your awkward movements and D stink. Kirlenko don't even get me started.
You should spend time in jail like Mr. Madoff for the heist you put on Larry
Miller and the rest of us Jazz Fans. This group is horrible. I am ashamed to
tell people I support this group. Whatever happened to the good old days of
Stockton, Malone, and Horny, This group is a pathetic attempt of a TEAM!
When are you all you NBA/Jazz fans going to get it? The NBA is the most
marketing controlled league in all of sports. It is not about defense,
execution, hustle plays, 3-point shooting or anything like that. It is about
marketing the NBA's poster athletes. Did anybody really think that the NBA
would allow the playoffs to go on without Kobe and without the constant camera
shots of drugged-out Phil Jackson sleeping on the bench, ah, I mean "coaching"?
Call it what you want, conspiracy theory, fixing games, etc., etc.,
but at the same time, how obvious can be. The refs give the all-stars their
free-throws and their non-calls in every game, the NBA markets their product
through these all-stars, and the big name, over-hyped teams continue to play.
It's a joke. It's a corporate controlled, marketing league and, unfortunatly
for us fans of the sport, teams like the Jazz just don't sell.
I have to second this entry:It's time to revamp the team. However, I
would like to see this core group of players remain:WilliamsOkurBrewerMillsapKorverKoufosThe rest are
expendable (if necessary) via trades, retirements, etc.Players I do
not want to see back:BoozerKnightCollinsA
coaching change might also be in order. My choice:HornacekI love Jerry, but I frankly feel like he may need to retire on top and let
someone else take the cheap shots from a lot of disgruntled Jazz fans. He's in
the Hall of Fame, where he belongs and Jeff Hornacek would probably make an
excellent leader.I'm already excited about next year, as long as
Carlos "The Underachiever" Boozer is gone.Also, I still have hope
for AK and I'd add him and Ronnie Price to the keepers list.
Now and get something in return. He owe us that much! Don't end up like we did
with Fisher, nuthin for sumthin
You Sloan lovers are more predictable than the rising sun.You cannot make
a rational, factual argument for keeping Sloan around.All you do is demean
his critics- you know the ones who have been saying price, kk, et. al need more
time.Just go away and take Sloan with you. You contribute nothing to the
discussion.Ronnie Price isn't the answer to save the team, but if he
would've had more minutes all season long, we might have ended up a 6th or 7th
seed. I agree with the other posters that AK is the noose around
the team's neck. His large salary and low production will kill this team off.
Three reasons Sloan must go; Ronnie Price, Kosta Koufos, and Kyrylo Fesenko.Anyone who cannot see that is in denial.
this is for all the goofballs who want to change coaches. I have two words for
you: Sacramento Kings.A few years ago they fired Rick Adelman. They have
since fired 3 more and have the worst record in the NBA. They are just like
Utah, a small market team that no free agent will go to if they have other
options. No high profile free agents or coaches want to come to Salt Lake!
Only if you overpay (Okur) or outright steal (Boozer) can you get them. How many teams have won more games than the Jazz in the last 20 years?
There is one and that is the Spurs. I guess you people who want to change
coaches want to be in the lottery every year like the Kings.
Jazz Season Tickets: 900 dollarsParking for Jazz Season Tickets: 200
dollarsfood with Jazz Season Tickets: 100 dollarsMan Hours devoted
to following the Jazz for the season: 250 hoursNext Season without having
to watch Boozer let anyone in the league drive by him and hopefully watching
Sloan's pathetic coaching: PricelessWhy does Sloan get a free pass
on his failure to get this team motivated and ready for the playoffs. He knows
absolutely nothing about team player management. He holds a grudge for seasons
and is an egomaniac and nothing is ever his fault. The interview after the Game
4 loss was classic. When I was in the league I played against players that were
tough. You coach like it was still the 70's. Get out and don't let the door
hit you on the way.
@ Hilarious...Yes, Boozer is a fantastic OFFENSIVE player. I'd rank him
right up there with T-Mac and Iverson. Great numbers, but their teams do much
better - or at least the same - WITHOUT them. IMO, Millsap is an
adequate replacement. And he'll cost 1/2 the price. Remember his string of
double-doubles before he got hurt and then Boozer replaced him as the starter?
