The Nets, aka East Coast Jazz, have a rough outing
I think we are missing an important point here......the Jazz are winning. There
is a lot to be positive about, although I know Jazz fans well enough to know
they will find something to whine about. I am encouraged by our team's play
over the last 8 games. The thing we are missing more than anything is a
clear-cut leader on the floor. Sometimes I think it will be Milsap, other times
Jefferson, Hayward, or Howard. Hard to know who I want to take the final shot
in a close game.
Hog Wash...Everyone is saying 'shame on you' and DWill did alot for
the Jazz...Hog WashWhat did Utah do for DWill...well lets see,Made him a multi-millionairBuilt an offense around him which
made him an NBA alstarDrafted him as their number one pickCatered to his whinning and babish attitude...not to say, the only thing about
DWill is DWill...If we miss treated him in anyway, I can not see
it.He did not want to commit to a contract extension or even give a
hint to it...Whats a team to do, lick his shoes.Come people, DWill
cares about as much for Utah as he does the little people he steps on to keep
his ego up.And now, some of you are upset that some Booed him...Get
I agree it was better to trade Deron (as much as I wish he stayed), but we got
more back than he was worth. I too wish we has a pure point guard and someone
other than Raja or C.J. We have a have a projected lottery pick from Golden St,
a trade exception and money to spend next year. I think changes will come at the
2 and 3 spots, and possibly at the point. Hopfully Favors and Kanter will be
I couldn't watch the game last night, but nice to see some respectable shooting
percentages from teh guards and wings. Nice that CJ had a good game (from the
stat lines). Hopefully he can become consistent (even if it isn't making 15
plus pts per night, just shoot at a decent rate consistently) as we could use
Cj needs to show up every 7 games, to show the fans he is not inconsistent
What's wrong with CJ? Only shot 75% from the field and 100% from the line. We
got to trade him now. This guy is horrible.Jerry needed to go and
so did Dwill. Now if we could just get rid of Harris and Bell.
Stevie...all that matters is that the Jazz was the better team last night...and
that d. willie was owed nothing...regardless of whether you or I agree or
disagree. And in conclusion however... I do agrree...that it was better to have
gotten somethng better by trading him than to have let him walk out on his own.
Steve Jensen-I have heard the exact same thing from people within
the organization in regards to Sloan. In the end, I think the team is better
for it. BUT, I'd still like to see someone other than raja and
harris get tons of minutes. I'd like to see others get starter's minutes. And
I'd love to hear the management talk about winning playoffs and getting back to
being a championship caliber team.
Re: Wheres Stockton ??? Really? Jerry is a big boy. If Deron made him
leave then he isn't much of a man. We all have people at work we dislike and
have to deal with, and if Jerry left cuz of Deron then Boo-Whoo for him. Jerry
dealt with his with several players over the years not just Deron. I loved
Jerry, but when youre in your 60's, tired and have ALOT $$$ I too would rather
retire. People I know in Jazz management said THEY (Greg Miller) were going to
support Deron over Jerry - so Jerry left - so he did. O'Conner THEN convinced
Miller and Rigby that it would be better to trade Deron and get something before
he leaves. Deron did A LOT for the Jazz. There isn't much reason to
boo him. On a personal level he may not have been a nice person all of the time-
but what pro athlete is? Most aren't great nice people. Most pro athletes don't
play on one team their whole careers.
Let me back up what Where's Stockton said. Trouble with Deron refusing to run
the plays coach Sloan called, and management not backing him were the things
that made Jerry Sloan (and---in turn--Phil Johnson) throw in the towel with the
Jazz. If you don't believe that you are wrong. Simply wrong. Jerry Sloan,
whether you loved him or hated him, was incredibly loyal and a talented but
entitled kid who behaved and reacted like he knew more than his coach--ruined
last season for the Jazz and (I'm sorry) deserved to be booed to the rafters and
I'm glad that he was. "Hey Deron? That one was for Coach Sloan."
If you don't think that a lot of Jazz players and all Jazz fans who don't have
their head in the sand, weren't thinking that same thing--it's time for you to
grab a little something called---a clue.End of story.
Good job CJ Miles.We need more points from the guards if the Jazz are
going to win the tough road games.
Life goes on but Memo is greatly missed. He was the "ugly duckling"
who thought he was a shooting guard. Memo had that intangible of "keeping
the atmosphere light". Corbin is doing great. However, he should take a
bit of Memo's philosophy and laugh at himself a little more. Even though the
season is shortened, it is still a long way and Corbin needs to let the Ray
Meyer come out in him and shrug off his critics. Sail on, Memo!
Oh geez... poor Deron got booed and the Nets lost...to hear some Jazz fans
complain I honestly am confused here as to whether or not they truly are Jazz
fans. I'll take the loyalty of a coach like Jerry Sloan over the greatest
skills of a maverick player who defies his coach and sets himself up to make
decisions on his own... any day. It's not just winning the game or the best
player on the team that counts... it's still the old fashioned notion that the
Coach is in Charge and you play as a team and not individuals. Deron is a good
player...but not so good that he should be allowed to play his own gameplan
because he thinks it's better. For those who somehow missed that fact when the
dust was anywhere but settling... back then...during the actual moment the night
Sloan threw in the towel...then you obviously haven't got a clue. Sloan put up
with Deron's wildcatting for longer than he should have. so a little booing
really wasn't un called for. And nuts to those who think otherwise
I enjoyed watching D Wiil while he was here for the most part until he threw the
Chicago game. I am very thankful to him for his competitive efforts other wise
and do not blame him for getting frustrated with Sloan. Many of us were. I am
most thankful to him though for doing us a Derrick Favors, along with Enes
Kanter, Golden States 1st round pick, 3 million cash, and possible trade bait in
Devin Harris. Thats a big package D Wills value got for us. We should have
thanked him in my opinion, as many did I was glad to hear.
Like I said again, SHAME on those people who booed Deron!!! This makes other
jazz fans look bad.
Who cares if the Jazz fans booed Williams!!! You honestly think it bothers D
Will now?!?! He plays for the opposing team so booooo him all you want. It's not
like we're wishing ill-will towards him but you guys take it more personal than
he does...oh, I didn't boo him just to clarify but could care less who did. It's
sports - gotta boo the other team.
I really can't believe that the Jazz fans actually booed DWill. That guy laid it
on the line EVERY night for the Jazz, and at times was the only one that would
never give up. The guy was a warrior who made everyone around him better. Even
his arguments with Sloan were about their passion to improve the team, much like
Sloan's bust-ups with Karl Malone over the years. I'm sure that current Jazz
players took note of how the fans treated their former superstar. Not classy.
Every Jazz fan that booed Deron tonight should be ashamed of themselves. He did
nothing to deserve that, if he had driven out Jerry that would have come out by
now, and regardless he kept Utah relevant. The state of Utah and the Jazz owe a
great deal of gratitude and respect to Deron for what he did for the Jazz during
his career here. Utah did the smart thing by trading him, but that doesn't
excuse the poor attitude of Jazz fans.
Well, one thing is clear:Favors, Kanter, Harris and GS pick > Deron
Williams for 1 and 1/2 seasonsNJ really got the raw end of the deal
especially when D-Will signs with Dallas in the off season.