No, Paul will never average 20/10. But he won't give up 20/10, either. You can't pay MAX dollars to someone who's production is close to a wash -
i.e. he gives up nearly as much as he produces. That's Carlos. Millsap is maybe
good for 16/9, but plays defense.I doubt the Jazz give Carlos a huge
contract, not with his inconsistent play and history of injuries. Best scenario
is he stays and we trade his expiring deal (like the AI/Billups trade). Or,
maybe he does opt out, but his agent and O'Connor work out a sign-and-trade deal
with another team. We need a starter and backup PF in return. Doubt
a quality center is possible, but perhaps a SG or SF.
I am happy the Jazz are done. I mean now we can start getting excited for
football season. GO UTES!
...maybe we should work on our flopping
D-Will has had another great year, but he needs to improve his leadership by
doing what he says. Boozer wasn't the only one to have a lousy game last night
with half-hearted effort. D-will showed little effort and heart in this must win
game. When he came into the game at the end he slowed down all momentum the subs
had achieved in making the game more respectable. So when D-will is talking
after the game that the team lacked the effort to win a series, I sure hope he
was taking responsibility for his own lack of effort. It was quite obvious
D-will had given up any hope for his team. He could learn a lot from Ronnie
Price by going out and giving it his best effort.
What you wish for. Peolple wanted Addleman out in Sac town how is that working
out? Nuggets fans wanted Carl gone last season, How is that working out???
Nicks fans wanted Van Gundy gone how did Thomas work out??? Pheonix fans were
not to happy with Dantoni that worked out great for them. Jerry is not the
problem. If you ask me one player is causing the issues and it Boozer, they
were better with out him than they were with him. If you don't believe one
player can poison a team look at the Nuggets without Iverson.
I've been there. Jazz almost killed LA. If not that time out and Ak instead
Deron for Brewer. Just 3 point. Man I was ready to fight Around me only yellow
jerseys . My 47 picked all the time. Hostile. But I like what players did. Sloan
give up but bench didnot. Ak had good game. Deron like Sloan easily going down
may be tired. Ak was guarding Kobe how you gonna get rebound Some folks too much
into stats. I wish AK leave somewhere else and he will star again.GO AK
Thanks for making the best season they could given the injuries. Fans should
always cheer for your team, which some Jazz "fans" (mostly the ones who are
whiners anyways) tend to forget. The Jazz did their best and lost to the best
team in the conference without having anything to be ashamed of. Lets do better
next year. Go Jazz!
Sorry Jazz Fans, but as a Houston Rocket fan I am glad to see the Jazz
eliminated. You guys have dominated us for years and your exit is just the help
we need. As far as Sloan, I think he's a great coach you guys have just had the
misfortune of running into the wrong teams at the wrong time. (ex. Chicago Bulls
in the Finals) Clearly the Jazz best chance to win. Sorry but glad to see you
LA LA LA LA LA HEY HEY HEY . . . . You finish it jazz fans
why the lakers are always a contender and why they have such huge tradition.
they put the right peices together to form a championship from Scouting to the
coaching. SAy what you want about the lakers they are winners and have built a
juggernaut in the NBA. THose jazz fans who call them "Fakers" are just haters
who get let down every year. Enjoy the Ride!
You jazz fans are a laugh! Now I'm reading "Yeah you know the unstoppable duo
with amre stoudamire and boozer" HAHAH YOu guys can't win because your whole
organization is not together. You players are boring to watch besides D- Will.
It's just not exciting basketball. I cannot watch that boring "Foul to WIN" type
of basketball. Plus all the fans are sellouts the minute the Jazz are out of the
Boozer will get his double double most of the time, but if you score twenty, and
let the other guys score 25 on the other end, what good does it do? Boozer
seems to de-motivate the other guys, too. They do much better when he is not
there. Sort of like Allen Iverson. He can play great, but he is a disrupting
influence on his teammates. Get rid of him, he is a cancer on this team. And
play Price and Koufos for heavens sake! How are they going to contribute if
they hardly ever get onto the floor?
So maybe it isn't Sloan's job to motivate players, but if he lets a guy like
Price play and bring his energy into the game, don't you think that rubs off on
others?If he sits a guy that isn't giving 100%, doesn't that
motivate everyone?Jazz have some serious problems with personnel.
Boozer only playing for a contract, AK already "getting his" and
underperforming. But the buck HAS to stop with Sloan. Yes, Jerry had
a tough time this season with the deaths of former teammates and colleagues.
Just looking at hime near the end of the season, it appeared he had absolutely
no competitive fire left. Sloan needs to retire. Jazz need fresh blood at the
NBA's Softest Fans.Good Nite Irene aaa....Stick A Fork In Them aaaa....Fat Lady.....aaaaa.....Toast.....aaaaaa
Odom is an unrestricted free agent. GO GET HIM. Pay him with Boozer's money.
He is an instant upgrade on both ends of the court. Plus it would really stick
it to the Lakers.
Good idea Jerry. Take out Boozer and Williams after the first quater so they
aren't too tired for their fishing trip today. The other good move you made all
series was putting in Knight for Williams over Price. Whenever Knight went in
we had the lead, by the time he came out we were down double digits. But I
forgot, you like loosing to Phil. What other young talent besides price is
wasting away on Jerry's bench?
I have to say and i have been saying this for years.Jerry Sloan needs to
retire. Please Jerry go backto the midwest drink all the whiskey you can
and rideyour tractors. This young team has been hurt withyou
coaching. PLease leave asap, so maybe we can get out of the first round. I
think Sloan coached teamshas have loss in the first rounds 10 times in his
career. I am sick of this coaching by him.
Face it people the jazz are doomed until they get out from under AK's enormous
salary. He is so overpaid that teams just laugh at us. Even if we were to
trade him we cannot get our moneys worth. I hope boozer opts out and does not
get offered more money, that would be pay back. It could very easily happen too
people around the NBA are not idiots and with the economy the way it is. we can
"There is no doubt in my mind that Brevin Knight is a better point guard than
Ronnie Price." "Most of the posters on this site don't know what
they are talking about."
YOUR MOM!!! where r u!!!ha yea sad the jazz lost they haven't been
to the play off's forever sadlywhatever im at school so bye!
wellwe all knew the jazzweRe gonna lose,all though i do hate
to say it=[
1 "sloanaholic"read my post from last night: You all better write
and call, this am is not soon enoughA source told me: Phil Johnson
in 2010 is predicted to walk in and replace SloanI am not trying to
start a problem, but this person knows as much as any media insider and that is
all i can say,We have a very bleak future friends. SOmeone
needs to talk to Greg...Quick...
0 rebounds in 31 minutes. Thats weak sauce folks. A.K., Boozer, and Sloan are
the 3 main reasons this team failed.
No you're done
Also, we have way too many mediocre wing players. If we could get one solid
wing player we would be a drastically better team. The problem with our wings
is they each have massive massive holes in their game. Brewer can't shoot and
we saw how that hurts us this series, Korver plays hard but is a terrible
defender teams attack him with whomever he is guarding. Miles is inconsistent
at best. AK, well is AK. If we could somehow get a solid wing player, not a
great one but one without huge holes and who can defend the likes of Kobe and at
least slow him down, and can hit the open three's to spread the floor once okur
is gone. I like Ariza, and Battier.
Sloan has an unbelievable offensive system without which players like ronnie
brewer, would go the way of bryon russell. I think we need sloan just for the
offensive system he has in place, his game management is frustrating though and
has been the whole time he has been here. Resting our stars and letting the
Lakers run up an 11 point lead was as irritating as when Karl would finally
start making shots and sloan would pull him.We have to keep Boozer
and DWill. They are the only two legitimate starters for a team in contention
that the Jazz have. All the Boozer haters need to give the guy a break, look at
yourself how many of you have gone through a divorce and serious health issues
and given 100% everyday at your job? The guy has unbelievable skills and him
and Dwill were the only ones who could even play with the Lakers. Boozers Dfense is not up to par, but Okurs is terrible, and the problem is you
can't play two terrible big men at the same time. I say get rid of Okur and
bring in a defensive center like Biedrins.
how bout price not being afraid of the lakers? he stood toe to toe with kobe and
basically told him 'im not scared of u like the rest of the world and the rest
of my team. bring it'. he brings energy, heart, and toughness off the bench and
he did it time and time again last season, maybe he is erratic at times but he
does 10 times more then knight ever does. i dont understand why he didn't play
more. the jazz need to make sure they keep this core of players together:D willMillsapKorverBrewerCJPriceKKand probably Ak and go out and get a TOUGH big man that will stand up
and throw a certain member of the lakers from spain around like the rag doll he
is, the way the great malone would've done it. lets get back to what
worked for u in the 90s. TOUGHNESS
Time to blow it up and start over. Keep D-Will, use the rest of the assets to
acquire a new team. If Jazz management sits on their hands this summer I am done
with the Jazz.
Knocked out! The Jazz have a storied passed and still can build the team back to
it's winning ways. But getting knock out in five in the first round and falling
like a rock in the final weeks of the season is a psychological grenade. Only
the true professional can overcome this melt down that the Jazz are in. Well,
only time will tell whether or not this current batch of players have the
ability to regroup and refocus and come back nxt season.
This team was disgusting to watch. Even more disgusting is 1320 KFAN's coverage
which contiues to insist that nothing is wrong with this team, it was just a
tough year with injuries, we should just be happy and keep buying tickets. I've
personally made the switch to 1280 AM. 1320 KFAN, owned by the Jazz
organization, is too biased in their coverage of this heartless team. Blow it up and start over.
Let Millsap replace Boozer??? Ha,ha ha... Please stop... you're killing me!!!!
Boozer was an animal once he got 100% healthy and all you "haters"
can do is cry because he hurt your feelings when he said he would opt out. You
sound like a bunch of five year old kids. "He doesn't want to be in our club so
let's be mean to him!" You've put him under a microscope but are only capable of
seeing his weaknesses. Never mind that he averaged over 20 points and 10
rebounds per game in the playoffs. Frankly, Gasol and Odum made Millsap look
pretty average.OK, he isn't Tim Duncan or Karl Malaone. His defense
is mediocre at BEST. I understand. What you fail to understand that there may be
three or four players in the entire league that are as good as those two. The
fours that play great defense can't come close to scoring and rebounding like
Boozer. Pick your poison. Defense and sub par scoring or a 20 - 10 guy. Millsap is NOT the answer! He had 5 minutes of glory last night. Irrational exuberance for an exceptional BACKUP!
Sloan is a loser, time for him to go. He couldn't get it done with the best
point-forward combo in NBA history how do you think he can ever win with this
team? I think he actually gets his teams to compete very hard, the problem is
they compete hard with an outdated system. Jerry is incapable of understanding
any kind of modern statistical analysis of the game, that's why he doesn't
utilize the three point shot (or guard against it). And now we're stuck with
him, he's like the house guest that never leaves. GO AWAY SLOAN!!!
Oh, if the Jazz can develop (Koufos) or get a good center, keep Memo as a
3-point shooting big man. You can't have enough trey guys on a team in today's
Even when the Jazz were blowing out CP3's team in that great first half a few
weeks back, they didn't look as energetic as when Price went into the game
against the Lakers.Now THAT's the kind of effort it takes to win.
Even Kobe didn't realize why the Jazz closed on them with just the subs. It was
effort--he thought it was HIS team's lack of it--not really! Every player on the
floor for the Jazz (including Memo, even!), were hustling their butts off.When Sloan thought the game was winnable again, he inserted a few
starters---big mistake. Took away the momentum.At first, Sloan
looked like he was going to insert AK, then changed to D-Will. I think at that
point, AK would have been the better choice. D-Will somehow slowed things down
again.Price is a keeper, even if he's not that active a shooter. His
quickness and in-your-face defense is invaluable.So, let's keep
D-Will, AK, Millsap, Brewer, Price, and Koufos. Are there that many replacements
out there for the rest of them that are worth getting?
Knightmare's gone,Coach Sloan didn't like Ron(g) Price,AK will play
for KNICKS next year - surprise?And All That Jazz got kicked his ...
Hello,Did I read some dreamer saying Dwill to Amare...do you know or
have you ever read about defense? We already have a tall PF who doesn't play D
for us..Lets replace him with another. Think people before you empty your minds
on these comments.
Hey Kevin O Connor... here is a great idea. Why don't we do absolutely nothing
in the offseason again... maybe sign another worthless player or trade for one
that won't contribute in any positive manner. Have another gwad awful draft...
and expect this pathetic group of wannabe professional basketball players to
reach the NBA finals. Meanwhile... Denver, Portland, Clippers, Dallas, and
everyone else the Jazz compete with is improving their roster with bold trades,
well researched draft picks, and making the draft selection work for them. Lets
not actually build a team for a NBA finals run. Yeah... lets just roll out
whatever crap we can in hopes to just make the playoffs and be utterly
embarrassed. Yeah... that style of being a GM has been doing a swell job the
last 3 seasons.
The end of the first quarter had the Jazz tied with the Lakers. Then, Sloan put
Boozer and Deron on the bench for five minutes while the Lakers took an eleven
point lead, and no one could score for the Jazz. What is THAT
It's only a game! Please be more concerned about your eternal soul! Death
awaits us all.
Unforgivable and unforgettable. Please Basketball Gods, if there is any justice
in this world, let him opt out and be gone somewhere else, anywhere else.
Dear coach,Listen to the whiners who have never been in a coaching
situation yet they know that to fire you is what the team needs, to unload
Boozer, to play Price, to shoot AK.etc. etc. etc. They would all like to live
in a perfect world where the Jazz don't compete in a professional league but
they win every home game and also win every away game, no matter who they have
playing for them.I hope O Connor reads these comments then he will
know that comments from fans need to dictate his roster.These fans
would like to change fishing to catching, they want to win all the time and I
think they should live in LA where the dollars are big and the players are
bigger.This year we competed, we had memories some good lots not so
good. So what!! Thanks JAzz for compteting when you did it makes it great for
us as fans to be proud. Most likely there will be changes but please do not
change for the sake of those who write in.GIB
Obviously?...Obviously?......It's doubtful that you are in any position to know
what Boozer wants!!
Brevin Knight is useless. Make sure he is gone. Boozer was interviewed and I
listened to it on KFAN, he was asked if he would return and he was the same old
Boozer. He said he would have to look at the situation and talk to his family.
He always just tries to be politically correct, never shows any emotion and is
just a dang robot. I have supported him through the whole season but I hope
this Loser is gone. He sucks on defense too. I made it a point to watch him on
every defensive possession last night and he is worse than I though. He does
not rotate to help teammates, he does not take a hard foul, he does not alter a
shot. See ya Boozer, good riddance. Jazz got beat by a team that is head and
shoulders above them. Changes are in store. Let's get some players that want
to play defense and that have a spine and can perform away from SLC.
They have to get rid of Sloan. You can say what you want about him, but you cant
get rid of all your players. We cant continue to loose on the road like this,
and we dont play defense anymore. So what are we doing he has the guys afraid to
shoot and wont let them run. His old school style is dead, and if we dont make a
change everybody is going to leave including DWILL.
Jazz, please don't let Boozer go because I'm afraid my Suns team will pick him
What's funny is the Lakers showed last night why they won't win the championship
again this year. If you can't even close the deal without a scare against the
#8 seed's 2nd string what are you going to do when you go up against a team
that's actually good? - that actually plays defense? - that actually has a coach
whos not steeped in 1980s mentality?Exactly, they won't. I just
became a Houston Rockets fan!
I am glad the nightmare is over. Now this franchise must do some clearinghouse
work: Every aspect of this franchise needs to be reviewed. Coach,front office
and players no one should be immune to criticism.Basic problem right up
front:too many high paid players with no toughness and a stubborn coach who
cannot properly utilize talent. This is the same Ol Sloan who benched
D-Will in favor of Keith McCleod, Ronnie Price in favor of Brevin Knight, Kosta
Koufos in favor of Jarron Collins just to name a few.Then comes the
amourphous front office, which is totally incapable of making the right
personnel moves: draft Raul Lopez instead of Tony Parker, draft Humphries
instead of Al Jefferson, draft C. Botchardt a known injuries prone, draft a high
school delinquant in DeShawn Stevenson,loses Mo Williams, Pavlovich
etc...overpay underachievers like Ostertag, AK ( to some extent ). It's
time to stir this decaying franchise in a new direction. 21 years of failures
should prompt these drastic changes a la Portland.
I love Sloan! The man can coach. What do you do when you get some players with
no heart? You can't get out there and play for them. Give him a break! The
thing that makes me want to turn off the tv is the half-hearted effort. Sign and
trade the Booze and get someone that can block a shot and put a body on a man.
Their was no reason to play hard when there is no chance to compete for time.and
no one held accountable...
proved in 5 minutes why Sloan is a "has been". Ironically, the Fakers won the
game at the beginning of the 2nd quarter when who was in the game??? Yep,
Brevin Knight. Oh, and Steve Javy and crew gave an assist in the last 3 minutes
of the game, under direction of Stern and Co, no doubt.You've been a
great coach Jerry, a HOFer, but you're over the hill. Be like Hot Rod and bow
out gracefully. You're holding the Jazz back now.Note to Greg
Miller: Now you're center stage. Get your broom and mop out and start cleaning
We need a new attitutde in the Jazz organization. Jerry Sloan is a good coach
but his negativaty and constant verbal beating of his players is mentally and
emotionally draining.We may need a new coach who can bring a
positive, winning mentallity to the organization. Sloan is too dour to motivate
young talent for long stretches at a time. I give him an "A" for talent
development due to ingraining a strong work ethic. I give him a "C-" for his
ability to motivate through the season, the playoffs and over the longer-term
(multi-season).To be clear, it's not all Sloan's fault. The Jazz
payroll does not allow them to consistently contend for a Championship. Malone
knew this years ago, and nothing has changed for the positive. In fact, the
overall talent on a relative basis is a bit lower than 10 years ago.
The Jazz used to be the pride of our community. Now, they seem like a bunch of
spoiled brats whose fat walletts determine their play and approach to the game.
When Tinsel Town has more heart and desire than us, its time to get some new us.
I can't stand players who care only for themselves and give minimal efforts in
games they are supposedly/allegedly "professionals."
Well, It was an up and down year, I'm excited to see what will happen in this
offseason. We need to make some changes, and I hope that the Jazz can get back
to being an elite team in the NBA. Good Job Jazz.
The Jazz need to make some offseason moves, and they will. We need a true
starting center to compete with the three giants of L.A., and we need to get rid
of Boozer. I have been a big fan in years past, but he doesn't give 100% every
night, and he obviously wants out, so let him go. I like A.K. too, but his game
isn't getting better. Build the team around Williams, keep Millsap, Miles,
Brewer, Okur, Harpring, Price, Korver, and get rid of the rest.
Changes like finding 3 guys who WANT to play defense!
this nightmare season is over. The Jazz need to find players with heart.
Fire Sloan NOW! If it took him 86 3/4 games to figure out that Ronnie Price was
a better back up than Freaking Brevin Knight, then he deserves to get canned.
Also, his mentality will never bring a championship to the Jazz. "We need to
work hard in order to COMPETE" is his mantra. Never a mention of what it takes
to be a CHAMPION, or a WINNER. FIRE HIM NOW! Bring in Avery Johnson or anyone
who has an idea what it takes to win a title, not just "COMPETE" for one.
"I was surprised that it took something like Ronnie Price's effort to bring us
back to life," he added. "I've never seen a guy play that hard in my life in
that situation. I mean, it shows you probably the mistakes I've made."What was the score when Brevin Knight went in? What was it when he came out?
Why did Ronnie Price not play this year? Enough said.
Boozer is a pretender. If AK wants to make a bigger contribution to the team
next then give up 2/3s of the salary and use the rest for some groceries. He is
too weak right now to play in the NBA.
Disappointing to be out.... but more than half expected. The Jazz had a terrible
year, partly due to injuries and partly due to a lack of cohesion in this team.
Something's broken in this current roster and it's not gonna be fixed. The only
way to move on is to make some big changes to the roster and build a new team
over the nest few years. I think all Jazz fans that know anything will agree
with me that Deron Williams is the only key component that cant be lost. After
that i'd say look to get rid of and or all of: Boozer, Okur, Kirilenko and
Collins. Keep the young potential in Brewer, Millsap and Koufos (down the line
those three will continue to improve in the right team). Then finally bring in
one or two big pieces! Now I don't have the resources of a GM, so i don't know
who is available. But if you are getting rid of the salaries of the big 3 i
mentioned before, then surely at least 2 superstars can be found to replace.
Amare Stoudamire anyone?!?!?!? DWill to Amare would be unstoppable! Just an
For the first time in my life I feel the need to question Jerry Sloan's strategy
at the beginning of the second quarter. The Lakers still had their stars on the
floor and the Jazz had almost no starters. Finally, after the lakers pulled
ahead by 10, some of the scorers re-entered the game. But it was already too
late. And how many points did they lose by?On the other hand, I
think Mr. Buckley is being a bit glum in his assessment of the season. Although
it should not be used as a crutch, you have to admit that the injuries played a
big part in where the Jazz ended up in the first round. Of course their late
season slide, when everyone was supposedly healthy, was the ultimate downfall.
But let's try to be positive. The Hornets lost by 58 points -
that's almost as many points as they scored. The Jazz never came close to that
kind of deficit against the best team in the West. Next year! Yea, we're going
to get it done. See you then.
Same ole, same ole--what a stumblebum season finish.How long must
excellent Jazz players see their careers crumble while we pretend that Sloan is
a great coach? When Warriors savaged the Jazz, the Warriors said their game
plan was to play "fast and loose." Can you imagine Sloan ever telling his team
to play fast and loose? I guess he'd rather lose.Sloan constantly
blames his players for girlie play and poor defense. A real coach corrects
those kind of problems, but Sloan saves his coach-type wisdom for post game
interviews. He acts confused whenever he deals with game management or
substitution.Almost every year, he talks darkly about problems in
the locker room. Then he says the players should "settle their argument with
ice picks in the parking lot." Maybe that stupid statement is his idea of
motivation. I forgot--he says he doesn't try to motivate.The time
for a new coach is long past. Jazz players and fans deserve a change.
"[A]t this rate...all that's left for the Jazz next season is a return
to the NBA draft lottery."Como?They were playing a super
team, maybe the league's best, and even the most passionate but realistic Jazz
fans saw this coming.There is a lot to like about the Jazz. Remember
the big surge and winning streak mid-season? Too bad that wasn't at the end of
the season and in the playoffs, but this is still a good team and fun to
watch.Besides, your statement has almost no precedent. Out of the
nine times the Jazz have lost in the first round, only once have they followed
up by failing to make the playoffs. Four times they have followed by losing in
the first round again; twice by losing in the conference semifinals; and twice
by losing in the conference finals. Your statement that the Jazz will be in the
lottery next year bets against history.It's fun to play teams we
own--Houston, Denver, Golden State, etc.--but this year it was kind of nice to
go to the top and get it over with. Better luck next year.
I am glad that Jerry can finally admit that he was wrong on playing Knight over
Price. It is just too bad that he could not have seen it sooner. Just like
playing some one like Collins over KK or Fes. Jazz need to develop there tallent
and not let guys like Mo Willams escape them cause they won't let them play.
Can we play all 82 games at home next year?Oh and every play off
game at home..Oh and not face a Phil Jackson coached team (just
quietly i think he has the wood on you Jerry)Oh and oh yes we must
be guaranteed to not have even one injury (apparently if you get injuries you
are incapable of doing well)Oh dont worry bout it, we'll still bomb
in the playoffs anyway..Heres to season 2010/11 (please i hope he
has gone by then).. i just hope DWill is still around..
The jazz needs a hero.
Nice one sloan... good thing it took you till the last game of the season to
realize that Price should have never lost out on playing time to Knight. He was
the starter when Deron was out and should have been number 2 when he returned.
He might be a little wild sometimes but at least he is athletic and can knock
down some shots,His follow up dunk tonight was awesome as was his
attempt to dunk it over fisher. Those are the only two plays i'll care to
remember from this game. Much more so than a boozer power layup.Get
with it or get out Sloan. I hope some big changes are made this season. I would
love to see Bosh down low with Okur and Millsap. Good luck getting
your raise Boozer. Oh wait... you are selfish enough to realize no one will pay
for your weakness and you'll keep on cashing in for another year in Utah.As a frustrated Jazz fan... I am glad to say I'm out for the season.
Dear Coach Sloan,Thank you for admitting you made mistakes. However,
as you have said to your players, it is too little too late. Finally, during the
last quarter of the last game of the season you were able to produce a team that
played tough. You have to admit....that is way...way too late. You
have been a great coach. We wish you the best. Thanks for the memories. We
admire you ...but you have to agree that we need a coach that can produce a
tough team a bit earlier in the year than the final quarter of the final game of
the season.You are a hall-of-famer Jerry. No hard feelings...right?
Why picture Carlos Boozer in the headline unless you want to show one of the
parties responsible for lack luster play and no defense effort. I still hope
that Boozer opts out. His skill as a player is very limited, everyone who
watches him knows that. Look at his performance tonight, miserable. Show the
guys off the bench who brought us back in the 4th quarter, they are our future,
built up around DWill. Kudos to AK for his effort tonight also. the lAKERS ARE
SUPERMEN, WELL COACHED, AND WILL BE DIFFICULT TO BEAT.
Brewer got almost every single offensive rebound and we get within 6 during the
last 3 min...and he was taken out???Price was good at the end. Makes
me wonder why he was benched all season long???Anyway, the better,
much better team won.
It's time to revamp the team. However, I would like to see this core group of
players remain:WilliamsOkurBrewerMillsapKorverKoufosThe rest are expendable (if necessary) via
trades, retirements, etc.Players I do not want to see back:BoozerKnightCollinsA coaching change might also be in
order. My choice:Hornacek